Registration Information

All participants are kindly requested to register online, by filling in the personal details and selecting the appropriate registration category. Deadline for the payment of the early bird registration fee is 31 January 2009. Normal registration fees can be paid until 15 May 2009, after that onsite fees should be paid on spot. All participants will receive confirmation on registration and hotel reservation, but participants may check their own payment and reservation status in their personal records of the registration database.

Opening hours of the registration desk:

Saturday, 23 May    15:00 – 20:00
Sunday, 24 May   09:00 – 20:00
from Monday, 25May – till Wednesday, 27 May 08:00 – 18:00

Conference delegates and their companions will receive their badges, conference materials, social event tickets at the desk. Subscription for optional tours also takes place in this area. Participants are kindly requested to wear their name badges during all events of the meeting.

Registration fees for WTC2009 are as follows:

Registration Categories

Early bird registration before 31 January 2009

Normal registration before 15 May 2009

On site registration

Congress participants*

680 EUR

750 EUR

820 EUR

Student participants**   300 EUR 330 EUR 360 EUR

Accompanying persons *

150 EUR

175 EUR

200 EUR

* Registration fees include 20% VAT.

**Category of Student participants (including PhD students) has an exact age limit: it is 32 years. Participants born in or after May 1977 are eligible for this reduced registration fee. A proof of the student ID shoud be provided via email at ildikokruppa@diamond-congress.hu  or at secretariat@wtc2009.org  or via fax sent to +36 1 201 2680. In case of student registration fee, invoice can be issued under the name of the University.

It is intended that the organisers provide discounted registration for academic researchers and university students, in case external fund raising efforts found to be successful. Group registration discounts may also be possible and are subject to personal agreement. Interested parties should contact WTC2009 Secretariat by e-mail addressed to secretariat@wtc2009.org

Registration fee for congress participants include:

Registered accompanying persons are entitled to receive:

Terms and conditions of participation
Advanced online registration is a condition of participation in the congress. During the online registration you should accept the terms and conditions of participation as well as the terms of cancellation written on this website. The registration fee/accompanying person's registration fee includes entertainment allowances, such as catering services, excursion, dinner etc. In the final invoice the amount of these services will be indicated as intermediary service. Hotel accommodation orders (if any) are also subject of intermediary service.

Methods of Payment

Pre-payment can be made either by bank transfer payable to:

Diamond Congress Ltd.
Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.
Address: H-1015 Budapest, Széna tér 1/a
International Bank Account Number

or by major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard) to be arranged during the secure online registration.

Registrations and hotel reservations, which are not accompanied by appropriate payment, will not be honoured. Registrations and hotel reservations will be acknowledged in writing. Official invoices and receipts for fees paid by the participants will be handed over on site upon registration. Congress bureau Diamond Congress Ltd. is responsible for collection of all charges; hence all financial issues are handled and confirmed by the congress bureau. On site registration fees, hotel charges and optional programmes can be paid in cash in convertible currency or in Hungarian Forint. Besides, credit cards listed above will be accepted. The organisers regret that cheques cannot be accepted, they should be cashed at the banks. 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are accepted only in writing. In case of cancellation of registration received till 28 February 2009, the refund is 100%. From 1 March to 15 April 2009, the penalty is 50 %. No refund is possible for cancellations submitted after 15 April 2009.

In case of cancellation of hotel reservation received till 31 March 2009 the refund is 100%. After that date prepaid hotel deposits are not refundable.