An excellent programme of social functions will be put together for the conference that promises delegates and their partners a tantalizing taste of some of the great locations, cuisine and performance art of Hanoi and Vietnam.





Monday, April 22


Pool side Hanoi Daewoo hotel
360 Kim Ma Str., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi

Included in the registration fee

All delegates, registered accompanying persons and exhibitors are invited to attend the official Welcome Reception. This is an excellent opportunity to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances as we welcome you to Hanoi.

Join the welcome reception at the 80 meter long pool side at the most popular five stars hotel in Hanoi. With a warm atmosphere, traditional Vietnamese music and canapes this will be great way to start a successful FIG Working Week and enjoy the arrival to the lovely city Hanoi.






Tuesday, April 23

18:30-20:30 - 1st performance
20.30-22.30 - 2nd performance

Hanoi Opera House - Nhà hát lớn Hà Nội
No.1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Included in the registration fee

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The Cultural Evening has gradually become an indispensable part of a FIG conference week. This year our local host has decided that all delegates, accompanying persons and exhibitors are invited to the Opera House for a special concert, where 50 musicians will perform traditionally Vietnamese music and popular symphonies with folk and ethnic instruments such as monochord, zither, bamboo xylophone, flutes, etc.

There will be two performances, please indicate in the registration which performance you prefer to attend.


Arrival 18:30-19:00
There will be small cocktail reception with Vietnamese finger food  items at arrival. This will take place next door from the Opera, at Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel
Performance: 19:30-20:30


Arrival: 20:30-21:00
There will be small cocktail reception with Vietnamese finger food items at arrival. This will take place next door from the Opera, at Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel.
Performance: 21:30-22:30

The Opera House was erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. Its design is strongly influenced by the French architecture style from 19th century. The front facade impresses passerby with French neo-classical design shuttered windows, wrought iron balconies and tiled friezes. The interior design of Hanoi Opera overwhelms visitors with T-shape white marble staircase centered with red carpet, crystal chandeliers, large wall mirrors, Corinthian columns and colorful dome by colorful murals and reliefs.

The participants will be welcomed by a small cocktail reception with Vietnamese finger food. While enjoying the food you can visit an exhibition of  traditional Vietnamese items.  During the evening you will enjoy a special concert with the harmony of traditional and modern melodies. Before the start of the concert, the President of the FIG Foundation and a representative from Trimble will make a speech.


Date: Friday, April 26
Location: Vietnam National Convention Center

After the closing ceremony, gather for a drink and snacks to conclude the busy week with friends and have a taste of the  forthcoming FIG Conference, which will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



Optional Social Programme

The following events are not included in the registration fee for delegates and accompanying persons. If you require tickets to these events please complete the section in the online registration form.

COMMISSION DINNERS Wednesday 24, April

Commission chairs invite you to join their dinners. Please find information regarding the different commissions below. It is possible to sign up at the Meeting Point in the registration area.

Commission 1 & 2
Commission chairs: Winnie Shiu & David Mitchell
Time: 7pm/19:30
Venue: The Wild Lotus restaurant -
Address: 554 Nguyen - Du Hai Bai Trung - Hanoi 
Fee: Individual payment (around 450.000VDN)

Commission 3
Commission chair: Hartmut Müller
Time: 7pm/19:30
Venue: Ngon restaurant (which means yumi) -
Address: 1st floor, 25T2 Hoang Dao Thuy, Cau Giay - Hanoi
Fee: Individual payment (around 450.000 VND)

Commission 4, 5 & 6
Commission chairs: Mohd Mahmoud Razali, Daniel Roman, Maria Henriques
Time: 7pm/19:30
Venue: Home Môc -
Address: 31 Van Ho 2, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Fee: Individual payment

Commission 7, 8 & 9
Commission chairs: Daniel Paez, Marije Louwsma
Time: 7pm/19:30
Venue: Long Phung restaurant
Address: 9T2 building, Hoang Dao Thuy, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Trung Hoa, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
Fee: Individual payment (around 500.000 VND)





Thursday, April 25


Luc Thuy Restaurant
16 Le Thai To Street, Hoàn Kiếm

90 EUR

The Gala dinner will take place at Luc Thuy Restaurant. Luc Thuy is a luxurious oriental style restaurant, located on the banks of Hoan Kiem - undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in Hanoi.

Luc Thuy is well-known to locals and international diners not only for its stunning, delicious traditional and modern Vietnamese Cuisine, but also for its elegant and cozy space filled with natural light and a breeze from Hoan Kiem Lake. An unforgettable Vietnamese dinner featured by music and show awaits the guests. It will be the best way to enjoy a night in Hanoi.