The official language of the conference is English and will be used for all presentations and printed materials.
Passport and Visa
All foreign visitors desiring to enter Germany must have a valid passport or an alternative travel document according to the respective regulations between the visitor's home country and the European Union and/or Germany. No funds are available to assist with travel, and registration fees cannot be waived. However, if for some reasons your visa application is denied, your registration fees will be refunded to you in full.
Local Time Zones
On 23 June, Berlin, Germany will be observing Central European Savings Time (CETS), which is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) plus 2 hours.
Germany's International Country Code: +49
Berlin's Local Area Code: 30
The weather in Berlin in June is pleasant with the following temperatures:
Normal High: 22°C/72°F
Normal Low: 12°C/54°F
Sunrise/Sunset During the Conference
€/Euro is the official currency in Germany. Cash in Euro is the preferred method of payment of small amounts in stores and restaurants. For current exchange rates, please visit www.exchangerate.com
Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards
Credit cards, including MasterCard®, Visa® and American Express®, and traveler's checks are accepted at most hotels, restaurants, department stores, and souvenir shops. Cash is the preferred method of payment, however, and it is a good idea to check if a restaurant accepts credit cards before ordering.
Hand tips directly to waiters. Restaurant bills include a service charge; you can tip a few extra Euros for excellent service. Round up fares for taxi drivers. For skycaps, doormen, porters and bellman, €1 per bag is standard and €2 to €4 per night for housekeeping.
Electricity throughout Germany is 230V, 50 Hz.
Attire during the duration of the conference is business casual.
Cellular Phones, Pagers and Watch Alarms
As a courtesy to our speakers and other attendees, please turn off any cellular phones, pagers and watch alarms during sessions.
All meeting rooms and seated functions are smoke free. Please adhere to the smoking policy of the Estrel Berlin.