Cairo International Conference Centre
Tel. +20 (2) 2 263 4632
Fax +20 (2) 2 263 4640
Cairo has been the largest city in Africa and the Middle East
for centuries. Egypt itself has also long been a world focal centre, particularly for Africa and the Middle East, making this a fitting location for an international conference such as the ICS Annual Meeting.
The Cairo International Conference Centre is a remarkable
not far from Cairo International Airport and a short
drive fromseveral five star hotels. The Centre prides
itself on its magnificent architecture and the highly
valuable collection of fine art lining the passage ways and on display at the Centre. In the midst of the CICC's 28 acres of land lies an exquisite Chinese Garden that is
a peaceful haven where one can slip away from the stress of business.
The official language of the Meeting is English.
ClimateThroughout Egypt, days are commonly warm or hot,
October is late summer in Egypt and Cairo's average
temperature ranges from 17.8°C - 29.8°C or 64°F - 86°F.
Please find below the contact details for the appointed sole agent who will collect applications from Italian delegates to be filed with the Italian Ministry of Health.
TWT/Magia Travel srl
Via Cagliari 13
Fax: +39 (06) 44249 326
Currency & Banking
The local currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP), which is divided into 100 piastres.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted, but mainly at bigger hotels or restaurants in Cairo and in tourist areas will accept credit cards as payment. Traveller’s cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling are the most cost-effective to exchange.
Bank hours are Sun-Thu 08:30 - 14:00.
Egypt uses 220 volt power supply and plugs are two prong rounded. It is recommended that participants bring adapters with them to Cairo.
Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA).
Citizens of many countries may obtain a visa on arrival at major points of entry.
Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.
Official letters of invitation for visa applications can be requested by participants from the ICS 2008 secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Letters of Invitation
Please note that these letters do not constitute a commitment on the part of the organising committee with regard to financial support or placement in the scientific programme.
Participants are requested to refrain from smoking throughout the Convention Centre. Although there is no smoking ban in Egypt, the Cairo International Convention Centre is a non-smoking venue.
Should you have any special requirements or queries, please do contact the Annual Meeting secretariat at email@example.com
Please note there will be official photographers at the ICS 2008 Annual Meeting. Photographs taken during the event may be later used in ICS publications.