Dear delegates of the XIVth European Poultry Conference,

We look forward to welcoming you to Stavanger! In order to make sure your stay here will be as smooth and comfortable as possible we have collected some useful information below.  Please note that this information is also printed in the Short Program Overview that will be in your delegate bags which are handed out to you at the entrance of Stavanger Forum Tuesday June 24th. Please click the red links for more information.

 

Transport from Airport

Registration & Information desk

Badges and identification

Maps and walking routes

Opening Ceremony Monday 23rd June 19.00 to 21.00

All delegates are welcome to join the opening ceremony free of charge – book directly with Stavanger Forum if you have not already done so: Booking.Stavanger.Forum@stavanger-forum.no

 

NEW! Traditional mid-summer eve party at a nearby island now open for booking

 

Conference Venue, Stavanger Forum 

Stavanger Forum is situated just 2 km outside the city center of Stavanger. EPC shuttle busses will run at suitable hours during the conference. Please look at the section below for a detailed transport schedule. If you choose to walk, it will take you approximately 20 minutes by the shortest route, a beautiful path highlighted on the tailored made map with hens walking on orange lines. In addition to the EPC buses, city buses run to the downtown area roughly every 10 minutes. The airport bus passes the conference venue several times during a day.

Address: Stavanger Forum, 13 Gunner Warebergsgate, Stavanger.

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Lunch, Stavanger Forum 

A lunch-package will be handed out every day at the venue at 12.00, and can be enjoyed anywhere at the venue, also in the conference rooms for those who prefer to sit.

 

 Day by day schedule for the EPC shuttle bus during the conference: 

One pick-up point in the City Centre: As Stavanger has a small and compact city center we have only one main pick up point for shuttle busses during the conference. All the hotels are within walking distance to this pick-up point (except Rica Forum Hotel, Alstor Hotel and Solborg, which are all situated within a short walking distance from the Conference Venue). The pick-up point in the city center is outside Radisson Blu Hotel Atlantic (view the tailored made map on our website www.epc2014.org) – There will be an EPC Pick-up Point flag indicating exactly where the bus stops.

One pick-up point at the Conference Centre: The pick-up point is just outside the main entrance; those staying at Rica Forum Hotel, Alstor Hotel and Solborg are within walking distance.

Poster session:

The poster session is at the 2nd floor of the conference venue, and will be on display during the whole conference. The authors have been instructed to stay with their poster every day from 14.00 to 14.30.

 

NEW! Bar with Happy Hour at the Conference Venue, Tuesday 24th of June: 

Please join us for “happy hour” on Tuesday the 24th, in the main lobby/lounge area of the conference venue just after the scientific program ends at 18.00. This bar will be open for one hour. Drinks will be served at “happy hour” rates or “gaining knowledge with a smile” rates = for free J. The organizing committee will be there to meet and chat with the delegates. We look forward seeing you there.

 

Banquet dinner & party: 

As mentioned earlier, Stavanger is a Scandinavian gastronomic metropolis. Wednesday evening we want to give you a taste of the capabilities of our leading chefs through a dining concept that we have named “Blind Dining”. We meet at 19.00 PM for cocktails at Hall Toll (marked as A on the attached map). It is very important that you wear your name tag this evening. After the “Blind Dining” we meet again at Hall Toll for an after party with both live music and DJ. Dress code: smart casual. Please note that this dinner is only for participants that have registered and paid for this specific event. More than 600 delegates have already signed up, but we are able to welcome a few more – please book directly with Stavanger Forum: Booking.Stavanger.Forum@stavanger-forum.no

Do not miss out on the “chic’est chick party” that the poultry industry has ever seen! This event is sponsored by Biomin.

Luggage at Stavanger Forum Thursday 26th: 

A room will be made available in Stavanger Forum, to store luggage during the conference on Thursday the 26th. One of our volunteers will be in the room at all times, but you still leave the luggage in this room on your own risk.

 

Technical Tours: 

Friday 27th at 08.30AM, the buses depart from our pick up point in the city center (outside Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel) and then go via Stavanger Forum (the Conference Centre).

The technical tours are now fully booked and with waiting lists. Hence if you are booked on the trip but realize you for some reason will not be able to join, we would greatly appreciate if you let Stavanger Forum know as soon as possible: Booking.Stavanger.Forum@stavanger-forum.no

If you depart Stavanger on Friday evening you should check out of the hotel in the morning and bring your luggage on the tour, as the busses will pass by the airport at 16.30 before they head back to the city center for those of you staying longer in Stavanger.

 Other social tours

We have also arranged for several other social trips during the conference, which you may have signed up for via the website. Please note that there will not be any EPC volunteers or members of the organizing committees available during these trips. You will however be well looked after by experienced local tour guides from the city of Stavanger.

Weather forecast:

Norwegians are notoriously obsessed with weather. We have had very nice weather in Stavanger lately, and sincerely hope it lasts whilst you are visiting. By accessing the link below you can monitor the weather throughout your stay www.yr.no/place/Norway/Rogaland/Stavanger/Stavanger/long.html The current forecast promise us sun and 14 degrees, no rain.

 

Welcome!

We in the organizing committee are excited to welcome you to the XIVth European Poultry Conference in Stavanger, Norway. We will together with a superb team of volunteers be dressed in very visible orange t-shirts throughout the conference. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time should you have any questions or enquiries – once again WELCOME!

Now it is all about gaining knowledge with a smile!

 

Best regards,

 

Nils Steinsland                                                                                                    Birger Svihus

Chairman of the Organizing committee                                                              Chairman of the Scientific Committee