FENS Forum 2024 Venue

Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center

Address: Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220, Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 727 200

URL: https://www.messecongress.at/


Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance for regular participants and students will be sent electronically after the Forum to the e-mail address provided by the participant during registration. It is not possible to issue the certificate of attendance on site. Any claim in this regard is excluded.


Children at the FENS Forum

The Forum aims to support families and parents attending the FENS Forum 2024. FENS will provide a childcare service to all registered participants if there is sufficient demand based on a minimum number of registrants. To register your child(ren), please book this service during registration process. The fee per child per day is EUR 24.  The childcare service is conditional to a minimum number of children.



The average maximum temperature in Vienna in June is 21.1°C (70.0°F), and the minimum temperature is 15.4°C (56°F). The nights can be a little cool so it is best to bring appropriate clothing.


Code of Conduct

Please visit https://fensforum.org/code-of-conduct/ to learn more about our Code of Conduct.


Discount for train travel

Click here and enter the code 38F2CK there. You will then be able to register as a new customer using your e-mail address and book your journey to the FENS Forum 2024 in a relaxed manner. Please note that each person has to create a new ÖBB account specifically for this congress. It is not possible to use an existing ÖBB account as each e-mail address can only be used once in the ÖBB booking system.

Registering entitles you to a 22% congress discount on the ÖBB standard fare, 10% off the international standard fare, and a special price for the ÖBB Nightjet when making your booking. Your customer account for the congress will be automatically deleted after the event and therefore after your return journey


Dress Code

Participants are advised to wear business casual for all Forum functions and programmes.



Austria uses the 230 Volt/50 Hz system and two-pin continental plugs – the same as most other European countries. Electric appliances use continental-style two-pin plugs.

If you visit from the UK, Ireland, Israel, Australia or Switzerland, you need to bring a plug adaptor. C and F type plugs generally fit on Austrian electricity sockets.

The USA, Canada and a large part of South America have the different 110-127 Volt system, which means many devices from there can only be connected using a transformer.


Guest Attendance Policy

All event activities are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced. Childcare services will be provided depending on sufficient demand.



The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.


Letter of Invitation

Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation can request one from the Forum Registration Team. To receive a Letter of Invitation, participants must first register to the Forum and submit payment in full.

The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate neither the organiser nor the host in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Forum are the sole responsibility of the participant.


Liability and Insurance

The FENS Forum Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or indirectly arising from the FENS Forum 2024. It is recommended that all participants are covered by personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.


Lunch, Coffee Breaks & Water Dispensers

Food and beverages are not included in the registration fee. Food outlets will be available throughout the venue offering healthy and sustainable options.

Drinking water dispensers will be available inside the venue. We recommend to bring a reusable water bottle with you.


Medical Assistance

Please go to the congress registration help desk.


Paperless Congress

The Forum Programme and Abstracts will be available online only. The Forum app will be available for easy navigation through the FENS Forum and its programme.


Photography and Recording at the FENS FORUM 2024

Any recording, filming, or other capturing of presentations at the Forum, including of

scientific posters is not acceptable without the expressed written consent of the presenter.



To register as a media representative, please contact communications@fens.org for application. You will then receive further information. There is no registration fee for accredited media representatives.



A Printshop for posters pickup will be available at the venue from June 25-28, open daily, Tuesday – Friday from 9:00-17:00.

You can pre order your poster prints in advance and conveniently pick them up onsite during the opening hours.

Due to the high volume of posters at the Forum, we recommend to send your poster at least 5 working days before arrival to messe@printshop.at  and make sure you receive a confirmation for your order.

Please be aware that poster prints cannot be produced directly on-site (delivery of orders to the printshop takes between 24-48 hours) so pre ordering is highly recommended.

You can have a look at the price list here.


Smoking policy

Smoking is prohibited at all times in the meeting halls, exhibit halls and restrooms. Your compliance is appreciated.


Sustainability in the FENS Forum

FENS is dedicated to minimising the environmental impact of its events and firmly believes that all have a part to play in preserving our future for generations to come, both locally and across the globe. We are taking great measures to minimise the carbon footprint of the Forum, partnering with all suppliers in this mission under the guidance and certificate of the Austrian Ecolabel, the Green Meeting initiative

Please visit https://fensforum.org/sustainability-at-fens-forum to learn more about our initiatives and how you can help.



Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Austrian Consulate for official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that may apply to you. It is recommended to apply for a visa at least 4-5 months prior to the start of the Forum. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.