AMICE Congress
 
General information

Badge

Your personal name badge is your entrance ticket to all sessions and other activities of the AMICE Congress. Please remember to wear this badge at all times during the Congress and the social activities. At the back of your badge is a number that you can call during the Congress in case of emergencies.

Banks and post office

Most banks open at 09.00 and close around 15.00 Monday to Friday with the exception of Thursday when they usually close at 18.00. All banks are closed on weekends and on public holidays. Post offices are generally open between 09.30-15.30. The monetary unit used in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). Most services in Sweden accept major credit cards. Credit cards can also be used for withdrawing money in banks or from cash dispensers.

Dress code

The dress code will be ‘smart business attire' throughout the Congress with the exception of the Welcome Reception which will be casual and the Gala dinner where the dress code will be ‘cocktail attire' (lounge or dinner suit for men and cocktail dress/smart evening attire for ladies).

Electrical supply

Electricity is supplied at 230 volts, 50 Hz. Some hotels provide 110 volts AC sockets for electric razors only. Plugs and sockets are the same as in the Continental countries of the European Union, that is the Europlug with two round prongs. British, Irish and non-European participants need plug adaptors for electrical appliances.

Emergency numbers

In Sweden

  • to contact the police dial 112
  • to contact the fire brigade dial 112
  • to contact the ambulance service dial 112

Insurance

The Congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to, property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the Congress. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.

Languages

At the Congress simultaneous interpretation will be offered in English and/or French and/or German and/or Spanish depending on registrations. 

Liability

The Congress organisers are solely responsible for services linked to the Congress (sessions, social programme, transport for excursions). However, the organisers shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the case of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or the employees of such contractors in carrying out services. 

Hotel, tour and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the public in general. The Congress organisers reserve the right to make changes where deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to Swedish Law and the courts of Stockholm. 

Local cuisine and eating out

Stockholm has numerous restaurants of various styles, prices and categories serving local or international cuisine. Most restaurants are open for lunch from 12am to 3 pm and for dinner from 7pm to 11pm or later.

Time zone

The time in Stockholm is Central European Time (CET) which is GMT plus 1 hour, plus 1 hour in summer.

Tipping

In Sweden most of the time the gratuity is included as part of a service charge. If there is no service charge, 5-10% is the general rule for restaurant service. For taxis and bartenders, just round up a few SEK, tips are not expected. 

Weather

You can check the weather forecast here. June is also one of the warmest months in Sweden with an abundance of sunshine helping to keep things warm. In Stockholm the average June temperature is 16°C – 21 C. Average rainy days in June is shown as eight days.



Contact us

AMICE
Rue de Trône,
BE-1050, Brussels              
Belgium
tel: +32 (0)2 503 38 78
helen.sheppard@amice-eu.org
           
Links

www.amice-eu.org


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