Venue, Travel & Accommodation

Conference venue:

Conference will take place in the hotel Westin Zagreb. This conference hotel is within walking distance to the city center and outdoor cafes. The Westin offers free internet access and houses the World Class Health Academy spa center. You can enjoy the very comfortable Heavenly Bed and the Heavenly Shower facilities.

The Westin Zagreb offers a 5,382 sq ft fitness area, with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a 16 m pool, an oversized Jacuzzi as well as Finnish and Turkish saunas. There are various spa treatments and 16 types of massages offered. The use of the gym, the pool and the saunas is free of charge for all guests.


The Westin Zagreb

Kršnjavoga 1, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Accommodation options:




 The Westin Zagreb

140 EUR

160 EUR


 Laguna 63 EUR 77 EUR Link>>>
 Garden 75 EUR 84 EUR Link>>>

 *hotel Westin and Garden are fully booked (no more available rooms)

*prices do not include city tax of 1,5 EUR per person per night

*prices are valid only for reservations through the registration form or by contacting the agency directly at

About Zagreb:

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with its a population of nearly one million, contains almost a quarter of the entire population of Croatia. It is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia, and home to the Croatian Parliament, Government and President.

Over the centuries, the city was inhabited by people coming from all over Europe; and, in recent years, by people coming from different parts of Croatia, ensuring a rich cultural life. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it, and a city that will surely fulfill your expectations. In this city, you can easily meet remarkable people, make new friends and enjoy special moments.

In Zagreb everything is accessible on foot – from your hotel to the theatre, wandering around the old Upper Town or through the bustling streets of the more modern Lower Town, which has not lost an ounce of its charm despite the eternal march of time. Venture out and let the moment take hold. There is something special about the rustle of leaves as you stroll through the autumn colours of downtown Zrinjevac Park. There is magic in the reflections of the gas lanterns in the Upper Town, as the songs of the street performers evoke their own emotions with their distinctive sound. As night falls, everything becomes soft and subdued; the twinkle of candles in the cathedral and at the mystical Stone Gate; the cafés beckoning you in the twilight with their warm hues. Zagreb is special. It is a long-running tale that allows you room to write your own chapters with your own impressions, something for you to add to the story. Quite simply, Zagreb has a soul.

Arriving by plane:

Like all major cities in the world, Zagreb has an airport nearby. Just 17 km from the city centre, 20-25 minutes by car, the modern ”Franjo Tuđman” Airport will offer you all the necessary facilities and services, whether you’re a local or a tourist, so your journey through our city can start and end pleasantly. It is a centre for every renowned airline, numerous rent-a-car offices, and restaurants. It has a large and secure parking lot, which adds to your comfort and makes your stay in our city carefree.

Shuttle bus from the ariport

Once you’ve arrived at Zagreb Airport, you can take the bus of Pleso Transport Company in the direction of Zagreb. The shuttle bus is operating in both directions between the airport (Zračna luka) and bus station (Autobusni Kolodvor) of Zagreb. Travel time between the two places is 30 minutes. This shuttle service operates in scheduled intervals up to 8 PM each day, every 30 minutes. After 8 PM, buses operate in accordance with aircraft landing times at Franjo Tuđman Airport. The bus station in Zagreb is a 15 minute walk from the main railway station and 20 minutes by foot from the city centre.

The scheduled airport shuttle “Pleso prijevoz” is operating between the Airport and the Zagreb Central Bus Terminal


Price: One-way ticket costs 30,00 Kn. (approx 5,00 €)

GSM operators:

Currently there are five GSM operators offering the GSM service in Croatia.

T-Mobile operating under +385 98 xxxxxx and +385 99 xxxxxx.

VIPnet operating under +385 91 xxxxxx.

TELE2 operating under +385 95 xxxxxx.

Tomato operating under +385 92 xxxxxx.

Bonbon operating under +385 97 xxxxxx.

Please contact your local GSM operator to check the availability and the costs of roaming services.


220 V, 50 Hz

Time zone:

Central European Time (CET).


The climate of Zagreb is classified as an oceanic climate, near the boundary of the humid continental climate. Zagreb has four separate seasons. Summers are warm, and winters are cold, without a discernible dry season. The average daily mean temperature in winter is around 1 °C (34 °F) (from December to February) and the average temperature in summer is 22.0 °C (71.6 °F). Temperatures rise above 30 °C (86 °F) on an average 14.6 days each summer.

Snowfall is common in the winter months, from December to March, and rain and fog are common in autumn (October to December). Highest recorded temperature ever was 40.4 °C (104.7 °F) in July 1950, and lowest was −27.3 °C (−17.1 °F) in February 1956.


Public telephone boxes accept only phone cards available from newspaper stands and post offices.

Smoking policy

Smoking and non-smoking areas.


Tap water is drinkable in all parts of Croatia.

Useful telephone numbers:

Country code: (+/00) 385

Area code (Zagreb): (0)01

Police: 192

Fire-fighting center: 193

Emergency: 194

Time check: 18095

Information local calls: 18981

General information service: 18981

Information national and international calls: 11802

Wake-up calls: 18100

Roadside vehicle assistance: 1987

Opening hours

Banks and post offices are normally open from 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.

Non-Governmental offices work from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Most grocery stores and department stores are open non-stop, from 6:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7.30 or 8:00 p.m.

Currency & Exchange

The basic Croatian currency unit is the Kuna, made up of 100 Lipa. Foreign currency can be exchanged for local money at banks, post offices and exchange offices, according to the valid rates of exchange. Visit the exchange office on the Web for valid exchange rates.

*approximate exchange rate is 1 EUR = 7.5 HRK.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are normally accepted throughout Croatia, as advertised at points of sale, such as: American Express, Diners Club, Euro card/Master card, Visa, JCB, and Eurocheques. Traveler’s Cheques are also accepted.