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Invitation programme  
Tutorials at-a-Glance 
Keynote Adress  
Technical Session 
Product Exhibition  
Hotel and Travel info 
Services and Aktivites 
Social programme  
Program Committee 
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Registration information 
Online Registration 
 
 

 
  
 

HOTEL INFORMATION 

A number of rooms with different price categories have been booked in Stockholm at preferential rates  
for the Conference.  
The prices below include VAT and breakfast. 
 
... For single room double room
Grand Hôtel  SEK 1 985 SEK 2 220
Hotel Amaranten SEK 1 395 SEK 1 635
City Hotel Kungsgatan SEK 1 045  SEK 1 460
Hotel Stockholm SEK 1 000 SEK 1 200
Hotel accommodation will be reserved when the registration form, together with the hotel deposit corresponding to  
the hotel cost for the first night has been received by Congrex. Congrex reserves the right to book another hotel  if  
the desired accommodation should be fully booked. The deposit will be deducted from the hotel bill upon presentation  
of the participant’s personal voucher, which will be issued upon registration in Stockholm. Hotel reservations  
should be made on the registration form. For payment details, see cover. 

Youth Hostel Accommodation 
If you are interested in information about Youth Hostel accommodation, please so indicate on the registration form. 

Tourist Information 
The Conference Secretariat will be most happy to give you more information about Stockholm, book tour tickets,  
and make restaurant reservations or assist you in any other way during your stay in Stockholm.  
You can also contact the Stockholm Information Service: 
P.O. Box 7542, SE-103 93 Stockholm, Phone: +46 8 789 24 00, Fax: +46 8 789 24 50.  
Visiting address in Stockholm: Hamngatan 27, Sweden House. 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Venue and dates 
The NordU99 conference will take place at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. (please see page 8 for complete address).  
The tutorial sessions of the NordU99 conference will take place in the Bolinderska Palace of the  
Grand Hotel on Tuesday February 9 and Wednesday February 10, 1999.  
The conference will take place in the Winter Garden and the Hall of Mirrors of the Grand Hotel on  
Thursday February 11 and Friday February 12, 1999. 

Meals 
Coffee and lunches are included in the registration fee for delegates of the tutorial sessions. Coffee is included in the registration fee for the conference delegates. 

Upon arrival at Arlanda Airport / Local transportation 
Airport buses leave Arlanda Airport (Stockholm’s international airport) every 5-10 minutes for the  
City Terminal in central Stockholm. The bus ride takes approximately 45 minutes and costs SEK 60 (October 1998). 
You will also find taxis just outside the Arrival Hall at Arlanda. Taxi fares in Sweden are not regulated.  
This means fares can vary a lot with different kilometre rates, discounts, special offers, etc.  
The driver is obliged to give you a printed receipt from the taximeter. Many taxi companies offer a fixed price of SEK 450 (October 1998) from Arlanda Airport to central Stockholm. It is strongly recommended to ask for the price  
before entering a taxi.  

Climate and dress 
The weather in Stockholm at this time of the year is usually cold with temperatures around -5 degrees Celsius.  
Dress warmly and be sure to wear warm footwear. Dress will be informal throughout the conference.  
This is winter and we may have snow, even a lot of snow. 

Time zone 
The time zone in Stockholm is GMT + 1 hour. 

Banks and Post Offices 
Most banks open at 9.30 and close between 15.00 and 16.30. Post Offices are generally open between 9.00 and 18.00.  

Currency 
The official currency is Swedish Krona (SEK). USD 1 = SEK 7,83 (October 1998) 

Disclaimer 
The Organising Committee and Congrex Sweden AB accept no liability for injuries / losses of whatever nature  
incurred by participants and / or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and  
/ or personal belongings. 
Professional Conference Organizer 
Congrex Sweden AB has been appointed Professional Conference Organizer. Congrex Partnership is an  
international group of Professional Conference Management companies with offices in Europe, North America,  
Latin America and Pacific Asia. 

VAT refund conditions 
Swedish VAT, currently from 12% to 25% may be repaid to foreign enterprises, except companies providing  
health care, education, banks and insurance companies. Information about recovery of VAT will be available at the  
Symposium Secretariat. Should you require information before the Symposium you are welcome to contact: 

Deloitte & Touche Sweden AB 
TTS Tax Transfer Service 
P.O.Box 10152 
S-121 26 STOCKHOLM-GLOBEN 
Sweden 
 

CANCELLATIONS 

Cancellation of registration 
Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to Congrex. Cancellations of registrations will be accepted  
until January 8, 1999 up to which date the total amount will be refunded less  
SEK 500 for administrative expenses. We regret that no refunds can be made for cancellations received after  
January 8, 1999. 

Cancellation of hotel reservation 
Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to Congrex. Cancellation of any hotel reservation will be  
accepted until December 30, 1998, up to which date the hotel deposit will be refunded.  
We regret that the hotel deposit can not be refunded after December 30, 1998. 

Cancellation of social events 
Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to Congrex (see address on page 8). Cancellation of  
social events will be accepted until January 8, 1999 up to which date the total amount will be refunded.  
For cancellation received after January 8, 1999  and up to two days before the start of the Conference,  
the expenses will be refunded less 50%.