Congress Date and Location

21-25 September, Budapest

Registration Point

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
H-1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8.

Official Congress Language

The official language of the Congress is English.

Opening Hours of the Registration Desk

Monday, 19 September 2016 08.00-11.00
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:00-11:00
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:00-11:00

Badges

The congress identification badges are provided along with other congress items upon registration on-site. Please wear them at all times during the congress. Please note that your congress badge ensures your admission to the conference premises. Your entry may be refused without badges. The identification badges are also helpful when contacting the secretariat and other participants.

Meals

Coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and welcome reception are included in the registration fee.

Climate

The climate of Budapest is continental. Usually in September nice warm weather can be expected with a maximum temperature of 20-25 °C, while the lowest temperatures during the night range between 12-15 °C. Nevertheless, some rainy days are also possible.

Insurance

The registration fees do not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take an adequate personal travel insurance.

Currency

In Hungary, Forint (HUF) is the official national currency. The exchange rates applied in Budapest banks, official exchange offices and hotels may vary. All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the card logos at the entrance. Informative rate: 1 Euro = 314 HUF (December 2015).

Credit Cards

In general, VISA, EC/MC and American Express credit cards are accepted at most restaurants, cafés, shops and petrol stations.

Stores and Shopping

The opening hours of Budapest stores are generally 10.00-18.00 on weekdays,- and 10.00-13.00 on Saturday. The big shopping centres are open from 10.00-20.00 from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, big stores and shops are closed while some smaller ones might be open from 10.00-18.00.

Electricity

The voltage in Hungary is 230V, 50 Hz AC.

Recommended Taxi Company

If you would like to use taxi services, please contact the dedicated ILAB 2016 taxi company:
City Taxi: +36 1 211 1111, www.citytaxi.hu. Credit card payment is available in every car of City Taxi.
Please note, that all licensed Budapest taxi companies have yellow cars and have the same rates for, which are clearly displayed on the wind-screens.

Parking

If you drive a personal or rented car, always try to park at guarded car parks and do not leave any valuables in the car. Please note, that Budapest is divided into paying parking zones, with one parking meter in each street. The maximum parking period is 3 hours.

Time Zone

Central European Summer Time (CEST): UTC+02:00

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