Frankfurt, the ISC Destination in 2018
Frankfurt is a modern, bustling city filled with dynamic businesses and is served by Europe's third-largest airport. The city also houses Europe’s largest financial institutions. Frankfurt prides itself on balancing its cutting-edge modernity with German traditions.
The Frankfurt exhibition grounds are located at the heart of Europe. Given its strategic location, Messe Frankfurt can be reached quickly and easily from anywhere by air, rail and road. The facility hosts around 43 large-scale trade fairs and exhibitions that attract a total of 40,800 exhibitors and 2.2 million visitors annually.
Tutorials, Conference & Exhibition
Sunday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 27
Tor Ost (East Gate)
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Thursday, June 28
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
Hamburger Allee 2
60486 Frankfurt am Main
*The ISC 2018 Workshops will be held at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, located on Hamburger Allee across from the Messe Frankfurt.
Arriving by plane
If you’re flying into the Frankfurt Airport, you can catch a train to the central station, and switch to tram 16 (direction Ginheim) or 17 (direction Rebstockbad) or U-Bahn no. 4, which you can catch outside the central station.
Your stop will be Festhalle/ Messe. From there, proceed to “Eingang Tor Ost” (East Gate).
Please avoid using the S-Bahn as you’ll have quite a way to walk to the conference center from the train stop!
Arriving by train
If you are relying on Deutsche Bahn to get to Messe Frankfurt, use the tram line mentioned above in “Ariving by plane” once you get to Frankfurt central station.
Arriving by car
It is possible to reach Messe Frankfurt via the Autobahn or through the city of Frankfurt. You’ll just need to follow the overhead signs leading to Messe Frankfurt. Simply enter Bruesseler Strasse as your final destination into the navigation system or use this google map.
Parking spots are available in lots Agora and P3, which cost 48 EUR, including VAT, for the duration of the event.
Trams no. 16 (direction Ginnheim) or 17 (direction Rebstockbad) from the Frankfurt central station also stop in front of the Marriott Hotel. Your stop will be Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage (one stop after Festhalle / Messe).
If you want to meet a business contact outside the fairground, there are quite a few restaurants within walking distance. You can use the great Frankfurt restaurant guide to help choose one. There is also a large shopping mall very close by, offering a supermarket, a pharmacy, an electronic store, various shops, a food court and a cozy rooftop restaurant.
Frankfurt Old Town
Römerberg is the most beautiful square in Frankfurt’s Altstadt (Old Town) and it is the first stop for many visitors. It is filled with architecture dating back from the medieval era to modern times. It is also home to an array of markets, fairs, tournaments and festivals. This is the perfect spot to buy souvenirs, visit cafes and restaurants.
Rüdesheim am Rhein
We understand that you’re predominately here for the conference. However, it would be a shame to miss out on the scenic views of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main, and the Rhine valley which is home to many local vineyards. For a rundown of available boat tours, please click here.
Rüdesheim am Rhein is a picturesque winemaking town which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can get there easily via train in less than 1 ½ hours. Trains depart from the Frankfurt central station every 30 minutes or so.
If you need a visa to enter Germany, you might want to do that in advance, as it takes about several weeks/months for the German embassy or consulate to process your application. Please check the website of the Federal Foreign Office to find out if you require a visa to enter Germany.
As a rule, visa applicants must appear in person at the embassy or consulate responsible for their place of residence to submit their application, supported by all necessary documents.
Visa application forms can be obtained from the embassy or consulate free of charge (in the local language). Please consult the local German embassy or consulate for more information.
Invitation Letter for Visa Applications
As we are only able to generate invitation letters for visa application through the registration site, it is important that you complete the online registration process to obtain your letter.