General Information

CONFERENCE DATES & DESTINATION

September 07-10, 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom

Please click HERE to visit the Explore Manchester section on our website.

 

VENUE

MCCC / Manchester Central Convention Complex
Exchange Suite

 

Address: Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX

Please click HERE for further details about the venue and access to the venue. 

 

LANGUAGE

The official language of ESCV 2022 is English.

 

TIME ZONE

In September, time zone in Manchester is British Summer Time which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1). 

 

CLIMATE

Manchester has a generally mild climate with no extremes. The warmest months are July and August with an average temperature of 20°C, and the coldest months are December, January and February with an average temperature of 4°C. On average there are 152 days per year with rain and an average of 86.71 cms of rain per year.

In September, the daytime temperature range changes between 12°C and 20°C.

In September, to cover all eventualities, it is recommended visitors pack a sweater, good walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a compact umbrella and/or a light rain coat.

You may view the current weather conditions in Manchester by clicking here.

 

CLOTHING

The dress code for ESCV 2022 is business formal or business casual for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

 

CURRENCY & EXCHANGE

The official currency of the United Kingdom is the pound sterling, known as the pound (£, GBP). Each pound is divided into 100 pence (100p = £1).

The most common banknotes are £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100. 

The coins in circulation are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1 and £2. 

Currency Converter 

You can change money at the following places:

  • any bank office
  • exchange offices in the airport and within the city
  • major hotels
  • withdrawal from ATMs


Credit & Debit Cards: The safest and easiest form of money is credit cards. Major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express) are accepted in most restaurants / cafes / facilities.

Cash Withdrawal: It is possible to withdraw pounds directly from any ATM in Manchester. This is also the cheapest option, since it has a lower exchange rate. However, it is important to keep in mind that your own bank may charge you a fee each time you use a foreign ATM.

It is recommended to have a small amount of cash on hand upon arrival in United Kingdom for immediate expenses, i.e. taxies, city transportation etc.

 

ELECTRICITY

In the United Kingdom the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type G.

Unless you are from a country using G type plugs, please do not forget to bring your adapter to Manchester.


 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Every traveller must have a valid passport.

All participants should check the visa requirements for themselves prior to travel.

Please click here to check if you need a UK visa.

Please click here to apply for a UK visa.

 

TRAVEL REGULATIONS DUE TO COVID-19

As of February 2022, the official information on the website of UK Government is as below:

Persons who are fully vaccinated will no longer need to take a COVID-19 test either before or after arrival in the UK. A passenger locator form is still need to be completed.

As the regulations are continuously subject to change, please make sure to check the UK Entry Regulations before your travel.   

To get further information about UK's entry and stay regulations due to COVID-19 and/or the exceptions and suspension of visas, please see the official Coronavirus page through the below link: 

UK Government Coronavirus Page

 

INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA PURPOSES

Participants who require a signed and stamped letter are kindly requested to contact our Registration & Accommodation Specialists Ms. Neyir Utugen (nutugen@kenes.com) and Ms. Ilayda Damar (idamar@kenes.com). Please make sure to provide your full name (as printed in your passport), passport number, issue and expiry dates, and full postal address in order to get your invitation letter.

Applications for invitation letters from the Secretariat must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the Conference.

Unfortunately, we are unable to send invitation letters directly to Consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are sent directly to them.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Participants of ESCV 2022 can travel to Manchester by plane, train or car.

Please click HERE to visit the Travel Information section on our website.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE CITY

Manchester is a very compact city and most places are within easy walking distance. There is also a very practical and well-planned public transportation network in Manchester.

Please click here to visit the Explore Manchester section on our website for further information about public transportation.

 

FREE WI-FI

You can stay connected and share your experiences with the free wifi at certain places within the city including some streets, council owned buildings and some public transportation vehicles.

Please click here to visit the Explore Manchester section on our website for further information about the free Wi-Fi.

 

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

The Conference Organising Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the ESCV, the Local Organising Committee nor the Conference Organising Secretariat assumes any liability.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

 

CONFERENCE ORGANISING SECRETARIAT

Office: Kenes M+ 

Scientific Inquiries
Ms. Melis Angelini, Scientific Programme Coordinator | E-mail: mangelini@kenes.com

Sponsorship & Exhibition Inquiries
Mr. Muzaffer Komek, Industry Liaison & Sales Manager | E-mail: mkomek@kenes.com

Registration, Accommodation & Travel Inquiries
Ms. Neyir Utugen, Registration & Accommodation Specialist | E-mail: nutugen@kenes.com 

Ms. Ilayda Damar, Registration & Accommodation Specialist | E-mail: idamar@kenes.com 

Promotional Inquiries
Ms. Defne Caglar, Marketing Manager | E-mail: dcaglar@kenes.com

General Inquiries
Ms. Pinar Akbulut, Senior Project Manager | E-mail: pakbulut@kenes.com

 

 

 

Organised By

Kenes Group, Office: Kenes M+