GENERAL INFO

29th EURAPS Annual Meeting

17-19 May 2018, Madrid, Spain


LOCAL MEETING SECRETARIAT

BN& Co. Congress and Event Management
Paseo de la Castellana 179 – entreplanta
Tel: (+34) 91 571 93 90 Fax: (+34) 91 571 92 06
E-Mail: c.lazaro@bnyco.com
Web:www.bnyco.com


MEETING VENUE

The meeting will be held at the modern Meliã Castilla Hotel. The venue offers an outstanding conference hall complete with the latest technology and exhibition space, as well as a diverse range of rooms to suit all needs, and all kinds of other facilities, including swimming pool, gym and wellness area.

The Meliã Castilla is considered one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid, with an appealing blend of perfectly balanced classic and contemporary styles, where you can enjoy peace as well as urban life.

The hotel is located in the Business Golden Mile, only a few minutes from Paseo de la Castellana, with excellent connections to the airport (15 m by car), very close to the Chamartin train station, and 15m away from the city centre by metro.


THE CITY

Madrid, the capital of Spain, has 3.251.876 inhabitants. It is a lively city that never sleeps! Madrid boasts modern communications and accommodation facilities, as well as a rich cultural heritage and a thriving gastronomic scene. In Madrid, tradition meets the avant-garde. You can find incredible entertainment and shopping offerings to suit all tastes.
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HOW TO REACH MADRID

Madrid is connected by air to the main European and American cities, and by road and train to all Spanish cities. Madrid is two hours from Berlin, London, Paris and Rome, and seven hours from New York, Mexico City and Caracas.

By Air

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport receives all international flights arriving in Madrid. It is located 12 kilometres northeast of the capital, allowing passengers to save considerable time and money travelling to and from the airport. In terms of infrastructure, Barajas Airport is the main airport in Spain and the 5th in Europe. In 2012 Madrid-Barajas Airport handled 45,2 million passengers with connections to over 150 destinations. You can easily reach Madrid from the airport, by metro, bus, car or taxi.

By Train

Madrid has the most modern high-speed network in Europe. It has over 100 daily high-speed train connections with the rest of Spain. Mid-Distance, long distance, high-speed and suburban trains depart from and arrive at the two main stations: Atocha and Chamartín. International trains to and from France and Portugal also depart from and arrive in Madrid.

By Car

Madrid is the centre of Spain’s road network. Kilometre 0 is located at the Puerta del Sol. From this point, all the Spanish roads start and connect Madrid with the rest of the country. A dense road network runs through the city, of which the six national motorways can be highlighted.


WEATHER

Madrid will surprise you with its intense, enveloping blue sky. With a dry climate and little rainfall, the city has hot summers and cold winters. No matter what time of the year you choose to come, you’re very likely to see with your own eyes the deep blue sky Velázquez loved to paint.

Spring

In spring, Madrid’s parks, gardens and green spaces are bursting with flowers. The first couple of months tend to bring rain, with an average temperature of 12ºC (54ºF) in April. As the month of May progresses, the weather becomes almost summery, with average temperatures reaching 21ºC (70ºF) in June, when the streets get livelier.


LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

The Congress Secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

BANKING

Banks are generally open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS

The official currency in Spain is the Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

The electrical system in Spain is 220 volts. To use 120-volt appliances both, a transformer and an adapter plug, are needed.