Tips and Hints

Currency, banks and money exchange
The official currency of Poland is the Polish Zloty.

Zloty bills come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200, while 1 and 2 zloty are issued as coins. There are 100 groszy in a zloty, and these coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5 – zloty and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 – groszy.

Credit cards can be used in most large shops and restaurants, it's far more common to pay with cash for everyday shopping, and if you're at a market or kiosk, cash is a must.

ATMs ("bankomat" in Polish) are usually easy to find all over major cities, especially in shopping centers. To exchange money, check the rates of various "kantors" – those in the city center might charge more, but further out you may find more reasonable rates.

The average temperature in Warsaw at the end of March is 6°C (low of 2°C).
As the weather can be quite changeable it would be best to check the local weather forecast before you travel.

Getting to Warsaw:
The Warsaw Airport is the Warsaw Chopin Airport. The airport is located 20-30 minutes out of the city center. To get to the Congress venue from the airport, you can take a taxi, bus or train. The typical minimum taxi fare from the airport is 50 PLN.
To view further details on how to get to the Congress venue please click here.


Tipping is not a requirement. However, if you had good service a 10% - 15% tip would be considered polite.

Language & Common Expressions
The main language spoken in Poland is Polish.
It’s useful to know a few common expressions during your stay in Poland:
Dzien dobry - good day
Dobry wieczor - good evening
Dobranoc - good night
Czesc - hi / hello
Do widzenia - good bye
Prosze - please
Dziekuje - thank you
Dzieki - thanks (less formal)
Przepraszam - I’m sorry / excuse me
Tak - yes
Nie - no

Calling Abroad
To call abroad, dial 00 + country code + national number of the line being called abroad (E.g. to call a number in the United States, dial 00 + 1 + area code + local number)

Dialing Code
International code: +48
City code: 22

Emergency Numbers
*Remember to dial the local code before the number (E.g. 22-997)
Police: 997 or 112
Fire: 998 or 112
Ambulance: 999 or 112
Central Clinical Hospital: 022 508-20-00

Electrical Guide
Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Plug: C & E