The Congress will take place at the Tivoli Congress Center, Arni Magnussons Gade 2, Copenhagen V.

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About Copenhagen – The Host City
Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital of Denmark with an urban population of 1,213,822 and a metropolitan population of 1,947,944. With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge to Sweden in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrated Øresund Region. Copenhagen is a major regional centre of culture, business, media and science, as shown by several international surveys and rankings. Life science, information technology and shipping are important industries, and research & development plays a major role in the city's economy.Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, with the largest airport in Scandinavia, located 14 minutes by train from the city centre, have made it a regional hub and a popular location for regional headquarters and conventions.

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Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities in the world with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities. The water in the inner harbour is clean and safe for swimming. 36 percent of all citizens commute to work by bicycle. Every day, they cycle a combined 1.2 million km. Since the turn of the millennium, Copenhagen has seen a strong urban and cultural development. This is partly due to massive investments in cultural facilities as well as infrastructure and a new wave of successful designers, chefs and architects. For further information about Copenhagen, please visit www.aok.dk or www.visitcopenhagen.com 

Name badges will be provided to participants and accompanying persons during registration and will be required for admission to all Congress events.

Normal banking hours are from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. Monday to Friday. On Thursday banking hours are ex-tended to 18:00 hrs. Extended banking facilities are available at Copenhagen Central Railway Station 7 days/week between 07:00 and 21:00 hrs. There are ATMs usually located in connection with a bank branch, which accept a variety of international credit cards. The cards accepted are indicated on the dispenser.

Currency/credit cards
The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). One krone is divided into 100 Øre. 1 Euro is approx. 7.5 DKK and 1 USD is approx. 6.8 DKK as per June 2015. Most shops and restaurants accept Euro, but at a higher rate. Credit cards are widely accepted – also in taxis.

The Organisers reserve the right to adjust or change the programme as necessary.

The weather in Denmark in August is normally very pleasant, usually sunny. However, on occasion an umbrella may be useful. Daytime average temperature is around 18°C, evening temperature around 10°C. For more information please see: www.dmi.dk

Electricity is supplied at 230 volts A/C, 50 Hz cycle.

Emergency Services
Police - Ambulance - Fire Brigade * Dial 112

Important Dates
15th March 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
Primo May 2017: Notification of paper acceptance
5th June 2017: Deadline for early bird payment of registration fee

Tivoli Congress Center has wireless internet connection in all areas. The code is: tivolihotel

Letter of Invitation
The congress organisation will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to delegates requesting an invitation letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the congress to provide any financial support.

Liability and Insurance
Neither the Organisers (IPNC) nor the Congress Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the Conference. Participants are recommended to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance.

Lost Property
All Participants are kindly requested to report any lost or unattended items immediately to the Congress staff. In the event that you lose anything during the Congress, please enquire at the Congress Registration Desk, where any lost property will be held.

Official Congress Language
The working language of the Congress is English.

Satellite Meeting
Congress satellite meetings on Manganese and Boron will be held in Copenhagen 19-20 August 2017, at the Copenhagen Plant Science Center (www.cpsc.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen. Further details will follow.

The shops in Copenhagen are open from 09:30/10:00 to 18:00/19:00 hrs. Monday through Thursday and 09:30/10:00 to 20:00 on Friday and 09:00 to 17:00 on Saturday/Sunday.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is banned in all indoor public places and restaurants in Copenhagen. The Congress is a smoke-free event and smoking is not permitted at Tivoli Congress Center.

Time Zone
Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Denmark, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour; 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). After the Summer months the time in Denmark is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or (GMT+1).

Tipping in taxis and restaurants in Denmark is not expected but is appreciated.

Transportation to/from Copenhagen Airport
The Metro train from Copenhagen Airport offers you a direct train every 4-6 minutes to the city centre of Copenhagen and will take approximately 14 minutes. Please check www.m.dk for further information. A taxi from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre is approximately DKK 250 (no extra charges for suitcases).

Transportation to Tivoli Congress Center
Take the Metro from the airport to Nørreport station and then an S-train to Dybbølsbro station. Walk 550 metres to the hotel. Total travel time is approx. 25 minutes.

The entry formalities for the Kingdom of Denmark vary according to the country of origin. Congress delegates are asked to address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to the travel agent or to the local Royal Danish Embassy / Consulate / Representation in the home country. Further information can be obtained on www.um.dk/en