Venue and Accommodation Information

EuroGP-EvoCOP-EvoWorkshops2006 will take place at the brand new Europa Congress Center Budapest in a quiet and green area in the Buda Hills. Good technical facilities including wireless internet are available, together with adjoining two hotels offering plenty of accommodation.

Venue Details and How to Get There

Europa Congress Center Budapest
Hárshegyi u. 5-7
1021 Budapest
www.ecc-hunguesthotels.hu

Travel from Budapest Airport takes between 45-60 minutes, and approximately 15-30 minutes from central parts of the city. A three-day transport ticket for use on all metro, bus and tram services will be included in your registration pack collected on the first day, so you only need to pay transport costs when first traveling to the conference venue. Recommended airport transport is by minibus shuttle. The nearest metro station is Moszkva ter station on the M2 red metro line and then bus #22 (for 8 stops) or #22E (4 stops) to the Europa Congress Center. Transport details, maps and airport directions are available HERE.

Please note that the conference programme will not be finalised until mid- February, but for guidance, the timetable will run from Monday morning, 10 April until mid-afternoon on Wednesday, 12 April with two keynote talks opening and closing the events.

Poster board sizes

Poster boards are size A0 portrait configuration, 840 x 1188 mm or 33 x 47 inches

Tape and blu-tac will be provided, as well as storage for posters

Equipment and services available

Computers area available in each conference room, so you do not need to bring your laptop.

Data projectors and DVD facilities are also available in all conference rooms. Please advise in advance if you require an overhead projectors

WIFI access is available in the common areas and hotel lobby, as well as broadband access through the internal LAN network

Voltage and adapters

Voltage in Hungary is 230v operating at 50 Hz frequency (USA usually is 110-120v, and in most European countries it is 220-240v with attempts to standardise on 230v)

You will require round pin plugs (type C and type F or "Schuko" plug). Equipment from USA may need a voltage converter (check carefully to avoid equipment damage!) and a plug adapter. UK equipment with 3 pin rectancular blade plugs (type G) will also require plug adapters. You can buy universal adapters and converters at most airports.

For more information, see: http://kropla.com/electric2.htm

Onsite hotels

Locally negotiated accommodation rates are available for EuroGP-EvoCOP- EvoWorkshops delegates at the two hotels adjoining the conference venue.

Hunguest Hotel Rege***
H - 1021 Budapest, Pálos u. 2.
Tel.: (+36) 1 391 51 00
Fax: (+36)1 200 88 24
www.ecc-hunguesthotels.hu
Single : 44 EUR
Double : 58 EUR

The Hunguest Hotel Rege*** has 172 rooms and around half were renewed in 2004. Telephone, TV, internet access and mini-bar are available and bathrooms have showers.

(THE APARHOTEL IS FULLY BOOKED)
Hunguest ApartHotel Európa****
H - 1021 Budapest, Hárshegyi u. 5-7.
Tel.: (+36)1 391 23 00
Fax: (+ 36)1 391 23 99
www.ecc-hunguesthotels.hu
Single : 56 EUR
Double : 76 EUR

The Hunguest Aparthotel Europa**** reopened after a complete renovation in 1999 with 78 apartments - each with a floor space of 55 to 62 square meters - and 13 studios. All rooms and apartments have telephone, internet access and mini-bar. The bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs and hair-dryers.

Reserving your accommodation

These rates are available for conference delegates using the booking services of the EuroGP2006 Local Secretariat (SCOPE Meetings Ltd). Your reservation will be made once you complete and send the hotel booking form, together with a credit card number as guarantee of attendance. No deposit is required and your card will not be charged by the Local Secretariat. All room charges will be settled directly with the hotel when you check out. However, one night's room rate will be charged for non-attendance or cancellation unless notice is writing is given to the Local Conference Secretariat by 31 March, 2006.

To book accomodation, please use the following hotel booking form, downloadable in PDF, Postscript, or RTF.