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Practical information

Venue and date

Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe (International Congress Centre) plac Sławika i Antalla 1, 40-163 Katowice, Poland.

2-6th of November 2020.

Getting to the congress centre:

From Katowice train station:

- 20 minutes walk

- tram 13/19/43 from Katowice Dworzec PKP to Katowice Rondo (4 stops)

- tram 11/16/6 from Katowice Plac Miarki to Katowice Rondo (3 stops)


From Katowice Pyrzowice Airport:

- bus AP3 from Pyrzowice Port Lotniczy to Katowice Dworzec (non-stop shuttle bus)

- bus AP2 from Pyrzowice Port Lotniczy to Katowice Dworzec (3 stops)



All rooms at the venue are accessible for people on wheelchairs. There are also Braille descriptions of rooms. There are elevators on all levels of the building. For participants who are hearing impaired there will be live transcription provided in all workshop rooms.



We recommend using a dedicated IGF2020 hotel operator which provides hotel database with wide range of discounted prices. There are over 3000 rooms available with 17 rooms appropriate for people with disabilities. For reservation details please go to "Accomodation" in menu panel at the top of this webpage.



Please refer to this website in order to verify if you need a visa to enter Poland. For precise requirements, information about the procedure and to arrange a visit in a Polish Consulate in order to obtain a visa we invite you to the website of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will need to apply in the Consulate relevant to your place of residence. Please keep in mind that obtaining a visa might take some time to process therefore it is best to apply as soon as possible. It is also preferable that you include the email from IGF Secretariat of the United Nations concerning you registration as it will facilitate the procedure. Should you need further information please contact one of our missions or the liaison officer for visas Mr. Krzysztof Zębala at .



A free wifi network for participants will be available during the IGF.



There are many ATM machines within walking distance from the venue. In most of the restaurants and shops it is possible to pay with credit/debit card.



There will be free lunch bufet available for all participants as well as coffe, tea and water dispensers throughout the venue.