Venue and Travel Info
The conference was held at Hotel Kämp, in Helsinki Finland.
Hotel Kämp has been the scene of many significant events since its opening in 1887. A central location in the heart of Helsinki, first-class services, a Kämp-like atmosphere, and long traditions have altogether created a framework for successful events throughout the past decades.
Conference room Symposion located in the classic ambiance of grand hôtel Kämp sets the standard for modern meeting venues in Helsinki city centre. The high-end technology integrated into Symposion offers the participants a solid experience – both on the spot and online. Event participants, both on-site and off-site, can use their mobile devices to view presentation materials, vote, give feedback, and comment in real-time, being anonymous if necessary. Remote connection allows speakers, even those from the other side of the globe, to be on display of the space via a high-quality stream.
You can conveniently travel to the city centre of Helsinki with a train connection from Helsinki Airport. The I train travels a route: Helsinki – Tikkurila – Airport – Myyrmäki – Helsinki, while the P train travels to the opposite direction: Helsinki – Myyrmäki – Airport – Tikkurila Helsinki. Both trains run on the Ring Rail Line between Helsinki city centre and the airport. The travel time is about 30 minutes.
Accommodation in Helsinki
Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Kluuvikatu 8, 00100 Helsinki
+358 20 1234 601
Hotel is located in the city centre, just a few steps from Esplanadi, Market Square and the Central Railway Station. Walking distance from the hotel to the conference venue, approx. 8 minutes walk.
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Asema-aukio 2, 00100 Helsinki
+358 20 1234 610
The functionalist Vaakuna building, completed in 1952 for the Olympics, is situated in the best location in the city – at its very core. Walking distance from the hotel to the conference venue, approx. 3 minutes walk.
Rates to Sokos Hotels include Breakfast buffet during normal opening hours, wireless internet access (Wi-Fi), VAT and guest sauna. Hotel reserve the right to change rates if VAT changes.
Restaurants in Helsinki
Nolla is a fine dining restaurant that produces zero food waste – its name is Finnish for “Zero”. The concept of Southern European fine dining based on seasonal organic ingredients created by Carlos Henriques, Luka Balac and Albert Franch Sunyer remains the same with its impressive tasting menu and minimal waste, but now the restaurant also boasts its own artisan brewery and a beer and wine bar that serves snacks without having to make table reservation.
Known from Maxill and the classic 90s restaurant Safka, Alexander Gullichsen and Sampo Kantele have created a French-style brasserie on the central street of Eteläesplanadi. The menu does not chase the latest food trends but rather indulges in European and Nordic classics.The interior with its art deco posters and classic Nordic furniture is simple and stylish, yet with a relaxed brasserie atmosphere.
Located in a prime location at the edge of the Market Square, the dream team behind this restaurant is Helena Puolakka, Eero Vottonen, Jyrki Sukula and Saku Tuominen – all well-known food connoisseurs. Interior architect Hanni Koroma’s ideas of a Nordic, minimalist space using pale wood and shingle walls bring air, light and classic comfort into the space.
The popular restaurant neighbourhood at the end of Tehtaankatu welcomed a newcomer last spring, when Sikke Sumari and Pipsa Hurmerinta opened together a classic local restaurant by the name of Sikke’s. The menu includes classic dishes and flavours, yet always nearly with a small twist or something slightly new: herring is flavoured with rosemary and served on a bed of dandelions, while mozzarella is served with salted lemon and tarragon.
The Töölö district has not had too many really modern fine dining restaurants or wine bistros, but Piglets in Töölöntori rectifies the situation nicely. The stylishly minimalistic restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine made from seasonal ingredients. Italian and Finnish influences are combined in many of the dishes – don’t be surprised to see lightly lemon-marinated fresh Baltic herring served with burrata or baby octopus with potatoes.
Information about Helsinki
The town grew slowly however, and the centre of Helsinki was moved to its current location in the 1600s.
In 1748 Sweden began construction of the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress off the coast of Helsinki to counter the growing threat from Russia. The massive project brought additional wealth, inhabitants and merchants to the town.
Russia conquered Finland in 1809. The status of Helsinki was raised to capital of the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland three years later. A monumental Empire-style city plan was drawn up to reflect the power of Russia and the Tsar.
Finland became independent in 1917, and Helsinki assumed the demanding new role of capital of the young republic. City planning was characterised by Classicism and Functionalism.
Recovering from the hardships of war, Helsinki hosted the Summer Olympics in 1952. The games created an international reputation for Helsinki as an efficient and friendly host city.
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