Venue & Logistics

The conference venue is the IBB Conference Centre in Minsk (http://ibb.by/en/conference). The Centre is conveniently located in a green area of Minsk next to an underground metro station. It is a comfortable and fashionable conference venue with up-to-date technology, and catering and first rate accommodation facilities available right at the venue.

Minsk is the capital of Belarus and, with its population close to 2 million people, is one of the most important cities in the region. Although it was almost completely destroyed during the World War II, it still holds some interesting pre-war architecture ranging from fine baroque to masterpieces of functionalist architecture of 1920-30s. After the War Minsk became a scene of huge urban planning and design project, with a single team of planners and architects working on the development of a consistent “Stalinism Empire” architectural ensemble on the of tens of square kilometres. This is a candidate site for the UNESCO World Heritage recognition.

Nowadays Minsk is a vibrant and trendy place and an emerging top city break destination: in 2018 the Belarusian government had introduced 30-day visa waiver for citizens of 80 countries (including all the EU & EEA area, USA and Canada, see details on http://mfa.gov.by/en/visa/visafreetravel/e0ced19bb1f9bf2c.html), and travelling to Minsk, with its large international airport, became easier than ever. Tourist and hotel infrastructure received a major upgrade during the preparations to the ice hockey championship of 2014, and its development is continuing.

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