imsc 2018

General Information

English is the official Conference language.

Located on the ground floor of Padiglione Spadolini just in front of the main entrance.

Opening hours:
  • Sunday August 26th, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday August 27th, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday August 28th, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 29th, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 30th, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 31st, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A name badge will be provided on site together with your congress kit. Badges must be visible and used at all times anywhere within the conference venue.

A Speaker Preview Room is provided for all oral presentations at the ground floor of Padiglione Spadolini just behind the Registration Desk.
Presentations must be in PowerPoint format only (MAC or PC) and saved on an USB key.
All presenters should load their files at least three hours before the scheduled presentation time.
An audio, video and basic running check of the presentation will be performed.

Free Wi-Fi will be provided within the Conference venue for its entire duration.

Coffee breaks are included in the registration fee. As lunches are not included, please CLICK HERE for some restaurant suggestions close to the conference venue.

All the meeting rooms at the venue are non-smoking. We remind you that smoking in Italy is forbidden in all public areas.

If you need a VISA to enter Italy, please apply in due time and contact the Embassy of Italy in your country. For information, you can also visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website,, and click on Visa for Italy link.
If you need a letter to be sent to an Embassy, please ensure you give us a working fax number. You must have submitted your conference registration form prior to requesting a letter of invitation. Letter of invitation does not imply provision of financial or other support.

Organizers claim no liability for the act of any supplier to this meeting nor liability for personal injury, the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event, for any loss or damage, for delays in transport by air, sea, rail, road, weather, strikes, sickness, war or other causes.

For international calls to Italy, dial the international code +39 and the telephone number (with the 0).

The unit of currency is Euro. Currency can be changed at banks and AMTs. Normal bank opening times are Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 13.30 ad 14.30 to 15.30. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Electricity used in Italy is 220 Volts, its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring a transformer if your electrical device has a different voltage.

Dial 118 - Call free (only from within Italy).

In Italy you cannot catch a taxi by raising your hand like in USA or UK. Taxis must be called by phone or taken at their parking areas. Here are taxis phone numbers: +39-055-4390 | +39-055-4499 | +39-055-4798 | +39-055-4242 For information please visit

There are several parking lots located to the Conference venue. Some of them are:

Parcheggio Stazione Fortezza Fiera (500 m from the conference venue)
Piazzale Caduti nei Lager - 50129 Firenze
Tel. +39-055-5030-2209

Parcheggio Stazione Binario 16 (300 m from the conference venue)
Piazzale Montelungo, 50129 Firenze
Tel. +39-055-5030-2209

Last update: 20/08/2018

Organizing Secretariat

ENIC Meetings & Events
Florence, Italy
Tel: +39 055 2608941 - Fax: +39 055 2608948