We would like to inform you that on the 4th July 2017 we have procured buses that will leave at 14:00 and 19:00 from the Athens International Airport and will deliver the delegates to their associated hotels.
In addition, bus routes are arranged for July 7th 2017 at 10:00 and 16:00 for their return from Patras to the airport in Athens.
On the 4th July 2017 for the journey from the airport to Patras, upon your arrival at the airport please go to the Info Point at the Extra Schengen Arrivals Hall A between Exits 1 & 2. You will find there LIBER 2017 and PCO CONVIN representatives to guide you.
The price for a ticket per way is 25 euros.
To sign up for this service, please use the online registration form where you made your initial registration using the same access codes. We have added all the above bus routes as available options https://pcoconvin.eventsair.com/liber2017/register/Site/Register.
To confirm your booking, please proceed with your payment either via credit card from the online registration form or via bank transfer through the below bank account.
POSTFACH 100423, 70003 STUTTGART, GERMANY
ACCOUNT NUMBER (IBAN): DE32600301000030950007
Deposit reason: LIBER 2017
Account holder: PCO CONVIN SA
Kindly note that the bank charges are the responsibility of the payee.
Early bird rates for our 2017 Annual Conference have been extended to 14 May. This allows delegates from LIBER libraries to attend the conference for just €270. The fee will rise to €340 after 14 May.
Please see the conference website for more information: http://liber2017.lis.upatras.gr/registration
We would like to inform you that the LIBER 2017 workshop “Customer satisfaction surveys – an active and collaborative workshop”, initially scheduled to take place on Wednesday 5/7/2017 has been cancelled.
Participants who have been registered for this workshop will be informed to consider alternative options.
The full programme of LIBER2017 is now published. You can find information about the presentations and posters of the main track, as well as information about workshops and other activities.
The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 46th LIBER Annual Conference (LIBER 2017).
To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool.
Registered Event participants plus one accompanying person traveling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.
The participating airlines for LIBER2017 are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.
Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.
The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from: Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines. To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on this page, under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”.
Please quote the following Event code: A309S17 for ticket reservation.
Registrations in LIBER2017 is now open. Feel free to register through the Online Registration Form. An one-stop web system is used for the entire registration process. The process is easy to use, totally secure and can be completed in a few minutes. Please note that participants may not only register for the conference, but they can also book their accommodation, transfer, etc. All additional services are offered at specially conference negotiated rates. Do not forget to check our Terms and Conditions.
The excursion to Ancient Olympia, on Saturday, July 8, will offer the visitor a unique insight into the spirit of Ancient Greece. It is one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient times and one of modern country’s top tourist attractions. It is situated 120 km from Patras, in the beautiful green valley formed by the river Alpheios, in an idyllic surrounding countryside.
Important monuments are the Temples of Zeus and Hera and the Ancient Stadium -where the ancient Olympic games were held- and the Prytaneion, to mention few. The visitors will also have enough time to enjoy the amazing exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, such as the Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus by Praxiteles and The Nike of Paeonius and the two Museums dedicated to the history of the Olympic Games.
After the visit, there will be free time in a nearby village -by the sea- for lunch, coffee and why not a swim.
The bus is scheduled to return to Patras around 18:00 pm.
Conference delegates are invited to register and pay for the Conference Excursion as part of Conference registration.
The Reception of LIBER2017 will be held in the premises of the Old Municipal Hospital, on Thursday 6th of July 2017. The Old Hospital is situated at the upper town of Patras, a picturesque district with traditional architecture, important archaeological sites, such as the Roman Amphitheatre (1st century AD), the ancient conservatory and the castle and, also, a great view in the city of Patras and the harbor.
The Old Municipal Hospital was built in 1857 and it started operating in January 1st 1872. It was designed by the Danish architect Christian Hansen (1813-1891), one of the main representatives of neoclassicism in architecture, who is also famous for emblematic buildings, such as The University of Athens (1839-50), which stands between two other important structures, the Academy of Athens and the National Library of Greece, designed by his brother, Theophil Hansen (1813-1891). Since 1958 it belongs to the state, functioning as an exhibition space and cultural centre.
The space to host the Reception is an inner garden, surrounded by the main building construction, but the delegates will have the opportunity to wander around the Old Hospital premises as well. It is easily accessible on foot, either by the stairs at the end of Agiou Nikolaou street (for the bold and well trained ones!), or by following the road to the Roman Amphitheatre at Palaion Patron Germanou str. and turn at Vasileiou Roufou str.
The Group Photo of the Conference will be taken in front of the building.
The official dinner of LIBER2017 will take place at French’s Villa (Villa tou Gallou), an architectural masterpiece of the Patras area, on Wednesday 5th of July 2017.
The villa is located by the seaside in the small and picturesque village of Monodendri, with a panoramic view to Patras bay, less than 10Km south-west of the city of Patras.
The building is a late 18th century work of Saxon architect Ernst Moritz Theodor Ziller (1837-1923), who lived and worked in Greece as a major designer of royal and municipal buildings in Athens, Patras and other Greek cities, for more than 40 years and eventually became a Greek national.
The main building of the villa is surrounded by a 7.000 km2 garden with pine, olive and eucalyptus trees, providing a perfect environment for a relaxing evening with old and new friends and partners.
Transportation from the participants’ hotels to the Villa and back will be arranged by the Local organizing Committee.
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