Before you Travel

Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 3rd Asia - Australia Congress on Controversies Ophthalmology (COPHy AA), 9-12, February 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. In preparation for this upcoming Congress we would like to provide you with the below information for your perusal before travelling to join us at COPHy AA!

Congress Venue

JW Marriott Seoul

176, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu

Seoul, 06546, South Korea

Tel: +82 2-6282-6262 

Arrival from the Airport to the Congress Venue

Incheon International Airport – ICN

You may take a taxi from the airport official taxi stand, easily located in the arrivals hall.

- Between gates 4 and 5, Desk No #23

- Between gates 8 and 9, Desk No #46

 A taxi ride from the airport to the JW Marriot Seoul should take about 40-60 minutes

- Medium Taxi: 65,000 KRW (approx. 56 USD)

- Luxury/Large Taxi: 95,000 KRW (approx. 82 USD)

(The fare is a flat between Incheon Airport and the JW Marriot. No other charges will be added.)
Taxis can be pre-booked by visiting:

COPHy AA Registration and Hospitality Desk at the JW Marriott Seoul
The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:
Thursday, February 9, 2017
17:30-20:00 Situated in the Foyer of Classic 7, (7FL)
Friday, February 10, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the COPHy AA Congress Program Book, your personal name tag, invitations, etc. Please remember to wear your name tag to all Congress activities and social events.
COPHy AA Scientific Program
A very exciting and diverse program has been prepared for you and we are looking forward to your active participation at the various sessions. For the updated program, please visit the Congress website:
English is the official language of the Congress.
Welcome Reception
All registered participants are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place on:

Thursday, February 9, 2017


JW Marriott Hotel

(Headquarter Hotel)

Classic 7 (7FL)

Lunch Box pick-up will be available on Friday, February 10, 2017 during the Industry-Sponsored Symposium followed by a Dessert Break at 13:15-13:45. Lunch Box pick-up will be available on Saturday, February 11, 2017 during the Industry-Sponsored Symposium followed by a Dessert Break at 13:15-13:45. Please present your name tag in order to receive your lunch.
Poster Presentation
Posters should be mounted between 07:30-08:00 on Friday morning (February 10).

Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the breaks, as specified in the program on the day of their presentation. Please see the Congress Secretariat for board allocation at the Congress.

Please remember to dismantle your poster at the end of the Congress, Saturday February 11, 2017, no later than 17:00.
The Congress Organizer is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time!
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to South Korea. Information about Visa requirements can be found on the World Travel Guide website: ComtecMed will not be responsible for any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of Visa or other required documentation
COPHy AA On Site Policies
Please note the following:
Photography and Recording Policy - Participants are asked to be respectful of their colleagues by turning off all cell phones and PDA devices before entering meeting rooms. Cameras and all other recording devices are strictly prohibited in all session halls, in the Exhibition Area, and in all poster presentations. Thank you for your cooperation.
Smoking Policy - In accordance with our policy, COPHy AA is a non-smoking Congress.
Internet and Email
WIFI will be available in the Congress area and during the Congress hours for participants of COPHy AA only. In order to connect to the COPHy AA WIFI, please use the following login details:
Name of Network: JWMarriott_CONFERENCE
Password: Bayer2017
Currency Exchange

The Won (signcode: KRW) is the currency of South Korea. It is subdivided into 100 Jeon. 

For a quick look at the KRW compared to your currency rate, please click here

Dress Code
Informal for all occasions.

The month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 2°C to 7°C over the course of the month, exceeding 11°C or dropping below -4°C only one day in ten.

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 3rd Asia - Australia Congress on Controversies Ophthalmology (COPHy AA). Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
Congress Organizer
ComtecMed Congress Management is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the COPHy AA Congress. ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings. For more information, please visit

See you in Seoul!

Tel: +972-3-566-6166
Fax: +972-3-566-6177