Invitation letter

Attn: Union member countries, supervisory ministries, designated operators of Union member countries, regulatory authorities of Union member countries, restricted unions, regional project coordinators & Consultative Committee members


Dear Sir/Madam,

In accordance with article 101 ยง 4 of the General Regulations of the Universal Postal Union and following the information letter 2000(DCSC)1157, I have great pleasure in inviting you to the upcoming 26th Universal Postal Congress, which will be held in Istanbul from 20 September to 7 October 2016.

Please be assured that the Universal Postal Union and the Government of the Republic of Turkey are fully engaged in the organization of this major event. The 26th Universal Postal Congress will take place at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, whose state-of-the-art facilities will help to ensure its success.

I trust that we can count on your member country's participation in this important international event, and should be grateful if you could send the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union ( written confirmation of your attendance. In addition to the information letter mentioned above, dated 1 December 2015, please refer to the specific Congress websites ( and for further information on:

  • Congress timetable and documents;
  • Special events such as the Ministerial Conference;
  • Logistical information (PaperSmart initiative, accommodation, visas, travel);
  • Registration forms;
  • News related to the Congress.

I very much look forward to welcoming you and your delegation to Istanbul in September 2016. Should you have any questions, please send an electronic mail to or contact:

Mr Alassane Guiro
Director of the Executive Office, Strategy and Communication

International Bureau

Weltpoststrasse 4

Case postale

3000 BERNE 15


T +41 31 350 31 11

M +41 79 138 56 61

F +41 31 350 31 10


Yours faithfully,

Bishar A. Hussein