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Useful information

The most relevant information listed below in alphabetical order.

Business hours & shopping

Shops are open between 10.00 and 18.00 hrs on weekdays and from 10.00 to 15.00 on Saturdays. Shops in the city centre have extended opening hours, some even on Sundays between 12.00 and 16.00 hrs.

Climate and clothing 

The average temperature in October usually ranges from 6 to 10 °C.

Credit cards 

International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops.


The currency in Sweden is the Swedish krona, SEK. To see exchange rates for SEK click here.


Electricity in Sweden is 220V and 50 Hz with 2-hole sockets. We recommend you to bring an universal power adapter if needed.

Public transport

Malmö has a well-developed public transport system. For more information please visit

Smoking policy

Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains.

Time zone

Sweden is in the Central European Time zone.

Tourist information

For information about things to do in Malmö, please visit the official tourist website: Malmötown

For information about things to do outside of Malmö, in Skåne region, please visit Visit Skåne

For information about things to do in Copenhagen, please visit Visit Copenhagen


Participants needing a visa for entry to Sweden are strongly advised to make their application in their home country and well in advance. If in doubt, information can be obtained from your nearest Swedish Embassy or consulate, or from your travel agency. Please note that whilst invitation letters will be sent in advance of the Congress, neither the TechConnect EUROPE 2020 nor MKON can be held responsible for failure to obtain a visa and in such an event it will not be possible to reimburse the registration or the hotel fee.