SH Valencia Palace
Address: Passeig de l’Albereda,
32, 46023 València, Spain
There are two official languages in Valencia: Spanish and “Valenciano”.
The official language of the Conference is English
The climate in Valencia:
Valencia enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 17ºC with warm summers and very mild winters, rarely below 10ºC. There is only light rainfall mainly in autumn and the beginning of spring
Weather in February:
After some cooler weather in winter, it becomes milder and pleasant with warmer temperatures. The average daily temperature in Valencia in February is 11°C, however, high temperatures can reach an average of 16°C on some days, particularly towards the end of the month.
The Euro is the currency of Spain. All major credit cards are accepted. Banks open from Monday to Friday, from 8.30/9.00 to 14.00/14.30h. There are 24-hour cash machines around the city, and most (Servired, 4B, etc.) offer international services.
Tips are included in all prices and bills, so tipping is not considered obligatory. However, if the service received is considered satisfactory, especially in bars and restaurants, a tip is often left.
Standard electrical voltage in Valencia is 220-240 V AC, 50 Hz. A transformer and an adapter are necessary to use North American electrical appliances whose plugs have two square pins. Adapters are available in most hardware stores.
Time zone in February is GMT / UTC +2:00.
Opening hours for shops in Valencia are from 10 am to 8.30 pm from Monday to Saturday. Nevertheless, you will find malls and shops that are open every day, including Sundays and public holidays (except 1 and 6 January, 19 March, 1 May, 9 October and 25 December) from 11 am to 22 pm in the tourists areas: Valencia city centre and surroundings of the City of Arts and Science.
Restaurants and Bars
With a number of great quality restaurants in Valencia, you are sure to be spoilt for choice. Foodies will find a range of innovative culinary creations waiting to be explored. Restaurants in Valencia traditionally open around 13:30 to 16:00 for lunch and from 21:00 to 23:30 for dinner. However, restaurants in tourist areas, as well as more informal bars and fast-food places, tend to have longer opening hours.
ICHCA 2018 Participants are requested to consult the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
Liability and Insurance
Delegates are requested to take out their own personal travel and health insurance as the congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss or damage to private property.
Official Letter of Invitation
Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organising Committee or Conference to provide any financial assistance.
Registration & Accommodation
All participants must submit a completed registration form. Hotel accommodation at special conference rates is offered to participants.