Practical Info

Transportation
Public transport near the venue
Luterana, Bus station - 150 m
Stirbei Voda, Bus station - 200 m
Piata Romana, Metro station - 500 m

Uber
This has become the preferred means of transportation over the past year. Ubers in Romania are very reliable, clean, safe and inexpensive. We highly recommend using this modality of transportation whenever possible. 

Taxi
Taxis are the preferred means of transportation in Bucharest. They are relatively inexpensive (1.39 RON or 33 Euro cents / Km), readily available in both the airport and the city and a normal fare from the airport to the hotel costs around 30 RON or 6 €.
A trip from the Henri Coandă International Airport to the venue will take about 25 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic, and it will cost approximately 40 RON (~10 EUR).

Travel by bus from the airport
The 780 Express line connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the Gara de Nord (main railway station). The 783 Express line connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the city center. This line runs day and night. At night, the bus leaves every 40 minutes. You can find bus stops in front of the Arrivals Terminal and Departures Terminal. The price for one trip is 3,5 lei and the magnetic card valid for two travels costs 7 lei.

Travel by train from the airport
These trains connect Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport and Bucharest North Railway Station. The passengers can reach the CFR Airport Stop by shuttle buses departing from the Arrivals Terminal. Tickets for the train/transfer bus are available at the ticket office located in the International Arrivals public area, as well as from all the railway station ticket offices and travel agencies in the country. One ticket costs 6,8 lei.
From Gara de Nord, take the metro line 133 to Piata Romana and walk about 500 meters to arrive at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest.

Climate 
Autumn may be the perfect season to visit Bucharest, with pleasant temperatures and plenty of daylight.
The average temperature in Bucharest in September is very mild at 16.9 °C (62.42 °F).
Afternoons can be fairly hot with average high temperatures reaching 24.6 °C (76.3 °F).
Overnight temperatures are generally quite mild with an average low of 11.1 °C (52 °F).
There is a chance of rain on some days, so be sure to pack a few warmer things.

Time Zones
Bucharest operates on Eastern European Standard time, which is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For international passengers, we suggest that you try to allow yourself at least a day in which to adjust to the time difference and relax after your flight before the Meeting commences.

Credit cards
Credit cards are widely accepted. Commonly recognized cards include Visa and MasterCard.

Electricity
The electrical current in Romania is 220V (50 Hz). In case your equipment requires different voltage, please make sure you bring an electrical transformer.
The sockets are two-pin so they are not compatible with British, American or Indian plugs.

Health
You do not need any other health certificate or vaccines to enter Romania.

Insurance
It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to the commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates.

Currency exchange
The Romanian national currency is LEU, subdivisible in BANI.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks or exchange offices called ”CASA DE SCHIMB”. 
Euros and US Dollars are the easiest to exchange. Please note that most banks close at 3.00 PM and you will need your ID/passport when for the exchange.
Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit cursbnr.ro

Coins:
Frequently Used: 10, 50 BANI 
Rarely Used: 1, 5 BANI

Banknotes:
Frequently Used: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 
Rarely Used: 200, 500 

Liability Disclaimer
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the event Organizers accept no responsibility for loss of money incurred by delegates. The Organizers accept no liability for injuries/losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.

No Smoking Policy
Delegates should be aware that smoking is banned in the venue, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, as well as in most public buildings.

Official Language
The official language of the Meeting is English.

Travel and Program Disclaimers 
In the event of any travel disruptions, the Organizers will not be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates at or en route to or from the event.
The program is correct at the time of printing, but the Organizers reserve the right to alter the program as necessary.