IFORS 2017

Conference Venue

IFORS 2017 will take place in the Québec City Convention Centre located in the heart of the World Heritage city. Tourist attractions, restaurants and Québec's nightlife are at proximity of this meeting place which was declared the world's best convention centre in 2006.


Public transportation

Use Google Maps to trace your itinerary before going from one place to another. If you choose the bus for your transportation, view the RTC website to learn more about the fares and passes or download their mobile app RTC Nomade.
 

Transport

If you are travelling by plane to come to Québec City, and that your travel is between July 3 and July 21, 2017, Air Canada offers a 10% discount on your airfare. Please enter the following code when buying your ticket: F9FCR2W1.
Whether you are traveling by train, plane, bus, car or boat, Québec City is very accessible. Remember to plan your trip according to your means of transportation.
 

Parking

If needed, many parkings can be found around the Québec City Convention Centre. View the Parking Map for more details. For costs, contact the parking facilities managers directly.

Indigo
  • Place Québec underground parking
  • Delta underground parking

Société Parc-Auto du Québec (website in French only)
  • Place d’Youville underground parking
  • Édifice Marie-Guyart underground parking
 

Requirements for Entering Canada (Passports and Visas)

Visitors must hold a valid passport; a visa or an eTA may be required. For more information about visas, please consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website. You may also consult the nearest Canadian embassy, the consulate, a customs broker or your travel agent. For foreign Canadian visitors who do not require a visa, you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information, please consult the CIC website.
 

Invitation Letter

If you require an invitation letter:
1. Fill the registration form: https://www.euro-online.org/ifors2017/registration/register/
2. Fill out the invitation letter form available here and send it back with a copy of your passport at ifors2017@agoracom.qc.ca or by fax at 1 418 658-8850.

This procedure was developed to facilitate obtaining a visitor's visa or permission to attend the Conference, not for covering registration fees and other expenses. The letter of invitation in no way commits the conference organizers to providing financial or other support.
 

Currency

The legal currency is the Canadian dollar, which is divided into 100 cents. Bills are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars. Coins are available in denominations of 5, 10 and 25 cents, plus 1 and 2 dollars. Canadian and US currencies are not at parity. US currency is accepted at most places with varying exchange rates. Consult http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/daily-converter/ for exchange rates. To avoid any inconvenience, we recommend that visitors obtain Canadian currency at the official exchange rate at a financial institution or travel agency when they arrive.

Units of Measure

Canada uses the metric system.
 

Voltage

In Canada, electricity is 110 volts, as in the rest of North America. Appliances from other countries outside North America require a power adaptor.
 

Taxes

The federal goods and services tax (GST) of 5% and the Quebec sales tax (QST) of 9.975% are added to all purchases. Taxes are subject to change.
For more information, visit the Web sites of the
Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministère du Revenu du Québec
 

Tipping

In Canada, tips are not included on restaurant bills, but are left to the customer's discretion. A tip of 15% of the total cost before taxes is recommended. We suggest you do the same for taxis. Porters expect $1 CDN per bag.
 

Safety

Quebec City is a small, welcoming and safe North American city. Quebeckers have built a stable, peaceful society through their open, tolerant culture, with 400 years of incorporating influences from France and England, and now Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. However, caution should still be used in order to avoid falling victims to petty crime.
 

Insurance

The fees for the Conference do not include any provisions for the insurance of participants against personal injury, sickness, theft, or property damage. This also applies to any event held during the Conference period. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to arrange for any insurance they consider necessary. Neither the Organizing Committee nor the agencies or partners involved in the organization of the Conference assume any responsibility for loss, injury or damage to persons or belongings, whatever the cause may be. Access to health care is costly for non-residents and we therefore recommend that participants arrange their own travel insurance (health and accident coverage). We also recommend that you arrange insurance for lost luggage and other incidents.
 

Climate

Québec's climate is humid continental. July is in the middle of the Quebec summer season. For more weather information, visit Environment Canada.
 

Language

The official language of the Conference is English. However, please note that the main language of the province of Québec (and Québec City) is French.