General Information


Bizkaia Aretoa
Avenida Abandoibarra, 3 –  48009 Bilbao – Spain   /  GPS coordinates:  43.26867,-2.93752

Official Language

The official language of the Conference will be English and all presentations will be made in English.

Registration and Accommodation

As the official conference secretariat of 47th European Brain & Behaviour Society Meeting, Kenes Group is pleased to welcome you to Biblao, Spain and to offer special reduced rates at top hotels. Email:

Personal Insurance

The meeting organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Visa requirements

Some participants may require a visa to travel to Spain. Participants are requested to check with the Spanish consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a Visa with no commitment from the organizers to provide any financial support.

Please note that the average time for obtaining a visa can be from two to six weeks from the date of application. The cost of visas varies depending on the intended length of stay, etc.

Visa Invitation Letters

Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries can be sent to participants by the Secretariat. Should you require an invitation please contact us​.​

It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee or Meeting Organizer to provide any financial assistance. If you require an original letter, it is recommended that you send your request 3 months in advance to account for delivery by post and administrative time.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

The Congress offers an opportunity for sponsorship and participation in a commercial exhibition. All requests for bookings are allocated on a first come, first served basis. In order to reserve your sponsorship/exhibition booth, please contact Paula Suarez – Email: – Tel. +34 91 3612600


Bilbao has a humid oceanic climate, with predominantly West winds, that make temperatures milder and favour temperate weather throughout the year. Given its proximity to the sea, the climate is mild and without extreme temperature changes between the seasons: with an average temperature 8ºC in winter and 20ºC in summer.

If twenty years ago, Bilbao was synonymous with rain, with persistent periods of the characteristic “sirimiri” (drizzle) lasting days or even weeks, there are now considerably fewer rainy days, with the highest rainfall between October and April.

It is very rare for it to snow in the City, although it does fall on the summits of the surrounding mountains, but only on the coldest days of the year.

Conference Secretariat
Tel: +34 913 612 600 – Fax: +34 913 559 208