Practical information HISWA Symposium

Before you go

Transport information

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
Station RAI is just 300 metres from the RAI building and has regular connections to Schiphol, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and the international rail network. RAI Amsterdam is only a couple of minutes walk from the RAI train station.

Information regarding routes and timetables can be found on door-to-door journey planner or the NS Journey planner.

By metro, tram or bus
RAI Amsterdam has an excellent connection to the city’s metro, tram and bus network. Metro 52 and tram 4 stops right in front of the RAI and will take you into the heart of Amsterdam.

In the tram and in the bus you can buy a 1-hour ticket (a disposable chipcard). The ticket is also available at the GVB Tickets & Info counters and from the ticket vending machines in the metro stations. With this ticket you can travel for one hour on all GVB tram-, bus- and metro lines.

By taxi
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.

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.

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.

The regular parking fee is € 4.50 per hour with a maximum of € 26.00 per day. You can also buy a day ticket online now in advance for € 21.00. Please visit the website for more information.

Electricity supply

In the Netherlands, electricity is supplied at 220 V – 50 Hz AC.

Insurance

Registration for this symposium implies that the participant agrees that the organisers (being the board of the ’Stichting International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction’’, RAI Amsterdam, Marin and MCI The Netherlands as the Symposium Secretariat) do not assume any liability whatsoever.

It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries.

The organisers claim no liability for the act of any supplier to this meeting, nor liability for: personal injury, the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event, for any loss or damage, for delays in transport by air, sea, rail, road, weather, in case of strikes, sickness, war or other causes.

Visa requirements

If you are planning a short visit to the Netherlands and you do not have Dutch nationality, you may need to apply for a visa. Whether or not you need a visa for the Netherlands depends on your nationality and the length of your stay in the Netherlands.

Read more about about a visa for The Netherlands

You can apply for a Schengen visa at the Dutch mission (embassy or consulate) in the country where you reside or are entitled to reside. Visa are only provided if the requirements are met. One of the requirements might be to provide a visa invitation letter. MCI The Netherlands, the symposium secretariat, can supply this invitation letter. You can apply for the letter while registering.

Venue

The HISWA Symposium takes place at the RAI Amsterdam. Visit their website for more information: www.rai.nl/en/

The full address of the RAI Amsterdam is:

Emerald Room
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

During the symposium

Coffee, tea and lunches

During the symposium session breaks coffee and tea will be served during the official coffee breaks, free of charge to delegates wearing their name badge. Lunch on Tuesday is included in the registration fee and will be served from buffets in the Lounge.

Special dietary requirements

Arrangements can be made for delegates with special dietary requirements while registering.

Language

The official language of the symposium is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Programme changes

The organisers cannot assume liability for changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

Speaker 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.

Compliance

Force Majeure

The organisers are not responsible for either the partial or total non-execution of the contract in the event of accident, an act caused by a third party, such as Acts of God including, without limitation, credible threats of natural disaster in the geographic vicinity of the Venue, war, curtailment or interruption of transportation facilities, threats or acts of terrorism or similar acts, governmental travel advisory, a governmental elevation of the terrorism alert level, civil disturbance, the issue of a Travel Warning by the World Health Organization or any other cause comparable events or disaster beyond the parties’ control which prevents the venue from accommodating the symposium participants for the symposium or if for the same reasons the symposium is cancelled.

GDPR

The ‘’Stichting International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction’’ and MCI The Netherlands are compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the way we collect, use and store your data. For further information on how your data will be used, we invite you to carefully read the Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

Insurance

Registration for this symposium implies that the participant agrees that the organisers (being the board of the ’Stichting International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction’’, RAI Amsterdam, Marin and MCI The Netherlands as the Symposium Secretariat) do not assume any liability whatsoever.

It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries. The organisers claim no liability for the act of any supplier to this meeting, nor liability for: personal injury, the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event, for any loss or damage, for delays in transport by air, sea, rail, road, weather, in case of strikes, sickness, war or other causes.

HISWA Symposium Sponsors

Thanks to our main sponsors, another year of HISWA Symposium is possible in 2020.

HISWA Symposium
26th edition

Monday 16 & Tuesday 17 November 2020
Symposium Secretariat: MCI the Netherlands

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