General Information



Zagreb, an old Central European city, is the capital city of the Republic of Croatia. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science, and now of commerce and industry as well. It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.

When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital – a political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia. Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it. Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice vernacular cuisine. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.

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Tourist information

Please visit the official website of The Zagreb Tourist Board,


Travel to Zagreb

By Air

Zagreb Airport ( ) is located 17 km from the centre of the city, or 20-25 minutes by bus. Information on flights can be obtained by calling 6265-222.

The Zagreb Airport bus terminal (bus stop) is at the Central Bus Station on Marin Drzić Avenue. For more information on bus schedule visit .

Taxi transfer from airport to Centre is 150 -200 Kn (about 20 – 30 EUR).

By Train

The Main Railway Station ( ) is located in the centre of the City (at Kralj Tomislav Square 12, a ten minutes walk from the central city square). Information on arrivals and departures can be obtained by dialing 060-333-444. Information on arrivals and departures can also be obtained at the travel agency “Croatia Express”, tel: 4573-253.

By Bus

The Central Bus Station ( ) is located on Marin Drzic Avenue, a few minutes by tram (line number 6) from the central city square. Information can be obtained by calling 060-340-340. Information on arrivals and departures: 060-313-333. Bookings for domestic lines can be made by calling 060-313-333. For international lines bookings can be made by calling 6008-631. Traffic office telephone number: 6008-645.

By Car

Main international roads are: Trieste-Ljubljana-Zagreb, Graz-Maribor-Zagreb, Klagenfurt-Ljubljana-Zagreb, Budapest-Varaždin-Zagreb



Each participant will receive a name badge upon on-site registration. For security reasons all delegates are requested to wear their badge during all ZICPS activities.



The official language of the conference is English.


Banks and Post Offices

Most banks and post offices are open from Monday to Friday between 08:00–19:00 and on Saturday till 15:00. Most banks in Croatia exchange foreign currency and traveller’s cheques. Exchange of foreign currency is also available at Zagreb Airport and at exchange offices throughout the city.


Car Park

Aside from street parking, the only other alternative in securing your four wheeled automobile in Zagreb is guarded parking or an underground/multilevel garage.

Regarding prices, most are consistent in charging 7 HRK (approximately 1 Euro)/hour to 17:00 or 18:00, after that it is 4 HRK per hour.

Importane Centar, Starčevićev trg bb C-4 is underground garage near to Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel has an outdoor parking. The parking is on site (reservation is not possible) and costs Eur 22 per day.


Climate and Dress

Geographically speaking, Zagreb the capital city of Croatia is in the huge continent of Europe.

The best time for visit Zagreb is usually when the temperature is at comfortable level (between 20 and 30 °C) which is during July. Other great months to visit Zagreb are April, May, June, August, September and October when the temperature are little cooler but still between pleasant 10 to 20 °C.


Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. You can almost always pay with credit card if you prefer.



The official currency in Croatia is Croatian kuna (HRK). 1 Eur is currently worth approximately 7.6 HRK (April 2013).


Disclaimer and Force Majeure

The Local Organising Committee, cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying guests, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Neither the ZICPS nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the 2013 ZICPS or of any of the arrangements, programmes or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Croatia in connection with this conference. Participants and accompanying guest are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.


In case of force majeure, ZICPS and its Organisers have the right to alter or cancel the conference without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by the Organisers as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of ZICPS and its Organisers which prevents or impedes the holding of the conference, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, etc., earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism.


ZICPS and its Organisers shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the conference. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed.


Electrical Plug/Outlet and Voltage

Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)

Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko

Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): Plug adapter

110-120V electronics: Plug adapter + step-down transformer

Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.: Plug adapter + voltage converter


On-site Registration and Secretariat

On-site Registration will commence at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel on Friday , October 25, 2013 at  08:30 CET. The on-site Conference Secretariat will be open all days, October 25-26, during the 08:00-18:30 CET.


Passport, Visa and Invitation Letter

Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Croatia. All delegates are requested to investigate what necessary documents and/or applications are required when travelling to Croatia.

Please check visa requirements on the web page of the Ministry of Foreign & European Affairs,, where you can find basic information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries.

Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorisation to attend the meeting should contact Organizing Secretariat/ Tiptours agency at

If you need a personal invitation letter to attend the conference, please indicate it during the registration.

Note. The visa is only a preliminary permission for entry which does not authorise its bearer an automatical enter in the country.



Croatia is located in the Central European time zone.



As a general rule, if you are happy with the service you have received, a tip of 5%-10% is appropriate.


Travel Insurance

A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is recommended. The Organisers shall not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by delegates or Accompanying Guests during the meeting or their stay in Croatia before or after the conference.



Banquet Dinner/Pharmaceutical ball – Scientists gathering together with practitioners

At The Emerald Ballroom, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel


CPD Credit points

Continuing Professional Development credit points will be awarded to all attendees who are members of the Croatian Chamber of Pharmacists (HLJK/CCP).


Important Dates

15 June 2013 – Deadline for submission of invited speakers abstracts

15 July 2013 – Deadline for submission of poster abstracts

15 July 2013 – Early Bird Registration

15 September 2013 – Last minute for Hotel reservation at Conference rates

25 – 26 October 2013 – 2nd ZICPS



Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Address: Mihanovićeva 1

10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Phone: +385 1 45 66 666

Fax: +385 1 45 66 050


Opened in 1925 as a refuge for passengers from the Orient Express, the über-stylish Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is an architectural gem. Located within easy reach of key attractions such as the Cathedral and the Art Pavilion, the city’s most iconic hotel combines art deco glamour with every contemporary convenience. Long-established as a haven for A-List movie stars, politicians, singers and artists, the hotel’s fairytale exterior and gracious guest accommodation make it easily the most prestigious hotel in Zagreb.



Conference Secretariat

Tiptours Travel Agency

Tiptours d.o.o.

Mrs. Sanja Ferenčak

Address: Vončinina 2/1, 10000 Zagreb

Phone: +385 1 466 37 52

Fax: +385 1 466 37 54


OIB 83011422157


IATA 75-3 2121 2