The official language of the conference is English.
Hindi & English
July is monsoon season in Delhi. During the days of the conference, the temperature is likely to be 30-35 Celsius with cloudy weather. There will also, in all probability, be the occasional downpour. Light cotton clothing is recommended.
Indian has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT/BST.
The voltage in India is 230 volts. You will require a voltage converter if you are carrying a device that does not accept 230 Volts. Wall sockets accept plugs with two or three round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, most Conference Hotels will provide adaptors on request but it may be useful to carry your own for convenience. Most laptops have adaptors that accept 110-240 volts, but will still need plugs of the type shown below.
Typical India 3-Pin and 2-Pin plugs. The separation between the two smaller round pins is 2 cm.
1 Euro = 70 INR
1 USD = 65 INR
1 GBP = 82 INR
1 AUD = 47 INR
1 JPY = 0.56 INR
The above currency values are as on date and approximate. Please log onto www.xe.com to calculate the approximate current currency values. The above rate of exchange changes every day therefore the current date rate to be taken at the time of calculation.
Please consult your physician regarding health precautions prior to visiting India. If you are coming from or have recently visited Africa, South America or an area infected with Yellow Fever within five days prior to your arrival in India, proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required.
All public areas are non-smoking except for specifically labeled smoking areas.
There are plenty of shops selling liquor of all varieties where the price will at least 50% less than the same brand served in a hotel.
As a result of current legislation in the India state of New Delhi, it is generally illegal to serve alcohol in public places after 11.00 p.m. Therefore, as a general rule, kindly note that absolutely no alcoholic beverages can be available at any bar (including those in hotels) after this cut-off time. Individuals who wish to continue to partake of alcoholic beverages after 11.00 p.m. may only do so via room service orders within hotels.
The Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies before departure from their countries, as required.
While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and tours, participants are advised that no liability accrues to the Organizers in the event of any necessary modifications, including change in itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other exigencies beyond the Organizers' control.
Tipping (where it’s warranted) is common practice in India. It’s fine to tip in a popular foreign currency or local currency. Naturally, it’s never compulsory and should only be done if you’re happy with the service. Tipping is usually around 5%.
|Hospital Name||Contact Numbers|
|Moolchand Medcity||011 4200 0000|
|AIIMS||011 26594405, 01126594706|
The rules of the road are quite different here in India. Traffic generally is much slower than in some other parts of the world. Use great caution when crossing streets.
|Hello||: Namaskar or Namaste|
|I need a Taxi||: Mujhe Taxi chaheye|
|How much does it cost||: Kitna Rupee hua ?|
|Could you please help me||: Kya aap meri madad karenge ?|
|Do you understand??||: Aap samjhe??|
|Can you give me directions||: Kya aap mujhe raasta bata sakte hain ?|
|What is your name?||: Aapka naam kya hai ?|
|My Name is ___||: Mera naam _______ hai|
|Restaurant/Bar name||Address||Distance from Venue(IHC) in kms||Contact Number for Reservations||Cuisines||Cost for Two|
|Lodi - The Garden Restaurant||Opposite Mausam Bhawan, Near Gate 1, Lodhi Road, New Delhi||0.5 km||+919818743232||European, Lebanese, Mediterranean||₹ 2,600|
|Ping's Café Orient||13, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi||1 km||+911133106002||Asian||₹ 2,100|
|The All American Diner||India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi||Within IHC||+911143663162||American, Fast Food, Salad||₹ 1,000|
|The Electric Room||The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi||2.3 kms||+911143633333||Continental, Finger Food||₹ 5,000|
|Elan - The Lodhi||The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi||2.3 kms||+919654902246||North Indian, Continental, Italian, Salad||₹ 3,000|
|Diva Spiced||79 & 80, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Road, New Delhi||0.8 kms||+911149051837||Asian, Chinese||₹ 2,000|
|Perch Wine & Coffee Bar||71, 1st Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi||2 kms||+918373976637||Cafe, European||₹ 2,000|