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Please use the enclosed registration form
when registering for
the conference, the social programme and to make your hotel reservation.
Your registration form together with your payment should be sent
Stockholm Convention Bureau (SCB),
P O Box 6911,
SE-102 39 STOCKHOLM,
Registration and fees:
Due to the Swedish tax legislation, participants from different
countries should pay the conference fee with or without Swedish
VAT. Therefore, please identify your category below and choose
the relevant alternative for you on the registration form:
|Conference fees paid from countries outside the||Excl. VAT|
|Conference fees paid by companies and other taxable||Excl. VAT|
|persons within the European Union|
|Conference fees paid by non taxable companies,||Incl. VAT|
|institutions and private persons within the European Union.|
|Conference fees paid by Participants from Sweden||Incl. VAT|
|Conference fees||Fee excl. V.A.T.||Fee incl. V.A.T.|
|Participant, paid before June 1||SEK 2,000||SEK 2,500|
|Participant, paid after June 1||SEK 2,400||SEK 3,000|
|Student, paid before June 1||SEK 1,400||SEK 1,750|
|Student, paid after June 1||SEK 1,800||SEK 2,250|
The registration fee for participants includes participation in
the scientific sessions, receipt of final programme and a copy
of the abstracts. Lunches and coffee are also included as well
as the social events as described under "Social events".
All payment should be made in Swedish Kronor (SEK) to Stockholm
Convention Bureau, 6th SWAT. Please indicate the participant's name
clearly in order to ensure that the payment will be correctly registered.
You can choose one of the following means:
- 1. Credit card
- American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard or VISA cards
will be accepted. Please fill in your card number and expiry date
on the registration form.
- 2. Banker's draft
- Can be purchased at your bank and forwarded together with the
registration form. We regret that personal or company cheques
cannot be accepted.
- 3. Bank transfer
- Can be made to S-E-Banken, Stockholm, Account Number 5267-10
066 16, Swift-address ESSESESS.
- 4. Postal Giro
- From the Nordic countries, payment can be sent by Postal Giro
65 37 38-5.
- 5. Bankgiro
- From Sweden, payment can also be sent by Bankgiro 644-8773
A confirmation letter will be sent to you in due time before the
conference, stating booked events, booked hotel accommodation
and your payment status.
A written notification of cancellation should be sent to Stockholm
Convention Bureau. For cancellations received before June 1, 1998,
there will be a cancellation charge of SEK 350.
From June 1, 1998, a cancellation fee corresponding to the registration
fee will be charged.
For cancellation of hotel accommodation please see "Hotel
As a service for the participants, Stockholm Convention Bureau
will arrange your hotel accommodation at no extra charge. Rooms
have been pre-booked at hotels within walking distance from the
conference venue for the period July 7 - 10, 1998 at the following
|Name of hotel||Standard||Single room|
|Double / twin room|
Rates are in SEK and valid per room and night, inclusive of breakfast,
service and a V.A.T. increment of 12%. Taxes or official charges
are subject to change without notice.
Since only a certain number of hotel rooms have been reserved
in each price category, SCB will operate on a 'first come - first
served' basis with incoming requests. In order for SCB to fulfil
your requirements, you are advised to register at your earliest
convenience. In the event of the preferred hotel being fully booked,
room will be booked in alternative hotel with similar rate and
Your reservation will be confirmed when SCB has received your
registration form and hotel deposit. This pre-payment will be
deducted from your hotel bill when checking out. Remaining
costs are to be settled directly with the hotel. Any enquiries
or requests for additional information, changes or cancellations
of room reservations, are to be addressed directly to Stockholm
Hotel deposits will be refunded in full, provided written cancellation
is received by SCB one week prior to arrival at the latest. Thereafter,
the cost for the first night's accommodation will be charged.
|Stockholm Convention Bureau (SCB)||Telephone +46 8 736 15 00|
|P O Box 6911||Facsimile +46 8 34 84 41|
|SE-102 39 Stockholm||E-mail email@example.com|
The Swedish currency is Swedish Kronor (SEK). The approximate
exchange rates are (March 1998)
|USD 1 = SEK 7,85||GBP 1 = SEK 13,15
||DEM 1 = SEK 4,30|
|FRF 1 = SEK 1,30||CHF 1 = SEK 5,25
||ECU 1 = SEK 8,65|
The electrical standard voltage in Sweden is 230 volts. Most hotels
provide 110 volt outlets for shavers.
Participants are advised to insure against loss, accidents and
damage occurring during the conference. The organizing committee
can not be held responsible.
Transportation to Stockholm by air
Stockholm International Airport - Arlanda - is served by more
than 300 flights daily from more than 100 cities in 50 countries.
Scandinavian Airline Systems - SAS - has the most non-stop flights
around the world to and from Stockholm.
Transportation to Stockholm by rail
Sweden has a comprehensive railway system including TGV connections
to all major Swedish cities as well as abroad.
Transportation to the City from Arlanda Airport
Direct buses connect Arlanda Airport with the City Terminal in
central Stockholm every 10 minutes. The trip takes about 40 minutes
and costs SEK 60 (March 1998). Should you choose to go by taxi,
we advise you to check the price in advance and use a taxi with
a set price of maximum SEK 390 from Arlanda to the city.
Swedish V.A.T. may be repaid to foreign enterprises except banks,
insurance companies and companies providing health care. Refunds
are available for more or less all costs arising in business.
Examples include conference fees, travel and hotel costs in Sweden.
Envelopes will be available at the registration desk at the Royal
Institute of Technology. The relevant documentation should be
sent after the conference.
Please note that V.A.T. may not be recovered in respect of hotel
room charges paid to travel agents outside Sweden, that invoices
and hotel bills must be made out in the enterprise's name, that
there are certain cash limits applying in the case of entertainment
and that wines and spirits carry no entitlement to recovery of
Participants requiring a visa for entry to Sweden are strongly
advised to make their application in their home country at least
three months before the intended date of travel. In case of doubt,
information can be obtained from your nearest Swedish Embassy
or Consulate or from your travel agency.
Tuesday, July 7, afternoon Sightseeing in Stockholm
This bus tour enables you to get an overall view of Stockholm.
You will pass through different parts of the City, make a bus
stop in the Old Town. Your guide will relate the history surrounding
the memorable buildings, museums and parks as you pass them and
will also advise you on shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
Notice also the free tour of Stockholm by boat on Thursday.
Optional. Price: 195:- per person. (Minimum number
of participants 20 persons)
Tuesday, July 7, evening Welcome Reception
An informal welcome reception will be held at the Royal Institute
of Technology in the evening of Tuesday, July 7, in connection
with the registration.
Thursday, July 9, evening Boat Excursion and Conference
The most beautiful way to experience Stockholm, also referred
to as "Beauty on Water" is by boat. The captain and
the guide will conduct us through canals, under bridges and along
The tour will continue with a visit to one of the most remarkable
and awe-inspiring historical sights in the world - the Warship
Vasa. The Vasa was to have been Sweden's largest and most prestigious
warship - the pride of the naval fleet and the Swedish nation.
Her glory was short-lived. Shortly after having set sail on her
maiden voyage in 1628 she sank within Stockholm harbour. She spent
the next 333 years lying on the bottom of the sea until she was
finally located and raised from the water. The ship was found
to be incredibly well-preserved and a painstaking operation to
protect her from further damage has resulted in her taking pride
of place, at last in her own museum, where she can be viewed and
admired from every angle.
The evening ends with dinner at Restaurant Gondolen, for participants
paying full price (i.e., not student fee). For others, if possible,
tickets for the dinner will be sold at the conference.