APOC2018
General Information

Conference Venue
Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center
Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines

Delegate Registration
Main Lobby, Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center
Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines

Opening hours:

Saturday, 3 March 2018 9am – 5pm
Sunday, 4 March 2018 9am – 5pm
Monday, 5 March 2018  7am – 3pm
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 7am – 3pm
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 7am – 3pm

Exhibition Opening Dates & Timing:

Monday, 5 March 2018            8am – 5pm
Tuesday, 6 March 2018            8am – 5pm
Wednesday, 7 March 2018     8am – 5pm

Conference Badges
Conference Badges are required for admission to all sessions and official functions. Registered delegates are requested to wear badges at all times for identification and security purposes.

LUNCH AND COFFEE BREAKS INFORMATION
Lunch and Coffee breaks will be available at the outdoor tent and the exhibition hall.

SPEAKERS INFORMATION
All invited speakers must report two hours before their presentation or the day before to check/deposit their presentations at the faculty registration desk located at the main lobby.

Opening hours of the faculty registration counters:

Saturday, 3 March 2018 9am – 5pm
Sunday, 4 March 2018 9am – 5pm
Monday, 5 March 2018 7am – 3pm
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 7am – 3pm
Wednesday, 7 March 2018  7am – 3pm

POSTER BOARD INFORMATION
All poster board presenters must report at the poster board info desk located at the plenary hall to submit their posters.

Opening hours of the poster board info desk counters:

Sunday, 4 March 2018 9am – 5pm
Monday, 5 March 2018  7am – 5pm

DRESS CODE

Main Conference Resort-wear
Gala Dinner All-white party wear

Climate
Boracay has a tropical climate, with an average temperate around 30°C (88°Fahrenheit) and humidity of 75%. The year is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season which begins around June and ends late October and the dry season which runs from November to May.

Clothing
Boracay is very hot during March. The APOC 2018 Conference attire is resort wear (light and cool clothing).

Currency
The Philippine Peso is the national currency (PHP). It comes in denominations of PHP 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 in notes. International Credit Cards are widely accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. For exchange rates visit www.xe.com.

Electrical supply
The standard voltage and frequency in the Philippines are 220 V and 60 Hz respectively. Power sockets used in Manila are of type A, B and C.

Language
The official language of the Congress is English. All presentations will be made in English and simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Time
Philippines Time (PHT) is 8 hours ahead of GMT. The country is on one time zone only.

Liability and Insurance
The APOC 2018 Organizer is not able to take any responsibility for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Symposium. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.




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