General Info

OMC 2019 will take place at Pala de Andre, located just outside the city, on the way to the sea.
Information on how to reach the venue

Visiting the exhibition is free of charge for interested professionals.
Under 18 are not admitted within the exhibiting area.

Advanced registration is strongly recommended, all requests must be submitted using the online conference registration form.
On site registrations must be paid by cash or credit card upon arrival. Cheques are not accepted.

Conference participation implies registration fees. There are several registration options:

* full registration,
* one day registration

University Students
are granted free access to the Conference Sessions and Special sessions and Exhibition area, provided adequate documentation is shown.

OMC 2019 working language is English. Simultaneous translation will be provided during the Opening Plenary Session only.

One copy of the conference Proceedings is included in the Conference Delegate material. Past edition proceedings or additional copies or individual papers can be purchased from the online Shop.

By tradition OMC programme offers a selection of Social events (by invitation only).

  • Complimentary Guided tours of Ravenna
  • Kick off Welcome Cocktail 
  • Gala Dinner during which Delegates will enjoy a taste of local cuisine in a warm and elegant setting.
Exhibition Opening Hours

Wednesday and Thursday: 9.00 – 18.00
Friday: 9.00 –  15.00

Badge Collection and On-site registrations

Tuesday 26th March from 9.00 to 18.00
Wednesday 27th March from 8.00 to 17.30
Thursday 28th March from 8.00 to 17.30
Friday 29th  March from 8.00 to 12.00





Eating & Going Out

Full conference registrations include daily lunch and coffee breaks. Should you wish to organise a dinner party or working lunch, a variety of restaurants are available in town as well as on the beach. Contact for details.


Normally open Mondays through Saturdays, from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 19.30. Some shops in the town centre are closed on Thursday afternoon. Main shopping centers and supermarkets are open 8.00 to 20.00.

Car Parks

For your convenience, over 1000 parking spaces are available free of charge at Pala de André. Hundreds more are within 5 min. walk from the venue. These are not supervised.
In town all blue line parking spaces are toll parking (from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m only). Look for the parking meter closer to you, pay and display your ticket.

Useful Telephone Numbers

TAXI – Radio Taxi 0544 33888

Viale E. Berlinguer n. 20 –  tel. 0544 294111
Emergency number: 113

Viale V. Randi n. 5 - Switchboard tel. 0544 285450
Ambulance 118

The nearest to Pala de Andrè are:
Farmacia Comunale n. 4, Via Nicolodi n. 21 –  tel. 0544 421112
Farmacia del Candiano, Via Trieste n. 1 –  tel. 0544 422590
Farmacia Comunale n. 8, Via Fiume Abbandonato n. 124  is open every night from 22.30 to 8.00 am

Bologna Flight Information Desk (+39) 051 6479615
Milan Malpensa and Linate  Information Desk (+39) 02 74852200


OMC does not accept any liability for injuries/losses of whatsoever nature to delegates, exhibitors, visitors and accompanying persons, nor for loss or damages to their luggage and/or any other personal belongings. OMC isn’t responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in this website.


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