Accomodation

Organisers have booked rooms in different hotels with special prices for Conference participants. For booking please use on-line registration.

You can find some useful stuff at http://www.visitljubljana.si/en/maps.html

General information

Liability and Insurance

All participants are reminded that neither the Organising Committee nor the technical organiser Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre are liable for any losses, accidents, or damage to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.

Coffee Breaks

During session breaks, refreshments will be served free of charge to participants wearing conference identification badges.

Lunches

Working lunches are included in the registration fee and will be served during lunch time.

Money Exchange

The Slovenian legal tender is EUR. Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, hotels, airports and railway stations. There is a bank in the immediate vicinity of the Congress Centre.

Automatic Cash Dispensers

Automatic cash dispensers accepting Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express credit cards and Maestro Cirrus are situated at all main banks in Ljubljana and also at Ljubljana Airport. The nearest cash dispenser to the Congress Centre is at the main entrance to the Maximarket department store located 50 metres from the Congress Centre.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards, such as American Express, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners, are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Electricity

Electricity in Slovenia is 220V, 50Hz. Continental Europe (Schuko) plugs are used.

Drinking Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Slovenia.

Time

European summer time, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Weather

The weather in Ljubljana in May is generally fair with morning temperatures around 10 degrees and afternoon high between 20 and 25 degrees. Afternoon showers or thunderstorms are not unusual but prolonged rain or cold is unlikely.

Smoking policies

Smoking is forbidden in all closed public and working spaces. Accordingly the Venue, Congress Centre also follows the non smoking policy so there is a smoking booths installed in the Grand reception hall of the Centre.

Public Transportation

Ljubljana has a good bus transportation system payable with tokens (available at a reduced price in post offices and tobacco shops) or cash. A flat rate fare applies, regardless of the distance travelled. Also available are daily and weekly passes. Tourist can also rent bikes at Tourist information Centre (please see links for tourist information).

Taxis

Taxi service is available day and night. To order, dial 9704, 9708.

Shopping

Many antique shops, sales galleries, arcades, and the open-air market create the spirit of the Old Town. Normal shopping hours during the week are 9.00 to 19.00, Saturdays 9.00 to 13.00. Open air food, crafts and flower market located by the three bridges is opened every day until 2.00 pm, though the best day to visit is Saturday morning.

Last modified: 22/12/2008 13:12