General Information


Conference Hotel and Venue Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Giudecca 810, Venice, 30133, Italy


Thursday, 22 February – Sunday, 25 February, 2018 The Scientific Program will commence on Friday, 4 February, 2018.


The official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations are to be conducted in English.


A commercial and professional exhibition will take place during the conference, parallel to the conference hours.

Get Together Reception

A welcome drink cocktail reception will be held on the evening of 22 February, 2018. The reception will be open to all attendees and accompanying persons.

Climate and Clothing

February weather in Venice can get quite cold though temperatures are more typically around 8°C / 46°F. The average lowest temperature in February is 5°C / 41°F and the average highest temperature is 12°C / 54°F.
Clothing: smart for all occasions.

Time Zone

The time zone in Venice is Central European Time (CET) (GMT +1 hour), and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Banking and Exchange

The Italian monetary system is Euro. Foreign currency may be changed at banks, railway stations and airports, and very often at major hotels (generally at a less convenient rate). All major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels, restaurants and shops.


All visitors are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.


The conference organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the course.

Letter of Invitcation

The letter of Invitation is meant to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support. Please turn to the conference secretariat to receive the letter of invitation.

Participants from India

Paragon and ProAdWise Communications Pvt Ltd. have established a collaboration for this congress. ProAdWise Communications Pvt Ltd. has been appointed to recruit group Indian participation at reduced rates. Flights, registration and accommodation included. For more information please contact