General Information

General Information

Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Programme Changes

The organisers are not liable for any changes made to the programme. Please visit the web site regularly for updates.

Final Programme

The Final Programme will be provided on-site in the delegate bag.

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Official Conference App

The EuroBrake 2018 App is downloadable from all major app stores and will contain the most up to date conference information, including live technical programme updates. _____________________________________________________________________

Venue

EuroBrake 2018 will take place at the World Forum a concert venue and convention Centre in The Hague, Netherlands

Address:
Churchillplein 10,

2517 JW Den Haag,

Netherlands

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Entry into The Netherlands

EU-Citizens
No visa required. Entry is allowed with both passport and id-card.

Non-EU-Citizens
Any foreign visitor entering The Netherlands must have a valid passport. Visitors from countries whose citizens require visas should apply to The Netherlands consulate or diplomatic mission in their own country.

To view visa regulations for The Netherlands please click here

Do you require a visa application letter? When registering online you will be asked for your passport details.  Our Member Services Team will email the letter once registration payment has been received. Any questions please email s.briggs@fisita.com

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The Netherlands

The Hague is in the Central European time zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

 

Climate

The average temperature in The Hague during late May is 12.5°C 54.5°F with an average of 45mm of light rain over 12 days throughout May.

Currency

The official currency of The Netherlands is Euro (EUR, €), no other currencies are commonly accepted. Although traveller’s cheques are accepted it can be quite difficult to find a place to cash them. The Airport and some banks will exchange but the exchange rate can be very high.  Post offices won’t cash them.  All convertible foreign currencies (www.oanda.com) are exchangeable at all major banks.

Business Hours of most banks and post offices are 09:00 – 17:00, Monday – Saturday.  GWK Travelex is open every day of the week.  You can find most GWK Travelex offices are located nearby train and bus stations.

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Tipping and Etiquette

In The Netherlands, Value Added Tax and service charges are included in your check in hotels, restaurants, shops and taxis. Tips for extra service are always appreciated but not required. It is customary to give taxi drivers and waiters a tip of about 10 percent. _____________________________________________________________________

Shopping

Shops in The Hague City Centre are open from 10:00 – 18:00, not all shops open on a Monday.  Late night shopping is on Thursdays.  Sunday shops open from 12:00 – 17:00

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Pharmacies

Pharmacies are open Monday - Friday between 08:00-09:00 and 17:30-18:00. If you require out of these hours you can find pharmacies are open on a rotation schedule. To find the closest our of hours pharmacy you can go tothis website and enter your town or postal code in the box to find your nearest pharmacy.

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Tax

The Hague levies a Tourist Tax of EUR 3.35 per adult, per day. This additional tax is collected by the owner of the accommodation you are staying at. The Netherlands Value Added Tax in included in all prices. Currently this tax is levied at 21%.

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Electricity

The voltage on outlets in Holland is 230 volts. Hotels may also have a 110-volt or 120-volt outlet for shavers. Travelers are advised to bring along a power converter and an adapter for round two-prong plugs with side grounding contacts.

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Insurance

Participants are strongly advised to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to departure.

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Public Transport

Various bus, tram, metro and train companies operate in The Hague and the surrounding area. HTM runs 12 tram lines and 8 bus routes through The Hague region. The tram and bus lines run in Delft, Delft, Zoetermeer, Leidschendam, Voorburg, Rijswijk, Nootdorp and Wateringen. Please be aware that every bus and tram route goes in both directions using the same route number. So, before you get on, check that both the direction and the line number are correct, the direction is shown both on the front of the busses and trams. For more information on public transport and different ticket options please click here.

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Taxis

Taxis have a standard rate of plus €2 plus a fixed surcharge determined by the distance travelled. They can be hailed, called for by phone or found in abundance at one of the major train stations. Leading taxi companies include HCT City, Hofstad, HTMC, Taxi Hegro and Rijswijkse Taxi Centrale.

A taxi from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the World Forum costs approximately EUR 99

A taxi from Rotterdam, The Hague Airport to the World Forum costs approximately EUR 66

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Important dates

Friday 3 November 2017
Deadline for abstracts
Tuesday 23 January
Deadline for review-ready full papers
Tuesday 13 March
Deadline for upload of oral-only presentations
Friday 30 March
Deadline for final full papers
Tuesday 10 April
Deadline for speaker registrations
Friday 13 April
Deadline for upload of accompanying PowerPoint files for full paper presentations

Organised by

  • FISITA

Diamond Sponsor

  • ITT

Platinum Sponsor

  • NUCAP

Gold Sponsors

  • Lapinus Fibres
  • Link Europe GmbH
  • NOF Metal Coatings Europe S.A.
  • Horiba
  • CAME srl

Drinks Reception Sponsor

  • Sadeca

EuroBrake Dinner Sponsor

  • Brembo

Keycard Sponsor

  • ITAPROCHIM

Week at a Glance Sponsor

  • ITAPROCHIM

Student sponsors include

Headline sponsor

  • NUCAP
  • ZF
  • Brembo
  • Lapinus Fibres
  • Polytec GmbH
  • Bosch
  • Applus+ Idiada
  • Continental
  • Link Europe GmbH
  • Meneta
  • WABCO
  • FISITA