The seminar will provide Chef de Missions with key information in the build-up to next year's Games ©Gold Coast 2018

Chef de Missions from 70 nations and territories are set to take part in a five-day seminar here as they continue their preparations for next year's Commonwealth Games, with less than six months to go.

The seminar will serve as a key opportunity for Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA) to receive information from organisers.

Proceedings are due to officially begin tomorrow with an opening address and session for the officials who have already arrived in the Australian city.

A session dedicated to bringing sports together to develop a team culture will feature on the opening day, while information on arrivals, departures and insurance at the Games will also be provided.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin will deliver an address on Monday (October 9), following the arrival of all delegates.

CGF officials are set to travel to Gold Coast after the completion of their Executive Board meeting in Colombo, which concluded yesterday.

Martin’s address will be followed by a full outline of the arrivals and departures process for CGAs at the Games, including presentations on accreditation and border requirements.

An explanation of the Games time visa process is due to be provided to the Chef de Missions, while sport entries, medical facilities and anti-doping will also be covered.

Operations in the Athletes' Village will be the final topic on the day, which will include details of welcome ceremonies to the site in Parklands.

Chef de Missions will take part in venue tours during the seminar ©Getty Images
Chef de Missions will take part in venue tours during the seminar ©Getty Images

Accommodation and transport, including the athlete bus system during the Games, are set to be covered on Tuesday (October 10).

The Games’ ticket procedures, presentation of sports and training venues will be discussed.

It will be followed by the first series of venue tours for the Chef de Missions, which will continue the next morning.

Arrangements with the media will feature as part of the discussions on Wednesday (October 11), along with security and nations’ final preparations for leaving the Village at the conclusion of the Games.

Details will be provided about Gold Coast 2018’s arts and culture programme, due to take place alongside sporting competition.

Known as "Festival 2018", the programme will consist of free public celebrations beginning from the Opening Ceremony of the Games on April 4.

The arts and culture programme will take place until April 15 when the Games are scheduled to finish.

Presentations of the procedures for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies is also set to be given to the delegates.

Gold Coast 2018 chairman Peter Beattie and chief executive Mark Peters presented plans for the Ceremonies to the CGF earlier this week.

They were joined by David Zolkwer, from brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide, producers of the Ceremonies.

The Opening Ceremony will feature 400 surf live savers as part of a cast of 4,000 who will perform in front of a crowd of 40,000 at Carrara Stadium that will include Prince Charles.

Delegates could choose to visit the Anna Meares Velodrome, one of two venues in Brisbane ©Getty Images
Delegates could choose to visit the Anna Meares Velodrome, one of two venues in Brisbane ©Getty Images

Gold Coast 2018 have claimed the Ceremonies will capture the spirit of a city widely known for its surfing beaches, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks and nightlife.

Delegates will have the option of visiting the Brisbane-based venues on Thursday (October 12) or travelling to Cairns and Townsville, which will host basketball preliminary matches.

The Anna Meares Velodrome is one of two Brisbane venues, with the facility set to stage track cycling competitions at the Games.

Shooting competition will also take place in the city, with action occurring at the Belmont Shooting Centre.