CURRENCY

The official currency is the British Pound (£, GBP). There are numerous bureaux de change in London, often located in banks, travel agents, post offices as well as London’s airports and major train stations.

TIME DIFFERENCE

England follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is one hour behind Central European Time (CEST) at the time of the conference.

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

  • Emergency services police, fire and ambulance: 999 or 112
  • For non-emergency crime: 101

INSURANCE – LIABILITY

SAE International are insured only to meet claims arising from incidents caused by the organisers and their equipment. Participants, exhibitors and visitors are strongly recommended to be properly insured against accidents they may suffer when traveling and during the conference.

ELECTRICITY

  • Voltage: 220-240 Volts (AC @ 50 Hz)
  • Primary Socket Type: Type G (BS-1363)
  • Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): generally have chargers that are already compatible with 100-240 volts, and therefore usually only require a simple plug adapter.
  • Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.: Plug adapter + voltage converter

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Visa
No E.U. nationals require a visa to visit the U.K. Visas are also not required for travelers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the U.S. The usual permitted stay is 90 days or fewer for tourists, although some nationalities are granted stays of up to 6 months.
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An official invitation letter will also be sent upon request. You will find this option during the registration process. This letter however does not involve any commitments by the conference organisers to cover fees, accommodation, travel expenses or other costs connected to the participation in the Meeting. SAE will not be held responsible for visa not granted.

Passport
To enter the United Kingdom, all U.S. citizens, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and South Africans must have a passport valid through their length of stay. No visa is required. A passport will allow you to stay in the country for up to 6 months. The immigration officer may also want to see proof of your intention to return to your point of origin (usually a round-trip ticket) and of visible means of support while you’re in Britain (credit cards work).

‘MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS’

During your stay you will have the opportunity to discover the sights and sounds of London. Take advantage of these few days and visit the must see and must-go to places.

The London Pass is also available for purchase which grants free admission to many entertainment, sights, excursions and museums.