General Information

Please go to REGISTRATION for more information.

The 25th International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction will be held at:

RAI Amsterdam
Emerald Room
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Hans HopmanDelft University of Technology
Michael SteenhoffHISWA Holland Marine Industry
Irene Dros RAI Amsterdam/METSTRADE - Marine Equipment Trade Show

Peter AkerboomRoyal Huisman Shipyard
Enrico Della ValentinaMARIN
Hans HopmanDelft University of Technology
Evy de Maeyer Oceanco
Thys NikkelsDykstra Naval Architects
Michael SteenhoffHISWA Holland Marine Industry
Peter van TerwisgaDAMEN Shipyards Group
Cornel ThillDelft University of Technology
Bram JongepierDe Voogt Naval Architects

MCI Amsterdam B.V.
Contactperson: Sophie Hamburger
Schipluidenlaan 4 1062 HE Amsterdam / The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)20 5709 600 E-mail:

Transport upon arrival in the Netherlands
By air.
From Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport there is a direct railway connection to the RAI Amsterdam (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.

By train
When arriving at the Central Railway Station (Centraal Station) the RAI Amsterdam can be easily reached by tram no. 4. When arriving at the Amstel Railway Station (Amstel Station) the RAI Amsterdam can be easily reached by buses numbers 15, 69 and 169, or subway nr. 50 and 51.

By car
When you arrive by car via Utrecht (A2) follow the signs RAI Amsterdam. The RAI Amsterdam 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.

Car parking
Ample underground parking space is available at the RAI Amsterdam 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 € 20,--

Coffee and tea
During the symposium session breaks coffee and tea will be served free of charge to delegates wearing their name badge.

Electricity supply
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.

Programme changes
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 RAI Amsterdam will be open on Monday, 12 November as of 12.00 hours.

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 while registering.

Taxis can be ordered through the Receptionist’s desk at the RAI Amsterdam. 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 RAI Amsterdam is:
Europaplein 14, 1078 GZ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands.

Visa requirements
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.


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Symposium Secretariat: MCI Amsterdam B.V. Schipluidenlaan 4 1062 HE Amsterdam / The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)20 5709 600 E-mail:

Organized and sponsored by:
tudelft metstrade hiswa
In cooperation with:
/royal insitution of naval architects
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