Conference Location

Location and Venue

The BlackSeaCom 2013 Conference will be held in Batumi, Georgia on July 3-5, 2013, at the Sheraton Batumi Hotel. Batumi is an exceptionally beautiful seaside city on the Black Sea coast and the capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. Georgia is a country to the east of the Black Sea, most of which is located in the South Caucasus, while a portion of the territory lies in the North Caucasus. A former republic of the Soviet Union, Georgia shares borders with Russia in the north and Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan in the south. The official language is Georgian, one of the oldest languages in the world. Tbilisi is the capital and by far the largest city. Georgia is an amazing cluster of cultures, religions, fascinating landscapes and ancient history. The country where everyone can find something to his liking - from snowy peaks to subtropical shores, from deserts to lush forests, from cities to enchanting villages.

Travel and Accommodation

Batumi International Airport (BUS) is located just 2 km south of Batumi. Regular flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (Turkey) and Tblisi (Georgia) can be used for connection to major cities within Europe, America and Asia.

For visa information, please check the details on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia website. In the great majority of cases, a visa is not needed to enter Georgia.

The official currency is the Georgian Lari (GEL). Currency can be exchanged at the same Batumi airport.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Batumi Hotel. Located on the seafront of the Black Sea, the Sheraton Batumi Hotel is only a 15 minute drive away from Batumi International Airport. Driving directions and other general directions to reach the hotel can be found here.

Hotel reservations information can be found here.

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