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MBS Xojo Conference Update

Just two weeks until the conference starts. Spring arrived in Andernach and the city looks beautiful with all the flowers in parks and gardens.

You can still sign-up and join our conference and/or training day.

Currently we have over 40 people from 14 countries:

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Picture of the sky bar.

Dinner on Tuesday

If you arrive early and you join the Tuesday dinner, please meet in front of the hotel with other attendees at 18 o'clock.

We then walk over to Villa am Rhein, the hotel on the other side of the street to go to their restaurant.

The address is Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 3. Our hotel has house number 8. Walking distance is less than 100 meter.

Food intolerances

Well, food intolerances are serious. We know people who get trouble breathing when eating a crumb of peanut inside something. Others get abdominal cramps or diarrhea if their food contains something like gluten or fructose. Humans are very different in what they can have and you can be happy if you can eat anything.

Let us know if you have a medical food intolerance and we may forward your request to the restaurants. If you just don't like something or you don't eat something by choice, please pick wisely on the menu or from the buffet. There are always some vegetarian options available.

Passports and VISA ready?

Everyone coming from outside the EU, please make sure you have a valid passport for entering the Schengen area. While there are no border controls within the Schengen area, the outside border includes checkpoints.

Please check that your passport is valid for at least a few days after your planned return date. We really don't like surprises there.

Your passport must feature your own handwritten signature. Please use a waterproof pen and don't sign it in front of the border agent. Do it before you come to the border checkpoint.

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System will start in May 2025, so you don't yet need to pre-register like we do for entering the USA or Canada.

If you ask yourself whether you need a VISA, check the wikipedia article with the map.

Carry some cash

If you visit Germany, please note that quite a few companies take card payments. But it is quite common in Germany to see small shops, restaurants or even tourist places to not take card payments, or take debit but not credit card and especially may not to take foreign cards. Please keep a bit of Euro cash in your pocket. Including a few coins for a machine to pay for car park or to get a snack.

It annoys us also when a shop only takes card if you purchase at least 10 Euro of goods. Or when they ask to pay for using the rest rooms. The later can often be overcome by looking for public restrooms, e.g. in Andernach is one in the city call.

To get cash, please use an ATM at a bank branch. Do not go to an exchange office as they charge a lot as well as ATMs at the train station or a free standing one. There you may often see an extra 5 Euro charged for using them.

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