Welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you in Copenhagen, Denmark!

At ICIS 2022 you will have the opportunity to meet like minded professionals from across the world and exchange information and insights, discuss research opportunities and learn about the research of others.

About Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. The city itself has a population of approx. 800,000 and it forms the core of the Copenhagen metropolitan area with a population of approx. 2 million people. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand and it is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The 8km long Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.

Getting Around in Copenhagen

Travel around Copenhagen inexpensively and easily on buses, trains, metro and harbour buses any time of day with a City Pass Small that covers Copenhagen and the trip from the airport to the City of Copenhagen (zones 1-4).

Take the train or the metro to get from the airport to the city centre in 12 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the platform or the metro station. Both are located in the airport.

All three Metro lines are in service 24/7. There are 2-4 minutes between each train during rush hour and 3-6 minutes outside rush hour and during the weekends. Friday and Saturday night (after 01:00) trains arrive with a 7-15 minutes interval and a 20 minutes interval after midnight on weekdays (Sunday through Thursday).

The S-trains are a hybrid urban-suburban rail serving the Copenhagen urban area. They run between 05:00 in the morning and 00:30 at night. Line F runs every 4-5 minutes, line A, B, C and E run every 10 minutes, and line H and Bx run every 20 minutes.

You can use the following website/app, or Google Maps, to plan your journey around Copenhagen:

With a Copenhagen Card in hand, you get unlimited transportation in the entire Capital Region (including to/from Copenhagen Airport). In addition, you can visit all 89 attractions included in the card. Learn more here:

Event Basics

Here are a few details you may want to know prior to registering for the conference or before traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Venue

    ICIS 2022 will be hosted at Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition and conference center. It is located in Ørestad between the city center and Copenhagen Airport. Bella Center offers an indoor area of 121,800 square meters and has a capacity of 20,000 people. Bella Center is on the M1 line of the Copenhagen Metro.

    On Saturday, SIG/Ancillary Meeting will be held at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) and Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

  • Language

    The official language in Copenhagen is Danish, but almost all Danes are fluent in English. All sessions at ICIS will be in English.

  • Weather

    The climate in Copenhagen follows the four seasons of the northern hemisphere, but temperatures can vary considerably during the year. July and August are normally the warmest months with an average temperature of twenty degrees Celsius and February is generally the coldest with an average of two degrees Celsius. In December, it can sometimes snow in Copenhagen but the snow rarely lasts long.

  • Time

    CET / UTC+1

  • Currency

    Danish krone is the official currency of Denmark. The plural is kroner. One krone is divided into 100 Øre. The currency is abbreviated to DKK and its symbol is kr. As of August 2022, 1 Danish krone equals 0.13 EUR and 0.14 USD. Currency Converter

  • Electricity

    Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. If you visit from the UK and Ireland, you will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances.

  • Attire

    Attire at ICIS 2022 is business casual.

    Dress code is somewhat informal in Denmark in comparison with other more formal cultures such as Japan.

    Danes tend to wear smart-casual clothes with the men often wearing sports jackets and trousers. Ties seem to be optional. Pastel colours are often worn. Women will often wear trousers at work (especially in the winter) and again may appear to be less formal than in certain other countries.

    Certain sectors (banking, the law etc.) may still dress slightly more formally, so it might be an idea to check in advance with local contacts.

    As a Scandinavian country, Denmark can be exceptionally cold in the winter and overcoats, gloves and hats are essential. It is often a good idea to wear several layers of clothing, as offices are often extremely warm, no matter how cold it might be outside. Almost everywhere is near the sea so it rains quite often – take an umbrella.

Cultural Nuances

If you are not familiar with the Danish culture you may want to become familiar with them prior to traveling.

  • Egalitarianism in Danish Society

    • Denmark is an egalitarian society.
    • Interestingly this is reflected in their language, which employs gender-neutral words.
    • Most Danes are modest about their own accomplishments and are more concerned about the group than their own individual needs.
    • Maternity and paternity leave provisions are particularly generous in Denmark.
    • Men are more actively involved in child-rearing activities than in many countries, although the division of domestic chores is similar to other developed countries.
  • Women in Danish Society

    • Women are highly respected in business and generally receive equal pay and have access to senior positions.
    • Working mothers can easily arrange flexible hours so that they can maintain both a career and a family.
    • Danish women expect to be treated with respect in the office.
  • Tipping

    • Tipping is generally not expected in Denmark, due to a combination of good wages for service staff and laws that govern service billing.
    • Laws in Denmark dictate that restaurant, hotel and taxi bills must include service charges and tips.
    • As such, tipping is neither common, nor expected, in Denmark.
    • However, if you feel that you would like to tip waiting staff, then a tip is always appreciated.
    • The only exception, in reality, relates to taxis as most people round their bill up as a gesture of thanks.
  • Etiquette

    Proper Public Behaviour

    • Danes believe there is one proper way in which to act in any given circumstance.
    • If someone is not following the rules, be they written or merely understood, someone will generally speak up and admonish them to obey the accepted protocol.
    • They expect courteous behaviour from everyone.
    • Talk in moderate tones and do not do anything to call attention to yourself.

    Meeting Etiquette

    • Greetings are casual, with a firm handshake, direct eye contact, and a smile.
    • Shake hands and say good-bye individually when arriving or departing.
    • Shake hands with women first.
    • Danes tend to introduce themselves with their first names.

    Dining Etiquette

    If invited to a Danish home:

    • Arrive on time. Danes are punctual in both business and social situations.
    • Check to see if you should remove your shoes before entering the house.
    • Contact the hostess ahead of time to see if she would like you to bring a dish.
    • Offer to help the hostess with the preparation or clearing up after a meal is served.
    • Danes enjoy showing off their homes since they have usually done the decorating themselves and are proud of their accomplishments. Therefore, they are happy when you ask for a tour of their house.
    • Do not discuss business.

    Watch your table manners!

    • Wait to be told where to sit. There may be a seating plan.
    • Table manners are Continental — hold the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating.
    • Always keep your hands visible when eating. Keep your wrists resting on the edge of the table.
    • Try everything.
    • Expect to be offered second helpings. You may refuse without offending your hosts.
    • Finish everything on your plate. Danes do not like wasting food.
    • When you have finished eating, place your knife and fork across your plate with the tines facing up and the handles turned to the right.
    • The man seated to the left of the hostess generally offers a toast of thanks during the dessert course.
    • Do not begin eating until the host toasts with ‘Skol’.
    • When toasting, raise your glass about eye level and make eye contact with the people seated closest to you.
  • Proper Public Behaviour

    • Danes believe there is one proper way in which to act in any given circumstance.
    • If someone is not following the rules, be they written or merely understood, someone will generally speak up and admonish them to obey the accepted protocol.
    • They expect courteous behaviour from everyone.
    • Talk in moderate tones and do not do anything to call attention to yourself.


To help you with your travel arrangements, below are links to important information regarding visa invitation letters, visas, and other resources.