PRACTICAL INFORMATION

For further information please contact us via email: zconferenceplovdiv@gmail.com

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ARRIVAL:

                  Sofia Airport: Sofia Airport provides daily flights from and to many cities all over the world. Plovdiv is only a 70-minute-drive away from the airport. Sofia Airport provides all services necessary for completing your transfer. For more information: http://www.sofia-airport.bg/

                    Transport   from SOFIA to PLOVDIV ( appr.150 kms) 

    1) There will be  ORGANIZED TRANSFERS  as follows:

                   Sofia airport- Hotel in Plovdiv

                   26 EU per person by car - 3 persons

                   24 EU per person by minibus - 7 persons

                   22 EU per person by minibus 15 persons

                  19 EU per person with autobus 17+ persons

                ( two ways - double price) 

                 For those   staying  in Sofia

                 Sofia airport-Hotel in Sofia

                15 EU per person by car - 3 persons

                 14 EU per person by minibus - 7 persons

                 12 EU per person by minibus 15 persons

                 9 EU per person with autobus 17+ persons

                  (two ways-double price)

 

     2) By  BUS: From Central Bus Station Sofia.There are  buses  from Sofia to Plovdiv every one  hour. Last bus - 19 hrs.Last stop in Plovdiv - bus station South (Yug).Trip duration - 2 hours.Price 7 euro (14 leva).       

For more information: http://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/

   3) By TRAIN:From Central Railway Station Sofia.You can take both direct express or fast trains travelling from Sofia to Plovdiv and trains travelling the lines Sofia - Svilengrad and Sofia - Burgas.

The trip duration is 2,30 hours.For more information: http://www.bdz.bg

          To get from Sofia airport to Sofia Central  Bus Station you can take :

         a) Metro: The journey time from Sofia Airport to the city centre is approximately 18 min. Changing trains from Line 1 to Line 2 at Serdika Metro Station, passengers can travel from the airport to Sofia Central Bus and Railway Stations .

                 b) Bus: Bus line No.84 links the airport with the city centre .You have to get off at Hotel Pliska bus stop and change to bus line No.213 or 305 for the Central Bus Station and The Central Railway Station.

             At Sofia Airport you can buy tickets for the public transport at the kiosks of Urban Mobility    Center or at Razprostranenie na Pechata (RP) in the public areas of Terminal 2, as well as from a ticket vending machine, installed at Terminal 1 Arrivals public area.  The machine works with Bulgarian levs and coins and the issued tickets are valid for bus lines 84,184 and 384.

Ticket machines for metro tickets are located at Sofia Airport Metro Station. The ticket machines accept Bulgarian banknotes and coins, and one of them accepts credit cards as well.

                 c) Taxi : For your comfort and safety, we recommend the services of the taxi operator OK Supertrans AD as contractual partner of Sofia Airport. You can request the service at the offices of OK Supertrans in the Arrivals of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and the floor markings in yellow will lead you to the taxi stand area. .:+359 2 973 2121.www.oktaxi.net

                4)  by  CAR: Plovdiv is conveniently located on the Trakia motorway which runs from Sofia to the Black Sea town of Burgas and is about 145 km (an hour and half) from Sofia .There are three exits for Plovdiv, the second one (blue route 64) being the most direct if you want to get to the city centre.

Rent-a-car services are available at Sofia Airport with Airport  partners who can offer rental cars of guaranteed quality at reasonable tariffs.

The rent-a-car offices are located in the Arrivals areas of both terminals immediately after you pass through customs control.

                 5) by TAXI - shared between 4 persons, price is acceptable

                 

 

 

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BANK ACCOUNT (Conference)

  • Payee              Zonta Club Plovdiv
  • Bank               expressbank
  • IBAN                ...............................................
  • SWIFT/BIC       ..................................................
  • Order ID          D30 Conference, your name and your club

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CANCELLATION POLICY (Registration)

  1. All cancellations must be sent via email to zconferenceplovdiv@gmail.com
  2. Cancellations received on or before July 15,2019 will be refunded less a contribution of €50 to cover administration fees.
  3. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded, if cancelled after July 15, 2019
  4. The registration fee is non-refundable after August 15, 2019.

CASH MACHINE/ATM

There is a cash machine near to the conference venue.

CLIMATE

Weather in Plovdiv  in September 2019  is expected with  average temperature: 26℃ -  hot and full of sun.

CREDENTIALS

Credentials registration forms will be available via the conference website. Credentials and proxy forms must be sent to the respective Area Directors with a copy to the D30 Secretary latest by June 30, 2019. For accreditation at the conference, a signed copy of the credentials and proxy forms must be presented. One signed copy must also be kept in your club files. The credentials desk opens on the first day of the conference and one-half hour before each business meeting.

CURRENCY

The currency in

The currency in Bulgaria is leva. The Bulgarian LEV consists of 100 stotinki. There are bank notes ot 2 , 5,10,20,50 and 100 leva and coins of 1,2,5,10,20,50 stotinki and 1 and 2 leva.

The exchange rate is fixed at 1 eu=1.95583 leva. It is advisable to exchange foreign currency in banks or at your hotel. 

All major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard) are accepted.

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DRESS CODES

The dress code for the business sessions and throughout the conference is business casual. Cocktail attire is only required for the gala dinner.

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EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

Emergency phone number is 112.

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GALA EVENING

The gala event for registered participants will take place at the Grand Hotel Plovdiv on Saturday evening.  . Reservations are required (costs € ..... per person). 

GUIDED CITY TOUR

A guided city tour of Plovdiv  for registered participants is planned for Friday morning. Buses will be leaving from the Grand Hotel Plovdiv   at 10:00 hrs. Reservations are required (€..... per person) via the registration form. Return buses to Grand Hotel Plovdiv  will leave at ..... hrs from the parking place at ................. in the old city. Languages offered:  English, French, German. Because of  the historic cobbled pavements in the Old City flat and comfortable shoes are recommended


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HOTELS WITH SPECIAL "ZONTA" RATES

Please make reservations and payments by yourself.

1) Grand  Hotel Plovdiv  (4-stars, conference venue)

Contingent available until August 10, 2019

  • Single Luxe room (one person)  81.00  EUR   per room and night  
  • Double Luxe room  (two persons) 108.00 EUR  per room and night 
  • Single Deluxe room (1 person) 108.00 EUR
  • Double Deluxe room (2 persons) 144.00 EUR
       The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance, city tax and 9 % VAT
 

2) Nearby hotels  

        HOLIDAY INN PLOVDIV  4*

       Single room (1 person) 79.00 EUR

       Double room (2 persons) - 106.00 EUR

The prices  include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance, city tax and 9 % VAT

      PARK  HOTEL  SANKT  PETERBURG 4 *

      Single room (one person)  - 77.00 EUR

      Double room (2 persons) - 102.00 EUR

The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance, city  tax   and 9 % VAT.

DEADLINE for Hotel reservation is 10th August 2019:After this date reservation will be accepted in a rooms available basis only, but at the same rates mentioned above.

       A guarantee of hotel reservation is made via credit card or bank transfer

       Payment for all the specified services :

       50% in advance

       50 % on spot at the reception desk of the hotel

        For connection: phone number +35932934166; +35932934163

 

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM for THESE HOTELS IS AVAILABLE  on the District website - District conference - FORMS

 

      3) Other Hotels "Zonta"  rate

        RAMADA TRIMONTIUM 4*

      Single room - 65 EUR

       Double room - 90 EUR

The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance, city  tax and 9 % VAT

       FAMOUS  HAUSE  - 3*

       Single room - 40 EUR

       Double room - 55 EUR

The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance, city  tax and 9 % VAT

       ODEON  - 3*

     Single room - 62 EUR

     Double room - 75 EUR

The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance, city  tax and 9 % VAT

      Payment at the reception
 
    4) HOTELS IN SOFIA "Zonta" rate
  
   METROPOLITEN HOTEL 4 *  metropolitanhotelsofia.com
 
   Single room - 80 EUR
 
   Double room - 95 EUR
 
The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance,  9 % VAT.City tax is paid at reception
 
   EXPOHOTEL 4* hotelexposofia.com
 
   Single room 75 EUR 
   Double room - 85 EUR
 
The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance and 9 % VAT. City tax is paid at reception
 
   BW PREMIER AIRPORT - 4* www.hotelpremiersofia.com
 
  Single room - 95 EURO
  Double room - 105 EURO
 The prices include bed and breakfast, tourist insurance and 9 % VAT. City tax is paid at reception
 
   ТО МАКЕ RESERVATION FOR THE LAST 3 HOTELS IN PLOVDIV AND THE HOTELS IN SOFIA GO TO
 

   http://go2plovdiv.com/zonta-event/

For private accommodation (home hosting) please contact zconferenceplovdiv@gmail.com

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INFORMAL GET-TOGETHER

For participants and guests arriving on Thursday an informal get-together at  ................... ............... will take place starting from 19:00 hrs until 22:00 hrs. Reservations for this event are required via the registration form. Please note that conference attendance is NOT required to join the informal get-together. All Zontians and their guests are welcome.

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LIABILITIES

  1. Zonta is not liable for any personal losses or damages resulting from the attendance to this conference.
  2. Travel to and from the conference is at your own risk.
  3. Please check that your health insurance covers your stay in Heidelberg.

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OPENING CEREMONY

The Opening Ceremony is included in the registration fees and will take place on Friday from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs in the Dental University Hall. Buses will be leaving the Grand  Hotel Plovdiv at approx. 16:45 hrs.The return trip to the Grand Hotel  Plovdiv by bus will be after the Folk evening.

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PHOTOS AND PRESS

Photos taken during the conference may be shared and used in press and/or social media.

PROGRAM

A preliminary program will be  available on the conference webpage. The final program will be provided to all registered attendees in the conference bag.

PROXY

Proxy forms wii be  available via the conference website. Proxy forms must be sent to the respective Area Directors with a copy to the D30 Secretary latest by June 30, 2019. For accreditation at the conference, a signed copy of the proxy forms must be presented. One signed copy must also be kept in the club files. Please note that a club cannot be represented by proxy at more than two consecutive conferences.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN Plovdiv

Buses  are the main form of transportation in Plovdiv . Both City Center and Old City are within walking distance from Grand Hotel Plovdiv. The Pedestrian Maritza bridge on the right site of the Hotel takes you directly to the pedestrian street .

Taxi - appr. 1 lev/ km. Taxi cars are yellow in colour.

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REGISTRATION

             1)       Registration will commence on 01.04.  2019. To be liable for early registration your total conference fee must be credited to the conference account latest by May 31,2019

              2)       Registration desk (opening hours during the conference)

             Thursday       13:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs

             Friday            07:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs

             Saturday       07:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs

            Sunday          08:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs

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TOURIST INFORMATION :

             Tourist Information Center  1 Address: Town of Plovdiv, 1 “Central” Square

Near the Central Post Office (on its northern side), . Tel.: +359 32 656 794; +359 32 620 229; E-mail: tourism@plovdiv.bg;   www.visitplovdiv.com Working time:Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m.  – 05:00 p.m.

        Tourist Information center 2    Address: Town of Plovdiv, 1 “D-r Stoyan Chomakov” str.          Tel.: +359 32 620 453; E-mail: tourism@plovdiv.bg            www.visitplovdiv.com

Working time:Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m.  – 05:00 p.m.

 

             TRIPS:

For those willing to stay in Sofia for a day or two:

  Pre conference trips

  Sofia tour - app.4 hours, incl.transport  

    One day guided trip - Boyana Church - Rila Monastery -  Plovdiv 

   TRIPS from  PLOVDIV :

       Guided  tour of Plovdiv city

       Bachkovo Monastery and Asen`s Fortress

       Starosel Thrasian Tomb and Starosel winery

 
 

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VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE

 Grand  Hotel Plovdiv,  2 Zlatiu Boyadjiev str. Plovdiv Bulgaria ,T: +359 32934166;F: +359 32934346

 Check-in: 2:00pm ½Check-out: 12:00 pm ½Express check-out is available

Parking: 6  EUR daily 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Participants from Shengen countries should not need a visa. Please check out the visa information at http://www.germany-visa.org.

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WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER

For registered participants the Welcome reception and dinner will take place on Friday from 19:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs in the Folk Restaurant , “Megdana” (costs € 40  per person). Busses  start  from the Medical University Hall at 19.00 and  leave at 23:00 hrs for Grand Hotel Plovdiv. Reservations are required via the registration form.