Local Information

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Registration Office / Congress Secretariat

The 75th Congress of the International Fiscal Association will be held from Saturday, 10 September 2022 to Thursday, 15 September 2022.

All general and detailed information is available on the Congress website www.ifacancun2022.com

Access and Security

Only registered participants will be entitled to attend the sessions of the Congress. Only registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be admitted to the social programme events or permitted to book official tours. Badges will be provided to participants and their accompanying persons during registration and will be required for admission to all Congress events.

For security reasons, participants and their accompanying persons will be required to wear their Congress badges at all times during the Congress, the social events and tours. Children are not permitted to attend Congress sessions, social events or tours unless registered as an accompanying person.

Please note the definition of an accompanying person: “A participant’s spouse, partner, child or other personal relation who does not have a business or scientific interest in the Congress”.

Climate

Cancun has a Semi – tropical climate, meaning hot and humid all year round.

Credit cards and ATM

All forms of credit cards are widely accepted. Congress Venue has an ATM inside their facilities.

Currency

The official currency is the Mexican Peso.

Electricity in Mexico

In Mexico the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

TYPE A

TYPE B

Geography

Cancun is located in the State of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula; a flat platform of limestone emerged from the sea millions of years ago, there are no elevations or hills, underground rivers come to the surface in the form of sink holes or wells, the soil is not very thick so the vegetation is a semi – tropical jungle with a wild and exuberant fauna.

Customary

It is customary to include a gratuity in restaurants and bars of 10 to 15 % which will be very much appreciated.

Language

The official language of Mexico is Spanish; in Cancun as in most of the touristic places in Mexico, everybody in hotels, stores, flea markets and shopping malls speak English.

Transportation

Cancun International Airport handles the second largest volume of traffic in Mexico, but receives the highest score for its modern facilities and equipment, and above all, security. The airport complies with all US FAA specifications.

* Located 15 min away from Moon Palace Resort.

Transportation options will be available here

Visa and Passport Requirements

If you are unsure whether you require a Visa, please visit the following website: https://n9.cl/tf3n to check your status. If you require a visa letter, this will be available upon request during the registration process and will be sent to you once full payment is received.

Banks

Banks are open Monday through Friday from 09:00am to 04:00pm.

Business Hours

Business hours are from 8:00am through 9:00pm some offices are closed from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Shopping malls are open usually until 9:30pm or 10:00pm. Restaurants and bars at the hotel zone are open until 1:00am.

Car Parking

The Congress Venue, Sunrise and Nizuc have car parking facilities.

Disclaimer

All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the 75th IFA Congress and to present the printed programme as scheduled so as to assure the comfort and safety of the Congress participants. However, neither the International Fiscal Association nor any of its Branches, nor their officers, employees, representatives or agents, shall have any liability to any person as a result of any cancellation of the Congress or any of the arrangements, programmes or plans connected therewith or any loss, injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Mexico in connection with the Congress. Participants are advised to consider procuring their own insurance against any such occurrences.

Educational Credits

A certificate of attendance will be available in your Congress backpack. Attending the IFA Congress sessions qualifies some participants for continuing education credits. Please check with your professional organization. Certificates will be made available through the online platform on www.ifacancun2022.com after the Congress until Friday 23, September 2022 or by e-mail at helpdesk@ifacancun2022.com.

Emergency Phone Numbers
  • Ambulance: 065
  • Fire department: 01 (998) 884 1202
  • Police: 01 (998) 885 2277
  • Tourism office: 01 (998) 881 2800
Insurance

All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the IFA 2022 Cancun Congress as programmed. However, the Organization of the IFA 2022 Cancun Congress has the right, for any reason beyond its control, to modify or cancel without prior notice, scientific sessions, social events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items of the Congress. Neither the Organization nor the International Fiscal Association will assume indemnities or reimbursement of fees/deposits requested by participants in case of cancellation of the whole Congress due to unforeseen or force majeure circumstances, such as hurricane, flooding, earthquake, volcanic eruption, strike, riot, war, terrorism, epidemics, pandemic, etc. Neither the Organization nor their officers, employees, representatives or agents will be responsible for any loss, damage, expenditure or inconvenience caused to participants and their belongings, during or as a result of their participation in the Congress. Participants are advised to consider procuring their own insurance against any such occurrences.

Internet Cafe and Wireless Internet

The IFA 2022 Congress will have wireless Internet connection in all areas.

Lost Property

Lost or unattended items will be held at the Congress registration desk, where participants can enquire about their property. Should a participant spot any unattended or lost items, we kindly ask to report this immediately to the Congress staff.

Medical

Moon Palace can get you an English-speaking doctor in a short period of time, Moon Palace has medical attention on site, however, if it is needed an ambulance will be called immediately. Cancun offers excellent hospitals and medical attention with top of the line technology.

Photographer

A professional photographer will cover the various official Congress events. Photographs will be uploaded after the Congress at www.ifacancun2022.com and the secured part of the IFA website.

Population

Population in the mainland is 628 000 inhabitants officially.

Registration and Information desk

Registration and Information desks will be available in Moon Palace Arena Convention Center from Sunday 11 to Thursday 15 September 2022.

Services for Disabled Persons

Please outline any special requirements on the registration form. The Moon Palace Resort and Arena Convention Centre are fully accessible for disabled needs.

Smoking Policy

All venues associated with the Congress follow a strict no smoking policy. This includes e-cigarettes.

Taxes

16% VAT is charged on most applicable items, but certain items are subject to a zero or reduced rate.

Telecommunications

Please contact your mobile service provider to confirm whether your mobile is compatible with the Mexico network and to learn how you will be charged, and ensure you keep mobile phones on silent during scientific sessions.

Time Zone

Mexico is divided in different time zones. Most of the Mexican territory, including the Mayan Riviera and Mexico City, are in Central Time zone (Greenwich Mean Time GMT – 6 hours), and changes to daylight saving time from the first Sunday of April to the last Sunday of October.

Water Quality

In Mexico it is not recommended to drink water from the tap; Moon Palace as most of the hotels at the touristic zone have their own purification systems so you can use the water to brush your teeth, shower, etc. Ice at the hotels, restaurants and convenience stores is safe.

Gastronomy

The best way to discover a city is through its gastronomy. If you have any issues with any kind of food, please share this information with us on the registration form.

Estimated Air Travel Time
Europe 10 hrs
Asia 14 hrs
Africa 14 hrs to 25 hrs
Oceania 23 hrs to 30 hrs
America 2 hrs to 12 hrs