WICH 2019 - General Information

General Information

Congress Venue

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Granada Exhibition and Conference Center

Paseo del Violón, 18006 Granada, Spain

The Granada Congress Centre, the most modern venue of its kind in Spain and one of the best in Europe, offers facilities for any type of event and equipped with the most advanced technology services: video conferencing via satellite, a digital phone switchboard with a whole range of communication protocols, more than three thousand voice and information connections, closed circuit TV and a simultaneous translation system. The biggest rooms are the "García Lorca Hall" which can be held 2,000 delegates, and the "Manuel de Falla Hall", which can take up to 560 people. It also is a beauty of modern design in one of the most impressive cities in the world.

Language

The official language of the 7th World Intracranial Hemorrhage Conference is English.

Time Zone

Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) 

Spain operates Daylight-Saving Time which is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). 

Daylight Saving Time starts at 02:00 A.M. on Sunday of March 25 and ends at 03:00 A.M. on Sunday of October 28.

Visa Requirements

All visitors to Spain must hold a signed passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they are departing the country and with at least two blank passport pages available for stamp(s). The documentation required to travel to Spain varies according to the country of origin. If you are a citizen of an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you will need a valid passport or ID card.

If you come from another country; the maximum stay in Spain is 90 days. There are a number of countries whose citizens are required to have a valid current visa in order to enter Spain. Citizens of these countries can also travel to Spain if they have a residence permit or a long-term visa issued by another country in the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Cyprus), Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein.

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Transportation

Granada is connected via two main airports:

Federico García Lorca Airport – 12 km

Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport – 120 km

Federico García Lorca Airport is 12 km from the city center.

How to get to and from the airport

The method of getting to or from the airport is by private or rental car, taxi or bus. You can also organize private journeys for your event via specialized transport companies.

Airport bus:

Links the airport with the city. Route: Airport – Bus station – La Caleta – Avda. de la Constitución – Gran Vía – Palacio de Congresos [Conference Centre]/City center. Price: €3

Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport, the 3rd busiest in Spain, is 120 km from the city center.

Climate

The climate is tropical: hot and humid in the rainy season and cooled by the trade winds in the dry season. The best time to visit Granada is in the Spring and Autumn when the temperature is just perfect with warm sunny days. During July and August, it can be very hot and some days the temperature reaches 40C. Granada has a dry heat which is much more bearable than the humid heat which you will find in Barcelona. There is very little rainfall although every few years there are spells when it rains very heavily.

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Dress Code

The dress code for WICH 2019 is business formal for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

Liability & Insurance

The Conference Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Conference Secretariat assumes any liability.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Currency & Exchange

Spain's currency is Euro (EU). Coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents, as well as €1 and €2. Commonly used banknotes are 5, 10, 20 and 50 Euro denominations. Although €100, €200 and €500 notes are also available, they won't be accepted by many businesses. 

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Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in large towns and tourist areas. You might still find smaller independent retailers who do not accept card payment. Choose a bank or dedicated currency exchange service instead, but be aware that banks are often closed on weekends and holidays and may even close their doors as early as 14:30 on weekdays.

Traveler's Checks aren't widely used in Spain. 

 Safety & Security

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

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