Any questions about the conference logistics? Please contact OPEN HORIZONS as mainly responsible for the overall organistion of the conference at summit@open-horizons.net.

German is considered as the official and working language of Berlin, however as the capital of Germany, English is also widely spoken. Conference proceedings will be conducted in English.

Berlin is in the CET time zone. Current Time:

Electrical appliances in Berlin operate on 230 volts with continental style sockets, so you may wish to bring an international adapter in order to use your own electrical equipment.

The following plug types are supported:

Socket/Plug Type F (german: Schutz-Kontakt-Stecker, coll. Schuko – which means safety-contact plug)

Plug/Socket Type C  (Euro Socket – Euro Plug / german: “Euro Stecker”) – compatible with Euro sockets (Type C) and Schuko sockets (Type F)

The official currency in Berlin  is Euro (EUR). For an accurate exchange rate you can use:

The country code for Germany is +49. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom).


EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You will find an overview on visa requirements here:
Table of countries whose citizens require / do not require visa to enter Germany

Since 14 May 2008, the fee for all types of visas has been EUR 60.

As a rule, missions require between two and ten working days to decide on an application for a short stay visa. Applications for visas entitling the holder to a longer stay or to take up gainful employment may take several months to process. During the peak travel season there may be a waiting period for making an application to a German mission. Persons requiring a visa to enter Germany should therefore submit their applications in good time.

As a rule, applicants must submit visa applications, together with all necessary documents, in person at the German mission responsible for their place of residence. In order to avoid time‑consuming requests for additional information or documentation, applicants should consult the website of the respective mission well in advance of their departure date to find out about the visa procedure and about the documentation which has to be submitted. Visa application forms can be obtained from the mission free of charge (in the local language). The forms submitted must be original versions in the appropriate language of the mission in question. Application forms may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the competent mission.

An invitation letter for the Open Horizons Summit can be downloaded here.

To get the letter signed, please send the document with all details to summit@open-horizons.net




There are different conference packages applicable for the Open Horizons Summit 2019. While access to the sessions vary according to the selected ticket package, all conference passes include daily coffee and lunch breaks at the TechLounge area and any scheduled evening activities. All mentioned prices are excluding any Taxes.







Technical Hands-On HotLabs (all days)

Community Biz Tracks (all days)

Certifications (new)

TechLounge Access

Lunch, Coffee & Snacks

Conference dinner (Monday)

City Run & Walking Tour (Tuesday)

Community Fun Night (Wednesday)

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