General Information

ATM

An ATM is located between the entrances No. 5 and 6 of the Congress Center. There is also another ATM right next to the entrance of metro station Vysehrad.

Badge

Along with your registration, you will be given your own badge that must be worn when attending all the sessions in Prague Congress Centre. Delegates without the badge will not be allowed to enter the Prague Congress Centre.

Certificate of Attendance

All registered delegates are entitled to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Child-friendly Congress

We will provide a dedicated room for children of our participants in the Congress Center itself. Please wait for more details that will be published in April when you will be able to register your child in Conftool system as well.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom is located on the ground floor of the Congress Center.

Culture and Entertainment

Museums

The most important cultural institutions in Prague are the National Gallery with its extensive art collections spread throughout the city in six locations and the National Museum hosting historical and natural history exhibits. Prague’s other fine museums are definitely worth a visit: the Jewish Museum with the world’s largest collection of Judaic art, Rudolfinum which hosts contemporary art temporary exhibitions, and House of the Black Madonna, one of the rare Cubist buildings in Europe itself, with exhibitions of Czech Cubism. Families with children can spend pleasant time in National Technical Museum or in the Prague Zoo.

Performing Arts

There are nearly 40 different theatres in Prague. Among them the National Theatre, the Estates Theatre (the first theatre which was built in Prague), State Opera, and National Marionette Theatre are all gorgeous buildings hosting a wealth of performances, mostly concerts, opera and ballets. Very amazing is Black Light Theatre. One performance is also offered for the Congress participants.

Films

The Czech Republic, and especially Prague is a top destination for foreign movies production. Prague was a carefully chosen shooting location for Amadeus, Mission: Impossible with Tom Cruise (the movie opening scene takes place in the National Museum), The Bourne Identity, Les Miserables and many others.

Music

Prague has several major opera houses and concert halls. It is home to the world famous Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech Symphony Orchestra, etc. So why not treat yourself to a bit of Prague culture by visiting the Statni Opera Praha, the Prague State Opera on Wilsonova 4, which has a continuous programme of Opera and Ballet. It is just a step away from the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. Prague also offers ma ny small scale clubs with live music production as well as dance clubs with DJ production.

Currency

Currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown (CZK). However, Euro is accepted in many restaurants, hotels and shops. Payment with credit card is always a solution. Exchange rates are approximately 27 CZK/EUR and 24 CZK/USD. For more detailed information please check the actual exchange rates. Czech banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 100/200/500/1000/2000/5000 CZK. Coins are denominated: 1/2/5/10/20/50 CZK.

Electricity

The voltage is 220 V with frequency of 50 KHz

Czech plug:

Emergency Numbers

General Emergency: 112
Fire Department: 150
Medical Services: 155
Police: 158

First Aid

In case of need do not hesitate to contact the First Aid station which is located on the ground floor of the Venue.

The nearest clinic is Poliklinika Budejovicka which is located at the Budejovicka metro station (red line).

Poliklinika Budějovická
Antala Staška 1670/80
140 00 Praha 4
Reception desk: +420 261 006 111

Information About Prague

For more information about Prague or the Czech Republic, please, visit these websites:

www.prague.cz
www.prague-czechrepublic.com
www.czechtourism.com
www.praguemorning.cz
www.czech.cz/en/Home-en

Insurance

We strongly recommend participants to carry travel and health insurance. Such an insurance is not included in the registration fee.

Language

The official language of the Event is English. No simultaneous translation is provided.

Parking

An underground parking space is available in the Prague Congress Centre, however the parking fee is not included in the registration fee.

Pharmacy

The nearest pharmacy is located in the shopping center Arkady Pankrac – 2 underground stations from Vysehrad metro station (direction Haje).

For more information you can visit the pharmacy´s website: www.lekarnapankrac.cz

Restaurants

Czech cuisine is a combination of Austrian, Hungarian and German cuisines and creates its own special style and taste. The most famous Czech dishes are a roasted duck, Prague ham or roasted pork with dumplings and cabbage (sauerkraut) served of course with the famous well cooled Czech Pilsner beer. If you prefer a sweet dish, there is a long list of them, such as sweet dumplings stuffedwith strawberry, apricot, blueberry or many other kinds of fruit. Prague has been emerging as a centre of fine dining in Europe in the last couple of years as many Czech and international chefs started showcasing their talents in Prague restaurants.

Safety

Prague is one of the safest destinations in Europe. Nevertheless we strongly recommend you to pay a special attention to all your personal belongings.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are opened from 9:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Saturday.
Pařížská street is an exclusive shopping precinct filled with luxurious designer retail stores and most of the items are priced too match. The street is also home to up-market hotels and restaurants including Baroque restaurant with its movie star and film theme.
International companies such as the retailers Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada, Hugo Boss and a Christian Dior boutique have premises along this street. There is also a good selection of the Czech porcelain, Bohemian glass and crystal from stores situated here and in close streets as the Celetná Street. Beside the Pařížská and Celetná street, there is also Wenceslas Square, which is a wide boulevard with many shops, restaurants and hotels, and the Na Příkopě street, that is the heart of Prague business centre.

Smoking Policy

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Prague Congress Center.
Smoking is also usually forbidden in restaurants between 12 and 14 pm.

Taxi

It is very easy to get a Taxi in the city center. However we recommend you to use hotel taxis or obtain taxis by phone through the taxi services:

AAA: + 420 14 014
City taxi: + 420 257 257 257
Nejlevnejsi taxi: + 420 226 000 226

Boarding charge is approximately 30 CZK. Please be careful to fraudulent taxi services and always ask in advance about the boarding charge.

Time

Czech time is GMT +1 hour, in summer GMT + 2 (summer time).

Tipping

In all restaurants and bars tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to leave a tip, suggested level is around 10 % that is not included in the bill.

Wifi

Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available in the building.

Weather in the Czech Republic

Prague being located in Central Europe has rather high variations regarding weather between the seasons. It is possible to say, the weather in Prague is warm and fairly dry in spring; summer is warm and sunny. The average temperature in June/July is 24° C (75°F) during the afternoon. Prague is very beautiful during the entire year. It is very difficult to say when to come, because you will always find the capital’s own unique charm in any season.