13th BMP conference
Venue and general info
Valamar Conference Center and Valamar hotels
Passport and Visa
Croatia is a member of the European Union but does not belong to the Schengen area.
Participants from outside the EU have to possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of the Conference. Please check your visa requirements at the web-site of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.mvp.hr
If an entry visa is required, please allow sufficient time for this procedure.
Upon request the Congress Secretariat will send a personal invitation to registered Conference participants only.
To request an official letter of invitation for your visa application, be sure to have the following information ready when processing your request: your full name as it appears on the passport and your passport number.
For more information please visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://mvep.gov.hr/en
Disclaimer: This procedure is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the BMP2022 and is not an official invitation covering fees and/ or any other expenses or financial support for the conference. BMP is not to be held responsible for the outcome of your visa application. Those persons needing an official invitation letter in order to attend the congress may contact BMP2022@filidatravel.hr specifying the necessary details.
Credit Cards, Currency and Exchange
The official currency in Croatia is Croatian Kuna (HRK). Exchange facilities are offered at the airport, in hotels, and at the exchange offices and desks of banks.
Visa and Master Card are accepted at the registration desk, ATMs, in hotels, restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logo before ordering a service.
The official language of the conference is English.
It is customary to give a tip of 10% over the amount of the bill at restaurants (unless service charge is already included) and in taxis.
The time zone in Croatia is GMT + 1 hour. Daylight Saving Time is used until the end of October.
Electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. Round, European-style two-pin plugs are used, different from that used in some other countries, e.g. the USA, the UK and Japan. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.
The usual shopping hours in Dubrovnik are from 09:00 to 20:00, in big shopping centres up to 21:00. For further information please contact the Registration Desk.
Smoking is not permitted inside the conference building, restaurants and/or at the venues for the social functions. Smokers are required to smoke outdoors. Smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains.
The Organizing Committee cannot assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the Conference. Participants are therefore advised to travel with a valid insurance package.
All delegates and guests will receive a name badge at the registration desk.
The badge will be the official meeting document and should be worn at all times.
Situation with COVID-19 virus in Croatia is changing weekly. In order to have latest information and update please visit https://www.koronavirus.hr/en
All information regarding the epidemiological situation will be timely updated.
One can arrive to Dubrovnik by plane. There are lot of Airline companies that connect Dubrovnik to European cities. Dubrovnik Airport is about 20 km away from Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, bus transport to Dubrovnik is organized for each regular flight. Departures include bus transport from the bus terminal 1.5 hours before the flights. For all other regular flights the bus from the bus terminal leaves 2 hours before the flight. A taxi service is available all day.
For more information, please check official Dubrovnik airport web site: https://www.airport-dubrovnik.hr/
Dubrovnik is well connected with mayor European and world cities: London, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Moscow, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Dubai, Zagreb, …
One can drive to Dubrovnik by car. Croatia has new highway grid, that will take you to Ploče, from where you’ll take local road down to Dubrovnik.
620 km from Zagreb
700 km from Trieste
960 km from Vienna
235 km from Sarajevo
Dubrovnik is connected by ferry with Italy and north part of Croatian cost. There is also catamaran line to take.
For more information please see https://www.croatiaferries.com/
The newly built Dubrovnik Bus Terminal is situated in Gruž, in the vicinity of the harbour. In addition to information and booking desks it offers a left-luggage office, taxi stand and kiosk. One of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Information Offices is also located in close proximity to the Bus Terminal. Apart from international bus lines, Dubrovnik has daily bus lines to all major Croatian cities. The only left-luggage in Dubrovnik is located at the Dubrovnik Bus Terminal. The terminal has excellent local bus connections with other parts of the city. A taxi service is also available.
During your stay in Dubrovnik we recommend you the public bus transport. You will enjoy a pleasant ride on the new, low-floored, air-conditioned buses of the Libertas Public Transport Company. All city districts are excellently connected with frequent regular bus lines. The public bus time-tables are posted at every bus stop. They are also available at the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Information Offices and at your hotel reception desk. Bus tickets can be obtained from the bus driver (15 kunas), at kiosks („S“ ticket – 12 kunas), at the Libertas Company ticket-windows at Pile, Bus Terminal and in Mokošica, at hotel reception desks and tourist agencies. The purchased bus ticket, after being clipped for the first time, is valid for one hour for an unlimited number of rides within the city. The price for a daily bus ticket is 30 kunas.
Taxi stands are located in the busiest parts of the city (City Map), with the taxi fares posted in a prominent place. When a customer enters a taxi, the taximeter must be running. If the taximeter is not running, the customer is not obliged to pay the fare. The taxi accommodates a maximum of four people. If you would like to lodge a complaint for the taxi service charge, it would be useful to obtain the bill from the driver including the valid stamp, the service given and the registration plate. You may take a taxi for a memorable panoramic tour of the City and its surroundings.