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INVITATION LETTERS

Please contact us to get an invitation letter from the congress organization.

Katja Schmidt | KSchmidt@eventlab.org | +49 341 30 88 84 82

Please consider this letter as an official invitation to facilitate obtaining a visa or other travel documents required from you to attend the conference. This letter of invitation confirms your registration has been successful, which requires registering in time and full payment of the registration fee. However, it does not commit the conference organizers to any kind of financial support or hosting arrangements. Furthermore, this letter does not guarantee an entry visa and the Conference Secretariat will not contact embassies or consulates on your behalf.

PASSPORT AND VISAS

Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Germany.

LOCAL CURRENCY & BANKING

As Germany is part of the Euro Zone, it operates using the Euro (€). In January 2018: USD 1= € 0,83, GBP 1= € 1,12. Major credit cards are accepted at most places, but usually not in small stores, bakeries or taxis. It is advisable to carry a sufficient amount of cash money.

There are currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Potsdam Main station and the airport. Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit www.finanzen.net or other websites.

Automatic teller machines (ATMs): ATMs are located throughout the city and will recognise cards issued by most banks.

ELECTRICITY

In Germany the standard electrical voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Force majeure & disclaimer. The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings. The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference.

INSURANCE AND VACCINATIONS

The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No special vaccinations are needed when visiting Germany.

CLIMATE AND CLOTHING

It is late summer in Germany around September, and the temperature usually varies from 15 to 25 °C (59-77 °F). Please note there may be occasional rain showers even in summer.