INFORMATION
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  General Information

Conference Hospitality Desk

The Conference Hospitality Desk will be operating in the hotel lobby:

  • On Thursday 31 May 2018: 09:00 – 19:45
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: 08:00 – 19:45
  • On Saturday 2 June 2018: 08:00 – 12:00 (official check-out time)

 

Language

The language of the Conference will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation to any other language. During the Accompanying Persons’ Programme guides will speak English, German or French.

 

Name Badges

For identification/security reasons, all participants are kindly requested to wear their name badges at all EIGA events, including during the lunches and dinners.

 

Liability / Insurance

Delegates and accompanying persons are always advised to take international travel and health insurance during their trip. All participants are reminded that neither EIGA nor the Organising Partner Goal Events Group nor the Conference Secretariat Destrée Organisation are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or private property.

 

Dress code

  • On Thursday 31 May 2018: Welcome Reception and Dinner – Smart casual
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: Annual General Meeting – Business formal
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: Safety Awards Reception and Dinner – Cocktail attire (suit and tie for men)
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: Accompanying Persons’ Programme – Casual and comfortable clothing and footwear

 

 

  Other Useful Information

About LATVIA

Latvia is known as the warm heart of the Baltics in Northern Europe, located at the East shore of the Baltic Sea and readily accessible through its international airport! Its 500 km of sandy beaches are easily reached from historical medieval towns abundant in baroque and art nouveau buildings that are often venues for cultural festivals. Thanks to its geographical zone anyone can enjoy the magic and the differences of the four seasons.

Quick facts about Latvia:

  • 2 million inhabitants; low population density
  • Over half its territory is covered by forest
  • 6th fastest internet speed in the world
  • Birthplace of tailor Jacob Davis, inventor of denim jeans in 1871
  • Summer’s longest day (midsummer): 17 hours
  • Like Canada and Finland, the national sport is Ice-hockey
  • 95% of Latvians know one foreign language, 55% at least two foreign languages
  • Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Church
  • Head of the State: president elected by the parliament for four years
  • On 18 November 2018, Latvia will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its independence

 

About RIGA

Often called the capital of Art Nouveau, Riga is the gem of the Baltics. It is the biggest of Baltic capitals and has over 800 years of turbulent history. Everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprint. Riga’s astonishing skyline tells the story, as the timeless Gothic spires in the Old Town mingle with the fantastic facades of one of the world’s richest collections of Art Nouveau on the grand boulevards. Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Interesting facts:

  • 1/3 of the entire population of Latvia lives in Riga
  • Free Wi-Fi in shopping places, restaurants, hotels, even in some taxis
  • Riga Central Market - 3,000 market stands in 5 former giant Zeppelin hangars
  • Over 800 beautiful Art Nouveau buildings
  • Often called ‟Paris of the North”

 

Money exchange

The official currency of Latvia is the Euro.

 

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. American Express is also accepted but to a lesser extent.

 

Time Zone

Time zone in Latvia will be Summer Time (CEST+1)

 

Local food

Foods to try:

  • Rye bread
  • Grey peas
  • Kvass drink
  • Black Balsam
  • Local cheeses

 

Basic phrases in Latvian

Useful phrases:

  • Sveiki (Hello)
  • Lūdzu (Please)
  • Paldies (Thanks)
  • Priekā! (Cheers!)
  • Jā (Yes)
  • Nē (No)

 

Climate

In summer, daytime temperatures reach 20-25°C, but are sometimes higher, 30°C or more. Most of the time it is dry weather with sunny spells and occasional rainshowers.

 

BUTTON 

European Industrial Gases Association AISBL

Av. des Arts 3-5, B-1210 Brussels

Tel. 0032 2 217 70 98 - Fax 0032 2 219 85 14     E-mail: info@eiga.eu - Website: www.eiga.eu

INFORMATION

INFORMATION
  •  

  General Information

 

Conference Hospitality Desk

The Conference Hospitality Desk will be operating in the hotel lobby:

  • On Thursday 31 May 2018: 09:00 – 19:45
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: 08:00 – 19:45
  • On Saturday 2 June 2018: 08:00 – 12:00 (official check-out time)

 

Language

The language of the Conference will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation to any other language. During the Accompanying Persons’ Programme guides will speak English, German or French.

 

Name Badges

For identification/security reasons, all participants are kindly requested to wear their name badges at all EIGA events including during the lunches and dinners.

 

Liability / Insurance

Delegates and accompanying persons are always advised to take international travel and health insurance during their trip. All participants are reminded that neither EIGA nor the Organising Partner Goal Events Group nor the Conference Secretariat Destrée Organisation are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or private property.

 

Dress code

  • On Thursday 31 May 2018: Welcome Reception and Dinner – Smart casual
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: Annual General Meeting – Business formal
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: Safety Awards Reception and Dinner – Cocktail attire (suit and tie for men)
  • On Friday 1 June 2018: Accompanying Persons’ Programme – Casual and comfortable clothing and footwear

 

 

  Other Usefull Information

 

About LATVIA

Latvia is known as the warm heart of the Baltics in Northern Europe, located at the East shore of the Baltic Sea and readily accessible through its international airport! Its 500 km of sandy beaches are easily reached from historical medieval towns abundant in baroque and art nouveau buildings that are often venues for cultural festivals. Thanks to its geographical zone anyone can enjoy the magic and the differences of the four seasons.

 

Quick facts about Latvia:

  • 2 million inhabitants; low population density
  • Over half its territory is covered by forest
  • 6th fastest internet speed in the world
  • Birthplace of tailor Jacob Davis, inventor of denim jeans in 1871
  • Summer’s longest day (midsummer): 17 hours
  • Like Canada and Finland, the national sport is Ice-hockey
  • 95% of Latvians know one foreign language, 55% at least two foreign languages
  • Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Church
  • Head of the State: president elected by the parliament for four years
  • On 18 November 2018, Latvia will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its independence

 

 

About RIGA

Often called the capital of Art Nouveau, Riga is the gem of the Baltics. It is the biggest of Baltic capitals and has over 800 years of turbulent history. Everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprint. Riga’s astonishing skyline tells the story, as the timeless Gothic spires in the Old Town mingle with the fantastic facades of one of the world’s richest collections of Art Nouveau on the grand boulevards. Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Interesting facts:

  • 1/3 of the entire population of Latvia lives in Riga
  • Free Wi-Fi in shopping places, restaurants, hotels, even in some taxis
  • Riga Central Market - 3,000 market stands in 5 former giant Zeppelin hangars
  • Over 800 beautiful Art Nouveau buildings
  • Often called ‟Paris of the North”

 

Money exchange

The official currency of Latvia is the Euro.

 

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. American Express is also accepted but to a lesser extent.

 

Time Zone

Time zone in Latvia will be Summer Time

(CEST+1)

 

Local food

Foods to try:

  • Rye bread
  • Grey peas
  • Kvass drink
  • Black Balsam
  • Local cheeses

 

Basic phrases in Latvian

Useful phrases:

  • Sveiki (Hello)
  • Lūdzu (Please)
  • Paldies (Thanks)
  • Priekā! (Cheers!)
  • Jā (Yes)
  • Nē (No)

 

Climate

In summer, daytime temperatures reach 20-25°C, but are sometimes higher, 30°C or more. Most of the time it is dry weather with sunny spells and occasional rainshowers.

 

European Industrial Gases Association AISBL

Av. des Arts 3-5, B-1210 Brussels

Tel. 0032 2 217 70 98 - Fax 0032 2 219 85 14

E-mail: info@eiga.eu - Website: www.eiga.eu