TECHSPO London 2020 kicks off with Registration Check-in opening at 9:00am, Wednesday, September 3rd, 2019 at the Registration Desk in the Arora Suite Foyer located on the 2nd Lower Ballroom Level of the Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel.
National Express : Heathrow T 5
Piccadilly Line : Heathrow T 5
GPS : 51.473500, -0.491500
Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport, TW6 2GD
As close to the terminal as it gets.
The Heathrow Sofitel is attached to Terminal 5, so it’s just a few minutes’ drive from the M25. The hotel is connected to T5 by a covered walkway, so you can just use public transport links to Heathrow and you’ll find the hotel.
Leave the M25 at junction 14 and follow the signs to terminal 5. Approach the terminal and you will see signs for the hotel.
For customers arriving via public transport:
If you are arriving at terminal 5, you can get to the hotel by a covered walkway. Otherwise, you can get the free Heathrow Express from terminal 2, 3 or 4. You can also catch the Heathrow Hoppa bus from the hotel to the airport and back – it runs regularly during the airport’s opening hours. From Terminal 4 the service runs every 30 minutes from 04:48 to 23:18.
When bought in advance, tickets cost £4.50 per person one way and £8 return. They cost £5 for a single and £9 return if purchased from the driver on the day. Up to two children under 15 can travel free with a paying adult.
By car:Leave the M25 take the exit at junction 14, following signs for Terminal 5. At the top of the hill, join a dual carriageway and you can see the Terminal 5 building ahead of you. Cross the roundabout, taking the second exit, still following signs for Terminal 5. Keep left and you will see signs directing you to the Sofitel. In front of the hotel, the road splits. Keep right to drive through the barrier into the Sofitel.
By public transport: The Sofitel is connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. It’s less than five minutes’ walk. The Heathrow Express runs from Paddington station to T5 every 15 minutes. When you leave the terminal building walk to your right to take the lift. You’ll see signs for the Sofitel. Terminal 5 is also connected to the other Heathrow Terminals via the free Express train. If you’re arriving at Terminals 1, 3 or 4, or coming via Piccadilly Line tube, it’s easy to continue on to Terminal 5.
* Prices quoted are for stays on the 13-05-2018, valid as of 08-03-2018
There are 3 major Airports in the New York City region with convenient access to Manhattan, including;
LaGuardia International Airport – LGA
Visit LGA airport website
Airport Phone: 1 718 533 3400
Hotel direction: 8 miles W
John F Kennedy International Airport – JFK
Visit JFK airport website
Airport Phone: 1 718 244 4444
Hotel direction: 17 miles NW
Newark Liberty International Airport – EWR
Visit EWR airport website
Airport Phone: 1 973 961 6000
Hotel direction: 17 miles E
Transportation from the Airport
From LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)
There are numerous public transportation options both to and from LaGuardia. Here are some tips on your options.
Departure roughly every 30 minutes – Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Fare is $13. Purchase tickets online at www.NYCAirporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.
Public Transit Services
New York City buses provide service between LaGuardia and Manhattan and Queens with connections to New York City subways for destinations beyond.
Connecting LaGuardia and upper Manhattan, the M60 bus travels from all LaGuardia terminals via Astoria Blvd. in Queens to West 106 Street and Broadway in Manhattan. The M60 now provides Select Bus Service with limited stops and faster service. Customers pay before boarding the bus and can use any door. To learn more, visit the MTA’s website. Key connections include the N and Q subway trains at Hoyt Avenue/31st Street; the 4, 5, and 6 subway trains at Lexington Avenue; and the Metro-North Railroad at Park Avenue.
For service between LaGuardia and western Queens or Midtown Manhattan, take the Q70 Limited or Q47 buses. Connections to the E, F, M, R and 7 trains on the New York City subway are available at Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street. For service to Astoria, Queens, use the M60 bus and transfer to the N or Q subway trains at Hoyt Avenue/31st Street.
For service between LaGuardia and central Queens, use the Q72 (Corona and Rego Park) and Q48 (Flushing) bus routes.
The bus fare is $2.75 (MetroCard or exact change required), except $3.00 whenever a single-ride ticket is purchased. MetroCard vending machines are available at most terminals within the airport. For passengers using the MetroCard, free transfers are available between buses and subways.
For information and schedules, please call 511 or (888) GO511NY or visit the MTA’s website.
From John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
There are numerous public transportation options both to and from JFK. Here are some tips on your many options.
AirTrain JFK Transit Connections
Most trips to and from JFK via ground transportation require the use of the AirTrain system. For more information on using AirTrain, visit the AirTrain JFK section of this site.
Airtrain reaches numerous connecting public transit services at two off-airport locations, Jamaica Station and Howard Beach Station.
Use Airtrain’s Jamaica Station for the following transit connections:
Use Airtrain’s Howard Beach Station for the following transit connections:
NYC subway service from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn to JFK
Take MTA NYC Transit’s “A” train going to Far Rockaway. MTA fare is $2.75 (cash or MetroCard), except for $3.00 when a single-ride ticket is purchased. An additional MetroCard fare of $5 is required to enter the AirTrain system. Disembark from the subway at the Howard Beach/JFK Airport Station. Follow the signs to AirTrain and swipe your AirTrain MetroCard to enter the system. Travel time via subway and AirTrain is approximately 60–75 minutes from Lower Manhattan to JFK. Travel time from Howard Beach Station to JFK is approximately 15 minutes.
NYC subway service from Midtown Manhattan to JFK
Take MTA NYC Transit’s “E” train bound for Queens. MTA fare is $2.75 (cash or MetroCard), except for $3.00 when a single-ride ticket is purchased. An additional MetroCard fare of $5 is required to enter the AirTrain system. Disembark the train at the Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av/JFK station. Follow the signs to AirTrain and swipe your AirTrain MetroCard to enter the system. Travel time via subway and AirTrain is approximately 60–75 minutes from midtown Manhattan to JFK. AirTrain travels to JFK from Jamaica Station every 15 minutes and will take you to your airline terminal.
Departure roughly every 30 minutes – Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Fare is $16. Purchase tickets online at www.NYCAirporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.
NYC Bus Service to and from JFK
Three NYC bus routes operated by the MTA provide direct service between the airport and nearby neighborhoods. These buses stop on the roadway adjacent to Terminal 5, and can be accessed via a free on-airport AirTrain trip to the Terminal 5/6 station. The bus fare is $2.75 (MetroCard or exact change required), except for $3.00 when a single-ride ticket is purchased. For information and schedules, call 511, (888) GO511NY, or visit the MTA’s website. The three local bus routes include:
Q10 Bus: Local service to Queens. Connect to NYC subway train A at Lefferts Blvd. and E and F at Kew Gardens.
Q3 Bus: Local service to Queens. Connect at 169th St. and Hillside Ave. for NYC subway train F.
B15 Bus: Local service to East New York. Connect at New Lots and Livonia Aves for NYC subway trains 3 and 4.
Please note: Free transfers between bus and subway and between subway and bus are available. Valid only with MetroCard. A $1 new card fee will apply to new MetroCard purchases from the vending machines. New card fee does not apply to MetroCard refills and MetroCards bought from authorized merchants. For complete fare information, visit the MTA website.
Other Airport Transit Options
Trans-Bridge Lines: Bus stop located in front of Terminal 4 on the arrivals roadway. Use AirTrain to connect with other airline terminals. For more information, call (800) 962-9135 or (610) 868-6001.
Connecting to the airports via Metro-North? Use one of the convenient and affordable airport services.
From Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
There are numerous public transportation options both to and from Newark. Here are some tips on your options.
AirTrain Newark connects NJ TRANSIT and AmTrak with Newark Liberty International Airport. More information is available in the AirTrain Newark section.
For train schedules to and from Newark Liberty visit:
Passengers are required to use the AirTrain Newark system to connect to a NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train. There is a $5.50 ticket fee.
Connections from New York City, Westchester, Upstate New York, Long Island, and Connecticut are often also possible through the Newark Liberty Airport Express
Connecting to the airports via Metro-North? Use one of the convenient and affordable airport services.
Public Bus Service
Bus service is available through NJ Transit Bus Lines go28, 37, 62, 67, 107. For schedules and information, visit the NJ TRANSIT website.
Express Bus Service
New York stops:
At Newark Liberty Airport coaches may be boarded at:
M20 – W 46 St/8 Av
0.1 miles W
0.9 miles S
It is recommended to arrive in London, September 2nd, 2020 (the day prior to the start of the TECHSPO London 2020 Conference) and depart on September 5th, 2020 (the day after the Conclusion of the Conference).
New York Marriott Marquis
If you require accommodation, our contracted hotel in New York City is:
DigiMarCon has negotiated a limited block of rooms at a substantially discounted rate PLUS free Wi-Fi in your room. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The group rates are available for stays between May 8th and May 11th, 2018. The group room rates will also apply three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the conference dates, based upon availability of group rooms, at the time of the request.
The guaranteed lowest standard room rates during the conference are $379 per night. The tax rate is 8.875% New York State tax, 5.875% New York City Tax and Occupancy Tax / Javits Center fee of $2.00 per occupied room and and $1.50 charged to support the expansion of the Javits Center per room per night.
Complete room rates are listed below.
|Room||Single Rate||Double Rate|
|Marquis Deluxe Room||$379||$379|
Hotel Booking Instructions
To book a room at New York Marriott Marquis follow the instructions below;
Call 1-800-228-9290, ask for reservations, give group name ‘DigiMarCon Ireland 2019’ and arrival date and book.
Click Here to complete your booking online.
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