ENBIS-20 in València

28 – 30 September 2020; Assembly Hall of the Vera Campus of Technical University of València, València, Spain Abstract submission: 1 January – 27 April 2020

1 Venue

The 20th European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS 2020) will be held in Valencia, on the eastern part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

Sessions will take place in the Nexus Building (Building 6G), at the campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The registration desk will be located in the ground floor.

You can find us in Google Maps here:

https://maps.apple.com/place?address=46022%20Valencia%2C%20España&auid=1736526269630550908&ll=39.47935723041462%2C-0.33920370064480404&q=Edificio%20Nexus%20%40UPV

Here you can find an interactive map of the university to help you locate the building 6G:

http://www.upv.es/plano/plano-2d-en.html

1.1.1 How to reach the conference venue from downtown

  • By taxi from any city area: 8 Euros (approx.). Specify as destination: Street “Avenida dels Tarongers”, “Universitat Politècnica de València. Access to the campus through the gate L, next to “Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei”
  • By bike: There is a public service to use bikes throughout the whole city. This service is called Valenbisi. In campus you can find several stations where to park the bikes.
  • By underground, combined with tram:
    1. Take line 3 or 9  in Xàtiva or Colón station,  towards “Rafelbunyol” or  “Alboraya-PA”.
    2. Get off the underground in the station “Benimaclet”.
    3. Leave the underground and go up the street to get the tram. Then, get the tram Line 4 to “Dr. Lluch” or Line 6 to “Marítim-Serrería”. Both lines use the same railway.
    4. Get off the tram at station “Tarongers”. The underground ticket you should buy is Zone A, valid for all underground and tram lines in Valencia city.

http://www.metrovalencia.es/planificador.php?page=142

1.1.2 How to reach the conference from harbour/beach area

The university is just 15 minutes walk from the Malvarrosa beach, although the port area is further away. You can reach the university from the port by taking the tram in “Marítim-Serreria”, “Francesc Cubells” or “Grau Canyamelar” (line 6) towards “Tossal del Rei”. Then, get off the tram at station “Tarongers”.

http://www.metrovalencia.es/planificador.php?page=142

2 Accommodation

We recommend the following hotels based on the distance to the UPV Campus  (Nexus Building), where the conference will be held.

2.1.1 AC Hotel Valencia

Address: Avda. de Francia 67,  Valencia
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vlcva-ac-hotel-valencia/

Estimated time from the conference venue:

2.1.2 Barceló Hotel Valencia

Address: Av. de Francia, 11, Valencia
Website: http://www.barcelo.com/BarceloHotels/en_US/hotels/Spain/Valencia/hotel-barcelo-valencia/general-description.aspx

Estimated time from the conference venue:

2.1.3 Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes

Address: Av Instituto Obrero, 28, Valencia
Website: http://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-valencia-las-artes

Estimated time from the conference venue:

2.1.4     Silken Puerta Valencia

Address: Av. Cardenal Benlloch 28, Valencia
Website: http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/puerta-valencia/

Estimated time from the conference venue:

2.1.5     Hotel Balneario Las Arenas

Address: Calle Eugenia Viñes 22-24, Valencia
Website: http://www.hotelvalencialasarenas.com/en/

Estimated time from the conference venue:

 3 Travel information

If you are planning to spend several days at Valencia, you might be interested in getting the VLC Tourist Card at the Tourist Info office at the airport or tourism office in downtown and enjoy unlimited public transport around the city (including the Valencia-Airport route). It also offers discounts on museums, leisure activities, shopping and restaurants.

More info at:

https://www.visitvalencia.com/en/valencia-tourist-card

How to reach Valencia


By air

Valencia international airport, which is located 8 Km away from city center, is connected with the main European airports.

Once in the airport, you can reach the city center by:

  • Metro:
Line 5 Aeropuerto / Marítim-Serreria. Approx. every 10-20 minutes.
  • Line 3 Aeropuerto / Machado – Alboraya Peris Aragó – Rafelbunyol (Metrovalencia). Approx. every 10-20 minutes.
  • Fare to/from city center: approx. 90 €
  • http://www.metrovalencia.es/planificador.php?page=142
  • Bus:
Fernanbús, Line 150 Valencia – Manises – Aeropuerto: Timetable: Airport-Valencia: 6:30, 7:00, then every 30 minutes until 21:30 / 22:00.
  • Fare: approx. 1.40 €. Journey time: 40 minutes.
  • Taxi:
 cost airport-city center: 20 €. Journey time: 15-30 minutes.

By train

Valencia is connected with Madrid and Barcelona by high-speed trains. Buying the tickets in advance (purchase on line) you can get discounts up to 70%.

It takes 1 hour 40 minutes to travel from downtown Madrid (Atocha station) to Valencia city center (Joaquín Sorolla station), and about 3 hours from Barcelona (Sants station).

For further information about trains, schedules and prices, visit:

http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

By car

Valencia is well connected to main Spanish cities. Madrid to Valencia takes about 4 hours; 3 hours from Barcelona; and 1 hour 30 minutes from Alicante.

By bus

There are several bus private companies that connect Valencia to many other Spanish cities. They usually offer low prices and often frequencies, and you can buy the tickets on line.

www.alsa.es

www.avanzabus.com

 

4 About Valencia

Valencia is located on the eastern part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. With a multicultural past, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Valencia embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches.

The heart of Valencia Old Town is the result of the different cultures and civilizations that have passed through the city: from Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and up to its modern cosmopolitan city of the present times. Valencia displays something for everyone, whether you want to sightsee and go back in time to observe all of the periods that Valencia has gone through, relax on the beach, enjoy the fantastic cuisine or simply go shopping at modern malls, stores, and boutiques.

Delight yourself with the enchanting Barrio del Carmen. Then, by a short bus ride or bike ride along the Turia bed river, the large green lung of the city with more than eight kilometers you can find the unique architecture like the City of Arts and Sciences, which does not leave any visitor mesmerized. The City of Arts and Sciences is made up of five magnificent futuristic structures: the Hemisfèric (IMAX cinema and digital projections), the Umbracle (a landscaped vantage point), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative center of interactive science), the Oceanogràfic (the largest aquarium in Europe), the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (an international Opera house), and the Ágora, which gives the complex a multifunctional space.

Then, you can head on over to the Malvarrosa beach and experience authentic paella which is a traditional Valencian dish. Valencia not only offers its world famous paella, but many other famous gastronomical dishes such as: all i pebre, fideuà, olleta… To end the perfect Valencian meal, there are local desserts such as torrò (nougat), arnadí (pumpkin pie), and the most famous Valencian drink, horchata.

Characterized by its blue skies, the city boasts over 300 sunny days per year; the average daily temperature in June is around 25-26ºC (79-81ºF) and 20ºC at night time (64-66ºF), while the average sea temperature in June is 21ºC.

Valencia welcomes the summer with the traditional Night of San Juan which takes place from the evening of 23 June until sunrise the following day.  In a magical night, thousands of people gather to jump over the waves of the Mediterranean Sea at the Valencia’s beaches following the ritual in which fire and sea make your wishes come true.

More info at:

https://www.visitvalencia.com/en

http://en.comunitatvalenciana.com