Registration

Registration is open!

To register for the conference and to make an accommodation reservation, please complete the on-line registration form HERE.

Kindly first read the instructions and conditions given below.

Reservations will be handled on a “first come – first served” basis. Each form is to be filled in individually by only one participant. If you have problems with completing the on-line form, please contact the local conference secretariat at Confedent International:

Confedent International
E-mail: biocolours2024@confedent.fi
Phone: +358 50 4644 757
 

Registration fees

The registration fees are in the table below. The registration closes on May 19, 2024.

category "Early Bird"
until April 30, 2024

Regular Fee

May 1-19, 2024

on-site*
academic participant 360€ 460€ 500€
students and LIC 320€ 420€ 500€
professionals 360€ 460€ 500€
companies 700€ 800€ n.a.

*scientific program only, does not include coffee or lunch.

The “students and LIC” category includes Bachelor’s, Master/ PhD students and participants from Low Income Countries. Post-doc participants are considered academic participants. “Professionals” include designers, artisans, crafters, and people working in the industry. For companies the price includes one participation in the conference and a stand for the distribution of company brochures, products etc. in a specific showroom. Companies wishing to register more than one participant need to do it via the “professionals” category.

Lunch and coffee during the conference days are included in the fee as well as the exhibition opening and get-together at Craft Corner on Monday June 3, 2024 and the reception at the City Hall of Helsinki the following day, Tuesday June 4, 2024.

The gala dinner on Thursday (June 6, 2024) is 80 €. It includes a starter, main course, and dessert along with two glasses of wine. There is a choice of either fish or vegetarian main course, please mark it on the registration page. Dietary restrictions may also be marked. The number of participants in the gala dinner is limited to 150 participants.

The morning of Friday June 7 is reserved for excursions in Helsinki and Espoo. You can choose only one excursion. The maximum capacity for each excursion is 20 participants. Some of the excursions are free of charge since they are within walking distance from the University and there are no entrance fees (Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, Lapuan Kankurit Show Room and Finnish Textile and Fashion). For the museums (Design Museum and Ateneum) the fee for entrance and guidance is 6 €, and both are within walking distance from the University. Ioncell, Aalto Bio2, Aalto ARTSOrigin by Ocean and VTT biotechnology are all located in Otaniemi, Espoo. The return ticket for the metro to Espoo is 6 €. Marimekko and Nanso are located a short metro ride east from the city centre. All of the excursions begin at the University and are led by a conference organiser who will take care of paying the required transportation and entrance fees. The 6 € fee is charged at your registration.

Please have a look at the different excursion options to help you to make your decision:

Excursion destination Location Fee
Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden Kaisaniemi, Helsinki -
Marimekko Herttoniemi, Helsinki 6€
Ioncell and Aalto Bio2 Otaniemi, Espoo 6€
Aalto ARTS Otaniemi, Espoo 6€
Origin by Ocean and VTT Biotechnologies

Otaniemi, Espoo

6€
Lapuan Kankurit Show Room City Centre, Helsinki -
Finnish Textile and Fashion City Centre, Helsinki -
Nanso Sörnäinen, Helsinki 6€
Design Museum City Centre, Helsinki 6€
Ateneum City Centre, Helsinki 6€

 

Payment of registration fees

When choosing your payment type, please note that invoice option is available only until May 15, 2024. For registrations made after May 15, 2024 payment can be done only by credit card, including on-site registrations.

  • Credit card payment:
    • The following credit card are accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Maestro.
    • Credit card payments are processed via an SSL secured credit card payment link at the end of the on-line registration form.
    • Registration and other reservations will be confirmed only once a full payment has been received.
  • Invoice payment (available only until May 15, 2024):
    • Invoicing fee EUR 18 will be added to all invoices. Note that an additional fee of EUR 18 will be charged for any changes to a sent invoice (e.g. invalid invoicing address or additional data not given during registration).
    • The invoice reference number must show as identification on bank transactions. The invoice will include all necessary international bank information for the bank transfer. All bank charges should be covered by the payer.
    • Registration and other reservations will be confirmed only once a full payment has been received.

 

Accommodation

The conference organiser has booked room quotas for the conference participants in the following hotels. The below mentioned prices are only valid for reservations made via the registration form. Early reservation of accommodation is recommended.

To guarantee your hotel reservation, a deposit of one night's room rate is required. The deposit will be deducted from the total accommodation cost, that is to be settled at the hotel upon departure.

The hotel room rates include VAT and breakfast. Rooms are reserved on a first come - first served basis. For late bookings, availability can’t be guaranteed.

Should you need more information, contact us at biocolours2024@confedent.fi

Hotel options:

Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Kluuvikatu 8
00100 Helsinki

Renovated entirely in the spring of 2022, the new Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki is a tribute to Helsinki and its urban elegance. The new era of hotel Helsinki seeks its inspiration in the capital's colours, atmosphere and iconic details. Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki has been created for people who love the pulse of the city, an urban lifestyle and personalised experiences.

Room rates (room/night)

EUR 185 Standard single room
EUR 205 Standard double room

EUR 210 Superior single room
EUR 230 Superior double room

Distance from the venue: 0.3 km

Radisson RED Helsinki
Vuorikatu 24
00100 Helsinki

Radisson RED Helsinki, opened in 2023, has a vibrant twist on the conventional. From awesome everyday essentials to Instagrammable moments, the modern hotel delivers a stand-out experience.
Visit the all-day RED Kitchen & Bar to dine and socialize in style. Keep fit and energized in the 24-hour fitness center and enjoy complimentary access to the sauna.

Room rates (room/night)

EUR 180 Standard single room
EUR 200 Standard double room

Distance from the venue: 0.6 km

 

Hotel Arthur
Vuorikatu 19
00100 Helsinki

The private and cozy Hotel Arthur is located in Helsinki city center right next to the Central Railway Station. Helsinki's most prominent sights, large department stores and theaters are all within walking distance of the hotel. The Helsinki University metro station and tram stops are next to the hotel.

Room rates (room / night)

EUR 130 Single room
EUR 140 Comfort double room

Distance from the venue: 0.6 km

Eurohostel
Linnankatu 9
00160 Helsinki

Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff with a wealth of knowledge on Helsinki – and all for an attractive price. Most sights of Helsinki are within a short walking distance from the hostel. Trams 4 and 5 take you easily to the city center and back. All floors have separate showers and washroom facilities for men and women.

Room rates (room/night)

EUR 93.90 Standard single room
EUR 105.80 Standard double room

Distance from the venue: 1.3 km

 

Cancellation and refund policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to biocolours2024@confedent.fi

For registration, social events and accommodation (cancellation or early departure), a fee of EUR 50 will be applied to all cancellations made by May 1, 2024.

No refunds will be made for cancellations made after May 1, 2024.

100% payment to be made if fees not paid at the time of cancellation. No-show is not considered a cancellation. Denial of a visa application to Finland does not entitle to any refunds.

The conference organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to property belonging to participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the conference. The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind so please check the validity and coverage of your own travel insurance.

The organisers do not take responsibility for force majeure reasons for cancellation of the event (natural disaster, outbreak of severe contagious epidemic, major strikes etc.). In such case, the organising committee will decide upon refunding of paid fees.