Participants can pick up their
personal conference material at the registration desk, which
will be open at the
building (Fabianinkatu 26). The conference secretariat
will be available to assist you during the conference.
of Helsinki City Center
Participants are requested to wear the official conference
name badges on all conference occasions.
Lunch is included in the participants’ registration fee.
Lunch, coffee, tea and other refreshments will be served
during the breaks. Buffet dinners at evening receptions are
also included in the fee.
participants will receive a certificate of attendance during
the conference together with the conference material.
average day-time temperature in Finland in September is around
10-15°C. Evenings are cooler. Occasional rain showers may
occur. It is advisable to bring some warm clothes with you.
weather information can be found at
official currency in Finland is euro (EUR). Most major credit
cards are accepted in hotels and shops. VISA, Eurocard and
Mastercard are accepted at the conference registration desk.
Personal or company cheques will not be accepted at the
registration desk or shops. Traveller’s cheques can be cashed
in banks and exchange bureaus.
Electricity supply in Finland is 220 volts (50 Hz) and wall
outlets are to the Northern European Standard (CEE 7/4) with
two round contacts. The standard two-pin Euro plug (CEE 7/16)
can be connected to these outlets. Most hotels provide
110-volt outlets for shavers.
Transportation by air
Several airlines provide direct
flights to Helsinki from all over Europe as well as from
countries outside Europe. For more information on flights
please contact your local travel agency or one of the airlines
providing flights to Helsinki.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has been
rated one of the world’s best airports. Onward connections
from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm are
Finnair provides regular bus
transportation between the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and the
City Terminal near the Railway Station at a cost of
approximately 5 €. Taxis between the Airport and the Helsinki
city centre cost approximately 30-40 € (30 minutes). Group
taxis are also available at the airport (Yellow Line and
Airport Taxi, cost approximately 20 € per person).
Transportation by boat
Helsinki is easily reached by
high-class ferries from Stockholm, Sweden (overnight by Silja
Line and Viking Line) and from Tallinn, Estonia (several
lines, duration 1.5 to 3.5 hours).
Transportation by train
There is a good daily train
connection between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The duration
of the train ride is about 6 hours.
Letter of invitation
Upon request, the conference
organisers will be pleased to send a personal letter of
invitation to enable participants to obtain supporting funds
or visas for attending the conference. These invitation
letters cannot be considered as an offer of financial support
by the organisers.
Visa and passports
EC citizens only need their
national identification papers. Carrying passport is, however,
recommended for EC citizens especially if you plan to travel
to Tallinn, Estonia. Citizens from most other countries will
need a valid travel passport. They are encouraged to contact
their local Finnish embassy or consulate to enquire about the
necessity of visa application. If you plan to travel to St.
Petersburg, you will need both passport and visa to Russia.
By registering into the
conference and/or by participating in the poster exhibition
joined to the conference, participants agree that neither the
organising committee nor the conference secretariat assume any
responsibility for damage or injuries to persons or property
during the conference. Participants are advised to organise
their own health, travel and personal insurances.