General Information


15-20 October 2024


The official language of the Congress is English.


Thessaloniki’s climate is directly affected by the sea it is situated on. Thessaloniki’s residents and visitors are lucky enough to enjoy an average of 290 days of sunlight annually. The sun shines most months of the year, winters are mild, temperatures are warm and there is limited rainfall. Maximum temperatures usually rise above 16 °C (62 °F), but rarely go over 23 °C (75 °F).

Central Macedonia Mean Temperature oC Humidity Rainfall
Monthly Max Min (%) (mm) Direction Power (Kt) Days
16.2 21.2 10.8 70.2 40.8 NW 4.9 8.7
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service


Greece is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2) throughout the year.

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The Greek currency is EURO. Credit cards are widely used in most establishments. Most currencies and traveller’s cheques can easily be changed either at banks, hotels or currency exchanges, with some handling charges.

Visa Information

Greece is in the Schengen visa-free zone.
More information here.
Delegates from areas outwith the Schengen zone can find more information here.

Liability and Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


230 V, 50 Hz, Power Sockets Schuko type C & F

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