General Information

Venue
The conference will take place at Kulturens hus, Skeppsbrogatan 17, SE-972 31 Luleå.

The main entrance at Kulturens hus.

How to get to the Venue
Going from the airport into central Luleå takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
There isn’t a dedicated airport bus service in Luleå, however you can travel to and from Luleå Airport on two bus lines, number 4 and 104. For more information, please visit LLT (Luleå Local Traffic company).
Another option is to take a taxi, they are available just outside the airport, for example https://www.luleataxi.se/

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

Passport and visa
The entry formalities for Sweden 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 Swedish Embassy / Consulate / Representation in the home country. All foreign citizens must be the holder of a valid passport. Further information can be obtained on https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/about-sweden-non-swedish-citizens/

Letter of Invitation
The conference organization 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 organizers to provide any financial support. For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee info@nordicsteel2024.se

Liability and Insurance
Participants are requested to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance. Neither the Organizers 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

Climate
In June is mid-summer in Sweden. The weather is normally very pleasant but can also be chilly. An umbrella may be useful. Daytime average temperature is around 17° C, evening temperature around 10° C. For more information, please see: https://www.smhi.se/en/q/Lule%C3%A5/604490

Currency and money exchange
The currency in Sweden is Swedish krona (SEK). Please note that Sweden has yet to ratify the Euro treaty, which means that you can not pay using euro (€) or other currencies than SEK in cash.
Sweden is widely regarded as the most cashless society on the planet. Most of the country’s bank branches have stopped handling cash; many shops, museums and restaurants now only accept plastic or mobile payments. Most terminals in stores are supporting the use of paying with contactless cards.
But no need to worry. Major credit cards (some restrictions may apply to American Express) are widely accepted throughout Sweden at banks, hotels, stores, restaurants, taxis, car rental companies, and for air, ship and rail tickets.

1 Euro is approx. 11,3 SEK and 1 USD is approx. 9,5 SEK as per June 2024.

Banks
Normal banking hours are from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. Monday to Friday. There are several ATMs located in Luleå, for example at the airport. The ATMs accept a variety of international credit cards.

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

Smoking ban
Smoking is banned in all indoor public places and restaurants in Sweden. The conference is a no-smoking event and smoking is not permitted at the venue.

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

Changes
The Organizers reserve the right to adjust or change the program as necessary.

For further information about Luleå:
https://visitlulea.se/en
https://www.swedishlapland.com






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