General Information

Congress Dates
March 21-24, 2013

Congress Venue
Maxx Royal Convention Center is the congress venue. It is located in Belek, Antalya which is also known as Turkish Riviera.


The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Turkish and Turkish to English

Registration and Information Services
The registration and information desks will be located at the reception of congress center and will be operating between 07.30 and 22.00 hours. Registration fees cover access to the scientific sessions, the industry exhibits and the congress documents (Programme Book, Certificate of Attendance, Congress briefcase and badge). Participants who have not previously registered will be able to complete their registration formalities at "On-Site Registration Desks". For further information and terms-conditions please visit accommodation page.


2 main congress hotels, Maxx Royal and Voyage Belek are located in the main complex. Beside the main congress hotels, alternative hotels have been reserved for the participants. For further information and terms-conditions please visit accommodation page.

Certificate of Attendance
Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants.

Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the congress activities.

Speaker's Ready Room
The Speaker Ready Room will be located at the Congress Venue and will be operating during the congress, with its high technology equipments.

Internet Cafe-Information Center
Internet Cafe and Information Center will be available to all participants during the congress between 08:00-18:00.

Premium transfer service from and to the Antalya Airport will be provided for the participants upon request. Price information together with terms and conditions are shown on the accommodation page.

Shuttle Service
Daily shuttle service from the congress venue to the hotels shown on the web site and vice versa will be provided for all the participants. Schedule will be announced before the congress.

Driving License

International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Turkey. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license. For your requests please contact congress secreteriat.

Passport and Visa
Every foreign visitor entering Turkey must possess a valid passport. Participants from countries requiring a visa for entry to Turkey are strongly advised to make their applications in their home countries at least one month before the intended date of travel.

To obtain further visa information for foreigners, please click here
Obtain information about visa fees at border gates, please click here

Banks and Currency Exchange
The currency is the Turkish Lira (TL). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 17.00 hrs from Monday to Friday. There are also private foreign exchange offices throughout the city that operate between 08.00 to 20.00 hrs.

Credit Cards
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in Turkey by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Congress Registration Desks.

In March the weather is usually mild in Antalya. The average high is 19oC and the average low is 15oC. Evenings could be chilly and delegates are therefore recommended to bring light coats.

The current in Turkey is 220 volts 50Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.

The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and postcongress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.

Tipping is not mandatory in Turkey. However it is customary to add 10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service.

Pay phones are available at the conference center as well as in the city. Phone cards are widely available in shops.
The international dialing code for Turkey is 90, and the code for Antalya is 242
National calls: 0 + city code + telephone number
International calls: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number

Time Zone
Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in Turkey.

No Smoking
The 9th UCCVS is a non-smoking event. For the comfort and health of all participants, smoking is strictly prohibited in the building.

Silence/Prayer Room
Available at the convention center

Visual Reproduction
Photographing or filming sessions on meetings is prohibited (except with a prior specific permission of the HHFT). The HHFT reserves the right to video all presentations of the 9th UCCVS.