Registration, Accomodation and Travel


Online registration starts on 15 November 2017.

Registration fees


Until 01 March 2018

After 01 March 2018

After 21 April 2018

Delegate from developing country

300 EUR

375 EUR

450 EUR

IFIC Associate Member

300 EUR

375 EUR

450 EUR

Other delegate

375 EUR

450 EUR

525 EUR

* Countries considered as developing are listed as low-income and lower-middle-income countries based on the classification of the World Bank. The list of countries is available at https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups

The reduced registration fee of €300 will also apply to IFIC Associate members working in the same list of developing countries.

Delegate registration fee includes:

  • access to scientific sessions and exhibition areas,
  • congress bag, abstract CD and scientific programme,
  • welcome finger-food reception on Wednesday evening,
  • coffee breaks,
  • light buffet lunches on Wednesday and Thursday,
  • IFIC Associate membership for 2018.


The organizers have reserved a room allotment for congress delegates at the congress hotel and also in lower category hotels within walking distance to the congress venue. Room reservation must be sent directly to the hotel of your choice, which the hotel will confirm to you on a first-come first-serve basis.



Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre
(Congress Venue)
Wielopole 4-8, Krakow,
Poland, 31-072

135 EUR / SGL
150 EUR / DBL

Hotel Wielopole
(30 meters from the Congress Venue)
Wielopole 4-8, Krakow,
Poland, 31-072

from 96,05 EUR / SGL

Hotel Classic
(450 meters from the Congress Venue)
ul. Tomasza 32, Krakow,
Poland, 31-014

82 EUR / SGL
89 EUR / DBL

Room rate includes: hotel room, breakfast and all applicable taxes.

Reservation form Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre.

Online reservation Hotel Wielopole

Reservation form Hotel Classic.


By plane

Krakow Airport (officially John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice) is located about 11 kms west from Krakow downtown and offers ideal direct connections to more than 35 European destinations.

For more information on destinations flown, arrivals and departures please visit: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en.

The most cost efficient and fastest travel means from the airport to Krakow downtown is the direct train connection to Krakow Main Train Station. The train station is located near the passenger terminal. You may purchase your train ticket on floor 0 of the passenger terminal or at the train station.

The trip costs 9 PLN (cca. 2,2 EUR) and takes 17 minutes.
The congress venue is situated at 1.000 metres walking distance from Krakow Main Train Station.

By train

Krakow lies in one of Poland’s main railroad junctions. Five trunk lines connect the city with other major European destinations. Its Main Train Station ’Krakow Glowny’ is situated most conveniently in the very city center, close to the Old Town historic district. The city is linked on a daily basis with express trains from the capital cities such as Berlin, Vienna, Prague and Budapest.

From Warsaw, the shuttle express train service takes the 300 kms trip in less than 2,5 hours with no stops in between.

Road connections

Lying at the junction of key European crossroads, Krakow has abundant road connections to abroad such as the A4 motorway to Germany, the no. 7 highway northwards to the Baltic Sea and south to the Mediterranean via Slovakia and Austria, the no. 4 highway to Ukraine, and the no. 52 highway to the Czech Republic.

Within Krakow to the congress hotel

The venue of the congress, the Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre is located on Wielopole, in the heart of Krakow’s Old Town, only minutes away from the main Market Square, Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, Wawel Castle and the central train and bus terminal of the city.