Arrival - When to arrive
Attendees of the conference should plan to arrive on either Sunday, June 9th during the day or Monday, June 10th early in the morning.
The conference starts on Monday, June 10th at 10:00am with the keynote session.
The sessions end on Friday, June 14th at 1pm followed by lunch until 2:30pm.
Due to the easy access of Munich by car, train and plane, no arrival transfers will be organized.
Arrival by air
You can fly to Munich from many international airports. More info can be found at www.munich-airport.de
Arrival by car
Coming from Munich Airport
Follow signs in direction of Munich and go onto the motorway (Autobahn) A92. Exit A92 at Unterschleißheim, Haimhausen and turn left to Unterschleißheim. Follow the street for approximately 150 m; on the cross road turn right into Landshuter Straße and follow the road for approximately 2 km before turning right to Andreas-Danzer-Weg.
Coming from Munich City Centre
Follow Leopoldstrasse and drive forward to Ingolstädter Strasse when you have left Munich follow the B13. Stay on for approximately 11 km. Leave B13 on the third exit for Unterschleißheim and turn left into Landshuter Straße (St 2342). Enter Unterschleißheim and follow the road for approximately 2 km before turning right to Andreas-Danzer-Weg.
Coming from Nürnberg
Leave Nürnberg and take the motorway A9 at connection point (52) Nürnberg-Fischbach in direction of München. Stay on for approximately 133 km. At the motorway interchange (4) Kreuz Neufahrn/68, change from A9 onto the A92 in direction of Stuttgart, München-West for 4km. Leave A92 in direction of Unterschleißheim, Haimhausen and turn left to Unterschleißheim. Follow the street for approximately 150 Meters, on the cross road turn right into Landshuter Straße and follow the road for approximately 2 km before turning right to Andreas-Danzer-Weg.
Coming from Stuttgart
Leave Stuttgart and take the B27 for 4 km before joining the A8 at connection point (52b) Stuttgart-Degerloch in the direction of München, Ulm. Continue for 192 km. At the motorway interchange (79) Dreieck München-Eschenried change from A8 onto the A99 to Salzburg, Nürnberg, Deggendorf, München-Ost. Follow the A99 for 11.5 km. At the motorway interchange (11) Dreieck München-Feldmoching/1 change from A99 onto the A92 to Nürnberg, Deggendorf, München. Follow the A92 for 10.07 km.
Click here to view the public transportation route map
Arrival by train
Located in the centre of Munich, Munchen Hauptbahnhof (Munich Main Station) is close to Marienplatz. This station is one of the largest in Germany and provides both regional and international service. Also, the Munchen Hauptbahnhof provides S bahn service, which is covered with a rail pass.
For more timetable details please switch to the Online-Service of German Railways (Deutsche Bahn).
Directions from the main Railway station to Dolce Hotel
Take the S-Bahn S1 (speed train) in the direction of Freising/Flughafen (=Airport) until Unterschleißheim. Then from the Unterschleißheim station, take Bus 215 (Lohhof Nord). Exit at bus stop Max-Planck-Straße/BallhausForum.
You can also take a taxi (approximately 7 minutes from Unterschleißheim train station).
You will be able to collect your badge at the conference registration desk upon your arrival on either Sunday afternoon or Monday.
Badges should be worn at all times for security reasons. Your access to the conference area and other events will be restricted in case you do not wear your badge.
For any questions related to the conference, please contact Bouchra Ammama at +32 (0) 2 655 5572 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference desk opening hours:
Throughout the event, the conference desk opens 30min prior to the first session in the morning and closes 30min after the last session.
All conference sessions will be presented in English.
The currency used in Germany is the EURO (€). Most leading credit cards are accepted.
If you would like to know the exact exchange rate to your local currency, please go to: http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic
Departure Transfers to Airport
Airport shuttles will be organized on Friday afternoon after the last sessions have ended. You can reserve your seat on the shuttle as part of your online registration. If you prefer not to reserve a seat during online registration, you will have the possibility to book a seat on site at the registration desk but upon availability only.
Business casual throughout the event.
In Germany sockets operate with 230 V and comply with European standards. Plugs are 2 pin so some countries need an adaptor.
Emergency telephone numbers
Fire Brigade and Ambulance: 112
Ambulance:+49 (0)89 19222
Emergency Poison Help-Line: +49(0)89 19 222
Session evaluations will need to be submitted via the conference portal. Please complete a session evaluation form after each session. The more session evaluations you complete, the greater the changes of winning a prize (minimum of 4 session evaluations required to qualify for the prize draw).
Overall conference evaluations will need to be submitted via the conference portal.
In exchange for submitting your overall conference evaluation, you are invited to pick up your conference gift at the IBM welcome desk in exchange of the code received upon submitting the evaluation via the web portal.
Instructions on how to access the portal will be provided the week prior to the conference and during registration.
The 2013 IBM Systems z Technical Conference is pleased to welcome you at the Dolce Hotel in Munich, Germany.
An extraordinary fusion of post-modern architecture, state-of-the-art technology and unrivalled service, Dolce Munich is one of Europe's most dynamic conference and special events venues - only 15 minutes from Munich International Airport and 20 minutes from the Munich City Centre.
It is advised to get an E111 form, which will cover you for emergency health care. Travel insurance is always recommended. Pharmacies are open weekdays from 9am to 6pm. At night and weekends at least one local chemist will be open.
Official language is German. English is also widely spoken and understood.
From Monday through Friday, lunch and coffee breaks are foreseen. Also included is a welcome drink on Monday evening and a drink in the Expo Area on Tuesday evening. There will be a special event on Wednesday evening.
Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses and additional meals are not included in the conference fee and will be paid by each attendee at the time the expense is incurred.
Please switch off your mobile phones during the sessions.
Non-EU passport holders are advised to contact the appropriate diplomatic or consular authorities for visa requirement details (see visas).
For all travelers from the EU, an identity card or passport is sufficient for travel to Germany.
For your convenience, we will have an IBM registration desk set up (Sunday through Friday). There, you will be able to receive further information on the event. You will also be able to leave messages directly at the IBM Information desk should you need further assistance during your stay and can not find an IBM contact person to help you immediately.
Smoking is not allowed within the hotel, restaurants & public areas in Germany. Smoking is only allowed outside or in designated smoking areas.
Substitutions and Cancellations
Substitutions can be made at any time.
Late cancellations (fourteen calendar days before the event) or no-shows will be charged the full tuition fee.
For conference substitutions and/or cancellations, please use the online registration tool.
IBM employees should cancel using Learning@IBM.
Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel.
Alongside the well developed network of buses and trains in Munich, there are many of taxis running on the roads of Munich city. The taxis of Munich city are cream in color. You are allowed to hail taxis on the streets or book them by phone. There is a central agency called Taxizentrale Munchen (Ph: +40 (0) 89 21 610 or +49 (0) 89 19 410) or Isarfunk Taxizentrale (Ph: +49 (0) 89 45 05 40).
Munich lies in the Central European Time Zone, GMT +1 (same as Frankfurt, Paris and Brussels).
To ensure that the event runs smoothly, we would appreciate if you could respect the timings given.
Our qualified and multilingual staff will be happy to advice you on how to spent your time in Munich. We provide you with up-to-date information, will book the tickets of your choice for events and sightseeing tours and make reservations for hotels and hostels. Curious souvenirs and stylish Munich-Wear complete our range of goods. For further info please see Munich Info Stores
Please refer to “Departure Transfers”.
An identity card is sufficient for Nationals of the European Union (excl. UK and Ireland) and Switzerland.
Nationals of the UK and Ireland, and countries outside the EU, need a valid passport. Leaflets with the requirements for individual countries for stays of less than 90 days are available at relevant German