English is the FoodMicro2020 official language.

Greek, the official language of Greece, is used by the majority of the country’s population. English is the most widely spoken foreign language.



Athens is at UTC/GMT +3 hours during the summer period.



The electrical power supply “voltage” in Athens is: 220-240 Volts



There are 4 main GSM operators in Greece that you can roam with: Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind and CYTA. The protocols for digital mobile telephone transmissions are based on GSM technology, operating at the frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz. Please contact your provider for further details.


Emergency Telephone Numbers

• Ambulance: 166

• Fire Department: 199

• Police: 100

• Tourist Police: 171

• General Telephone Information: 11888


Banking & Currency Exchange

Euro is the official currency. Banks’ working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.



In restaurants and hotels, taxis or other services, tipping is optional and customized per case depending on whether you are pleased with the service. Approximately 5% of the bill is a good guideline.



Athens enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate and ample sunshine. The average temperature during the month of September in Athens range from 20°C to 29°C / from 68° F to 84° F.


Liability and Insurance

Registration fees do not include participants’ insurance against personal accidents, sickness and cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance. Conference Organizers and the Organizing Secretariat PCO CONVIN accept no liability.


Visa Requirements/Letter of Invitation

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if required. Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation, or need any information regarding visa procedures can contact the Conference Secretariat. The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the Congress organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Congress are the sole responsibility of the attendee.