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Congress Dates
March 26-29, 2015

Congress Venue
Hilton İstanbul Bomonti Congress and Convention Center

The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Turkish and Turkish to English

Registration and Information Services
The registration and information desks will be located at the reception of congress venue  and will be operating between 07.30 and 22.00 hours. Participants who have not previously registered will be able to complete their registration formalities at "On-Site Registration Desks".  For further information and terms-conditions please visit registration & accommodation page.

Main hotel of the congress is Hilton Istanbul Bomonti. Beside the main congress hotel, alternative hotels have been reserved for the participants. For further information and terms-conditions please visit registration & accommodation page.

Certificate of Attendance
Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants.

Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the congress activities.

Speaker's Ready Room
The Speaker Ready Room will be located at the Congress Venue and will be operating during the congress, with its high technology equipments.

Internet Cafe-Information Center
Internet Cafe and Information Center will be available to all participants during the congress between 08:00-18:00.

Premium transfer service from and to the İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airports will be provided for the participants upon request. Please visit registration & accommodation page for price information together with terms and conditions.

Shuttle Service
Daily shuttle service from the congress venue to the hotels shown on the web site and vice versa will be provided for all the participants. Schedule will be announced before the congress.

Driving License
International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Turkey. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license. For your requests please contact congress secreteriat.

Banks and Currency Exchange

The currency is the Turkish Lira (TL). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 17.00 hrs from Monday to Friday. There are also private foreign exchange offices throughout the city that operate between 08.00 to 20.00 hrs.

Credit Cards
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in Turkey by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Congress Registration Desks.

In March is the end of winter in Istanbul. The average high is 15oC and the average low is 10oC. Evenings could be chilly and delegates are therefore recommended not to bring light coats.

The current in Turkey is 220 volts 50Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.

The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and postcongress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.

Tipping is not mandatory in Turkey. However it is customary to add 10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service.

Pay phones are available at the conference center as well as in the city. Phone cards are widely available in shops.
The international dialing code for Turkey is 90, and the code for Antalya is 242
National calls: 0 + city code + telephone number
International calls: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number

Time Zone
Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in Turkey.

No Smoking
The 64th ESCVS Congress is a non-smoking event. For the comfort and health of all participants, smoking is strictly prohibited in the building.

Silence/Prayer Room
Available at the convention center

Visual Reproduction
Photographing or filming sessions on meetings is prohibited (except with a prior specific permission of the ESCVS and HHFT). The ESCVS and HHFT reserves the right to video all presentations of the 64th ESCVS Congress

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