Local Information

Currency and Exchange Rates

The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown = Česká koruna (CZK = Kč). Exchange of foreign currency is available at Prague international Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site.

You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank at www.cnb.cz.


The Czech Republic uses a 230 volt 50 Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.


The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to make their own personal insurance before travelling to the congress.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.


The month of September is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 21°C to 16°C over the course of the month, exceeding 26°C or dropping below 11°C only one day in ten.

The current weather conditions and forecast can be found at the official web page of the Czech hydrometeorological institute www.chmi.cz or on www.weather.com.