AVA Autumn meeting 2019
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General information

Badge
Banks and post office
Emergency numbers
Insurance
Languages
Liability
Local cuisine and eating out
Tipping
Badge
Your personal name badge is your entrance ticket to all sessions and other activities of the AVA Meeting. Please remember to wear this badge at all times during the Congress and the social activities.

At the back of your badge is a number that you can call during the Congress in case of emergencies.

Banks and post office
Most banks open at 09.00 and close around 16.00, Monday through Friday. They are generally closed for lunch between 12.00- 14.00. Post offices are generally open between 09.00-16.00. The monetary unit used in Belgium is the Euro. Most services in Belgium accept major credit cards. Credit cards can also be used for withdrawing money in banks or from cash dispensers.
Emergency numbers
In Belgium
- to contact the police dial 112
- to contact the fire brigade dial 112
- to contact the ambulance service dial 112
Insurance
The Congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to, property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the Congress. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.
Languages
At the Congress, simultaneous interpretation will be offered in French, Dutch, German, English and Polish.
Liability
The Congress organisers are solely responsible for services linked to the Congress (sessions, social programme, transport for excursions). However, the organisers shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the case of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or the employees of such contractors in carrying out services. Hotel, tour and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the public in general. The Congress organisers reserve the right to make changes where deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to Belgian Law and the courts of Ghent.
Local cuisine and eating out
Ghent has numerous restaurants of various styles, prices and categories serving local or international cuisine.
Most restaurants are open for lunch from 12am to 3 pm and for dinner from 7pm to 11pm.
Tipping
In Belgium, all prices are quoted “all inclusive” which means that no additional tipping is necessary unless the service has been exceptional.
11-13 September 2019 Ghent Belgium
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