Practical Information

Opening Hours


25 Sep 2018


26 Sept 2018


27 Sept 2018


28 Sept 2018

Registrations desk 11h > 19h 7h30 > 18h 7h30 > 18h 7h30 > 12h
 Exhibition area 11h > 18h 8h > 18h 8h > 18h closed
Poster area & Global Village – Level 2  closed 8h > 18h 8h > 18h closed
Speaker secretariat 10h30 > 18h30 7h30 > 18h 7h30 > 18h00 7h30 > 12h00
Cloakroom 11h > 19h 8h > 18h 8h > 18h closed
Faculty Lounge – Level 1 closed 8h >18h 8h>18h closed


The currency in Spain is the Euro (€) One Euro is divided into 100 Cent. Coins are circulated in the following denominations: Cent coins in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50. Euro Coins are in 1 and 2. Euro banknotes are printed in values of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. We do not recommend to bring banknotes of 500 EUR, which are often refused in shops.


Open from 8.30 until 14.30, depending on banks. Most banks are closed during the weekend. In any way, you can find many ATM’s around the city available 24/7. All major cards are accepted and it is a convenient way of withdrawing Euros on a credit or debit card.

Credit card

Major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants, as well as in taxis. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment. Make sure to carry ID on you at all times, you may also need it when withdrawing money. Signatures may be required for larger sums.


Spain, like most other European countries, has 220-240V CA, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs.

Entry Requirements / Visas

If you are an EU citizen: you must present an ID document valid for the duration of your stay in order to enter Spain for tourist’s visits of up to three months.

If you are not an EU Citizen: you must present a passport valid up to 3 month after your exit of the country. Some non-EU citizens are required to produce a visa. To find more information, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Emergency phone number

Police, Fire and Ambulance number: 112

Health and safety

Although Valencia is in general a safe city to visit, it is always best to take certain precautions. Around the City Centre, you should pay extra attention to pickpockets, as it is the most touristic area.

Insurance / Liability

ESVS is insured only to meet claims arising from incidents caused by the organisers and their equipment. Participants, exhibitors and visitors are strongly recommended to be properly insured against accidents they may suffer when travelling and during the congress.


The official language of the meeting is English, the countries’ official language is Spanish

Time Zone

Spain follows Central European Time (CET) which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)


Spanish prices include 21% Value Added Tax (VAT). It is refundable to persons who are non-EU residents and who are travelling to an EU destination, provided you adhere to the VAT refund policies.