Logistical information


Registration will take place in the Pass Office at Gate 1 of the Vienna International Centre on Monday, 6 November 2017 from 8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Given the large number of participants expected, delegates arriving before the opening of the session are encouraged to register as early as possible and are requested to complete the registration formalities at the latest by 9.45 a.m. on Monday, 6 November 2017, in order to be on time for the opening of the session. The Pass Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Permanent missions are encouraged to collect the pre-printed conference passes for their delegates who have pre-registered from the Pass Office at Gate 1 on Thursday, 2 November and Friday, 3 November, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Staff from permanent missions who wish to collect conference passes for their delegates will need to be in possession of an appropriate authorization, signed by the Permanent Representative or the Chargé d'affaires.

UPDATE ON REGISTRATION MATTERS: Additional arrangements have been made to open the Pass Office at Gate 1 on Sunday, 5 November 2017, from 13:00-17:00 !


A valid visa and passport are required for entry into Austria. Conference participants are advised to apply for visas well in advance.

Participants who require a visa must contact the competent diplomatic or consular authorities of Austria and apply for a Schengen short-stay (C) visa at least three weeks prior to their intended date of arrival in Austria. In countries where Austria does not have diplomatic or consular representation, visa applications can be submitted to the consular authority of a State party to the Schengen Agreement acting on behalf of Austria in the country concerned. Please contact an Austrian embassy or consulate in your home country for more information.


Each participant is responsible for making his or her own accommodation arrangements and, if necessary, contacting his or her permanent mission in Vienna for assistance. A list of hotels offering special rates for conference participants is available here.

Participants who arrive at Vienna International Airport without having made a hotel reservation may wish to contact the Vienna tourist service desk located next to the information counter in the arrivals area. The Vienna tourist service desk is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for transportation to and from the airport and the Vienna International Centre.

An airport bus service operates between Vienna International Airport and Morzinplatz (U1/U4 metro station at Schwedenplatz) at a cost of 8 euros for a single journey, including luggage. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes. Buses leave the airport for Morzinplatz at 12.20 a.m., 1.20 a.m. and 2.50 a.m., and every 30 minutes between 4.50 a.m. and 11.50 p.m. Buses leave Morzinplatz for the airport at 12.30 a.m., 2 a.m. and every 30 minutes between 4 a.m. and 11.30 p.m.

There is also a bus service between the Vienna International Centre (next to the "Kaisermühlen/Vienna International Centre" station on the U1 metro line) and Vienna International Airport. The fare is 8 euros for a one-way ticket and 13 euros for a return ticket. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes. Buses leave the airport for the Vienna International Centre every hour between 7.10 a.m. and 8.10 p.m. and leave the Vienna International Centre for the airport every hour between 6.10 a.m. and 7.10 p.m.

The City Airport Train (CAT) takes passengers between the CAT terminal in Vienna (the "Wien Mitte/Landstrasse" station on the U3 and U4 metro lines) and Vienna International Airport. The fare is 12 euros for a one-way ticket and 19 euros for a return ticket, and the travel time is 16 minutes. Trains leave the airport for Wien Mitte/Landstrasse every 30 minutes between 6.09 a.m. and 11.39 p.m. and leave Wien Mitte/Landstrasse for the airport every 30 minutes between 5.36 a.m. and 11.06 p.m.

How to reach us:

Take the underground line U1 in the direction of Leopoldau until you reach Kaisermühlen/Vienna International Centre and then follow the signs to Gate 1 of the VIC, the main entrance. The VIC is also easy to reach by car via the A22 motorway or from the city centre via the Reichsbrücke. Buses may park in the side street off Wagramer Strasse. The VIC is accessible to people with disabilities.

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