English is the FoodMicro 2020 official language. No simultaneous translation is provided.
Athens is at UTC/GMT +3 hours during the summer period.
The electrical power supply “voltage” in Athens is: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada: 110-120 Volts).
There are 3 main GSM operators in Greece that you can roam with: Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind. The protocols for digital mobile telephone transmissions are based on GSM technology, operating at the frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz. Please contact your provider for further details.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
- European Emergency number: 112
- Ambulance: 166
- Fire Department: 199
- Police: 100
- Tourist Police: 1571
- General Telephone Information: 11888
Banking & Currency Exchange
Euro (€) is the official currency of Greece.
Banks’ working hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
In restaurants, hotels, taxis or other services, tipping is optional and customized per case depending on whether you are pleased with the service. Approximately 5% of the bill is a good guideline.
While the month of September in Athens is still quite warm, the summer heat starts to cool off as the fall season approaches. The average Athens temperature in September is 24°C (75°F), while the average low drops to 19°C (66°F), and the average high is still a warm 28°C (82°F).
Liability and Insurance
Registration fees do not include participants’ insurance against personal accidents, sickness and cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance. ICFMH and the Congress Organizer Convin SA accept no liability.
Visa Requirements/Letter of Invitation
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a Visa, if required. Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation, or need any information regarding Visa procedures can contact the Organizing Secretariat. The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the Congress Organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Congress are the sole responsibility of the attendee.
The Letter of Invitation will be sent only upon completion of registration and payment.
You are strongly advised to be alert for unauthorized agents who may contact you directly by email or phone, offering their services.
Convin SA is the only authorized hospitality services agency, as the official Secretariat for the FoodMicro 2020 Conference.