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Useful Information

Seminar Venue:
The Hofburg Palace
Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria
Phone +43 1 5873666

Please make sure to show your ‘registration QR code “alongside a valid identity document with photo (passport, ID or similar) upon arrival.
Security checks will be performed strictly over the 2 days, therefore please wear your badge visible at all times (during seminar and gatherings) to ensure your identification in case of urgent messages and as a courtesy to other participants.

Opening hours registration:
Monday   12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday   8:00 – 18:00
Wednesday   7:00 – 18:00
Thursday   08:00 – 18:00

Internet Access via WIFI:
All Seminar participants will have access to the internet via WIFI at the Hofburg.

In the interest of security and safety, all participants and delegations are requested to store their luggage and / or large bags in the cloakroom.

Emergency Procedures: Fire / Bomb / Threat:

  • Hofburg: In case of a fire, an alarm (a continuous high pitched siren) will sound and you will be required to follow the green signs to the emergency exits and to gather outside on the Heldenplatz around the Erzherzog Karl memorial.
  • City Hall: In case of a fire, you will be required to follow the instructions of the onsite fire brigade.
  • Medical support: In case of a medical emergency, a doctor will be on site. The doctor’s room is located on the ground floor of the Hofburg.

Kindly note that smoking is only permitted outside the Hofburg Palace.

Gala Dinner at the City Hall (Rathaus):
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (GNQ) is hosting the Gala Dinner at the Vienna City Hall on Wednesday, 5th of July. The OPEC Awards will be presented during the dinner.

Where: Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Wien
Dress Code: casual formal or you are welcome to wear your national dress
Entry is by invitation

Meeting rooms:
There are a number of rooms available for meetings at the Hofburg Palace on Wednesday, 5th July, and Thursday, 6th July — please get in contact with if you would like to book one of these.

Kindly note:
The Plenary Room (Festsaal) will be cleared at the end of the day so please do not leave any items in the Plenary Room overnight.

Arrival from the airport:

Arrival by public transport:

  • CAT – City Airport Train:
    The fastest link to the city centre – non-stop from/to Wien-Mitte station in 16 minutes!
    Tickets for the City Airport Train can be purchased online or directly at the counter in the arrivals hall.
  • Rail connections:
    Travel from/to Wien-Mitte by rapid transit railway (S-Bahn) in 25 minutes or by ÖBB Railjet to many other destinations in Europe.
  • Bus connections:
    Several daily bus routes link the airport with various locations in Vienna and cities in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.

to Airport / from Airport:
Helferstorferstraße 17
1010 Vienna
Vienna, Austria

1010 Wien
Vienna, Austria

If you have any questions, please ask at the registration desk. The staff will be happy to help.

Useful phone numbers:
Fire Brigade: 122

OPEC Office (Hofburg):

Tel: +43 1 536 44 202
Mobile: +43 6602935953

OPEC Secretariat:
Helferstorferstrasse 17
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 21112-3312
Mobile: +43 6763792612
Fax: +43 1 216 4320