Practical information


Dutch is the predominant language in the Netherlands but English is very popular and is spoken almost everywhere. The Meeting language will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation facilities.

Delegate cancellation

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing to the Meeting organizers: 

Special Requirements

By registration, please advise the Meeting organizers of any special dietary or physical requirements or mail to: 


Free WIFI is available in the Novotel.



The Meeting cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to delegates, either during, or as a result of the Meeting. Please check the validity of your own personal insurance before travelling.


The currency is the EURO (€).

Major Credit Cards are accepted at most restaurants, shops and hotels.


Most shops and department stores are open from 10.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday. Saturday from 09.00 to 17.00 hours. Some shops are open on Sunday.


Electricity Sockets take 2 pin round plugs. The electrical current in the Netherlands is 220 volts.


The Netherlands is one-hour ahead on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


The climate in The Netherlands is a sea-climate with average temperatures in September of 15º C. It is helpful to note that there is always a chance of rain, due to variable weather patterns.

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