Address before and after the EBMT 2013

Organising Secretariat
EBMT 2013
c/o Congrex Switzerland Ltd.
P.O. Box
4002 Basel / Switzerland

Tel. +41 61 686 77 77
Fax +41 61 686 77 88
E-mail ebmt@congrex-switzerland.com
www.ebmt.org/ebmt2013

Climate

London has one of the mildest climates in the UK, but the weather can be unpredictable. Londoners get used to carrying both an umbrella and sunglasses to be prepared for all eventualities. In spring the temperatures range from approx. 10°C to 15°C, therefore a warm coat, especially for the evenings, is recommended. 

Currency

All official congress prices are indicated in Euro (€). The official currency in the United Kingdom is the pound sterling (£). All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Exhibition

The EBMT 2013 exhibition presenting the latest technical equipment and pharmaceutical products will take place in the Capital Hall of ExCel London. The detailed Exhibit Prospectus can be obtained from the Exhibition Department (exhibition.ch@congrex-switzerland.com).

Final Programme

The Final Programme will be available by the end of March 2013. Please indicate your email address on the registration form and you will be informed as soon as the Final Programme is on the Internet. The Final Programme booklet will be also distributed at the meeting in London.

Insurance

The meeting organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants or their accompanying persons, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Invitation Letters

Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to attend the meeting may write to the Organising Secretariat (ebmt@congrex-switzerland.com). This procedure is designed to assist participants to obtain a visa or permission to attend the meeting and does not apply to registration fees or other expenses.
Please note that invitation letters can only be sent if the registration and payment has been received by the Organising Secretariat.

Italian Agency

Italian participants requiring specific authorisation from the Italian Health Ministry are advised to contact:

AIM EDUCATION - AIM Group
Ms Cristina Ghidoli
Via Giuseppe Ripamonti, 129
20141 Milan / Italy

Phone    +39 02 566 01259
Fax        +39 02 700 48585
E-mail    c.ghidoli@aimgroup.eu
www.aimgroup.eu

Language

The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”. So wrote Dr Samuel Johnson in the middle of the 18th century. Steeped in tradition, at the cutting edge of style, a leader in world economies, London is truly a cosmopolitan city and an unrivalled destination for events. London is historical yet modern, cultured yet eclectic, vibrant but also relaxing.Monuments from the capital’s rich past are everywhere, from medieval banqueting halls and the great churches of Christopher Wren to the imposing Victorian architecture of the British Empire. There’s also much enjoyment to be had from the city’s quiet Georgian squares, the narrow alleyways of the City of London, the riverside walks, and the assorted quirks of what is still identifiably a collection of villages. Alongside this are surprisingly large expanses of greenery – including 4 world heritage sites – Maritime Greenwich, Kew Gardens, the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster.
London is also an academic hub: with 43 universities and colleges, it is renowned for pioneering scientific research. There can be no better place to combine the furtherance of academic pursuits and the enjoyment of one the world’s great cities.

Lunches

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lunch will be offered in the exhibition area of the congress venue.

Registration

For detailed information please click here.

Restaurants

London offers restaurants for every taste and every budget.
For detailed information please visit www.visitlondon.com

Shopping in London

London offers shopping from luxury shops like Harrods, quirky retail outlets like Dover Street Market, to bargain fashions at London's markets, big London shopping centres like Westfield and much more.
For detailed information please visit www.visitlondon.com

Speakers Service Centre (SSC)

There will be a centrally located Speakers Service Centre connected to all lecture rooms.
All speakers will be asked to hand in their presentations prior to their lecture at the SSC.

Tipping

Many restaurants add a ‘discretionary’ service charge to your bill, but in places that don’t you are expected to leave a 10% to 15% tip unless the service was unsatisfactory. 

Transportation in London

Transport is expensive but it is easy to get about. You can use the Train, Tram, Bus, underground (the “tube”) or taxi.
Please refer to “Travelling to ExCel London” for more details.

Venue

The EBMT 2013 meeting will take place at the ICC ExCel London which is located in the eastern part of the city, in the Docklands area. It offers high quality, modern conference facilities as well as a large exhibition area. The centre hosts a wide variety of facilities such as shops and cafés as well as parking decks.

ExCel London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, E16 1XL/United Kingdom
www.excel-london.co.uk

Visa Requirements

Citizens of the EU as well as from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA do not need a visa to enter the United Kingdom.
However, visa regulations are subject to change, it is therefore recommended to check at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration or with your local British embassy before leaving home. As the application process for visas may be time consuming, it is recommended to apply as early as possible for a visa. The Organising Secretariat may help you with invitation letter, please consult the corresponding section above.