Useful information about SIC and Groningen

What is the dress code?

The dress code for this event is business casual.

Will the event/program be outdoor or indoor?

The event will happen indoor.

Will food be served during the event?

Yes, during the program food & drinks will be provided.

Will there be vegetarian or vegan food?

There will be vegetarian options provided. Vegan options are provided upon request, please inform your contact at Unknown Group about this.

Where could people follow the event online (livecast)?

For live updates during the event, follow us on our social media channels.

What is the currency and suggested/most common payment method in the city?

The currency in the Netherlands is Euro. Most payments are done through debit card (Maestro). Credit card and cash are also possible in most places

What is the electric socket/plug type in the Netherlands?

Type C and F. Should an attendee come from a country with a different electric plug type, please bring an adapter. 

What is the Dutch business culture?

Business culture in Dutch can vary between companies and persons. Overall, Dutch business meetings tend to be straight to the point and fast-paced. Honesty and reliability are highly-valued traits in people. Unpleasant or difficult topics are tackled head-on and discussed rather then avoided.

Dutch social interactions can (by expats) often be experienced as straightforward, direct and perhaps even rude. However the Dutch view straightforwardness and directness as honesty and sincerity. For more information about Dutch (business) culture, this site provides a detailed overview.

What is the language of the event?

The whole event will be in English.

What is the national language of the country?

The national language of the Netherlands is Dutch. 

What percentage of the population speaks English?

The Dutch are known to be a multilingual population and have high proficiency in English. Approximately 90-93% of the Dutch population claim to speak English well.

How will the weather be during the duration of the event?

In January, the weather in Groningen is on average the coldest throughout the year. It is forecasted to be around 1-8 degrees Celcius (real feel: 0 to -6 degrees). Therefore, it will be very cold, very windy, with a slight rain. 

For more information about the weather forecast, check January’s weather here.


How can I get an invite?

The event is only available for selected scale-ups. The selection process will be finalized next week. Please contact your contact person at Unknown Group.

I was supposed to receive an invitation, but I can’t find it/haven’t received it. Who should I contact?

If you have not received your invitation yet after being selected, please contact your contact at Unknown Group.

Who should I contact if I have a question about the program?

Please get in touch with your contact person from Unknown Group. 

If I'm late, can I still enter the event?

Yes, it is still possible to join the event if you’re running late. Please inform your contact person from Unknown Group about this so we can prepare accordingly.

Will there be a place to store coats, bags, or luggages safely at the event?

Yes, there will be wardrobes at the event location.

Is the event location accessible for people on wheelchair/disabled?

Yes. For more information about the facilities of the venues, please check out the Locations page.

Can I bring my kids to the event?

No, due to practical reasons, it is not allowed to bring children to this event.

Can I bring my pets?

No, due to practical reasons and house-rules of the venues, it is not allowed to bring pets to this event