General information

Registration for 16ELBC will open at 14:00 on Tuesday 4 September at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center (Messeplatz 1, 1021 Vienna, Austria). The Conference will begin with a Welcome Reception at the Congress Center from 18:00 – 19:30.

The Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center with registration being open from 08:00 each day.

The timing for the Technical Sessions and Exhibition will be as follows:

Wednesday 5 September 08:30 – 17:30
Thursday 6 September 08:30 – 17:30
Friday 7 September 09:00 – 14:30 (Conference only)

The working language will be in English with simultaneous translation into Chinese. Due to the large number of high-quality papers to be presented there will be two periods during which parallel sessions will be held.

After the event, copies of all papers presented at 16ELBC will be made available to delegates.  The edited texts of selected technical and research papers given at 16ELBC may be submitted for possible publication in the Journal of Energy Storage.

Public Transportation & Parking

  • The underground line “U2” allows delegates to reach the venue from down-town Vienna within 10 minutes. Two stations: “Messe/Prater” for Foyer A and Congress Center and “Krieau” for Foyer D.
  • The nearest train station (Praterstern) can be reached within 2 minutes by underground.
  • 4,326 parking spaces are available in car park A, car park D and underground car park Congress Center.
  • A taxi port is located in front of Foyer A.
  • Distance to Vienna International Airport: 20 km via highway with approx. 20 minutes driving time.

About Vienna

The beautiful, compact and cosmopolitan city of Vienna, Austria’s capital city and its economic and cultural centre, is an ideal setting for the 2018 European Lead Battery Conference.

With a population of just under two million, swelled each year by millions of tourists and business visitors, the so-called City of Music is famed for its quality of life, architecture and art.

Its distinctive baroque architecture adds to the city’s romantic allure, and the conference takes place within walking distance of the rich architecture, ornate palaces and gardens, as well as the famous and glamorous coffee-houses with their renowned cakes.

The capital of the Hapsburg empire, Vienna  – Wien in German – was also home to psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud. Much of the historic centre of the city, or Innere Stadt, lies within a 1km radius of the conference centre, however excellent public transport links allow you to cross the city in under half an hour.

Travelling to Austria

Vienna Airport – over 70 airlines fly to Vienna.

Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 37 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West.

Vienna International is an incredibly busy airport, and incredibly important for a number of European destinations, including the UK. It is also seeing an increased demand for flights to destinations in Asia and the Middle East and has in recent years enjoyed a healthy expansion in the number of low-cost carrier flights it offers.

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Visa to enter Austria 

Austria is a member of the European Union, and of the EU Schengen Agreement which permits free travel between member countries. Nationals from European Union countries, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland have automatic rights of entry to Austria, while citizens of Australia, Canada and the USA can also visit without a visa.

Nationals of some other countries will, however, require a visa to enter Austria. Delegates who need to investigate their potential visa requirements are advised to consult the Austrian Government website A useful list of nationalities for which a visa is required can be found at

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