General Information


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.

Participants can have a ribbon or a special text in colour on their badge:

Red: FIP Executive Committee, FIP Chairs of the Boards, FIP Past and Honorary Presidents, FIP Vice Presidents, Host Committee

Brown: 1st Timers

Orange: FIP Foundation Supporters

Yellow: FIP Council Members

Light yellow: FIP Council Observers

Olive green: FIP Foundation Directors

Fuchsia: Press

Royal blue: Speakers and Chairs

Blue: FIP Headquarters

Lime: Deans Forum

Light blue: Pharmacists in Politics

Royal blue: Satellite Symposium: Pharmacy Technicians

Purple: Section ExCo members and Special Interest Group Chairs

Soft pink: Poster presenters

White: Staff

Burnt orange: Corporate Partner

Gold: Loyal GOLD congress participants who have attended more than 10 FIP Congresses

Platinum: Loyal PLATINUM congress participants who have attended more than 25 FIP Congresses



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.


It is strongly recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries. The FIP Organising Committee, the Korean Host Committee, FIP headquarters, MCI Amsterdam and MCI Korea accept no liability for the act of any supplier to this congress, nor liability for personal injury, the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event, for any loss or damage, for delays in transport by air, sea, rail, road otherwise, in case of weather, strikes, sickness, war or other causes.

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, can be used to apply for a visa to the Republic of Korea if needed.

All delegates requiring visas for the Republic of Korea should contact their nearest Korean embassy or consulate in good time, allowing at least eight weeks for your 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 Republic of Korea. They must also ensure that they have transit visas in order should they be necessary.


Wifi at COEX

Free WiFI will be available for all congress participants:

Network (SSID) : SK wifi zone

ID : fip2017

Password : fip 2017