You are cordially invited to exhibit at the 57th Annual Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) hosted by the Campus Libraries, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago. The conference will be held at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from June 16-19, 2012. The theme of the conference will be Popular Culture: Arts and Social Change in Latin America.

SALALM’s annual meeting offers all book dealers, publishers and library service providers working on Latin America, Spain and Portugal the possibility to present their services at an exhibition from June 17-19, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre.

The form can be obtained in PDF format and WORD format.
Spanish versions of the form can be obtained in PDF format and WORD format.

Shipping of Materials for Exhibits

Kindly be advised that Hilton Trinidad will store the boxes at US $16.00 plus taxes per box. But since the Hilton has limited space, only those persons who absolutely need to, should send their materials in advance.

Address for Shipping

Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
PO Box 442, Lady Young Road,
Port of Spain.
West Indies.
Attention: Kelly Wahid (for SALALM )

Instructions for Shipping

The libreros should ship their books (books only) door to door via courier to the Hilton. Since books do not attract duty, this will be a smooth transaction and Hilton will not be asked by the courier service to pay any local charges upon receipt of the shipment. You are also advised to put a zero or low value on the items, to mark as samples, and to indicate that the items are to be Returned to Origin , so as to avoid any delays at Customs.
However, the libreros must not include anything else in the shipment (for example, not even any form of advertising material) since the extra items may attract customs duty and complications will arise. In addition to duty being levied, the courier’s representative here in Trinidad may well impose a local facilitation charge for payment by the recipient (i.e. the Hilton).
If any of the libreros intend to include in the shipment material other than books, then in filling out the Airway Bill for the courier service, they should indicate that any duties and taxes should be billed to the Shipper; but in this case the librero must have an account with the courier company.