The Venue

Iran CNG 2016 will take place in Research Institute of Petroleum Industries Convention Center, which is very newly built facility benefiting very modern audio/video equipment in world class halls and classrooms.

This facility encompasses 2 halls with the capacity of 750 and 280 and 4 luxurious classrooms with capacity of 80.

An exhibition net area of 8500sqm, VIP lounge, parking area for over 600 cars, very easy access to national and international flight airports, hotels and bus terminals are amongst other advantages of this convention center.


General information:


Iran Air offers a global network of flights linking Tehran with most of the major cities throughout the world. In case, you are flying from cities that Iran Air does not cover, we recommend you to check your flight schedule with Turkish Airways (connecting city: Istanbul) or Emirates (connecting city: Dubai).

It is useful to know that the following airlines have routine flights to Tehran:

Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, BMI, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Aeroflot, PIA, Singapore Airlines, Armavia, Syrian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Air Arabia, Iraqi Airways, Azerbayjan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Gulf Air, Emirates, Turkish Airways, Caspian Airlines (Iranian airliner), Taban Airlines (Iranian airliner), Aseman Airlines(Iranian airliner), Mahan Airlines (Iranian airliner)


Airport transfer:

Conference executive committee provides free of charge airport transfer for attendees arriving Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). You may send your flight details one week prior to your departure.

Confirmation email will be sent to you accordingly.

Passport and Visa:

Every foreign visitor entering Iran, must possess a valid passport and visa. Participants from countries requiring a visa entry to Iran are strongly advised to make their applications in their home countries at least one month before the intended date of travel.

However, conference executive committee will issue a formal invitation letter. At least one of the following criteria must be met in order to honor the request for a letter of invitation. The requesting party must either:

  • Be an author of an accepted paper
  • Have paid the advanced registration fee for the conference
  • Be an exhibitor in IRAN CNG 2016 exhibition

Banks and currency exchange:

The currency is the Iranian Rials. Foreign currency (normally EURO and US Dollar) can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 07.30 to 15.00 hrs. from Saturday to Tuesday. There are also private foreign exchange offices throughout the city that operate between 09.00 to 17.00 hrs.

Credit Cards:

Please note that credit cards are NOT accepted in Iran. You may arrange for cash payment during shopping or any small business activity.


Normally in December, temperature in Tehran is between 05 to 15 degrees of Celsius. More accurate weather predicts will be available on conference website, one week prior to conference.


The current in Iran is 220 volts and 50 Hz.


Wireless internet service will be available in conference venue. Please ask hotel business center for access information.

Time Zone:

Time zone of Tehran is [GMT +3.5] in Iran. Please note that weekend days are Thursdays and Fridays.