Questions and Answers

How can I get to the venue?

  • From the airport: bus #300Э to the central bus station; then see next point
  • From main railway/bus station:: bus #46 or #78 until stop "ulitsa Biriuzova"
  • From RIPO hotel: bus #40 until stop "ulitsa Biriuzova"
  • From Bon Hotel: walk 480 meters
  • The map: follow here!

    Is there parking available?
    There is enough parking place right beside the venue available.

    I registered for the convention but I don't see myself in the participant list. Why?
    If you registered successfully (that is, you received a message with a unique registration code assigned), there are two reasons for not being shown up in the participant list:
    1) The questionnaire is not yet approved (this usually happens within few hours or days)
    2) The applicant didn't mark the 'include me' checkbox: we only list those participants who implicitly agreed to be included there.

    I want to edit my registration data. What can I do?
    On the registration page there's an option named "Edit existing registration", where your can locate your data by registration code or email.

    I have to cancel my trip. How do I delete my registration?
    Edit your registration data (how to: see previous point) and find the "Delete registration" button.

    Can I reserve two tables? I have too many glasses for trade
    There are three options available in the registration: no table (5 BYN), standard table (10 BYN) and extended table (15 BYN). Please specify any preferences in the comments field in the registration form, and we do our best to fit your needs.

    Is it easy to exchange currency in Minsk? Is there ATM nearby?
    Most stores and service points accept payment cards (Visa / Mastercard). There are a lot of currency exchange point in Minsk, with the exchange rate varying just slightly. There are a lot of ATMs across the city as well, a couple available beside the convention venue as well.

    Is there any restaurant at the venue?
    Yes, there's a restaurant on the ground floor, it will operate during convention hours. There's also a food store across the street.

    Where can I get details of the touristic trip?
    please visit the following page: Touristic trip

    Can I book a room in the hotel for longer term than allowed in the registration form (12 - 14 Apr)?
    Yes, specify your preferences in the comments field

    What's the hotel pricing
    RIPO hotel:
    Single room: 43 BYN (less than 20 EUR).
    Double / twin room: 56 BYN (less than 25 EUR).
    Breakfast included.

    Can I leave my collectible at the venue after the Friday exchange session?
    Yes, the venue will be closed overnight.

    Are there any toll roads in Belarus?
    There are a lot of toll roads in Belarus. Roads are free for Belarusian and Russian citizens. In order to avoid any negative impressions, we recommend to familiarize yourself with the payment system at beltoll site.

    How can I get invitation for the visa application? What are the conditions for getting Belarusian visa?
    IMPORTANT!!! Belarus cancelled visa for citizens of 80 countries (including EU, UK, US) when arriving by air if you stay up to 30 days. This is however not valid for flights arriving from Russian Federation. Refer to the following page for more official information: Belarus visa-free travel

    In case you plan to cross the border by sea or land (or your plan to stay longer than 5 days), you need a visa.
    Please send us the following data to get official invitation:
    * first name, last name as in passport
    * birthday
    * passport number
    * passport issue and expiration dates
    * Country of citizenship and residence
    * dates of your planned visit
    * Physical address to send you the hard copy of the invitation (you can ask the Belarusian embassy if the printed copy is sufficient - several times it was enough to provide just an electronic scan)
    Standard package of documents to be submitted to the embassy includes: passport, insurance, questionnaire with photo, consular fee, invitation. We recommend that you confirm the list in your closest Belarusian embassy.

    Will the touristic trip be interesting for non-Russian-speaking guests?
    The story will be in Russian, but usually we have some English speaking participants within the group, so in the case you don't understand everything we try to make sure you get the general idea.

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