Conference Venue

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Where: Minsk Marriott Hotel + Falcon Club

Address: 20 Pobediteley Avenue, Minsk 220020 (show on map).

Official Hotel

Address: Minsk Marriott Hotel. 20 Pobediteley Avenue, Minsk 220020 (show on map).

Prices include: TBD

How to book: TBD

Renaissance Minsk Hotel

Address: 1 E, Dzerzhinsky Avenue, Minsk 220036. This is NOT a conference Venue.

Prices include: TBD

How to book: TBD

NB! Renaissance Minsk Hotel is not a conference venue, it’s just a cheaper option.

Getting Around Minsk

Minsk is easily accessible by air, railway and road. The public transportation network there consists of subway (metro), train, suburban railways, buses, trolley buses and trams.

Flight & trains:

  • The official air carrier of Belarus is Belavia.
  • From Russia (Moscow): Flight duration: 1 h 20 min.
  • From Ukraine (Kyiv): Flight duration: 1 h 5 min.
  • From Europe: More than 20 directions covered.

Alternative option (for Schengen visa holders):

  • You can fly to Vilnius, and pick any low-cost airlines out of a long list. For example, WizzAir.
  • It’ll take you only 2 h 30 min to get from Vilnius to Minsk by train.
  • Train schedule is available here.

You can also take train to get to Minsk from Kyiv or Moscow:

  • Travel time (from Kyiv): 10-12 hours.
  • Travel time (from Moscow): 9-10 hours.

Directions from the National Airport Minsk:

  • Bus No. 300E. It runs every 45 minutes. The stop you need is located in the 5-6 sector area. (Details)
  • The bus arrives at the central bus station (not far away from the railway station).
  • You can also take a train. Schedule.
  • To get to the hotel take buses No. 1056, 1, 119С near the railway/bus station.

NB! Google Maps Route planners don’t work too well in Minsk. Use Yandex Maps, Wikiroutes website or Minsk Guide app.

By taxi:

Download Uber app for quick and reliable taxi rides.

Mobile Internet:

If you want to have access to mobile connection or 3G Internet, it’s better to buy an MTS SIM-card. To buy one, you should show your passport (any passport, not only Belarusian one).

Visa to Belarus

Starting this year Belarus is visa-free!

NB! There are few conditions:

  • Maximum stay in Belarus is limited to 5 days
  • You must enter and exit Belarus only through Minsk National Airport
  • It applies only to this list of 80 countries
  • You are required to have a few documents with you (valid passport, medical insurance, financial means)*

Make sure to check Belarus government website for more info!

*For citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa a valid multiple visa of the EU member states or Schengen zone with a mark in passport on crossing the border of these states and tickets with confirmation of departure from  “Minsk National Airport” within 5 days from the date of entry is a compulsory additional requirement.