Hotel Information - LIVES 2017

K.I.T. Group books a number of hotel rooms in different price categories at very advantageous rates. It is recommended to make your hotel reservation well in advance, as availability cannot be guaranteed. Although K.I.T. will make every effort to meet each participant's requirements, incoming requests will be processed on a "first come-first served" basis. Reservations can only be accepted with a valid credit card.


Group Hotel Reservations

Group reservations (minimum of 10 rooms) for exhibitors, companies, travel agencies or other will be handled by K.I.T. Group with separate contracts. Please contact:

c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH
Association & Conference Management
Kurfürstendamm 71
10709 Berlin, Germany


There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites and individuals that impersonate ESICM and our Congress but that are in no way associated with ESICM.
We would like to alert all our members and delegates to be aware of companies claiming to be ESICM partners and we strongly advise you to only use our official Congress accommodation partners. Please also pay attention to fraudulent websites. There is only one ESICM Congress 2017 website and ESICM’s only official provider of housing and registration is K.I.T. Group GmbH. Your money will be at risk if you use unofficial websites and ESICM will not accept any responsibility for bookings made via unofficial websites and agencies.
The designated official accommodation partner for the ESICM 2017 in Vienna is K.I.T. Group GmbH:
K.I.T. Group GmbH
Kurfürstendamm 71
10709 Berlin
Your hotel reservations will be part of the Congress block and the K.I.T. Group GmbH will be available to provide support before the Congress as well as onsite.

Travel Information - LIVES 2017


The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for ESICM LIVES 2017.

Registered Event participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this Event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from: Turkish Airlines.

To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”.

Please quote the following Event code TK45S17 for ticket reservation.

From 31 July 2017, the Conventions Plus Programme will be discontinued as a result of the recent policy changes of Star Alliance. Any booking made by delegates prior to 31 July 2017 will remain unaffected and can be flown, subject to the standard terms applicable to such bookings.

Practical Information - LIVES 2017


September 23-27, 2017

Congress Hours


The congress will take place at the:

Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna, Austria

ACV Maps


For all information regarding the Congress, please contact:

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
Rue Belliard 19
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 559 03 50

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine has chosen a German contractor, K.I.T. Group GmbH, who will ensure the smooth and efficient administration of the abstract management, the poster and industry exhibition, the registration and the hotel accommodation linked to LIVES 2017. For any further information regarding these activities, do not hesitate to contact:

LIVES 2017 -c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH
Association and Conference Management Group
Kurfürstendamm 71
10709 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 24 603 319


The official language of the Congress is English.

Social Programme - LIVES 2017

Opening Session and Reception

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine invites all delegates to attend the Opening Session & Welcome Reception at LIVES 2017 on Sunday 24 September at 17:00.

The Opening Session features welcome speeches and expert lectures followed by a welcome cocktail and buffet in the exhibition area. The Opening Session and Reception is a unique and enjoyable occasion to listen to top experts, network with colleagues from around the world and enjoy a lovely selection of food and beverages!