Accommodation and travel will be at the participants own expense. Participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements to/from Vilnius.

Participants are also responsible for obtaining their entry visas for Lithuania. Please check with the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Lithuania regarding visa requirements. Do not hesitate to contact IESMA 2018 organizers, if you need any assistance with visa related documentation.

If you have not booked your accommodation at the time of online registration for IESMA 2018, please find many hotel options following the link. You can find as well a few recommended hotel options for IESMA 2018 Participants in "Administrative Remarks" document which you will receive by e-mail after the registration.

Reservations should be made not later than 10th October, 2018 in order to get the event rate and to guarantee the availability.


Airport information: the main airport of the country is located in the South of Vilnius. It is only 7 km or 15 min drive by car from the city centre. More information:
Traveling to and from Vilnius International Airport, participants are requested to make their own arrangements.

Public transport: bus no. 88 will take you from the airport to the city center. Get off at "Vinco Kudirkos aikštė" stop.
Find more information about public transport here.

Transportation by taxi: travel from/to Vilnius International Airport to/from the Hotel is approximately 10€. Uber, Taxify and eTaksi applications are also available in Vilnius.
Before calling the taxi, please check the payment conditions available.

Find more information about taxi services and many other options here.


The organizers will provide shuttle busses to/from the event venue. Participants will be collected from the shuttle bus stop (see map and schedule below).





1 bus (19+1 seats) departure from Cathedral Square to LITEXPO


1 bus (19+1 seats) departure from Cathedral Square to LITEXPO


1 bus (35 seats) departure from Cathedral Square to LITEXPO


2 busses (35 seats and 19+1 seats) departure from LITEXPO to the shuttle bus stop






1 bus (19+1 seats) departure from Cathedral Square to LITEXPO


1 bus (35 seats) departure from Cathedral Square to LITEXPO


1 bus (35 seats) departure from LITEXPO to the shuttle bus stop






1 bus (19+1 seats) departure from Cathedral Square to Hotel ,,Radisson Blu Royal Astorija”

*For the participants of the closed Governmental session

Hotels and meeting place (shuttle bus stop):

If the participant is late to shuttle bus, it is suggested to travel by public transport (arrange your travel here) or by taxi (phone numbers can be found above) to the Conference Venue LITEXPO which address can be found below. The taxi travel costs for late participants will not be refunded.


IESMA 2018 will take place at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, address: Laisvės pr. 5 Vilnius, Lithuania ( from 09:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m., on 14-15th November 2018. The event will be open to public, however advanced online registration is highly recommended.

The conference will be expanded to Governmental session on 16th November 2018, it will be closed to public and participation will be strictly upon invitations. Personal invitations will be sent to the participants via email.


  • Lithuania lies in the Central European Time zone (GMT +2 hours, or same as, for instance, Helsinki, Riga, and Tallinn).
  • Lithuania has a central European climate. The average temperature in November is about 0 ˚C, but can also drop to -10 ˚C. To learn more about the weather click here.
  • The official currency in Lithuania is EURO (€).
  • Credit and debit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and Maestro) are accepted everywhere (hotels, restaurants, shops), however it is useful to have cash with you, just in case your card would be rejected. ATMs accept all the credit and debit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and Maestro), however be sure to check with your local bank about the rate of interest and cash withdrawal fee.
    American Express credit cards users should be aware that their credit cards may not be accepted everywhere.
  • Your local currency might be exchanged at every local bank (at the airport or at the city center), however it is suggested to exchange some euros before you travel to Lithuania. Rate of interest may apply. Be sure to check with your local bank about daily credit or debit card transaction limits, because in case of surplus, your credit or debit card may not be accepted.
  • Electrical appliances: In Lithuania the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type F.
  • Emergency info: in case of any emergency, call 112. The operators will redirect you to police, fire station or ambulance if necessary.
  • Information Hotline: regarding any information during your stay, call 1588. 24/7 they have all answers.

More information about Vilnius:


Contact us

Conference & Exhibition

IESMA 2018

Tel. 370 5 203 22 92

Fax. 370 706 71010

LITEXPO address:

Laisvės pr. 5, LT-04215 Vilnius