CCIB - Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14
08019 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 932 301 000
Fax: +34 932 301 001
Barcelona is situated on the North Eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean. Barcelona is unmistakably a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also because of its history, tradition and cultural influences. It is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination with a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the art of Miró and Picasso. Barcelona is a city where you can stroll through a wide variety of public parks and gardens. If time allows, visit the Parc de Collserola, a protected natural site covering a surface area of some 8,000 hectares, and the Parc de Montjuïc. Fabulous architecture, brilliant Spanish cuisine, flamboyant culture and wonderful weather combine to make Barcelona a truly magnificent city.
For details on Barcelona, we recommend you visit the official tourism website: www.barcelonaturisme.com
Barcelona Airport is located south-west of the city of Barcelona. It is just 3 km from the Port of Barcelona, one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean for container traffic and the leader in the cruise market. Barcelona airport operates over 1000 flights every day and receives 33 million passengers a year. Barcelona Airport is located at 12 Km (20/30 minutes) from the city and connected to by train and bus.
Barcelona is also an important railway link, connected favorably with the rest of Spain and with Europe which constitutes an advantageous link in the intermodal transport chain with regard to obtaining the greatest efficiency at a low cost. Barcelona connects daily with trains to and from the most important Spanish cities. The TALGO train and Hotel train service connect with many European cities.
The city has a convenient and efficient public transport network. Six metro lines cover the majority of the city. The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport operates a fleet of over 1.000 buses, 70% of which are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Barcelona’s tramway system, known as the Tram, was relaunched in 2004. This means of transport is now an accessible, environmentally friendly, fast and comfortable system. In addition there is an extensive network of commuter trains, operated by the Spanish National Railway Company, which depart from main stations every few minutes.
The official language of the Meeting is English.
Barcelona enjoys an enviably warm and mild climate due to its location on the Mediterranean coast, enjoying warm temperatures and sunshine throughout the year. August is the hottest month of the year in Barcelona and typically very humid. Average highs of 25.5ºC (77.9ºF) and average lows of 16.7ºC (62.1ºF).
During the entire International Continence Society Meeting, attire will be casual and informal.
Letter of Invitation
Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the Meeting should request this letter from the ICS 2013 Annual Meeting Secretariat (email@example.com). Please note that this letter cannot be regarded as a commitment regarding scheduling or financial support from the Meeting Secretariat.
Most Europeans do not require an entry visa for Spain. Please consult the Spanish Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for specific details relating to visas.
The Euro (€) is the official national currency of Spain. All major credit cards are accepted.
The ICS Annual Meeting and associated Workshops will be submitted for Continuing Medical Education (CME) within the EU-ACME programme by the European Board of Urology. An application for CME accreditation will be made once the Educational and Scientific Programmes are finalised. Further details will be available on the meeting web site: www.ics-meeting.com
Liability and Insurance
The International Continence Society Meeting Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
We recommend that all ICS 2013 participants take out personal travel and health insurance for the trip.
Registration and Accommodation
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Daniela Bloch
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 913
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
Sponsorship and Exhibition
A professional exhibition will be held within the framework of the Annual Meeting. For details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition space please contact: Ms. Maya Yatsiv, Industry Liaison & Sales via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ICS 2013 Annual Meeting Secretariat
1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140