Sunday, August 29 – Thursday, September 2, 2010


Bonn Castle (Kurfürstliches Schloss Bonn)  
53113 Bonn
Wachsbleiche 16
53111 Bonn
Waterworks (former Parliament)
Hermann-Ehlers-Straße 29a
53113 Bonn
Godesberger Allee
53175 Bonn


The official conference language is English.






















In the event of circumstances beyond the control of the Organizing Committee preventing the attendance of some or all registrants, the conference accepts no responsibility for any loss of money incurred by registrants. It is suggested that registrants obtain insurance covering against this possibility.


Cancellations must be made in writing only and should be sent by post, fax or email to the Conference Secretariat. The policy for cancellation is as follows:

An administration fee of EUR 50 will be charged for cancellation up to June 30, 2010.
Cancellation received after June 30, 2010 will not be refunded.
All refunds will be processed after the congress and will be paid in EURO.
Participants unable to attend may transfer their tickets to another person.


The Congress Secretariat will be pleased to send an official letter of invitation upon request. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates raise travel funds or to obtain a visa, however, this is not a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee to provide any financial support.


The registration desk will be located at the Beethoven Hall and will be open from Sunday afternoon through Wednesday. We advise you to collect your documents as soon as possible after your arrival. Registration desk hours will be advised on your registration confirmation form and on the web site.


Name badges will be given to all delegates at registration. The wearing of identification badges is mandatory and will be required for admission to all sessions and the exhibition. Entry tickets will be provided for all social events.


In registering for the Congress, relevant details such as your name, organization and email address will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates. In addition, this list will be provided to the key sponsors for invitation to their vendor seminars in Bonn. During registration, you will be asked whether you wish for your name not to be included in this list.



The weather in Bonn in August is usually mild and sunny with daily average temperatures ranging from 15 to 25°C.


The national currency of Germany is the Euro.
Credit cards, such as Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops.


Electricity supply is on 230 volts/50 cycles, two-pin connectors.


For business travelers and tourists, a valid passport is sufficient provided the intended length of stay does not exceed three months. EU citizens and citizens of Schengen countries only require a valid identity card. Travelers who are required to have a visa to enter Germany can obtain it from the German Embassies in their Country (