Registration fees

  Early-bird
Registration
Standard
Registration
Late
Registration
Young Scientist
(under age 30)
EUR 240 EUR 310 EUR 360
Full EUR 340 EUR 410 EUR 460
Accompanying person EUR 130 EUR 130 EUR 130

The conference registration fee includes

  • attendance to all scientific sessions
  • official conference documentation
  • conference bag with complete conference materials
  • coffee breaks on September 28 and 29, 2017
  • lunches on September 28 and 29, 2017
  • Total value of catering included in the registration fee is 95 EUR
    (with service charges)
  • VAT (27%)

The registration fee includes intermediary services.

The accompanying fee includes

  • accompanying persons are those who do not actually participate at the congress i.e. they come with an active participant
  • access to catering (coffee breaks and lunch) at the conference venue on September 28 and 29, 2017
  • accompanying persons are not allowed to participate in the scientific sessions
  • Total value of catering included in the registration fee is 95 EUR
    (with service charges)
  • VAT (27%)

The registration fee includes intermediary services.

Room reservation

Special hotel concessions are available at the conference venue, Mercure Budapest Buda****. You can book your accommodation with us through the online registration form.

Young Scientist Registration

The ComEc Conference is committed to supporting the professional development of young scientists. The Young Scientist Registration category is for professionals aged 30 or younger. If you wish to benefit from the young scientist registration fees, you will be required to send a proof of your age (i.e. copy of ID) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Group discounts

We offer a group discount of 20% off the registration fee for 4 or more participants. All participants must register together and only one invoice will be issued. These discounts cannot be combined with any other discounted rate (e.g. Early Bird Rate). Contact Conference Secretariat at for more details and registration instructions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Payment deadlines

Early Bird fees must reach us no later than 20 May, 2017.
Other payments should reach us no later than 10 September, 2017. Registrations can still be made after this date, provided payment is received by credit/debit card at the time of booking.

Payment process

Bank transfer
Based on the proforma invoice you can start the payment procedure. You can download your proforma invoice(s) from your account. The letter of confirmation must be presented upon registration at the beginning of the conference.

Credit card (MasterCard, VISA, VISA Electron and Maestro)
Credit card payment is also available via our registration system. After submitting your registration you will find a 'CLICK TO PAY NOW' button next to the items you have selected for credit card payment. Clicking on this button you can get to the website of the bank and finalize your payment. After payment you will receive an e-mail about the result of the transaction.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations can only be made via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cancellation until July 31, 2017
Full refund, excluding a EUR 50 administration charge

Cancellation after July 31, 2017
No refund

If you cannot attend the conference, a substitute is welcome to attend at any time. In such case please contact the Conference Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior the event.

Claims

Claims should be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All claims will be investigated and answered via e-mail within 5 working days.

Force majeure

In case of force majeure the Organizer is relieved of all obligations. Force majeure includes any circumstances beyond the will of the Organizer, that impedes permanent or temporary compliance with the obligations, such as "acts of god" including war, danger of war, government regulations, revolts, strikes, transportation difficulties, fire or severe disturbances affecting the conference organization or its supplies. If any of the above circumstances emerge an administrative fee of EUR 50 will be deducted from the refundable amount.

Questions

For inquiries relating to ComEc Conference please contact the Conference Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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