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The conference will take place in the Finlandia Hall.

The Finlandia Hall is located in Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki.

Finlandia Hall is surrounded by a beautiful park on Töölönlahti Bay in the centre of Helsinki, close to the Parliament House, Finnish National Opera and Ballet and Helsinki Music Center.

How to get there

The venue is within walking distance of the city centre and hotel Scandic Park.

By public transport

Trams 4 and 10 take you to Finlandia Hall - the nearest stop is ‘Kansallismuseo’ on Mannerheimintie.

Train from the airport

There is a commuter train connection between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. The connection has two services, I train and P train, and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Please note that you need a ticket for zones ABC for travelling between the airport and the Helsinki city centre. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as they are not sold on board trains.


The building can be accessed via the entrances M1 (on the Mannerheimintie side of the building) and K1 (on the Karamzininranta side of the building).

For security reasons, only participants with a valid badge can access the meeting venue and other official programme venues. You will receive your badge at the accreditation desk upon your arrival. Please bring a valid identity document with you.

For more information, please visit the Finlandia Hall on its official website.

Access to Finlandia Hall


The Presidency has pre-booked accommodation for the meeting participants at the Hotel Scandic Park. You can book your hotel accomodation via the accreditation system. Your hotel booking will be confirmed by e-mail upon accreditation.

Please note that the deadline for accomodation reservations is 20 September 2019


Public transportation tickets

The Presidency offers all meeting participants the possibility to use public transport during their stay in Helsinki.

Visit of Finnish National Gallery museums

The Presidency gives all participants the opportunity to visit the Finnish National Gallery museums free of charge. Participants can gain free entry by presenting a ‘Finnish National Gallery museums’ voucher at the museum admissions.

The voucher is valid in the following museums: the Ateneum Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum.