ICKSMCB 2019 / 2019 International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / September 17(Mon)-19(Wed), 2019 / COEX, Seoul, Korea

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Registration Desk

Sep 30 (Mon) - Oct 2 (Wed), 2019, Hall D2 (3F)

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Parking rates

• First 30 minutes: 2,400 KRW
• Every additional 15 minutes: 1,200 KRW
• Maximum 48,000 KRW for full day (If you show the icksmcb2019 name tag, you can
purchase the 50% discount parking card). (COEX Parking Office, 1F) (+82-2-6002-7130)

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Free Wi-Fi

Free wireless internet access is available in the venue.
Please search wireless internet by your device and select "COEX Free Wi-Fi Zone".

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A/V Taping

Due to copyright restrictions and legal issues, only the contractor authorized by KSMCB is permitted to audiotape scientific sessions. Audio taping, videotaping or photographing during scientific sessions are strictly prohibited.

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Security and Medical Services

Security measures including staffs with professional personnel are implemented for the safety of the participants. For any emergency or first aid services inside COEX, please call +82-2-6000-1119.

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Conference Language

The official language of the congress is English and all printed materials will be published in English.

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Major foreign currencies that can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and UK Sterling. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major international credit cards including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and JCB. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use

1USD - 1,134 KRW (KOREA EXCHANGE BANK, Last Update March, 2019)

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ATM (Automated Teller Machines)

Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in Korea Won from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions. ATMs are in operation 24 hours a day. Most large stores, hotels and restaurants in Korea accept major international credit cards. However it is advisable to carry some cash, since many smaller establishments and stores are unlikely to accept credit cards.

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The Korean local time is 9 hours ahead of GMT with no daylight savings time.


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Weather (Seoul)

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Tip & Tax

Tip: Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive.

Tax: Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around US$52). To receive this refund, present refund receipts with the purchased goods at the customs desk at the Incheon International Airport when departing. These receipts can be cashed in at the Cash Refund Office in front of the Airport Duty Free Shop.

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The standard electrical supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. Most hotels will provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volt utilities.

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Emergency Call

339 : Medical Emergency
119 : Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
112 : Police
129 : First Aid Patients