If you need a visa to enter Germany, you should apply well in advance, as it often takes several weeks for the German embassy or consulate to process visa applications. Please check the website of the German 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 your local German embassy or consulate for more information.

If you require an invitation letter from ISC 2019 for your visa application, you may request the invitation letter within your online registration process. NOTE: Only registered attendees qualify for an invitation letter. For more information please contact


It is not only easy to get into Frankfurt, it is also very easy to get to the fair grounds and the city center.

  • The travel time from the airport to the fair grounds is approximately 15 minutes by taxi. From the central train station it is less than 5 minutes. 
  • The fair grounds also have their own U-Bahn (underground) and tram stations, making it very convenient to get to the central train station and to the airport by public transport.

Please click here to learn more about traveling to Frankfurt and possible discounts on transportation and hotels.


The official language of ISC 2019 is English.


The local currency is EURO. All payments must be made in EURO.


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Please make sure to bring one VISA or MASTER credit card with you, as AMEX may not be accepted everywhere.


Messe Frankfurt, the world’s third-largest exhibition grounds, are located a 15-minute walk away from the city center. In 2017, the facility owner Messe Frankfurt GmbH organized 39 large-scale trade fairs and exhibitions on the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds, which attracted a total of 37,000 exhibitors and more than 2 million visitors. The total available exhibition space of 400.000 square meters spans 11 exhibition halls. The ISC exhibition will be held in Hall 3, which is very close to a number of hotels in different price categories.


The ISC 2019 event will take place in several buildings at Messe Frankfurt. Please click here for an overview of Hall 3.0 (where the exhibition, the registration and check-in area as well as some meeting rooms are located) and of the Forum (where the conference rooms and other meeting rooms are located).


Please do not send any shipments to the event center! The organizer will not be held responsible for lost or stolen packages. To ensure a successful shipment, please refer to the logistics services.


If you want to meet a business contact outside the fair grounds, there are quite a few restaurants within walking distance. You can use the Frankfurt restaurant guide to choose one.


There is also a large shopping mall very close by, offering a supermarket, a pharmacy, an electronics store, various shops, a food court and a cozy rooftop restaurant.