GENERAL INFO

30th EURAPS Annual Meeting
23-25 May 2019, Helskink, Finland

General Info - Helsinki 2019

Welcome to Helsinki, the Capital of Finland and the centre of the Helsinki Region, a functional urban region of about 1.4 million inhabitants together with the neighboring cities Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.

MEETING LOCATION

Meeting will be hedl in Finlandia Hall offering a unique environment for conferences. It is a masterpiece by the world-renowned Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, Finlandia Hall is worth a visit in its own right.

ARRIVAL TO HELSINKI

Airplane:

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located approximately 20 km outside of the Helsinki city center.
There are direct flights to Helsinki-Vantaa from most big European cities as also from Asia. A flight time from e.g. London or Paris is appr. 3 hours, from Amsterdam appr. 2,5 hours, from Rome appr. 3,5 hours, Barcelona 4 hours, from New Yourk 8,5 hours, from Tokyo 9,5 hours.

Train

Trains I and P are an easy and quick way to reach the city center. The ride takes approximately 30 minutes. Please buy your ticket from the ticket machine in the terminal or at the train platform before entering the train, or alternatively you can use the HSL app. Tickets are not available on the trains. Please check the HSL Journey Planner for detailed route instructions: https://www.reittiopas.fi/

Taxi

Taxi stands are located just outside of the exits of the arrival areas of both terminals. All taxis accept both credit and debit cards and cash. They also have an electronic-printer receipt system. Most of the taxi drivers speak English and they are familiar with the location of the meeting hotels as also Finlandia Hall.

Finnair City Bus

The Finnair City Bus stops are located in front of the arrival areas of the terminals. In terminal 1, the Finnair City Bus stops at the bus stop number 1 and in terminal 2, at bus stop number 10. The ticket cost 6,80 € and it can be bought from the driver.

Helsinki Harbors

Helsinki has three passenger harbors in Helsinki. All have excellent connections to central Helsinki and taxis are available in front of the terminals. For public transportation, please check the HSL Journey Planner for the best routes: https://www.reittiopas.fi/en.

MEETING INFOS

Registration: Congress Registration desk is located in the entrance level of Finlandia Hall, Congress Wing. Social Program: (pre-registration is required for all social programs)

1. HELSINKI RECEPTION

Meeting Infos - Helsinki 2019

Thursday 23 May
Helsinki City Hall
Bus transport from Finlandia Hall

2. CONGRESS DINNER

Meeting Infos - Helsinki 2019

Friday 24 May
Old Student House

3. FAREWELL PARTY

Meeting Infos - Helsinki 2019

Saturday 25 May
Uunisaari Island

Language
The official language of the meeting is English.

Meeting badge
The meeting badge must be visible at all times during the meeting and at all meeting events.

Event tickets
Entry to social program events is by pre-registration only and for every event you need to show a valid event ticket.

Certificate of attendance.
Certificates of attendance will be sent via email to all participants after the meeting.

Filming, audio recording and photography
The private nature of the meeting allows presentation of the most recent, often unpublished results thus, the discussions should inspire new research directions and ideas. In order to maintain confidentiality of the data and topics, filming, audio recording or photographing is strictly prohibited during the talks.

Wireless Internet
Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms at the Finlandia Hall.

Power adapter and plug
In Finland the power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Tap water
Tap water quality is high in Finland and the tap water is drinkable.

Cafe Veranda
On the Ground Floor of Finlandia Hall, the Cafe Veranda and the park patio are open from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.

LINKS

Journey planner HSL Journey planner is very useful for planning your travels on public transportation: www.reittiopas.fi/en. You can search for routes based on street addresses, places or significant buildings, for example the Finlandia Hall.

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