Location of the meeting and general info

The main venue for the conference is the main building of the University of Helsinki and its surrounding. Address to the main building is Fabianinkatu 33, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Host city – Helsinki FI: Compared to most major metropolises, the beat of Helsinki is laid-back and relaxed. Most of the city's attractions and hot-spots are within walking distance from each other. The public transport system is comfortable and reliable and has been ranked among the best in Europe.
A third of Helsinki is covered in green areas. They offer great possibilities for outdoor activities and recreation, such as Central Park and numerous forests just outside the city centre. The number of parks and waterside hangouts are ideal for a bit of downshifting in the heart of the city. On the other hand, scores of urban events, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs make Helsinki a vibrant capital with cultural offerings.

For travels within Helsinki City it is possible to buy a Helsinki travel card that can be used for bus, tram, train and Suomenlinna ferry. 1-hour or 1-day tickets can be purchased on buses and trams. A 1-hour ticket costs EUR 3 and a 1 day ticket costs EUR 8. For more information, please visit the Helsinki Regional Transportation website.

Taxi service in Helsinki can be requested by phone: +358 0100 0700.

Electricity: Electricity AC in Finland is 220 volts. Neither current nor plug sizes are the same around the world!

Time zone: Finland is located in the Eastern European time zone.
April to September: Greenwich GMT+3 and October to March: Greenwich GMT +2.

Weather: The temperature in Helsinki in July ranges between 14 to 22°C with ca. 18 hours of sunlight. For weather forecast click here.

Currency: The official currency in Finland is EUR. Exchange of foreign currency is available at private bureaux de change called Forex (located at the airport, at the main railway station and around Helsinki, see www.forex.fi/en). At Forex you can also get Amex´s travellers´ cheques exchanged to EUR. Please note that most banks do not exchange currency or travellers´ cheques in Finland.

Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted for payments in most hotels, restaurants and shops.