Riga has a moderate climate, influenced by its close proximity to the sea. The average temperature at the end of June & July is around 22 °C (72 °F). Occasionally the temperature may rise to 30 °C (86° F) and above. Be prepared for occasional showers at all times.

Eastern Europe Summer time 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Latvia joined the euro area on January 1, 2014.

Credit Cards
Credit cards are widely accepted: Visa and Master Card most widely used cards, but American Express, Diners Club and JCB are also accepted. ATMs are accessible 24/7; can be found throughout the city and shopping centres.

Traveller checks
Travellers Checks are not commonly used in Latvia. You can exchange them in local banks. Normal banking hours are Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00. Some branches exist in Supermarkets and have extended hours and are open on Saturday.

Electrical Appliances
The voltage in Latvia is 220 V.

Shops are generally open 10:00-19:00 on weekdays and from 10:00-17:00 on Saturdays. Many shops are open on Sundays as well. Most major shopping centers and supermarkets are open 8:00-22:00 daily.

All participants are reminded that neither the Conference Organizing Committee nor Local Organizing Committee is liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.