Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the show dates for HIMSS Amsterdam?
Q. Where will the conference be held?
Q. Where can I park my car?
Q. How can the conference location be reached by public transportation?
Q. Where do I pick up my badge?
Q. What are the registration hours?
Q. Do I need to be registered for the conference before I can book my hotel at the HIMSS Amsterdam rate?
Q. Do I need a visa to enter The Netherlands?
Q. If I do need a visa, who do I contact to receive my Letter of Invitation?
Q. What is the attire for the conference?
Q. What is the cancellation policy?
Q. When am I a non-sponsoring vendor?
Q. What do I do if I want to be a sponsor?
Q. What do I do if I want to give a presentation?
Q. Are there any poster sessions?
Q. How do I know who is attending the conference?


Q. What are the show dates for HIMSS Amsterdam?
A. 6-7 November 2014

Q. Where will the conference be held?
A. Okura Hotel
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Q. Where can I park my car?
A. The Okura Hotel has its own parking garage, but just a limited amount. The parking fee is:
€4, – per hour
€19,50 per day
€35, – overnight stay

Q. How can the conference location be reached by public transportation?
A. From train station Centraal (Central Station): tram 25, get off at Cornelis Troostplein. Traveltime ± 20 minutes.

From train station Zuid (South Station): bus 65, get off at Scheldestraat. Traveltime ± 8 minutes.

From train station Amstel: bus 65 get off at Scheldestraat. Traveltime ± 10 minutes.

From train station RAI: 10 minutes walking from the Hotel Okura Amsterdam.

Q. Where do I pick up my badge?
A. You may pick up your badge at the registration desk located at the conference entrance of the Okura Hotel on the ground floor, on the 6th or 7th November.

For security purposes, all attendees are asked to wear their name badge received at registration to all events during the Conference. Attendees without a name badge will be asked to obtain a new one from the registration desk.

Q. What are the registration hours?
A.
Thursday, 6 November 08:00 – 18:30
Friday, 7 November 08:30 – 12:00

Q. Do I need to be registered for the conference before I can book my hotel at the HIMSS Amsterdam rate?
A. No, but it is highly recommended that you register for both your hotel and conference registrations at the same time. Once you have registered for the conference, please proceed to the hotel and travel page.

Q. Do I need a visa to enter The Netherlands?
A. All Nationals from the EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein do not require a Visa to enter. You need a valid passport or ID card.

If you have a different Nationality, please click here for more information.

Q. If I do need a visa, who do I contact to receive my Letter of Invitation?
A. To receive an official Letter of Invitation, please register and pay for the conference and then email cryan@himss.org. HIMSS can only provide a Letter of Invitation and proof of conference registration, we are not able to apply for a Visa on your behalf.

Q. What is the attire for the conference?
A. Business

Q. What is the cancellation policy?
A. All changes, cancellations or substitutions must be made in writing to cryan@himss.org

Cancellation on or before 3 October 2014 – €100.00 administrative fee.

Cancellation after 3 October 2014 – 100% of the registration fee will be forfeited.

Reinstating of registration is not permitted after cancellation. You will need to register again. If you cancel and are entitled to a refund, expect a refund within 30 days post conference. Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. Should the event be cancelled, your registration fee will not be refunded but will automatically be applied to the next event.

Q. When am I a non-sponsoring vendor?
A. If you work for an IT-company (hardware or software) or consultancy company and you are not sponsoring this congress, you are a non-sponsoring vendor. There are only two tickets available per company name for non-sponsoring vendors.

Q. What do I do if I want to be a sponsor?
A. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Sean Roberts at sroberts@himss.org or +49 30 46 7777 350

Q. How do I know who is attending the conference?
A. Check out the linked-in group HIMSS Amsterdam