5G and Beyond

Conference Venue


The BalkanCom 2019 Conference will be held at the Skopje Marriott Hotel, in Skopje, North Macedonia on June 10-12, 2019. The BalkanCom 2019 Steering Committee has secured the following special rates for our guests:

  • Single standard room EUR 105, including breakfast
  • Double standard room EUR 110, including breakfast
To reserve accommodation, please e-mail this booking form to the the Skopje Mariott Hotel before 4 p.m. on May 27, 2019. All rooms not reserved in this manner by May 27 2019 will be released for general sale. Reservations made after this date will be handled on a space and rate availability basis only.

Alternative Accommodation

Holiday Inn
Filip Vtori Makedonski, 5, 1000, Skopje, North Macedonia

Hotel Solun
Nikola Vapcarov, 10, 1000, Skopje, North Macedonia

Best Western Hotel Turist
Gjuro Strugar, 1000, Skopje, North Macedonia

ibis Skopje City Center Hotel
Orce Nikolov, 55, 1000, Skopje, North Macedonia

Hotel Stone Bridge
Kej Dimitar Vlahov, 1, 1000, Skopje, North Macedonia

Hotel Senigallia
Kej 13-ti Noemvri, 1000, Skopje, North Macedonia

Organized Tours

There are two organized tours for:

The tours can be reserved and paid online at https://btmakedonija.com.mk/en/payment/ or on-site during the conference. The deadline for tour reservation is June 7, 2019.

The offered prices (Ohrid – 35 EUR) and (City Tour - Skopje – 25 EUR) may be adjusted depending on the number of participants.


The easiest way to get to Skopje is by plane. There are two airports in North Macedonia, in Skopje and in Ohrid, about 180 km from Skopje.

The airport in Skopje is an international airport situated 22km from the city center. Several major companies are flying to Skopje, such as Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Edelweiss, Croatia Airlines, Adria Airways, etc.. Moreover, low-cost companies are also flying to Skopje, so it is pretty well connected to major European capitals and airport hubs. For more info visit the airport website.

Bus Transporation

The bus line is a daily charter that operates on regular basis. More info can be found at the airport website. The price is 180MKD for one way.

Taxi Transportation

The taxi services at Skopje International Airport are regulated by the price list which is exhibited at the exit of the airport and in each taxi vehicle separately.

The vehicles of the Airport taxi company are all in white color and marked with a taxi sign numbered from 1 to 65. Airport taxi is the only company which has been authorized by TAV Macedonia to transport passengers from Alexander the Great Airport.

The vehicles are parked at the exit of the airport building 24 hours a day, so there is no need for reservations.

If you need transportation for larger groups you can make an arrangement via the e-mail or phone stated below.

Transportation services are available from the airport to Skopje, across the country and neighboring Balkan countries.

Transfer Service

It can be arranged by travel management company HRG Macedonia, for more information contact info@mk.hrgworldwide.com.

Car Rental

There are 14 Rent-a-car agencies on the Skopje International Airport.

Visa Information

It is the responsibility of the participant to review his/her visa status and determine whether they need a visa or visa renewal for entering the country where the conference is hosted. Furthermore it is up to the participant to pay any related fees, find out how to schedule an interview appointment and other instructions for the application process.

Please note that Visa letters will be only issued to:

  • Authors who have paid their registration fee in full;
  • Committee members;
  • Invited guests and speakers;
  • Individuals known to the committee members.

For details that apply specifically to your country please visit the website of the nearest Consulate or Embassy of North Macedonia.


The official currency of North Macedonia is the Macedonian Denar (MKD), 1 EUR = 61.5 MKD. International credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express and Maestro are accepted, but cash may be necessary for some payments, especially in small restaurants and shops in remotes areas. ATMs accept all the main international cards. ATMs are widely available around the country.


North Macedonia has a transitional climate from Mediterranean to continental. The summers are hot and dry, and the winters are moderately cold. Average annual precipitation varies from 1,700 mm (66.9 in) in the western mountainous area to 500 mm (19.7 in) in the eastern area. There are three main climatic zones in the country: temperate Mediterranean, mountainous, and mildly continental. Along the valleys of the Vardar and Strumica rivers, in the regions of Gevgelija, Valandovo, Dojran, Strumica, and Radoviš, the climate is temperate Mediterranean. The warmest regions are Demir Kapija and Gevgelija, where the temperature in July and August frequently exceeds 40 °C (104 °F). The mountainous climate is present in the mountainous regions of the country, and it is characterised by long and snowy winters and short and cold summers. The spring is colder than the fall. The majority of North Macedonia has a moderate continental climate with warm and dry summers and relatively cold and wet winters. There are thirty main and regular weather stations in the country.

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