Escudo de la República de Colombia Escudo de la República de Colombia

General Information

  • Please keep in mind that the official currency is "Colombian Peso" (COP). USD is only accepted in the hotel and exchange currency offices.
  • Cartagena, Bogotá and Medellín are quite safe cities for visitors. Official language: Spanish, but English is used in hotels and restaurants.
  • Taxis are very inexpensive if you need one but the City downtown, where all the action occurs, happens to be very walkable. Please use taxis recommended by the hotel. The fare to downtown is $18.000 COP (ca. 7 USD) one way.
  • Travelers from the following countries can enter Colombia with a valid passport: Andorra, Antigua y Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Check Republic, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rumania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad y Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA , Venezuela.

Key dates

  • - Full Registration Opens: November 1, 2016
  • - Full Registration with ca. 20% discount closes: December 8, 2016
  • - Full Registration with ca. 10% discount closes: February 28, 2017
  • - Full Registration without discount closes: April 15/2017
  • - Abstract Submission Close: December 8/2016
  • - Confirmation of speaking/posters to delegates: January 31, 2017
  • - Early hotel booking with 10% discount: February 7, 2017
  • - Hotel booking with 5% discount: March 24, 2017
  • - Flavor Workshop: May 8-9, 2017
  • - Event: May 10-12, 2017