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Congress schedule

Congress schedule

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Information about Fira Gran VIa Barcelona



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Fira Gran Via (south entrance)
Av. Joan Carles 1,64
08908 l'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

The building is fully accessible to disabled people.


Cash dispenser is available at the Main Entrance (south access) Level 0.
The official currency in Spain is the Euro (€). Payment in other currencies will not be accepted.

Child Care Corner

Children are not allowed in the Congress area; however there will be a childcare centre during the Congress days, open from 8:00 to 18:00 and located in the Main Entrance (south access) Level -1. Childcare professionals will look after your children, free of charge, while you attend the sessions. See conditions on-site.

City Info

For information about Barcelona, restaurants and other amenities, please visit the City Desk at the Main Information Point located at the Main Entrance.

ESC Shop

Located in the ESC Plaza, within the ESC Stand, the ESC Shop offers educational and scientific products, quality sportswear and accessories, as well as other ESC souvenirs for sale. 25%off on ESC Apparel and souvenirs for FESC and ESC Professional Members.

ESC Headquarters

The ESC Board, Leadership, and Management offices are located o the walkway, 1st floor, between Registration and Hubs.

ESC Information Points

Located throughout the venue, ESC staff are there to help you, so do not hesitate to ask for assistance.

ESC Professional Members' Lounge

It is located in the ESC Plaza. To join the ESC professional Members Community, visit us on the Membership Area on the ESC Stand (at the entrance of ESC Plaza).

FESC Lounge

It is located in the Registration Area. To join the Fellowship Community, complete your Fellowship application at the FESC Desk, on the ESC Stand (ESC Plaza).

Filming, Recording, and Photography

All visual or audio reproduction is strictly prohibited.  Out of respect for presenters, and to avoid possible copyright infringement, you are kindly asked to respect this rule.  Most presentations slides, abstracts and videos will be available on the ESC website via ESC Congress 365

Food and Beverage

Whether looking for a convenient seating area to eat or meet with peers, or just wanting a fast option on-the-go, the catering areas are located in between the Registration and the Exhibition areas.

ESC Professional Members and FESC can access refreshments in their Lounge.


The official language at the Congress is English.  All lectures and presentations are in English without translation.

Left Luggage and Cloakroom

Left luggage and cloakrooms facilities are located in the Main Entrance. The price is €3 per item.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items can be recovered at the Exhibitor Service Desk located at level -1 in the Main Entrance (south access).

Medical Care

Participants in need of medical attention should go to the First Aid located at Hall 3 (by gate 3.14).

Tel: +34 - 93 233 40 02

No smoking

The ESC Congress is a non-smoking event.  For the comfort and health of all participants, smoking is strictly prohibited in the building and its close vicinity.

Police and Safety

Security guards are in direct contact with the police.  Please do not hesitate to ask a security guard or ESC staff member should you require police assistance.  All bags are subject to inspection.  Security guards are present for your safety.  Please take all personal effects with you upon leaving a lecture room.

At the Congress venue, there is a Police Station at the South Access:
Saturday 26 to Tuesday 29 August : 09:00 to 13:45 / 14:15 to 19:30
Wednesday 30 August: 09:00 to 12:00

Prayer room

Located at the Main Entrance, level 1.


Within the Congress venue, there will be a free Wi-Fi network accessible through:
Name: esc-congress,
Password: esc-congress