Participants will be given their name badges at the registration desk. Due to security regulations, all participants and accompanying persons must wear their badges throughout the congress. Only participants with white badges will be admitted to the sessions. Accompanying persons (different badges) may attend the Opening Ceremony and social events but will not be allowed to attend sessions.


The coffee breaks during the sessions will be from 10:20 to 10:40 in the morning and from 15:50 to 16:10 in the afternoon. Between the sessions there will be a lunch break from 12:00 to 14:30. Please note that there are also some sessions between 12:30 and 14:00.


Informal dress is acceptable for all sessions but business attire is recommended for the Opening Ceremony.

Filming, recording and photography production policy

Copyright of the FIP congress is owned by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). FIP reserves the rights to all recordings, reproductions or presentations at this congress. Any photography, filming, taping, recording or reproduction in any medium of any of the programme sessions, events, exhibits and/or posters presented at the FIP congress without the express written consent of FIP is strictly forbidden.


Media room

The congress media room will offer a number of services strictly limited to official press representatives and professional journalists. Press accreditation and press registration are required for access to the media room. For more information, please visit the “press and media” section of the congress website.

Visa requirements

The invitation letter from the organisers, which can be requested during the online registration process at, can be used to apply for a visa to the UK if needed.

All delegates requiring visas for the UK should contact their nearest UK embassy or consulate in good time, allowing at least eight weeks for their visa to be processed. All delegates, regardless of needing a visa or not, must hold a passport, valid for at least six months after their time of departure from the UK. They must also ensure that they have transit visas in order should they be necessary.