General Information

​VENUE

MECC Maastricht
Forum 100
6229 GV  MAASTRICHT NL
Postbus  1630
6201 BP MAASTRICHT NL
T: 00 31 (0)  43 38 38 383 
F: 00 31 (0)  43 38 38 300

Website: http://www.mecc.nl

Language

The official language of the Congress is English.

Climate

The weather in Maastricht in July is mild with an average daytime temperature of 22°C. There is a chance of light rain so it is wise to carry an umbrella.

Liability and Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the 6th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS).  Participants are advised to take out their own personal health and travel insurance for their trip.

INVITATION LETTERS

Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries can be sent to participants by the Secretariat. Should you require an invitation please contact us.   

It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee or Congress Organizer to provide any financial assistance. If you require an original letter, it is recommended that you send your request 3 months in advance to account for delivery by post and administrative time. 

Visas

Please check with your local Embassy if you require a visa.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Follow the same rules of safety that you follow while travelling anywhere else with respect to using hotel safe deposit boxes and keeping travel documents safe. 

- When in public places, keep them in your hotel or with you all the time when moving about. 
- Always carry the hotel address with you when you leave the hotel.
- Do not leave bags/mobile phones unattended.

CLOTHING

During the entire congress, attire will be informal.

GUEST ATTENDANCE POLICY

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

CONTACT US​

Kenes International
7, rue Francois-Versonnex, C.P. 6053, 1211 Geneva 6 Switzerland 

Tel: +41 22 906 9178 |  Fax: +41 22 732 2607​

Email: fems@kenes.com

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