The 2015 conference is held in the City of Wrocław, a thriving, cosmopolitan city and a vanguard of innovation where progress, in all of its forms, seems to have no limits. With an ample history spanning over a thousand years, Wrocław is a place where tradition and experience intertwines with the vibrancy of a dynamic business centre. Every year, Wrocław is becoming “the” place for high-end investments and commerce.
According to the Association of Business Service Leaders in Poland Wrocław is the most dynamically developing city in the business services sector in the years 2008–2010. But the city offers much more than innovative business solutions – it is one of the most rapidly developing cities on the cultural map of Poland and Europe. It is also the winner of the European Capital of Culture 2016, which will bring numerous cultural events to the city.
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Wrocław Copernicus Airport (IATA: WRO), with its modern terminal opened in 2012, is located ten kilometers from the historical city centre. Similarly to other regional airports in Poland, Copernicus has grown significantly over last years and continues to expand its services for international business travelers and tourists. In 2012, the airport served 2 million passengers. Now this number is constantly growing. Wrocław Airport connects the city with major European transfer hubs (Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw, Copenhagen) and with many other places in whole Europe.
To learn more about direct flights to/from Wrocław please visit http://airport.wroclaw.pl/en/passager/route-map/
GETTING TO THE AIRPORT www.airport.wroclaw.pl
Bus No. 406 goes to/from the Central Railway/Bus Station everyday every 20 minutes. The entire journey takes approximately 30 minutes (depending on the traffic). The detailed timetable: www.wroclaw.pl
Night bus line No. 249, operates from the city centre through the Airport to Jarnołtów district, three times during the night. See the detailed timetable: www.wroclaw.pl
By taxiPartner Taxi (+48 71) 19627, +48 519 542 911
Approximate charges* (Partner Taxi). Airport – City Center – 45-55 PLN, Airport – Main Railway Station – 50-60 PLN.
* Day rate. Prices may slightly vary depanding on traffic difficulties (jams, detours, etc.) Night rate – according to taximeter.
Wrocław Agglomeration railway network is undergoing modernization in order to provide the citizens with another possibility of commuting to the city centre. Park&Ride systems are designed to encourage the car drivers to leave their vehicles and use public transport including the Tram, which represents the intelligent public transport system. This relieves the traffic within the city and speeds up the time of getting to work.
VisaPoland is part of the Schengen Area
Schengen C-type visa
The unified Schengen visa (C-type visa valid in Schengen states) entitles the holder to stay in the territory of all Schengen states.
The Schengen visa with limited territorial validity (C-type visa valid only in Poland or with validity excluded for a specified Schengen state/states) only entitles the holder to stay in the territory of the state/states for which it is valid.
What documents do you need when submitting a C-type Schengen visa application?
- Travel document:
- valid at least three months after your planned departure from Poland/Schengen territory;
- with at least 2 blank pages;
- issued within the last ten years.
- Completed and signed visa application form.
- Biometric photo.
- Visa fee.
- Health insurance of at least EUR 30000, valid in the entire Schengen territory.
- Supplementary documents, confirming:
- the purpose of the visit,
- possession of accommodation;
- possession of sufficient funds to cover the cost of entry, stay and departure from the Schengen territory or Poland;
- wilingness to leave Schengen territory after expiry of the visa.
The types and number of supplementary documents may differ depending on the consular office. In this connection we advise you to contact the relevant consulate to obtain full information concerning the documents needed when submitting a visa application.
The consul of which Schengen state is competent to process your Schengen visa application?
The consul of the Schengen state which is the main destination of your visit is always the consul competent to process your visa application.
If you are not planning to visit Poland at all, you cannot submit your Schengen visa application to a Polish consular office.
If you are going to visit several Schengen states, a Polish consul will be competent to process your application only if Poland is the main destination of your entry into Schengen territoryor if Poland is the state in which you intend to spend most of your time.
If you intend to stay in the territory of Poland and/or any other Schengen states (during one or more visits) for a total of up to 90 days within a half-year period calculated from the date of first entry, or if you plan to pass through Schengen territory (by train, car or plane), you need to apply for a Schengen C-type visa.
For More information visit our MFA’s website: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Daylight saving time: +1 hour
The currency of Poland: Polish Zloty (zł, PLN)
Currency subunit: Grosz 1/100 (100 groszy = 1 PLN)
Approximate exchange rates:
1 EUR = 4,10 PLN
1 USD = 3,74 PLN
1 CHF = 3,90 PLN
1 GBP = 5,90 PLN
Wrocław offers various means of public transportation. The city is well-connected by buses, trams and trains.
If you want to check public transportation connections please visit:
The Meeting Point
Centre open daily from 9 am till 8 pm
phone: +48 71 344 31 11
fax: +48 71 344 29 62
Wrocław is the warmest city in Poland. The mean temperature in September is around 16,8 degrees Celsius, usually with sunny daytime, but nevertheless some rainy days may be expected. To check the latest weather forecast for Wrocław visit wxch.nl/1LW2hqi
The registration fees do not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take adequate personal travel insurance.
In general, VISA, EC/MC and American Express credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, cafés, shops and petrol stations.
Stores and Shopping
The opening hours of Wrocław stores are generally 09.00 - 20.00 on weekdays and 09.00 -15.00 on Saturday. The big shopping centres are open from 09.00 - 21.00 from Monday to Saturday and from 09.00-20.00 on Sunday.
The voltage in Poland is 220-240 Volts. Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko
If you drive a personal or rented car, always try to park at a guarded parking lot and do not leave any valuables in the car. Please note, that Wrocław is divided into paying parking areas, with one parking meter in almost every street. The maximum parking time duration is 2 hours, tariffs may vary.
Recommended Restaurants in Wrocław
IN THE CITY CENTER
Przystań & Marina Restaurant
(located at the riverside, opposite the University of Wrocław)
ul. Księcia Witolda 2
tel. 502 130 893
Pod Fredrą Restaurant
(located in the middle of the Market Square, next to the Town Hall)
Rynek - Ratusz 1
tel. +48 71 341 13 35
(located in the city center)
ul. Rzeźnicza 24/25,
tel. +48 71 343-64-61
Pod Papugami Restaurant
(located in the Market Square, next to the Town Hall)
ul. Sukiennice 9a
tel. +48 71 343 92 75
Bernard Pub & Restaurant
(located in the Market Square)
tel. +48 71 344 10 54
La Maddalena Restaurant
(located in the famous Quarter of Four Denominations)
ul. Włodkowica 9
tel. +48 71 782 60 90
AROUND THE VENUE
Restauracja Przystanek ZOO
ul. Wróblewskiego 1
tel. +48 607 758 848
Other restaurants near the venue
Wrocław Congress Center and Wrocław ZOO are located just 1 km away from pl. Grunwaldzki, which is the city’s most vibrant academic center offering plenty of catering possibilities (restaurants, bars, canteens etc.). Pasaż Grunwaldzki, which is one of the biggest shopping centers in Wrocław, is located in the very heart of pl. Grunwaldzki. To get there, you should take bus nr 145, 146 or trams nr 1, 2, 4, 10 and get off at “pl. Grunwaldzki” stop.
Some useful Polish phrases
|Good morning / afternoon||Dzień dobry|
|Good evening||Dobry wieczór|
|How are you? (f/inf)||Jak się masz?|
|Yes / No||Tak / Nie|
|Nice to meet you||Miło mi|
|What's your name?||Jak się nazywasz?|
|My name is _____||Nazywam się _____|
|Do you speak English?||Czy mówisz po angielsku?|
|I don't understand||Nie rozumiem|
|I'm sorry||Przykro mi|