Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Why should I attend the 2017 JCI World Congress?

The 2017 JCI World Congress will be a unique event that allows you to meet JCI members from all over the world, attend a world class program, create actual impact during and after the congress, experience the Dutch culture and hospitality and dance the night away at our famous parties.

2. What are the dates the Congress takes place?

From Monday morning November 6th to Friday night November 10th, 2017. The program starts on Monday morning with a kick-off, and the Opening Ceremony takes place on Monday night. On Sunday November 5th, we are planning some unofficial welcome activities.

3. What is the location of the Congress?

The Congress will be held in ijVENUES, consisting of the Mövenpick Hotel and the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. The venue is located in the city centre on the shore of the river IJ, closely to Amsterdam Central Station.

4. What do you mean by Program Cities?

Other cities in the Netherlands will be hosting day events for groups of people (from 30 to 300) as part of the regular Congress program. The cities that are official Program Cities are Utrecht, Eindhoven, The Hague and Rotterdam.

5. What is so special about the program?

The WeDO 2030! program is focused on 4 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Employment, Education, Social Equality and Climate Change. Our goal is to inspire you to take action, and to provide you with the means to do so. There wil be keynotes, workshops, company visits and trainings on these topics, with the aim to give you the tools and capabilities to advance these goals in your local community. On the last day of the Congress, we will be running actual community projects together to show the world the impact that JCI can make.

6. Will there be parties every night?

The Opening Night, Global Village Party and Closing Ceremony and Gala will be organized by the COC. On the other two nights, we invite other countries to host a party, just like we have been doing at World Congresses since 2009.

7. Are all parts of the program included in the Congress Fee?

The official JCI program and the WeDO 2030! program, including keynotes, Opening Night, Global Village Party and Closing Night, are included in the fee. For some trips and excursions, especially in the leisure program, an additional fee will be asked to cover costs.

8. What is the normal bird congress fee?

The normal bird fee is EUR 525.

9. What are the prices for hotel rooms? Are they near the Congress venue?

We have selected hotels in various price ranges, from EUR 125 per night for a 3-star hotel room, to 5-star rooms at EUR 260 per night. All preferred hotels are in the city centre and have good public transportation connections to the congress venue.

10. Will there be a senator hotel? And what about the senator program?

The senator hotel will be the Doubletree Hilton Hotel. This hotel is close to the congress venue and to Central Station. Rooms can be booked through our website. We are planning to host a senator dinner during the congress. Moreover, there will be home hospitality drinks and dinner on Sunday for those senators arriving over the weekend. More details on the senator program will follow in due course and will be published on our website. For any questions related to the senator program or accomodation, please email us at moc.71498577694102cw1498577694icj@s1498577694rotan1498577694es1498577694

11. Would you recommend staying in one of the other Program Cities?

We recommend you to stay in Amsterdam, since all official JCI events and all parties will take place there. The Mövenpick Hotel is our congress headquarters; staying there means that you are as close to all the action as you can get. You can book the Mövenpick Hotel and other hotels in Amsterdam at preferred prices through our website. Our partner RAI Hotel Services will handle all bookings and any questions you may have.

12. What is the weather like in November in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands are in a sea climate, with a long-term average temperature of 9°C, and 2 hrs of sun per day. The sun comes up around 7:30 AM and it is dark around 5 PM. You may want to bring an umbrella as it can be rainy in November.

13. How easy is it to get to Amsterdam?

Schiphol International Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe with direct connections to almost every country in the world. KLM, part of SkyTeam, is the home carrier, and all major carriers from other countries frequent Schiphol Airport as well. We have arranged a special discount for delegates with KLM AirFrance, which you can use through this link.

14. Do I need a visa to get to Amsterdam?

You may need a visa to enter the Netherlands. Information can be found on the visa website. Or find more information here on this site . Our registration system will automatically generate a visa letter when you indicate that you need one in the registration process.

15. Where can I find more information?

All available information will be posted on our website. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.

For more information about applying for your visa, please visit the website of IND here

16. How can I register for the Congress?

Registration has officially opened on October 30th, 2016. Please visit WC 2017 registration.

17. Is there promotional material available?

There are several video’s posted on the Youtube Channel, these video’s can be used.
The logo for the world congress can be downloaded via this link.

18. Will there be a children program?

We are planning to have a program for children from 6 to 12 years old during the five congress days, each day from 9 am to 5 pm approximately. During the program, our staff will take the children out on excursions in Amsterdam and surroundings. We are planning to include activities linked to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, such as clinics in wheelchair sports, and a visit to the science museum. Depending on the origin of the children, the program will be offered in multiple languages.

≫ The program requires a minimum number of participants, so if you are interested, please let us know by email at moc.71498577694102cw1498577694icj@n1498577694erdli1498577694hc1498577694.

≫ For younger kids and during evening hours, childcare service will be available upon request. Childcare needs to be booked upfront by sending an email to moc.71498577694102cw1498577694icj@n1498577694erdli1498577694hc1498577694