Prepare Your Trip

About Maui, USA


Maui is winter season in Dec. The average temperature is between 75-85 degrees F (24-30 degrees C). Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round, so any time of year is a good time to visit Maui.


Hawaii’s currency is the US dollar. Traveler’s checks are not necessary since credit cards are widely accepted and ATM machines are everywhere. Please do not forget to bring some money in USD by cash or credit card for your personal expenses during the forum.

Dress Code

Please dress accordingly and appropriately for a scientific meeting.


Electricity in the U.S. is 120 volts (120V) at 60 cycles (60 Hz) per second. If your device does not accept this voltage, you will need a voltage converter


The forum organizers and secretariat cannot take any responsibility for accidents that may occur during a participant’s stay in Maui. Participants are strongly recommended to take out their own personal travel insurance (medical, personal accident, and luggage) for the duration of their trip in their home countries prior to departure.


You are able to use the internet with PASSCODE during the forum. Please find the information at the registration office.


English is the official language of the forum.

Messages/Lost & Found

Please approach the registration office for assistance.

Time Zone

Hawaii follows Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), which is 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time and 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November).


U.S. standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 per night for housekeeping.

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