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16th International IUPAC Conference on

High Temperature Materials Chemistry

July 2–6, 2018
Ekaterinburg, Russia

Venue

Ekaterinburg is situated on the border between Europe and Asia, 1,667 kilometers (1,036 miles) east of Moscow, on the eastern side of the Ural Mountains on Iset River.


Several Russian and European airlines are flying to the city's Koltsovo International Airport (SVX). These include Aeroflot, Ural Airlines, S7, Czech Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Finnair with the direct flights from Moscow, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Prague, Istanbul, Helsinki, Beijing, Harbin, and major cities of Russia. In addition the city is served by direct trains from Beijing (travel from Beijing to Ekaterinburg on this part of Trans-Siberian Railway takes 5 days and is unforgettable experience by itself).


The conference will be held in Kosmos Congress and Concert Hall situated in the center of Ekaterinburg on the river side within a walking distance from the major historical places and sightseeing.




Accommodation



Local organizing committee has negotiated special rates with a wide selection of hotels located close to the Conference site. The special rates are valid from 1st to 7th of July, 2018. The breakfast is included in the day’s rate. All the hotels provide free wi-fi. The bookings should be made by 1st of June, 2018. No advanced payment is required until your arrival. Payments should be made in Russian roubles in accordance with the exchange rate


HYATT REGENCY EKATERINBURG
8, Borisa Yeltsina Street
Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620014
Special Rates:
Guestroom 1 King (for 1 person) 9 800 RUB per day
Guestroom 2 Twins (for 2 persons), King Bad or 2 Beds 11 800 RUB per day


VOZNESENSKY HOTEL
52, Mamina-Sibiryaka Street,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620075
Special Rates:
Standard Double Room (for 1 person), King Bed 4 000 RUB per day
Standard Double Room (for 2 persons), 2 Beds 4 700 RUB per day
Standard Double Room (for 2 persons), King Bed 5 000 RUB per day



PARK INN BY RADISSON
98, Mamina-Sibiryaka Street,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620075
Special Rates:
Standard Double Room (for 1 person), King Bed 3 900 RUB per day
Standard Double Room (for 2 persons), King Bed or 2 Beds 4 700 RUB per day



GRAND AVENUE
40, Lenina Avenue,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620075
Special Rates:
Standard Single Room 2 400 RUB per day
Standard Double Room (for 1 person) 2 800 RUB per day
Standard Twin Room (for 2 persons, 2 single beds) 3 400 RUB per day



TSENTRALNY HOTEL
74, Malysheva Street,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620075
Special Rates:
Standard Single Room 2 200 RUB per day
Comfort Single Room 2 300 RUB per day
Standard Double Room (for 1 person) 2 400 RUB per day
Standard Twin Room (for 2 persons, 2 single beds) 3 000 RUB per day

If you are interested, please send the enquiry to htmc16@ustagroup.ru. Please include the following information in your request:
• name of the hotel;
• type of the room;
• guest(s) name(s);
• passport details of the major guest;
• date of arrival;
• date of departure;
• approximate arrival time (if known);
• approximate departure time (if known).



Useful Information

Time

Moscow time is CET+1hr.
Ekaterinburg time is CET+3hr.


Electricity

Russian plugs are of the European standard and have 2 round pins. The power supply is 220 Volts, 50Hz. Please do not forget a suitable socket adaptor if you are bringing electrical items with you. Although the majority of the modern equipment easily switches between 110 and 220 Volts, please check that your item is designed to be plugged into 220 Volts power supply.


Currency

Russian currency is Russian Rouble – RUB: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
All cash payments in Russia can be made in RUB only and all credit/debit card payments are processed in the local currency. Cash can be withdrawn from cash machines/ATMs.
In Ekaterinburg money can be exchanged in Bureaus de Change and banks. Most of the banks are open from 10am to 6pm during the weekdays. The number of banks opened during the weekend is smaller, their opening hours are shorter and the exchange rates might be less attractive (before the beginning of HTMC-16 we will list the banks working on the weekdays together their addresses here). Euros and US dollars are accepted by all banks and other world currencies are accepted by larger banks (like Sberbank) although the exchange rates might not be particularly attractive.
In all banks of Ekaterinburg the commission of about 20% is added when torn, dilapidated, and marked bills are exchanged. Coins are not accepted (i.e. it is impossible to exchange the sum in Euro smaller than €5).
Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards are widely accepted in hotels, shops, restaurants, etc. American Express is not accepted in smaller hotels, shops and some restaurants (the reason is that AE charges the small merchants more than Visa and MC charge and they have to wait an extended period of time to receive the payment from AE). We recommend you not to bring travelers´ cheques, since are rarely used now in Europe and Russia.
When you arrive you will need around €50-100 in cash to exchange to the local currency for your initial expenses.


Public transport

Ekaterinburg has extensive public transport network including city buses, electrical trams and trolleybuses, and underground. The fair is payable after you board a bus, tram or a trolleybus to a conductor or (on some smaller buses) to a driver. There is a flat fair of 28 RUB for one trip. Cash and E-cards(local travel cards) are accepted and change is given. For using the underground, the payment is made before entering the station. Tokens are sold at every station and the fair is 28 RUB.


Travel from the airport

There are a number of options to get to the city from the airport. City buses run frequent service to the city Railway Station with all the on-route stops (route No. 1) and the fair is 28 RUB. The bus stop is located outside the Terminal building and you will need the cash to pay for the trip (change is given).
Taxi stand is located in the Terminal building and the cost of the trip to the city center is about 800-1000 RUB. Cheaper rate taxis can be called to pick you up at the airport.