General Information

BADGES

Participants can obtain their name badges and registration packages at the registration desk at the ESMT. All participants are requested to wear their badges throughout the congress. Only badge holders will be admitted to the sessions, hands-on courses and exhibition.
Participants may pick up their badges and packages on the following days and at the following times:

  • June 28 (7.30 a.m.–10 a.m.)
  • June 29 (7.30 a.m.–10 a.m.)

BUSINESS HOURS

In Germany, the weekend consists of Saturday and Sunday. Shops are usually open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Credits are awarded based on the total number of hours attended, excluding any corporate presentations, breaks, meals and registration periods. For attendance of the ROOTS SUMMIT program and the pre-congress hands-on courses.

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE

Certificates of attendance will be provided to all participants. The certificates will be sent out by email after the congress.

CLIMATE

Berlin has a very moderate climate. As the weather is usually pleasant and sunny then, June, July and August are the most popular months to visit the city. The average temperature at the end of June and the beginning of July is 23 °C (73 °F). However, the summer months are also unpredictable, and the weather can rapidly change from sunny to cloudy. It can also be fairly humid in summer in Berlin.

CONGRESS LANGUAGE

The official language of the 2018 ROOTS SUMMIT is English.

CREDIT CARDS

International credit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa, are accepted for payments in most hotels, restaurants and shops in Berlin.

CURRENCY

The currency in Berlin is the euro, €.

MEALS

Morning and afternoon coffee will be served. In addition, there are several restaurants in the vicinity of the meeting venue.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Participants will have the opportunity to register for the event and additional hands-on courses on-site. Only payment with MasterCard, Visa, American Express or cash will be accepted.

PHOTOGRAPHS

By attending the ROOTS SUMMIT, participants consent to being filmed or photographed. The images and videos taken during the event may be used as part of future marketing campaigns and be archived on the websites of the ROOTS SUMMIT, Dental Tribune International and the Dental Tribune Study Club, or open-access social networking services, such as Facebook and Twitter.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND CAR RENTAL

Berlin’s transport authority (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe; BVG) manages an advanced transport network, which consists of a metro, trams and buses. For trip planning and general information, participants can visit its website

For participants who would prefer to rent a car for the duration of their stay, car rental is offered at both the Berlin Tegel Airport and the Berlin Schönefeld Airport.

SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is banned in public offices and places, such as public buildings, all forms of public transport (including taxis) and shopping malls. However, there are designated smoking areas all over the city, including designated restaurants and bars.

TIME ZONE

During the congress period, Berlin will be following Central European Summer Time (UTC+2). This time is observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

VISAS

EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. All other foreigners require a visa for stays in the country. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in a 180 day period for nationals of those countries for which the EU has abolished the visa requirement.
More details about visas for Germany can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Please note: The ROOTS SUMMIT organizers cannot be held responsible for a participant’s failure to obtain a visa, and in such an event, it will not be possible to reimburse the registration fee or hotel costs.

WI-FI

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the event free of charge.

Disclaimer of liability

The ROOTS SUMMIT organizers do not accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants or accompanying persons, including loss of or damage to their luggage or personal belongings. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to check the coverage of their travel insurance. All reasonable endeavors will be made to hold the 2018 ROOTS SUMMIT and to present its program as scheduled under circumstances that assure the comfort and safety of all participants and accompanying persons. However, the organizers shall not be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the congress or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience that may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from or during such person’s presence in Berlin in connection with the 2018 ROOTS SUMMIT. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.

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