General Information

Dates and Venue

The 2-day conference will take place at the Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark (approximately 40 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station by public transport and 1 hour from Copenhagen airport also by public transport).

Official Language

The official working language at the conference is English and no translation is offered.

Passport and Visa

The entry formalities for the Kingdom of Denmark vary according to the country of origin. There are no visa requirements for EU passport holders. Other conference delegates are asked to address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to the travel agent or to the local Danish Embassy / Consulate / Representation in the home country. All foreign citizens must be the holder of a valid passport. Further information can be obtained on

Letter of Invitation

The conference organisation will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to delegates requesting an invitation letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the conference organisers to provide any financial support. For more information, please contact DIS Congress Service.

Liability and Insurance

Participants are requested to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance. Neither the Organisers (IABSE 2018) nor the conference Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference.

Emergency Services

Police - Ambulance - Fire Brigade * Dial 112

Currency and Money Exchange

The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). 1 Euro is approx. 7,46 DKK and 1 USD is approx. 6,80 DKK. Most shops and restaurants accept Euro, but at a higher rate. Credit cards are widely accepted – also in taxis.


Normal banking hours are from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. Monday to Friday. On Thursday banking hours are ex-tended to 18:00 hrs. Extended banking facilities are available at Copenhagen Central Railway Station 7 days/week between 07:00 and 21:00 hrs. There are ATMs usually located in connection with a bank branch, which accept a variety of international credit cards. The cards accepted are indicated on the dispenser.


The shops are open from 09:00/10:00 to 18:00/19:00 hrs. Monday through Thursday and 09:30/10:00 to 20:00 on Friday and 09:00 to 17:00 on Saturday/Sunday.


Tips are always included in the prices given in taxis and restaurants in Denmark. Tipping is not expected but appreciated.

Electricity Supply

Electricity is supplied at 220 volts A/C, 50 Hz cycle. Outlets are of the two round pin type.


The Organisers reserve the right to adjust or change the programme as necessary.

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