Basic Infos

Bank and Exchange

Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08.00-12.30 and 13.30-15.00; Thursday 08.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.30.

ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners are accepted.

Currency / Time Zone

  • The official currency in Austria is EURO (€).
  • Vienna is in the Central European Time Zone, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Electricity

The main voltage in Austria is 230V. Please do not forget to bring a travel adapter for the Austrian socket outlet (230 V, 50 Hz).

Medical Problems

In case of need please call the emergency attendant at any registration desk in the entrance hall or alert the nearest staff.

Passport and Visa for Registration

Some delegates travelling to Austria may require a Visa. We suggest that applications for a Visa are made as soon as possible, as waiting times can be several weeks. The Conference Secretariat is authorised to only issue Letters of Invitation to participants who have registered for the meeting and paid in full!

Shops

General Opening hours are Monday - Friday 09.00 - 19.00, Saturday 09.00 - 17.00. Please note that in Austria most shops are closed on Sunday.

Smoking

For health and security reasons and as a courtesy to non-smoking participants, this is a smoke-free conference venue. Thank you for not smoking!

Tipping

Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10% of the total amount.

Useful Telephone Numbers

  • Ambulance: 144       
  • Fire Brigade: 122      
  • Police: 133
  • Taxi: +43 (0)1 31300 or +43 (0)1 40100 or +43 (0)1 60160