ITC / ATI Tax and Development Conference 2017

Travel

Download Logistical Note

Please find here the logistical note for download. Do not hesitate to contact us at in case there are further questions.

Accommodation

Rooms with preferential room rates are available at the conference hotel (Steigenberger Hotel Berlin) until 18 April 2017. After that date, the rates might vary. Early reservation is recommended as the preferential room rates are subject to availability. The booking code will be provided to participants after the registration is confirmed.

Other hotels nearby are Swissotel Berlin and/or Sofitel Berlin Kurfüstendamm. Further possibilities for accommodation can be found on the official Berlin Tourism Site.

Contact

For questions or clarifications please contact us:

ITC Secretariat
℅ GIZ Office Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36
53113 Bonn
Germany

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T +49 228 44 60-1356

Date and Venue

ITC/ATI Tax and Development Conference will be held from 14th to 16th June, 2017 according to the attached agenda at

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Los-Angeles-Platz 1
10789 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 2127-0
www.steigenberger.com

Rooms with preferential room rates are available for conference participants (see Accomodation).

Dress code for the welcome cocktail & boat cruise dinner

Business casual

Electricity

Note that you might need an adapter to use your electronic devices in Germany. Power plugs/sockets are type C and F (220 V).

Funding for partner country participants

You can apply for funding during the registration process. Please note that distribution of funding is dependent on funds available. Moreover, note that funding can only be provided to cover flight costs and accommodation in the conference hotel. Per diems and travel costs in Berlin are not covered by the funding. Please make sure to apply for the conference and funding in due time in order to ensure that there is enough time to make travel and accommodation arrangements. Late application might affect the possibility of receiving funding. Do not hesitate to contact us if there are any questions with respect to funding.

Health Insurance

Participants are expected to make their own medical insurance arrangements before entering Germany.

Hospitality

Tea/coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided on all three days of the conference. On June 13, 6:30 pm, a welcome cocktail event will be organised at the hotel and on June 14, 7 pm, the guests are welcome to participate at our dinner cruise along the Spree River. On the evening of June 15, the guests are free to organise their own activities in the city.

Internet

Free Wi-Fi is available for all guests at the conference location. The password will be provided.

Money and Banking

Euros can be changed or withdrawn at Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) or Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF). Numerous ATMs and bank offices are located within walking distance from the hotel. Most shops accept credit or debit cards; however, many restaurants and cafés do not.

Registration of Participants

Registration for the conference is by invitation only. Please contact us if you wish to participate but have not received an invitation.

Sightseeing

Berlin has much to offer in terms of sightseeing. Find more information on the official Berlin Tourism Site.

Transportation

Public Transport

From Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), buses X9 and 109 go directly to Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten. From there it is only a short walk to Steigenberger Hotel Berlin (see map below). The journey from the airport will take about 30 minutes depending on the traffic. The ticket tariff is €2.80 – zone AB.

From Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF), RE7 or RB14 trains leave regularly from Schönefeld station and arrive at Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten. From there it is only a short walk to Steigenberger Hotel Berlin (see map below). The journey from the airport will take about 50 minutes depending on the traffic. The ticket tariff is €3.40 – zone ABC.

From Berlin Hauptbahnhof S5, S7, S75 or RB14, RE1, RE2, RE7 trains leave regularly to Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten. From there it is only a short walk to Steigenberger Hotel Berlin (see map below). The journey from Berlin main station will take about 15 minutes. The ticket tariff is €2.80 – zone AB.

Further information such as itineraries, timetables, fares, etc. is available on the site of Berlin Public Transport Service.

Taxi

Taxi stands are located at both airports. Taxis are usually available round the clock. The following direct telephone number will ensure arrival within minutes:
Taxi Berlin: +49 (0) 30 20 20 20.
Eco Taxi (eco-friendly): +49 (0)30 210 10 20

A taxi from Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) will cost you approximately 26EUR and will take 20 minutes if traffic is not too heavy.
A taxi from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF) will cost you approximately 42EUR and will take 30 minutes if traffic is not too heavy.

From Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten it is only a short walk to Steigenberger Hotel Berlin (see map below).

Visa Requirements

Delegates are responsible for their own visa arrangements. Please be advised that it is the responsibility of participants to obtain a visa to enter Germany if necessary. Participants who need an entry visa are requested to apply for it with a valid passport and the required additional documents at the nearest German mission/representation. Please consult the nearest German Embassy or Consulate for visa application deadlines and documentation required. Ensure that your application is done well in advance. Further information for visa application is provided here.

Please indicate during the registration process whether you need an official invitation letter for your visa application.

Weather

The month of June is characterised by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 22°C to 24°C over the course of the month, exceeding 29°C or dropping below 16°C only one day in ten.