General Information

Congress Venue
The National Palace of Culture is located in the center of Sofia.
Address: Sofia, 1 Bulgaria Sq.

Language
The official language of the event is English.

About Sofia
Sofia is the capital and the largest city of Bulgaria. It is located at the foot of Mount Vitosha in the western part of the country. Many of the major universities, cultural institutions, and businesses of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia. Sofia is very easy to get to, there are more than 30 airlines operating direct passenger flights to 78 destinations in Europe and in the Middle East. Sofia International Airport is located about 20 - 30 minutes driving distance from the centre of Sofia City depending on traffic conditions.

Climate
Bulgaria is situated closer to the Equator than the pole and it falls within the southern part of the temperate climate zone with subtropical influence. The climate is characterized by great diversity and the country is predominantly sunny. In October you can expect temperatures between 14 C and 20 C. And during this month the cloud cover gradually commences to increase, however over the course of October in Sofia the chance of a day with only rain is only 14%.

Emergency Telephone Number
112 (for Ambulance, Fire Department and Police)

Currency
The official currency in Bulgaria is LEV. The exchange rate is 1 Lev = 1.95583 Euro. It is advisable to exchange foreign currencies in money in bank offices.