Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2017

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Twenty-First International Conference
April 3–7, 2017
The Palace Hotel


The VisitMalta airlines page lists airlines that fly to Malta (including several low-cost carriers). The national carrier Air Malta flies to over 35 European destinations. It is not a member of one of the three major airline alliances, but has partnership arrangements with Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines, both part of Star Alliance.

Flight discounts

The Lufthansa Group, which includes Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, and several others, does not participate in the alliance-wide discount program but offers one of its own. We have negotiated a special arrangment with the Lufthansa Group for discounted flights. These discounts are also valid for flights from North America on United and Air Canada, but are not valid for travel from Japan.

In addition, we have negotiated a special arrangement with Star Alliance for attendees who travel with other Star Alliance carriers (not in the Lufthansa Group). Note that although ANA participates in this program, Japanese regulations prevent them from offering a discount. Discounts from Japan are available on Turkish Airlines and Air New Zealand.

Instructions for how to obtain discounts from both programs are outlined below.


Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa
Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code NLZZERN in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to and providing the access code as a reference.



The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2017.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool:

Registered Event participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this Event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from: Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines.

To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines' booking office. Contact details can be found on under "Conventions Plus Booking Contacts". Please quote the following Event code TK19S17 for ticket reservation.

Airport transfers

The conference hotel is located 10.8 km from Malta International Airport (airport code MLA). The simplest way to get there is to take a taxi. But feel free to send your flight number and arrival time to the General Chairs. If enough people are scheduled to arrive at the same time we may arrange a group transfer, and in any case we can let you know about others arriving at the same time so that you can arrange to share a cab.

Note too that the conference hotel is offering a complimentary arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel for attendees who book from the group block by January 16, 2017.


Although most FC attendees will likely not need a visa, nationals of some countries do require a visa to travel to the Schengen area, of which Malta is part. Information is available from the Central Visa Unit.




This conference is organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography Association.