All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property. The organizing committee reserves the right to amend and/or alter the conference program without prior notice.
The time zone in Lisbon is GMT.
Tap water in Portugal is drinking water!
The voltage in Lisbon is the local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug.
Traveller's from the USA will require a voltage converter.
Travellers from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK as they are hard to find in Lisbon (can try at the Lisbon airport).
Currency, Banks and Post Offices
The national currency in Portugal is Euro. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 3 pm. Post offices are usually open between 8.30 am and 6 pm.
Exchange houses operate everyday between 9 am and 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.
Shops are opened from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 7 pm, in some cases with lunch break from 1 pm to 3 pm.
On Saturdays, shops open only in the morning, from 9 am to 1pm.
The exception are the Shopping Centres that do a 10 am to 10 or 11 pm stretch 7 days a week.
The large Supermarkets also stay open until 9 or 10 pm, 7 days a week.
Going out in Lisbon
With your conference material you will find a city map and a brochure of Lisbon with lots of necessary information.
During April, the temperature in Lisbon is on average 15ºC (Low of 11ºC and Max of 20ºC), the chance of Rain is 36%.