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Star Alliance network
Star Alliance network

The Star Alliance™ member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the MIE 2011

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts, please quote the event code SK06S11 when calling the reservation office of a participating Star Alliance member airline.

For booking office information please visit:
1. Choose “For delegates”
2. Under “Delegates login” enter the Event code
3. Choose one of the participating airlines listed
4. Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the Event Code when booking the ticket

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling internationally to the event can be granted a discount of up to 20%, depending on the fare and class of travel.

The participating airlines for this event are:
Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways

Discounts are offered on international flights on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

Please note: For travel from Japan and New Zealand, special fares or discounts are
offered by the participating airlines on their own network.

SAS Conference discount on Domestic routes.

SAS will offer you 10% conference discount on all published fares*. Simply log in with the designated event code at SAS Conference Fare Booking tool and book your flight on SAS, Blue1 and Widerøe.
*except 2% on the lowest Economy fares

Travel from the Airport to Oslo
The Blu Airport Bus leaves every 20 minutes, and takes about 45 minutes directly to the conference hotel

The airport express train (flytoget) takes you downtown Oslo in 19 minutes.
All trains stop at Oslo Central station – 1,5 km from the conference hotel.
Every second train continues to the National Theatre station, 500 m from the conference hotel.

Taxi may be expensive for a 35 minute trip—ask the price before entering.

If you plan to go directly to the AHUS hospital on Sunday, take the airport express train to the Lillestrøm station, and then a taxi or bus 401 to the hospital.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Congress secretariat
The Congress secretariat is located on the Ground Floor next to the main entrance of the Venue.
The Secretariat will be happy to help you with any questions that might arise, and sale of the Instructional Course book
Opening hours:
Saturday 27 August 17:00 – 20:00 (located in the hotel foyer)
Sunday 28 August 08:00 – 09:30 (located in the hotel foyer)
18:00 – 20:00
Monday 29 August 07:30 – 18:30
Tuesday 30 August 08:00 – 17:30
Wednesday 31 August 08:00 – 14:00

Congress PCO: Congress-Conference AS

Badges
Your personal badge is your entrance ticket to the conference centre and all scientific arrangements. Please wear your badge at all times.
Colour codes: Red label: Local Organizing Committee
Green label: Invited Speakers and SPC chair and co-chairs
Blue label: Exhibitors (no access to scientific sessions)
Clear label: Participant

Certificate of Attendance
Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the secretariat on the last days of the congress to all registered delegates.

International phone calls
To call abroad from Norway dial 00 followed by the country code. The country code of Norway is 47.

Liability and Insurance
The Organizing Committee accepts no liability for personal injuries or loss or damage of property belonging to congress delegates, either during or as a result of the Congress or during any of the excursion tours. It is recommended that participants arrange for their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.

Lunch
Lunch will be served to all delegates and exhibitors wearing a badge. Lunch will be served at AHUS on Sunday, and in the exhibition area on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Non-smoking policy
Please observe the non-smoking policy and that smoking is not permitted in-doors in public areas in Norway

Posters
Posters will be on display in the corridor leading to N2-6 and Telemark.
The poster area will be open Monday and Tuesday. The posters will be changed between Monday and Tuesday. The poster should be mounted between 07:30 and 08:30, and taken down around 17:00 hrs.
Please contact the Secretariat for fixing material.
Unfortunately, the Secretariat has no possibility to store posters not removed within due time, and such posters will be disposed off.

Speaker room
The speaker room will be located in room Asker, next to the registration desk. Oral presentations must be delivered to the Speaker Room at least 2 hours before the sessions starts. Personal computers in the session rooms will not be accepted. Opening hours for the Speaker room is as for the Secretariat.

Tickets
Tickets for all social events must be presented upon notice. Please contact the Secretariat for available tickets for the social events.

Wi-Fi
There will be free access to wireless internet in all parts of the Venue. Please consult the secretariat for the access code.

Dress:
Despite its 1,000 year history, Oslo is a city young at heart. Acceptable attire in Oslo and for the convention is business casual. Pack a sweater or light jacket for the evenings. Please note that convention centre rooms vary in temperature–for your comfort, it is recommended that you keep a light sweater or light jacket handy.

Electricity:
The electricity supply is 220 volts, 50-60 cycles. To operate small travel appliances such as irons, hair dryers or electric shavers, converters may be required.

Credit Cards:
Major credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Mastercard are honored throughout Norway at hotels, stores and restaurants. Taxis in Norway accept all major credit cards.

Money Exchange:
The Norwegian Krone (NOK) is the national currency unit. Money can be exchanged at the airport, major hotels and banks. Credit cards and Traveler’s checks are also widely accepted. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are conveniently located throughout Norway.

Official Language:
English is the official language of the conference.

Letter of Invitation (for visa requirements):
Upon request, MIE 2011 will be pleased to send you an official letter of invitation. Such an invitation is intended to assist participants in raising travel funds or obtaining a visa to enter Norway. The letter of invitation issued by MIE 2011 is not a commitment to provide any financial support nor does it guarantee a visa.
Letters of invitation are issued by our conference organizer after registration—please contact

Passports and Visas:
All international visitors traveling to Norway must have a valid passport. Check with the Norwegian Embassy/Consulate in your country regarding any specific visa requirements and travel restrictions well in advance of your trip. For additional information about visiting Norway, go to
For letters of invitation—please see above.

Time Zone:
GMT/UTC +1
Daylight saving time in August

Weather:
Norway is at its best and brightest from May to September. Average temperature in Oslo in Augus

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