General Information


In September, the climate is cool with temperatures ranging between 9°C and 16°C.


In the event of industrial disruption, the meeting organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The programme will be correct at the time of printing. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme as necessary.

Special Requirements

Please provide details of any special diet, special needs or disability assistance required when you register.


Edinburgh is well-connected via air, rail and road. There is a good bus and tram service around the city. You can find more information on getting to Edinburgh here.

Visa Information

While visas are not currently required by EU nationals, EFTA Nationals or USA, Canadian or Australian nationals, visitors are required to have a valid passport. Information on nationalities requiring a visa may be obtained from any UK Embassy


Sterling is used in Edinburgh – units are pounds and pence. All major credit cards are widely accepted. Banknotes issued from both Scottish and UK banks are accepted.


There are a number of car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Suggestions include:

National Car Parks (NCP) in central Edinburgh
Sheraton Hotel Car Park located 150 meters from the EICC, with limited accessible parking spaces
Semple Street Car Park located 300 meters from the EICC

Spaces near EICC available via


Sales taxes (VAT) are included in the price your see displayed in shops and restaurants in Edinburgh. In some cases, you may be able to reclaim the VAT on your purchases when you leave the country. Details can be found here

Travel & Health Insurance

The Congress does not provide insurance to delegates. We strongly recommend that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses.

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