The official language of the congress is English. Selected workshops will take place in French.
Simultaneous translation from English to German will be available in selected sessions.
Clothing is informal for all occasions.
A commercial and professional exhibition will take place during the congress.
Berlin enjoys pleasant, sunny summers when days are long and temperatures can sometimes exceed 86F (30C), particularly in July and August. However the summer months are also unpredictable, and odd days can rapidly change from sunshine to cloud. July and August are considered to be the warmest and the wettest months in the seasonal cycle in Berlin.
The time zone in Berlin is Central European Time (CET) (GMT +1 hour), and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Berlin has two main international city airports - Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF).
Schönefeld airport is located approximately 18 km from the city center. Taxi fares to the city are around €35. Alternatively you can take the Aiport Express to Ku'damm (30 minutes journey).
All participants must submit a completed registration form. Hotel accommodation at special congress rates are offered to participants.
All participants are recommended to have personal travel and health insurance for their visit to Berlin.
The official currency in Germany is the Euro (€).
Where restaurants exclude service it is usual to add 5 to 10%. Porters, hair dressers and taxi drivers expect a small tip.
Citizens of other European Union countries need only a valid national ID to enter Germany. Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, and several other countries need a valid passport and can stay for up to 90 days without a visa. Most other nationalities must have a passport and valid visa.
We recommend that you check with your travel agent before you confirm your travel.