22 - 24 October 2008
Stockholm, Sweden

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Practical Information


eChallenges e-2008 takes place in the Grand Hotel, which is located at S. Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm.

Security, Health and Safety

Please wear your name badge for all eChallenges e-2008 activities, as it is your identification and allows you access to the facilities on offer. Unfortunately, conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so please take care of bags, personal computers and other personal belongings.

The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred or for personal health and safety. All laptops and other equipment being used during the conference should be fully insured under your organisational equipment insurance. Delegates should ensure they have personal health insurance and take the usual care when exploring the city of Stockholm. Any special needs or requirements, should be dealt with by contacting the conference secretariat prior to the event.

Major Places of Interest

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. While it is located across 14 islands, there is a very efficient transport system and the city centre is quite compact, making it possible to walk to all major sites.

As well as having many cultural and historical sights, Stockholm has a vibrant cafe society and excellent shopping facilities that will keep Accompanying Persons busy during eChallenges e-2008, before joining conference delegates for social events on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Stockholm has more than seventy museums, offering significant choice for different tastes. Delegates should endeavour to visit the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open-air museum and Junibacken in DjurgÄrden, the City Hall and Royal Palace, Gamla Stan (Old Town) and Drottingholm Palace.

Within the city centre there are a number of shopping malls on Hamngatan (NK, Gallerian) and Stureplan (Sturegallerian).

The Archipelago consists of over 30,000 islands.