Registration for the 22nd HISWA Symposium will start in the summer of 2012.
The 22nd International HISWA Symposium on yacht Design and Yacht Construction will be held at:
Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre
1078 GZ Amsterdam
|Jan Alexander Keuning||Delft University of Technology|
|Michael Steenhoff||HISWA Vereniging – the National Association of Watersport Industries|
|Irene Dros||Amsterdam RAI/METS - Marine Equipment Trade Show|
Dr. Lex Keuning
Prof. Hans Hopman
Dr. Pepijn de Jong
Prof. Jelle Gerrritsma
Prof. Richard Birmingham
(De Voogt & Feadship)
(Dykstra Naval Architects)
c/o MCI - Eurocongress International v.o.f.
Transport upon arrival in the Netherlands
From Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport there is a direct railway connection to the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre (RAI Railway Station). The journey will take about 10 minutes. From the RAI Railway Station it is only an 8-minute walk to the Congress Centre.
When arriving at the Central Railway Station (Centraal Station) the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre can be easily reached by tram no. 4.
When arriving at the Amstel Railway Station (Amstel Station) the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre can be easily reached by buses numbers 15, 69 and 169, or subway nr. 50 and 51.
When you arrive by car via Utrecht (A2) follow the signs Amsterdam RAI. The Amsterdam RAI exit is the first one on the A10, directly after intersection A2-A10.
When arriving by car via The Hague (A4) you should follow the signs Amsterdam-Zuid/RAI, as signposted just before entering Amsterdam.
(In alphabetical order)
Ample underground parking space is available at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre and delegates arriving by car are strongly recommended to use these facilities. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee. Car parking tickets for one entry are available from the ticket machines near the Registration desks and cost € 14
Coffee and tea
During the symposium session breaks coffee and tea will be served free of charge to delegates wearing their name badge.
In the Netherlands, electricity is supplied at 220 V - 50 Hz AC.
Registration for this symposium implies that the participant agrees that the organisers do not assume any liability whatsoever. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of medical, travel and personal insurance.
The official language of the symposium is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.
Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be served from buffets in the Lounge.
The organisers cannot assume liability for changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.
Registration / Information area
The Registration/Information desk in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre will be open from 8 am to the end of the Symposium sessions.
Slide preview facilities
Equipment to enable speakers to check the sequence of slides is available at the Registration / Information desk in the Lounge.
All presenters should take their slides to the Registration / Information desk NOT LESS THAN one hour before the start of their session. Presenters are kindly requested to collect their slides from the Registration / Information desk one hour after the session finishes.
Special dietary requirements
Arrangements can be made for delegates with special dietary requirements provided a written application is received by the Symposium Secretariat before 4 November 2010.
Taxis can be ordered through the Receptionist’s desk at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.
Taxi fares are always indicated on the taximeter. It is usual to add a tip of about five percent to the fare. Taxi drivers will give you a receipt if asked.
The full address of the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre is:
Europaplein 14, 1078 GZ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands.
During the symposium you can be reached via the following numbers:
Telephone: (+ 31) - (0)20 - 549 12 12
Telefax: (+ 31) - (0)20 - 646 44 69
Entry to the Netherlands is granted to all foreigners attending symposiums organised in the Netherlands, regardless of their nationality. Delegates must, of course, meet the normal entry requirements, i.e. they must be in possession of valid travel documents and sufficient means of support.
Delegates requiring a visa for entry to the Netherlands are strongly advised to apply for a visa in their own country at least two months before their intended date of travel.