Practical information & Contact


General questions and info:

The advice and info desk is open (EEST+3)

Wednesday 23 August              9.00-17.00
Thursday 24 August                   9.00-17.00
Friday 25 August                        9.00-17.00
Saturday 26 August                    8.30-16.00


Limited offers for conference guests:

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki (the limited offer is available until 1 August 2023)

Scandic Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniemenkatu 7, Helsinki

Scandic Hakaniemi,Siltasaarenkatu 14, Helsinki

Booking codes and contact details will be sent to conference participants upon registration, or you can also request them by email:

See an additional list of reasonably priced hotels that are a short distance from the conference venue.  Contact the hotel directly to make a reservation:

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki

Park Hotel, Pohjolankatu 38, Helsinki

Omena Hotels, self-service hotels in various locations

The Yard Concept Hostel, Kalevankatu 3 A 45, Helsinki

Hostel Diana Park, Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki


Foremon, various accommodation options in Helsinki

Local Traffic

Travelling to and from the airport

The journey by bus or train between the airport and the city center takes about 35-45 minutes depending on the time of the day. The final stop of the buses and the train is at the central railway station, located in the heart of Helsinki.


To use yellow City bikes you need to register for a daily, weekly or annual pass. There are plenty of city bike stations and available bicycles all around the city center, the nearest right in front of the Theatre Academy.

Journey Planner

The public transport service’s Journey Planner is a very practical way of planning your trips with public transportation. The Journey Planner includes all the buses, trams, trains and metro within Helsinki greater metropolitan area, as well as routes for walking and bicycling.

General information and what to do in Helsinki

Information about the city of Helsinki and what to do can be found from the city’s website for visitors:

Eating out

Websites and Raflaamo are very good ways of finding places to eat in Helsinki.


It is safe to drink tap water in Finland. According to researchers, Finnish tap water is cleaner and contains less bacteria than bottled water.

In case of emergency

  • Call emergency number 112. The same number works in all EU countries. You can call in emergency number 112 free of charge from any phone with no need for an area code. Assistance is provided by police, rescue and ambulance service.
  • If you hear the alarm going off in the event premises, leave your post regardless of what you are doing and go out of the premises. Do not use the lifts.
  • In cases of sudden illnesses and/or minor injuries during the conference, call the Medical Helpline 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic. The service is open 24/7. The nearest emergency clinic at the city center is Haartman hospital (Haartmaninkatu 4, Building 12).
  • See opening times of pharmacies