Venue & travel Information

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VisaimageNationals of some countries will need a travel-visa to enter the United States. Participants should contact the American Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their travel-visa requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to procure the necessary visa to attend the congress.

We suggest to initiate the application process at least three months prior to departure, Visa processing times vary by country.

All Visa Waiver Program travelers must have a valid, approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel to the United States. The United States Government recommends travelers log in and review their ESTA status in advance of travel.  Visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ for more information. 

Please find HERE a list of countries who DO NOT need to be in possession of visas.

If you require a visa: you can proceed HERE 

To request a visa invitation letter please log into the online GSC registration portal and click on “Invitation letter request”.

Only participants registered for the congress can obtain a personal invitation letter and only once the full payment of the registration fee is received.

Invitation letters will be issued free of charge.

Associated costs for a hardcopy of the invitation letter sent by express courier must be paid in advance.

Please note that the visa invitation letter only aims to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Congress and it is not a commitment from the organizers to cover any kind of expenses or to provide any financial support. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference remain the sole responsibility of the participant. The conference organizers cannot assist participants with their visa application process and cannot intervene with embassies or consulates on behalf of participants.

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In the United States, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You cannot use your electric appliances in the US without a voltage converter. Do not forget your Universal Travel Adapter.

     
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In June, the average high-temperature is 39°C and the average low-temperature is 16°C in Las Vegas.

     
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US dollar is the national currency.
See this useful currency conversion tool.

     
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Banks are open on weekdays and on Saturday morning.
You can find cash machines everywhere in the city. Credit cards are accepted everywhere..

     
traveltips iconstime   Las Vegas is -8 hours UTC/GMT.
     
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Fire Department: 911
Civil Police: 911
     
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You can find taxis anywhere in the city such as taxi stations, in front of hotels, or airport terminals.

From Las Vegas International airport to the venue : average cost is 20-25 USD

Getting to the venue:

The easiest way to reach the congress venue from the airport is by taxi/uber.

For more information : https://www.mccarran.com/Transportation

 Palais des Congrès


Congress venue:

Mandalay Bay North Convention Center
3940 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

Websitehttps://mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com/en.html

Mandalay Bay is the fifth largest convention center in the U.S., with 2.1 million gross square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

The true resort on the Strip is also home to Las Vegas's ultimate convention facility. Whether your meeting is as small as 30, or upwards of 30,000, Mandalay Bay's exceptional team can make even the most ambitious event, meeting, trade show or convention possible. It's no surprise the world's most prestigious companies choose Mandalay Bay for their milestone moments. It's where leaders meet.

 The world's most respected companies hold their events at Mandalay Bay Convention Resort, and one of the reasons is our commitment to conservation. On average, 81% of convention waste is recycled. And the two towers that comprise our resort, Mandalay Bay and Delano Las Vegas, are both strongly committed to being socially responsible and lessening our impact on the planet. 

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Mandalay Bay

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119 USA

Colourful and lively, Mandalay Bay’s resort, suite and luxury collections offer more of everything you love. From larger spaces to natural wood and stone décor, these exotic retreats have all of the comforts of home. For the ultimate in indulgence, our one-to-four bedroom Luxury Collection also offers a true Las Vegas escape beyond your most extravagant expectations.

Special rates

Hotel Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is offering special GSC 2022 rates for participants. Visit here for more information. Check our website for all the restaurants that are open for breakfast

Main hotel website: click here

 

 

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Delano Las Vegas

3940 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119 USA

With its all-suite boutique offering, Delano Las Vegas offers the utmost in modern luxury and personalized servicejust steps away from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Suites with every modern enhancement, wherever you may stay, presents intriguing possibilities.

Hotel website: click here

If you would like to take in the sights of Las Vegas and further beyond the city, a wide variety of tour services are available.

Please visithttps://www.vegas.com/tours/ for more information.