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MEETING INFORMATION


Venue

The Meeting venue is the 4-star Hotel Adriatic in Opatija, Croatia.
Opatija is located in the Kvarner Bay beneath Mount Učka (1.401 m high) at the point where the Mediterranean reaches most deeply into the European continent. Mount Učka and the nearby islands provide good shelter from strong winds. Opatija is built mainly at the turn of the 20th century, due to its very attractive geographic position, enabling its warm seas to be quickly reached by car, train (direction Rijeka) or airplanes (Rijeka, Zagreb or Pula). Beautifully maintained public gardens, the illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade known as the "Lungomare", well-kept beaches and nice climate make Opatija and its surroundings a very attractive tourist destination at any time of the year.

Travel
Roads: about 175 km distance from Zagreb, 115 km distance from Ljubljana, 520 km distance from Budapest.
Railway stations: Opatija-Matulji (5 km), Rijeka (12 km)
Airports: Rijeka (44 km), Pula (75 km), Zagreb (200 km), Ljubljana (135 km), Venice (208 km).

Letter of invitation
Should you need an official “Letter of invitation” in order to obtain your visa to enter Croatia, or for any other reason, please let us know at your earliest convenience. When asking for the “Letter of invitation” please indicate the purpose.

Certificate of attendance
“Certificates of attendance” will be provided for all participants.

Confirmation of payment
A confirmation of payment will be sent to each participant upon paying the registration fee.
Please bring this confirmation to the registration desk as proof of your registration. 

Congress badges
All registered persons will receive a name-badge upon registration. Please wear the badge during both scientific and social events.

Insurance and Liability
Participants are recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation. The Organisers are not liable for any loses, injuries or other damages.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Passport and Visa Requirements
Participants require a valid passport to enter Croatia. Please contact the Croatia Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office in your country to obtain information regarding the visa policy for your country. You can find a list of Croatian Embassies on the following website:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Domestic currency
The domestic currency is Kuna - HRK (1 Kuna = 100 Lipas).
Kuna coins are 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna, and Kuna banknotes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna. Lipa coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa.

Foreign currency
Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies and hotels. Cheques can be cashed in banks.

Power supply
The power outlets in Croatia are the Continental two-pin type (220-230 V, 50 Hz).

Drinking water
Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.

Time zone
GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two hours in summer.

Working hours
Most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays and until 2 or 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Public services and business offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

Weather
The mean day-time temperature in June is about 21 °C. Mornings and evenings might be cooler, and a light coat or cardigan is required. The mean temperature of the sea in June is about 18-20 °C.
For detailed information please visit:
Meteo - CROATIA
Weather Yahoo - CROATIA

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

International country code for Croatia: +385
A single countrywide number for all emergency situations: 112
Roadside vehicle assistance: 987
(when calling by mobile phone, call +385 1 987)
National Search and Rescue Centre: 9155
General information: 981
Information on local and intercity tel. numbers: 988
Information on international tel. numbers: 902
Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520 520
Croatian Automobile Club (HAK): +385 1 46 40 800



Some Croatian Phrases

yes = da [dah]
no = ne [neh]
please = molim [moleem]
thank you = hvala vam [hvahlah vahm]
good morning = dobro jutro [dobro yootro]
good afternoon = dobar dan [dobahr dahn]
good night = laku no? [lahkoo noch]
hello / hi = zdravo / bog [zdrahvo / bog]
good-bye = dovidjenja [doveejehnah]
what is your name? = kako se zovete? [kahko seh zovehteh]
my name is... = moje ime je... [moyeh eemeh yeh]
how are you? = kako ste? [kahko steh]
fine thanks, and you? = dobro hvala, a vi? [dobro hvahla, ah vee]
I understand. = razumijem. [rahzoomeeyehm]
I don't understand. = ne razumijem. [neh rahzoomeeyehm]
do you speak english? = govorite li engleski? [govoreeteh lee ehnglehskee]