Frequently Asked Questions

Travel information
VISA requirements
Airport Information
Tipping
Currency
Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
VAT
Language
Telephone

Conference Information
Payment Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Conference Venue Address

Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment


Travel information
VISA requirements
It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain the necessary passport and visa for entry to Argentina.

Airport Information
Mar del Plata is one of the most important touristic cities of Argentina, connections by bus, train and plane are easy from most of the cities, particularly from Buenos Aires. There are direct daily flights from Ministro Pistarini International Airport, so people arriving from abroad can connect from there to Mar del Plata. There are direct figths also from the Jorge Newbery international airport, close to the Buenos Aires downtown, as well as shuttle buses from both airports

Tipping
In restaurants, 10% gratuity is considered the norm. Going over 10% is rare and pretty generous. Leaving less (or leaving nothing)if the service was particularly bad, is also quite common. At fine-dining restaurants, where you are almost guaranteed to receive great attention, there should be no reason not to tip.

Currency
The peso (established as the peso convertible) is the currency of Argentina, identified by the symbol $ preceding the amount in the same way as many countries using peso or dollar currencies. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. Its ISO 4217 code is ARS.

Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
For Argentina there are two associated plug types, types C and I. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type I is the plug which has three flat pins in a triangular pattern. Argentina operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz

VAT
The VAT rate is 21%, although certain specific items are subject to a 27% or 10.5% rate.

Language
Spanish is the official and administrative language of Argentina.

Telephone
The country code is +54

Conference Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
• Keynote presentations will be 40 minutes, including time for questions
• Invited Oral presentations will be 30 minutes, including time for questions
• Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, including time for questions
• Poster presentation size: (vertical): width .. cm, height .. cm
• Presentations must be set up prior to the beginning of the session
• Preferred: Bring your presentation on a memory stick compatible with a PC computer

Alternatively: Personal laptop computers may be used, but you must ensure compatibility with the LCD projector prior to the start of the session. Also bring a memory stick as a backup.
Overhead projectors will not be supplied except upon special request at least one month before the conference and at the speaker's expense.

Conference Venue Address

The meeting venue is the Hotel UTHGRA Presidente Peron, located within the commercial area of Guemes, a fancy neighbourhood in Mar del Plata with many shops and restaurants. The hotel have two dedicated spaces for oral presentations, as well as an area for poster sessions, and sponsors´ exhibitions.

Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment
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