General Information

Program / Liability / Insurance

The Organizer reserves the right to amend any part of the ICBIC-19 program if necessary at any time.

The Organizer is not responsible and/or not liable for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with the ICBIC-19 or related events. This exclusion of liability does not apply as far as it is contrary to compulsory law.

The Participant is personally responsible for obtaining and paying health and travel insurance (incl. health service fees) as well as other insurances for the time period of the ICBIC-19.

Please also consult the General Terms and Conditions (PDF, 643 KB)


The national currency in Switzerland is Swiss Francs (CHF).

Currency Converter

The Swiss Franc comes in the following denominations:
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1, 2, 5 Francs
Bank Notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 Francs

Drinking Water

All over Switzerland, tap water is drinking water of good quality. Moreover, in Interlaken there are numerous fountains providing drinking water.


The voltage in Switzerland is 230 V/50 Hz. Switzerland uses type C (2-pin) and Type J (3-pin) plugs. Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs. However, the Europlug (CEE 7/16) can be used as well.

Restaurants and Tipping

Interlaken offers many good restaurants. For large groups, it is advisable to make a reservation, especially during the week-end. Be aware that dinner time in Switzerland is between 6 and 9 p.m. and that the kitchen in many restaurants and/or bars may close after 10 p.m.. Tips are included in the prices, however, it is common to add an extra tip to show your appreciation to the service personnel (up to 5%).


General opening hours are Monday untill Saturday from 9 am to 7/8 pm. On Sunday, only touristic shops are open.


In summer, the weather is normally very nice with temperatures between 22°C and 27°C. Nevertheless, there can be sudden rainfall, so do not forget to have always an umbrella with you! The current weather can be checked on the website of MeteoSwiss