Various information in alphabetic order.
Banking and Exchange Facilities
There are a number of exchange offices in Stockholm, for instance at the central station, open daily 07:00 – 21:00. Ask the concierge at your hotel for the location and opening hours of the exchange office closest to your hotel. At Arlanda airport you will find the exchange offices at terminals 2 and 5. There is a bank office and an ATM in the entrance hall of Stockholmsmässan.
Certificate of Attendance
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Climate and Dresscode
The weather in Stockholm at this time of year is usually warm with temperatures around 20 degrees celsius. We recommend to bring an umbrella or rain coat for possible rainy days. Dresscode; business-casual or smart-casual. Swedes are quite informal in their attire. During sunny days you may see shorts, even in the city. At night smarter dress can be worn with a sweater or cardigan if it gets chilly.
The monetary unit in Sweden is the krona (SEK). Bank notes are printed in values of 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 kronor; and coins in values of 1, 5 and 10 kronor. There is no limit on the amount of Swedish and foreign currency taken into Sweden.
Major credit cards (some restrictions apply to American Express and Diners) are widely accepted in taxis, at restaurants, hotels and in shops. You can get cash with your Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus card at any “Bankomat” or ”Uttagsautomat” (ATM).
The 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013) and Congrex Sweden AB cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance. All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold ECP 2013 and to present its program as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants and accompanying persons. However, neither ECP 2013 nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of ECP 2013 or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Sweden in connection with this Congress. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.
In case of force majeure, ECP 2013 has the right to alter or cancel the Congress without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by ECP 2013 as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of ECP 2013 which prevents or impedes the holding of the Congress, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, etc, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. ECP 2013 shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Congress. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by ECP 2013.
The electric current in Sweden is 220 volts AC in 50 cycles, and plugs and sockets may differ from those in other parts of the world. Travellers should bring adapters or transformers for electrical appliances such as hairdryers and shavers. Some hotels and shops can supply adapters.
Laptop computers that are made to work on both 110 and 220 volts can be used in Sweden with an adapter. For laptop computers working on 110 volts only, adapters or transformers are necessary.
The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Local time in Sweden is Central European Time (GMT+2 hours).
Coffee/tea is included in the registration fee and will be served daily. All coffee/tea breaks will be served at catering areas within the exhibition hall at Stockholmsmässan. Lunch is not included but can be purchased at restaurants located inside Stockholmsmässan or in the adjacent Rica Talk Hotel.
Passport, Visa and letter of invitation
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Sweden. Please apply for the visa within reasonable time (minimum three months ahead of the planned travel). For more information visit Migrationsverket.
For a letter of invitation, please fill out your information on the following form and print the page afterwards, please note that you cannot save the information in the document. Letter of Invitation ECP 2013
In accordance with the policy of the ECP 2013, it is forbidden to take photographs during sessions.
Professional Congress Organizer
Congrex Sweden AB is the professional congress organizer of ECP 2013. They are a leading international management company offering comprehensive services for meetings, events, conferences, association management, travel and accommodation. Let’s meet, visit www.congrex.com for more information.
All delegates will at registration receive a transportation card valid all congress days and on all local transportation, metro, commuter trains and buses.
Stockholm has an extensive network of underground trains (T-bana), commuter trains and buses. Trams operate from the city centre to Djurgården island during the summer. Underground station entrances are marked with a blue T on a white background.
Taking the Metro and The Commuter Trains
There is a manned barrier and automatic barriers for those with cards at almost all of the stations. You must have a valid ticket before boarding any of the public transports. All Metro and commuter trains stop at all stations along the line, apart from express trains that skip certain stations. Express trains only run on the commuter rail lines and during peak hours.
Taking The Bus
You board the bus up at the front and show your ticket to the driver. It is not possible to buy any kind of tickets onboard the public buses since they work under a no cash policy.
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00
In Stockholm, department stores remain open until 19:00 or longer. Most are also open on Sundays between approx. 12:00 and 16:00.
In accordance with the policy of the ECP 2013, this is a non- smoking event.
Mobile telephones must be switched off during sessions.