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Tuesday 9th May 2017 to Sunday 21st May 2017



SC67A will take place between Tuesday 9th May 2017 and Sunday 21st May 2017 at Hotel Golf, Bled, Slovenia.



Document Download

Documents will be available via our portal, a login will be required.

Document Submission

Documents can be uploaded via our portal, a login will be required.



All participants will be required to register for the meeting. You will need to print out your registration confirmation and bring it with you to badge collection on the first day. If you have not registered, you will be asked to wait while others that have registered collect their badges first.

You can register for the meeting via our portal, a login will be required.


Online Participants to Special Sessions

All requests for remote participation need prior approval of the session Convenor and the Chair of the Scientific Committee.

If you would like to attend the meeting remotely, please contact the Convenor directly and request they contact before 4th May so appropriate arrangements can be made.

All online participants must be able to install and run the Skype for Business web app.

We are unable to provide support for anything at the participants' end, please ensure any participants have the web app setup correctly and ensure the microphone/camera are working in advance of any web meetings. If assistance is required, please contact Microsoft directly.


Travel & Accommodation

Airport Transfers

Transfers can be arranged from Ljubljana Airport, Trieste Airport, Klagenfurt Airport, Zagreb Airport, Lesce-Bled Train Station and Bled Jezero Tran Station.

Transfer operators:Bled Tours | GoOpti | go here: for more details

Hotel Bookings

Please use the following links to book a hotel:

Hotel Golf  (€120p/n single room, B&B)

Hotel Park (€105p/n single room, B&B)

Hotel Savica  (€85p/n single room, B&B)

Grand Hotel Toplice  (€138p/n single room, B&B)

Hotel Jadran (€63p/n single room, B&B)

Hotel Trst (€63p/n single room, B&B)

Please note there will be a 1€ per person admission fee for reservation, handling, and personal data protection.


There is a dedicated children's playroom in the Hotel Savica next door to the Hotel Golf.

Babysitting is available at the following rates:


Price for 1 child

Extra hour

Additional child

Up to 2 hours
(Day Price up to 19:00)

€ 40,00

€ 13,50

+ € 3,00 per  hour

Up to 2 hours
(Night Price after 19:00)

€ 56,00

€ 24,00

+ € 3,00 per hour

Baby sitting for groups, or for longer periods

To be agreed


Slovenia is a member of the Schengen area. Entering into one Schengen member state allows persons to travel freely to all Schengen member states (Schengen area). Countries within the Schengen area are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Visa Exemptions

Citizens of a number of countries can enter the Schengen area with a valid travel document and without a visa. Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 in Annex II lists nationals of third countries who are exempt from the visa requirement:

Holders of a valid Schengen visa

Foreign nationals holding a valid visa issued by any Schengen country may also enter Slovenia, they only need to take into account the Schengen visa restriction limiting a holder's stay to up to 90 days within a period of any 180 days. Third country nationals who are holders of a valid residence permit or a long-stay visa of any Schengen country are also allowed to enter Slovenia
If you do not hold a valid visa or if there is no visa exemption

The first step is to inform the IWC Secretariat by email (, about you needing a visa, with the following data: Your Name/Surname, Address and professional function.

The Secretariat will forward your data to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, which shall issue an invitation letter for you. The invitation letter is needed for the visa procedure (see below).

If you are not in possession of a valid Schengen visa, you can apply for one at any Slovenian diplomatic mission or consular post, or at the missions of other Schengen countries with which Slovenia has concluded agreements for issuing short stay visas. There are more than 140 such missions all over the world:

Some countries have neither a Slovenian embassy nor a visa agreement concluded with missions of other Schengen countries, in which case the applicant needs to apply for a visa at the nearest Slovenian embassy. Applicants from these countries are advised to immediately inform the organiser about this situation, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia will try to facilitate the visa procedure.

Visa fee

Regular visa fee is EUR 60. Based on the agreements between the EU and certain countries, a reduced visa fee of EUR 35 or even an exemption from the fees can be applied for.

Visa procedure

The visa procedure is usually concluded within 15 days, provided that all required documents have been submitted. The application can be filed up to three months in advance and no later than four (4) weeks in advance of the planned trip.

General visa information is available at the following links:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Invitation, required for the visa process, by the organiser in Slovenia
  • Any other documents required by a specific embassy

More information on the required documents is available at:

Important notice

To receive an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the applicants needing a Schengen visa shall register themselves at the IWC Secretariat

Deadline for registration for applicants needing a Schengen visa is 23 March 2017. Receiving the complete registration form will enable the Ministry to send you the invitation required for the visa process in due time.

Should you have any difficulties in obtaining a visa, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Consular Department, at the following e-mail: