Registration and Travel FAQs

The Internet of Things World Forum 2017


May 22-24


Tobacco Dock, London


By invitation only.


Is there a charge to attend the event and what is provided?

There is no charge to attend the Internet of Things World Forum. Registrants are responsible for their own travel to and from the event and for hotel accommodations.


Cisco will provide the following:

  • Morning refreshments 
  • Breakfast is included in the room rates for all IoTWF participating hotels and according to the number of nights you reserve.
  • Lunch will be provided May 23 and 24.
  • Transportation to and from the Tobacco Docks will be provided for morning keynotes and evening events May 22, 23 and 24.


Where will the event be held?

Tobacco Dock
The Dock
Tobacco Quay
Wapping Lane
London, EIW 2 SF


How do I sign up for Breakout Sessions?

There is not a requirement to sign up for breakout sessions in advance. Attendees can decide what sessions to go to once onsite.


What is the attire for this event?

Attire is business casual.


I am interested in learning more about some of your event sponsors. Will there be an opportunity onsite?

Yes. All of our event sponsors will have a presence at the event. You can also visit the sponsor tab on the event website for more information on the sponsor’s activities during the event.



Who is invited to this event?

IoTWF 2017 is an invitation only event. Invitees include business and global thought leaders from across industries, technologies, and geographies that are accelerating the growth of the Internet of Things for their organizations and society as a whole.


Can I bring my spouse/partner to the Forum?

You are welcome to bring your spouse/partner to London; however, the conference program and evening events are for invited and badged attendees only.


Can I bring my children to the Forum?

Children are not permitted at the event.


I registered for the event but I did not receive a confirmation. Whom do I contact?

Please contact us at [email protected]


I am having difficulties processing my registration. Whom do I contact?

Please contact us at [email protected]


I forgot my password. How can it be reset?

Select “forgot password” on the login screen to have your password reset. If further assistance is required, contact: [email protected] 


If I need to cancel my attendance, whom do I contact?

Refer to your registration confirmation email and follow the like to cancel your registration and hotel (if applicable) by clicking CANCEL MY REGISTRATION at the top of the page.

Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] to cancel your registration.



There is no official hotel block for the conference, but there are many local choices for lodging. Here are a few suggested hotels in the areas surrounding Tobacco Dock.  To secure hotel reservations directly, you may click on the link below to access the hotel booking site.

Hotel Distance from
Tobacco Dock
Approximate Time
in Taxi

(non rush hour traffic)
Nearest Tube/DLR Directions
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel 1.3 km 6 mins Tower Gateway - DLR Directions
The Tower Hotel 1.5 km 10 mins drive/ 15 mins walk Tower Gateway - DLR Directions
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London 1.9 km 10 mins Tower Gateway - DLR Directions
Andaz London Liverpool Street 2.6 km 15 mins Liverpool Street or Bank DLR Directions
Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel 3.0 km 20 mins London Bridge Directions
Marriott West India Quay 3.5 km 15 mins West India Quay- DLR Directions
Hilton London Canary Wharf 3.8 km 15 mins South Quay DLR Directions
Mondrian Hotel 4.8 km 25 mins Southwark Directions


Which is the nearest airport to fly into?

London is accessible from two airports: London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), both approximately 1 hour travel time to central London.  

Travel times into the city are dependent upon traffic and mode of transportation.  



What are the passport/visa requirements?

It is recommended that you visit the official UK Government website to determine your Visa requirements for visiting the U.K.  Should you require a letter from Cisco to support the Visa application, please contact us at [email protected].


How do I get from LHR/LGW to my hotel?

London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) is 15 miles west of London and easily reached by road or public transport.  Here you will find the various transportation options into the city to plan your trip to and from the airport.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 28 miles south of London. Visit the airport transportation page to view the choices.  

Travel times and costs are dependent upon traffic and mode of transportation.  


How do I get from my hotel to Tobacco Dock?

In addition to London public transportation links (DLR/Tube), IoTWF will provide transportation to Tobacco Dock from all participating hotels for registration, morning keynotes and evening events May 22, 23 and 24.   We will provide a transportation schedule closer to the event.


What is the weather like in London in May?

Temperatures can range from 14-17 Celsius and 47-62 Fahrenheit. However, you may still need a light coat and an umbrella in case of rain.

What electrical supply in London?

London uses 220/240 volts.  

What is the time zone in London?

The time zone in London is Greenwich Meantime (UTC/GMT + 0 hours)

What is the local currency in London?

The UK's currency is the pound sterling (£ / GBP).


What local attractions are available in London?

Click Here for information about local attractions and what to do in London.