Universe2020

Powering Your Digital Transformation

17-19 March, The Hague, Netherlands

Information

Accommodation

Hotel booking is not included in the registration fee. Please make your own hotel reservations. This website displays hotels available in The Hague.

Airline arrangements

Every attendee is responsible for their own airline reservations and flight costs.

Airport

The two closest international airports to The Hague are:

  • Amsterdam Schiphol: International connections; located about 30-45 minutes from World Forum The Hague
  • Rotterdam -The Hague: More local flight connections within Europe; located about 30 minutes from World Forum The Hague

Breakfast

Breakfast is not available on site and should be taken in your hotel.

Communication

The country code for The Netherlands is +31. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom).

Conference fee

Full conference pass: The conference fee for Micro Focus Universe 2020 includes the full-conference pass, access to all sessions, workshops, the Digital Transformation Zone, Meeting Center, daily coffee and lunch breaks, and any scheduled evening activities.

€555,00 + 3% booking fee

VAT is applicable.

Wednesday-only pass: The conference fee for Wednesday only of Micro Focus Universe 2020 includes a one-day pass, access to sessions, workshops, the Digital Transformation Zone, Meeting Center, coffee and lunch break, and the scheduled evening activity.

€290,00 + 3% booking fee

VAT is applicable.

Conference location

The conference will take place at World Forum The Hague.

World Forum The Hague
Churchillplein 10
2517JW, The Hague
The Netherlands
Website

Contact

For registration support or information about attending the conference, please contact the support team.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted widely in shops, hotels, and restaurants in The Hague. Some taxis accept credit cards, but please check payment terms with the driver first. Cash-on-card services are available from selected American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa card addresses. These cards are also accepted by all GWK currency exchange outlets and Change Express Offices. ATM cash machines can be found in most hotels.

Currency

The official currency in The Hague is the Euro (EUR). See exchange rates.

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, post offices, and change bureaus. Many hotels also offer this service.

Dietary restrictions

During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to advise us of any special dietary requirements or food allergies. Micro Focus Universe 2020 works closely with the venue to create menus that can be enjoyed by all attendees.

Dress code

The event dress code is business casual. We advise you bring a light sweater or jacket as the conference center rooms may be cool.

Electricity

Electrical appliances in The Hague operate on 230 volts with continental-style sockets.

Evening events

Evening events will take place as follows:

Tuesday, 17 March, 19:00-22:30   Dine around

Customize your dining experience. Attendees receive a dinner voucher that can be redeemed at a variety of selected restaurants and bars throughout The Hague. With a pre-set cash value, the voucher takes the guesswork out of “where to eat” and gives you flexibility to choose the spot that best suits your expectations, favored cuisine, and dietary requirements.

All relevant information and a map of participating eateries will be provided to attendees via the mobile app, and vouchers will be provided at onsite check-in.

Wednesday, 18 March, 19:30-22:30    Event celebration

Join fellow Micro Focus Universe attendees for an evening celebration. Enjoy food, drinks, music, and conversation as you continue building your networks.

Language

Dutch is the official and working language of The Netherlands. English is widely spoken, but not by all taxi drivers. Conference proceedings will be conducted in English. 

Local time

The Hague is in the Central European Time zone (CET).

Luggage storage area

Luggage storage facilities are available at World Forum.

Meals

The following meals are included in conference fees:

  • Lunches are provided on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Dinner is provided on Tuesday and Wednesday

If you have any dietary requirements, please indicate those when registering for the event.

Please take breakfast at your hotel.

Meeting Center

Micro Focus Universe attendees may request 1:1 meetings with Micro Focus executives and product experts in our onsite Meeting Center. Please submit meeting requests to your Micro Focus sales representative after you have registered for the event.

Passports

Non-EU passport holders are advised to contact the appropriate diplomatic or consular authorities for visa requirement details. You may indicate whether you need a visa invitation letter during the registration process.

The Hague

Few other cities in Holland offer as many attractions as The Hague. In this regard, the royal city by the sea occupies a leading position in Europe. Visit parliament buildings or snap  a selfie in front of the world famous Peace Palace. Take a boat trip through The Hague's canals or relax on the beach of Scheveningen. One thing is certain: there is something for everyone!

Visit the official The Hague website

Transportation

Attendees are responsible for booking your own transportation. Please see recommended options below.

Arrival transfers

If you arrive via Amsterdam Schiphol, we recommend you take the direct train connection to The Hague.

The train station is located in the middle of the airport arrival hall, underground. Approximately every 15 minutes, a train departs from Amsterdam Schiphol to The Hague Central Station (Den Haag Centraal). The train always departs from platform 5 or 6 and takes between 29 and 52 minutes, depending on departure time. The cost for this journey is approx. 8,90 € one-way.

To plan your journey, please look at the NS Travel Planner. Submit the following search to get your detailed travel information and book your ticket: “from: Amsterdam Airport” and “to: Den Haag Centraal.”

Within The Hague

Over 30 bus and tram lines will quickly take you to your destination. You can download the app from the local public transportation company HTM to find your best connections and buy your tickets:

HTM Ticket App for Android
HTM Ticket App for iOS

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the HTM Service Points in The Hague Central Station or at the information desk in the event venue World Forum. For more information about public transportation in The Hague, tickets, and prices, please click here. Additional information about travelling in The Hague and tourist cards can be found here.

Departure transfers

To get from the World Forum to Amsterdam Schiphol, we recommend you use the public transportation links with NS. For further information, and to book your ticket, please look at the NS Travel Planner. Submit the following search to get your detailed travel information and book your ticket: “from: World Forum The Hague” and “to: Amsterdam Airport.”

Taxis

Taxis are readily available at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The journey from the airport to World Forum takes approximately 30-45 minutes and will cost, depending on traffic and time of day, about 100,00 €. Pre-booked taxis cost approx. 59,00 €.

If you would like to pre-book a taxi, please use one of the following links:

Taxi HTMC, +31 70 390 77 22
Oranje Taxi Service, +31 70 319 17 31
Haagse Taxi Centrale, +31 70 777 7777

Visa

You may check the visa requirements for your nationality at The Netherlands Visa Application Requirements.

A request for a visa invitation letter can be submitted during registration. Please note that the process for issuing visa invitation letters can take several working days.

Weather

The average temperature in The Hague in March is between 3°C and 10°C, with an average of 17 sunny or partly cloudy days throughout the month.

Wi-fi

Wi-fi is available at the World Forum and is free of charge.