CONGRESS DATES
11-13 September, 2017

VENUE
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) | Santaka Valley
Address: K. Baršausko Str. 59, 51423 Kaunas, Lithuania | MAP
Website: www.santakosslenis.lt/en/

 

VISA AND INVITATION LETTER

Visitors who are not citizens of a European Union Member State and who want to enter the Republic of Lithuania must be in possession of the appropriate visa. If you are in possession of a valid Schengen visa, or national visa issued by other Schengen state, you may enter the Republic of Lithuania and remain for the period indicated on a visa, but not exceeding 90 days in any 180 day period

To visit Lithuania, you must have a valid passport or ID card (if you are a citizen of an EU country). A visa is required for citizens of countries that do not have visa-exemption agreements with Lithuania. Information on the visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participants who require a letter of invitation from the Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania may contact the Conference Secretariat to apply for the invitation letter. It is not obligatory for those who are going to take care of the visa by themselves. We kindly request that you consult with the relevant institutions in your country about the procedure and required documents before inquiring for the invitation letter.

Participant must be registered and have fully paid participant’s fee.
Invitation letter preparation fee – 15 Eur. Payment must be made by bank transfer.
Documents to submit to the Secretariat:

  • Questionnaire in Word Document (.doc/ .docx) format. Click here to download it Information-for-the-invitation;
  • Copy of passport;
  • Accommodation reservation confirmation in PDF format.
  • Bank payment receipt for letter of invitation letter.

Please send your inquiries to Conference Secretariat at registration@seventips.lt. We kindly remind you,that your inquiry will be considered only if all the information corresponds and all the forms are received.

In case invitation letter issued by the Conference Secretariat is sufficient to apply for visa, please contact us directly. Please note, that participant must be registered and fully covered participant’s fee.

TIME IN KAUNAS
Time zone | EET (Eastern Europe Time)
Current time zone offset | +02:00 hours
You can check current local time HERE.

CLIMATE
The month of September is characterised by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 19°C to 14°C over the course of the month, exceeding 23°C or dropping below 11°C only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures range from 6°C to 11°C, falling below 3°C or exceeding 14°C only one day in ten. Daily weather updates can be found HERE.

CURRENCY
Official currency in Lithuania is Euro. Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find an ATM on nearly every corner.

ATM (Cash Machines)
Cash-points are ubiquitous in Kaunas, so you won’t have to wander far to track one down. You’ll also find an ATM at the airport. However, most banks will charge a small fee for withdrawing cash overseas.

ELECTRICITY
Electricity in Lithuania is 220 Volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Common plug and socket

OPENING HOURS
Post Office | 07:00 – 19:00 Monday – Friday. 09:00 – 16:00 Saturday
Banks | 08:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday
Shops | food 08:00 – 22:00 (Monday – Sunday) others 10:00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)

INSURANCE
All participants are reminded that the Congress Secretariat Seventips is not liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.

Nr. Hotel Price EUR
Single Double
1. Perkuno namai**** 40,00 50,00
2. Europa Royale Hotel Kaunas**** 50,00 55,00
3. Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas**** 66,00 76,00
4. BEST BALTIC Kaunas**** 47,00 54,00
5. Hotel ibis Kaunas Centre*** 40,00 44,00

By simply clicking this button you will be redirected to hotel booking form

PERKUNO NAMAI
Address: Perkuno av. 61, Kaunas
Website: www.perkuno-namai.lt/en/ 

“Perkuno namai” is the first family owned hotel in Kaunas. Hotel building was designed by family friend and architect V. Landsbergis – Žemkalnis in 1930. Since 1994 this building is operating as hotel in prestigious and private area, near the Old Oak. 

  

EUROPA ROYALE KAUNAS HOTEL
Address: Misko str. 11, Kaunas
Website: www.groupeuropa.com

A four-star  Europa Royale Kaunas hotel is located in the centre of the city. The very famous Laisvės Avenue is nearby the hotel and it is very popular among the Lithuanians and the city guests. Hotel has the ideal location for guests attending conferences or concerts in Kaunas. The pride of our hotel is the famous statue created by A. Aleksandravičius „Šviesos nešėja“ (“Light carrier”) which greets every guest in our inner yard.

Europa Royale Kaunas hotel is situated in an old printing house. Built in the early 20th century. The building was renovated and the hotel was opened in September, 2009. The building has modern design but authentic walls were preserved during the reconstruction.

  

PARK INN BY RADISSON KAUNAS 
Address: K. Donelaicio str. 27, Kaunas
Website: www.parkinn.com

Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas hotel welcomes you to the heart of the city!
Enjoy contemporary accommodation with amenities like Free Wireless High-speed Internet and heated bathroom floors. Visit Restaurant Diverso for fine dining with carefully crafted European dishes, and afterwards join us at Ginger Bar for a cocktail. It’s easy to mix business with pleasure thanks to our leisure and conference facilities. This Kaunas-based hotel boasts an on-site spa, casino and one of the largest conference venues in the area.

  

BEST BALTIC KAUNAS
Address: A.Mickeviciaus str. 28, Kaunas

Situated in the very heart of the city, this 4-star hotel combines grace and inner elegance with a modern and functional facade. You will find this hotel next to the main pedestrian street of Laisves Avenue and not far from the historic quarter. Due to its central location, the hotel is just a short distance from the main historic buildings and areas of cultural interest, including the only Devil Museum in Europe. After a day spent sightseeing, guests can enjoy a coffee or light bite at one of the many famous restaurants and cafes on the vibrant Laisves Alėja.

  

HOTEL IBIS KAUNAS CENTRE
Address: Vytauto av. 28, Kaunas
Website: www.accorhotels.com

Economy hotel for business and leisure.
The ibis Kaunas Centre hotel is located in the centre of Kaunas, within walking distance to the historic Old Town, close to railway and bus station and easy access to the highway to International Kaunas Airport. Ideal for business and leisure stays where guests can explore the city of Kaunas. It has free Internet access, conference facilities, a bar serving snacks 24/7 and onsite parking. Our restaurant, The Oopen will delight you with pasta & grill dishes.

  

ACCOMMODATION PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION TERMS

Full payment for your hotel accommodation can be made in two ways:

  1. On-site at the hotel on your departure day during check-out. In this case, please fill the credit card details submission form and send it to Congress Secretariat until 1 September 2017. Credit card information is required to secure your booking. To download the form please click here
  2. In advance via bank transfer to bank account of the hotel. Please contact Congress Secretariat for pro-forma invoice. Do not forget to indicate your full name and invoice number on the bank transfer.

Changes or cancellation of your booking can be made up to 30 days prior to your date of arrival without any charge by writing email to Congress Secretariat. If cancelled later, you shall pay the cancellation fee equal to one night hotel rate. In case of no-show, the total price of your reservation will be charged

BY PLANE    
Direct Ryanair and Wizz Air flights to Kaunas are available from 17 European airports – you can check schedules and changes www.kaunas-airport.lt. Bus No. 29 connects Kaunas International Airport with the city centre. The journey takes about 45 minutes with the bus timetable being coordinated with flight schedules. There are also busses from Kaunas International Airport to Vilnius, Klaipėda, Riga and Minsk

ARRIVING BY TRAIN
Kaunas can be reached easily by train from both Lithuanian and international cities (a new route Kaunas – Bialystok, Poland). The railway station is in a convenient location as it takes barely 15 minutes on foot to reach the central city street (Laisvės Alėja; Liberty Avenue). You can purchase train tickets online www.traukiniobilietas.lt.

GETTING TO CONGRESS VENUE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL KAUNAS AIRPORT
Kaunas Airport (“Oro uostas” in Lithuanian) is 13 km (21 min by car) away from the Congress Venue. Please find the distance HERE 

TAXI SERVICE
If your prefer to Call a taxi at the time of your arrival we suggest to use the following Taxi firm:
Smart Taxi Kaunas – +370 37 29 1821
The average price going from Kaunas City Centre to Congress Venue is 3-4 EUR per taxi ride

1 km daytime trip, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 0,69 EUR
1 km nighttime trip, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 0,87 EUR
1 km at weekends and on public holidays 0,87 EUR
1 km outside the city 0,87 EUR
Initial fare 1,16 EUR


CAR SHARING SERVICE

Car sharing operator are working in Kaunas

To download a Citybee APP click HERE. CityBee is a car rental service in Kaunas city. All cars can be located and reserved via the CityBee mobile application on your smartphone

BUS
Bus times are available at bus stops or on the website www.stops.lt

From Airport to Congress Venue

Take bus No. 29  leave at “Kalnieciu poliklinika” stop walk to bus stop “Pakrascio g.” take Trolley No. 14 your final stop is “Pasiles g.” short walk to Congress Venue 

From Airport to Official Hotels

Perkūno namai
Take bus No. 29 → leave at “Kalnieciu poliklinika” stop → walk to bus stop “Pakrascio g.” → take Trolley No. 14 → your final stop is “Viadukas” → walk to Hotel

Europa Royale Hotel Kaunas
Take bus No. 29 → your final stop is “Kestucio g.” short walk to Hotel

Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas
Take bus No. 29 → your final stop is “Studentu skveras”  short walk to Hotel

Best Baltic Kaunas
Take bus No. 29 → your final stop is “Gedimino g.”  short walk to Hotel

Hotel Ibis Kaunas Centre
Take bus No. 29 → your final stop is “Autobusu stotis” short walk to Hotel

From Hotels to Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) | Santaka Valley

From Perkūno namai
Short walk to bus stop “Dainų slėnis”  take No. 5 trolley bus  your final stop is “Breslaujos g.”  walk to Santaka Valley

From Royale Europa Hotel
Short walk to bus stop “Griunvaldo g.”  take No. 7 trolley bus  your final stop is “Breslaujos g.”  walk to Santaka Valley

From Park Inn Radisson Kaunas
Short walk to “Gedimino g.”  take No. 5 trolley bus  your final stop is “Breslaujos g.”  walk to Santaka Valley

From Best Baltic Kaunas Hotel
Short walk to “Gedimino g.”  take No. 5 trolley bus  your final stop is “Breslaujos g.”  walk to Santaka Valley

From Hotel ibis Kaunas Centre
Short walk to bus station “Autobusų stotis”  take No. 5 trolley bus  your final stop is “Breslaujos g.”  walk to Santaka Valley

TICKET PRICE
When it is bought on a bus – 1,00 € for a ride
Tickets for busses can be bought on a bus or you can buy an electronic travel card at any newspaper kiosk

BY CAR
Lithuania has a well developed network of roads. There are two European Highways, with branch lines, Via Baltica (Helsinki – Warsaw, part of the E67 Highway that runs to Warsaw and Prague) and West – East (Klaipeda – Moscow). The traffic is right hand in Lithuania

Speed limits

– 50 km/h in townships
– 80 km/h outside the townships
– 100/110/130 km/h on a highway according to a road type and season

PARKING IN KAUNAS
Parking on pavement is forbidden unless the signs tell otherwise. Parking usually is paid, you can pay in the nearest parking automaton. The payment value depends on the parking lot place

If you do not have spare change with you, you can use paying for parking via SMS service:

  • SMS text: U Start K* XXX000 (for example: U START KR HBB992)
  • XXX000 is car registration number
  • Send your SMS to number 1332
  • When you are back to your car just sent U Stop XXX000 to the same number

*Letters indicate the colour of the zone you are parking at

G – Yellow
Z – Green
M – Blue
R – Red

FUEL
Automatic gas stations serve customers all 24 hours. They accept cash in banknotes as well as credit cards

COACH OPERATORS
Local and international bus transfers are provided by Kautra, Eurolines, Ecolines and TOKS

KAUNAS CITY WALKING TOUR

Do not miss a chance to see Kaunas during your stay in Lithuania!
Price | 15 Eur per person
Duration | 2 hours

We have 2 dates for our delegates to choose from:

Date | 11 September, 2017
Time | 11:15
Meeting point | Congress Venue 1st floor
Date | 13 September, 2017
Time | 13:15
Meeting point |  Congress Venue 1st floor

To book your tour in advance please send a message to Congress Secretariat at jurgita.koncijalovaite@seventips.lt
Make sure to include your full name, tour date and number of people attending

Please note, if gathered group is less than 5 people tour will be cancelled.

SITES:

Kauno Castle
Saint Jurgis Church
Kaunas City Hall
Kaunas Town Hall Square
Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
House of Perkūnas (House of Thunder)
Vytautas Church

WELCOME RECEPTION

Date | 10 September, 2017
Time | 19:00
Venue | Restaurant “Profesorius” (1st floor of the Congress Venue)

We would like to invite all Congress guests to Welcome Reception on the 10th of September (Sunday). Join us after registration on the 1st floor of Congress Venue at restaurant “Profesorius”. Vine, snacks and good company – perfect start for a 3 day long event!

CONGRESS DINNER

Date | 12 September, 2017
Time | 19:00
Venue | Restaurant “Bernelių užeiga: Burmistro menė”
Address | M. Valančiaus str. 9, Kaunas

Please join us for the Congress Dinner, which will be held at “Bernelių užeiga: Burmistro menė” restaurant, one of Kaunas most popular places to have dinner with group of friends and glass of wine.

If you are vegetarian, vegan or have any allergies, please inform Conference Secretariat during your registration on-site.

During Dinner music ensemble “Ainiai” will perform for Congress participants. The ensemble is composed of seven professional musicians and three professional singers. During the concerts music is played by more than 20 different Lithuanian instruments: reed-pipes, Baltic psalteries, horns, goat horns, panpipes, daudytes (embouchure aerophones), percussion, wooden bells, lumzdelis (Lithuanian wind instrument), clay pipes, bell sticks, pliauska and others. These instruments are used to perform not only Lithuanian folk songs and dances, but also original pieces created by various composers. We hope “Ainiai” will make this dinner night to remember.

11-13 / 09 / 2017
Kaunas, Lithuania

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