Venue

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
North Convention Centre (NCC) (= North Entrance)
Avenida del Partenón,5
28042 Madrid
Spain

Visa Requirements

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact their nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications.

The organisers will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants.

If for any reason a visa cannot be granted and the visa was applied for in time, an applicant may apply for a refund, provided that there is official proof from the Embassy to confirm that a visa could not be granted. This document should be sent to the ESICM Congress Registration department. The registration fee, minus a handling fee of 50 EUR, will be refunded after the Congress.

The congress organiser shall be held liable in the framework of a duty of care as a respectable business operator, according to statutory provisions. The liability of the congress organiser - for whatever legal reason - shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The liability of commissioned service providers shall remain unaffected by this. The attendee shall take part in the Congress at his/her own risk. Oral agreements shall not be binding if these have not been confirmed in writing by the congress organiser.

Letter of Invitation

Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation can request one from the ESICM Registration Department. To receive a Letter of Invitation, attendees must first register to the Congress and submit payment in full. Letters of Invitation will not be sent after the pre-registration deadline (17 September 2020).
The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the congress organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Congress are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Accessibility

The ESICM LIVES 2020 Congress will take place in the North Convention Centre and the Hall 9 of the IFEMA Madrid.

How to get there:

  • By metro: Metro station Feria de Madrid Take Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios - Aeropuerto T4), and walk from South Entrance to North Entrance (North Convention Centre - NCC)
  • By taxi: Ask for North Convention Centre (NCC), North Entrance

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Language

The official language of the Congress is English.

Photography and Filming

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at LIVES 2020 and these images may be used on future promotional materials for ESICM events. By attending or participating in ESICM congresses and other activities, the delegate acknowledges that the Event or part of it may be filmed by audio, visual, audio-visual or electronic means or photographed, including photographs of individuals or groups of delegates.
The delegate agrees to permit ESICM, or any third party licensed by ESICM, to use and distribute such footage and photographs, which may feature images of him/herself, in all or any media (including social media) whether now known or hereafter to be invented throughout the world in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising, publicity, reporting and otherwise in relation to the exploitation of such recordings and photographs.
Please inform the photographer if you do not wish to be included in any individual or group photographs.

Policy Accompanying Persons

Delegates are welcome to bring one accompanying guest to the Opening Session of the congress (allowed entry just prior to the start time on 11 October 2020 / 17:00-18:30).
Apart from this session, accompanying persons must buy a delegate badge if they wish to enter the congress centre. Children are not permitted to enter at any time.
The name badge provided to participants for identification and entry to the congress is intended for the exclusive use of the registered delegate. Unauthorised persons found to be fraudulently using a delegates badge will be asked to leave and the badge will be confiscated.