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Any questions about registration, accommodations and any other questions related to event should be sent to

The official languages of the event are Portuguese and English.

Climate and Clothing
Portugal has a mild climate without extremes of temperature. Winters are never too cold and summers are always moderately hot. Lisbon climate is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream and is one of the warmest European capitals. Spring and summer months are usually sunny.

Average temperatures per month


Currency and Banking
The unit of currency is the Euro (€).
Some banks have automatic exchange machines. Reception in most hotels will change money and they are entitled to charge a small extra amount to cover fluctuation exchange rates.
Traveller cheques and Eurocheques are accepted by all Portuguese banks and exchange bureaus. Visa, Amex, Eurocard, Diner Club and Master Card are the most useful credit cards.

Passport and Visa Information
No visa requirements for EU passport holders. All non-EU citizens should contact their local embassies for specific requirements.

Official Invitation
An official letter designed to assist in meeting administrative requirements in some countries (VISA), will be sent to any participant upon request. However, this invitation implies no obligation, financial or otherwise, by the Local Organising Committee.

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Smoking Ban
With effect from 1 January 2008, smoking is forbidden in almost all indoor public places, with the exception of some restaurants and bars that can designate 30 percent of their space for smokers if they are larger than 100 square metres.
Smoking will not be permitted indoors in the meeting area.
Non-compliance with this ban can lead to prosecution and a fine of up to 1.000,00 €uros.

Electricity The current is 220 volts AC, with a continental round pin plug.

Emergency Phone Numbers
For Police and Ambulance emergency dial 112.

Time Zone
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Opening Hours
Banks: Are open from 08:30 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, closing on public holidays.
Shops: From 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. and 03:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. (working days). On Saturdays most shops close at 01:00 p.m., even though there are some open in the afternoon.
Shopping Centres: are open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. or midnight, every day of the week.