General Information

General Information

Requesting a visa to enter Germany
You must submit your visa application and the required supporting documentation to the German Consulate/Embassy relevant to your country of residence.

Please include with your visa application documentation the Summit Invitation Letter (in addition to the Visa Invitation Letter) sent earlier to you (or to your Minister, for the members of the official delegations and accompanying persons OR other participants).

To request a letter of invitation in order to attend the symposium, please send an email to indicating your name, gender, birth date, nationality, passport no., expiry date, address and German embassy or consulate to apply to for visa.

Fees for visa applications are at the responsibility of the delegate.

For assistance or queries on visa matters please contact:

VISA / Invitation Letter
Nationals of EU countries are allowed to enter the Federal Republic of Germany without a visa. You will find an overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany at the following link: German Federal Foreign Office
Official Language
The language of the conference is English.

Climate and Clothing
Dress code during the conference is business casual and casual on the excursion. In May, the average temperature is 20°C (68°F).

Tipping in restaurants and bars is generally at 5-10%. Tipping taxi drivers is also a common practice.


The voltage in Germany is 230 V. European-style round two-pin plugs are in use.

The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.