General Information

Badges
Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration.
For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their
badge during all the tutorial and conference activities, and
social events. (The cost for replacing a lost badge is EUR 50.)

Banks and Post Offices
Banks and Post Offices are open Monday to Friday,
09.00–16.00.


Climate and Dress
The weather in Helsinki at this time of the year is usually
cold with temperature approximately -10 degrees Celsius;
and it may snow.


Currency
The official currency is Euro (EUR).

Disclaimer
The Organizing Committee and Congrex Sweden AB accept
no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by participants
and/or accompanying persons, nor loss of, or damage to, any
luggage and/or personal belongings.


Electricity
Electrical current in Finland is 220 V/50 Hz. Round,
European-style two-pin plugs are used. Appliances designed
to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a
plug adapter.


How to get to Scandic Marina Congress Center
Scandic Marina Congress Center is situated on Katajano-kanlaituri
6, in the heart of Helsinki, only a short walk from
downtown Helsinki.
Please visit http://www.scandichotels.se/ for more information.

Registration in Helsinki
On-site registration will start on February 18 at 07.30. The
registration desk and conference Secretariat is located at
Scandic Marina Congress Center will be open during the
following hours:

February 18, 07.30–18.00
February 19, 08.00–18.00
February 20, 08.00–20.00
February 21, 08.00–18.00
February 22, 08.00–15.00

Terminal Room
A terminal room will be situated within the conference venue.
Opening hours:
February 18–21, 08.00–18.00
February 22, 08.00–16.00


Meals
Coffee and lunch is included in the registration fee and will
be served daily.

Official Conference Organizer
Congrex Sweden AB has been appointed the official conference
organizer for this event. The Congrex Group works inter-nationally
with subsidiaries in the Netherlands, the United
States and Sweden as well as licensed partners throughout
Europe and Latin America.

Time Zone
The time zone in Helsinki is GMT + 2 hour.

Upon arrival at Vantaa Airport, Helsinki:
Local Transportation
From Vantaa Airport you can take the Finnish shuttlebus
(FIM 27), the local bus (FIM 17) or a taxi (FIM 120–150) to
get to the center of Helsinki.

Cancellations

Cancellation of Registration

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent
to Congrex. Registration cancellations of will be accepted
until January 18, up to which date the total amount will be
refunded less EUR 60 for administrative expenses. For can-cellations
made after January 18 we regret that no refunds
can be made.

Change of Name

Should you be unable to attend, you will be given the
opportunity to send a colleague in your place. An adminis-tration
fee of EUR 50 will then be charged.

Cancellation of Hotel Reservation
Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent
to Congrex. Cancellation of any hotel reservation will be
accepted until January 7, up to which date the hotel deposit
will be refunded. We regret that the hotel deposit cannot be
refunded after January 7.

Cancellation on Flight Reservation
Cancellation of the flight booking is possible until the ticket
is issued, January 18, 2002, up to which date the total amount
will be refunded. For cancellations made after January 18,
2002, we regret that no refunds can be made.


Additional copies of this announcement can be ordered
through Congrex.

Tourist Information
The conference secretariat will be available to give you more
information about Helsinki, book tour tickets, make restau-rant
reservations, or assist you in any other way during your
stay in Helsinki. You can also contact:
Helsinki City Tourist Office
Pohjoisesplanadi 19, 00100 Helsinki
tel. +358 (0)9 169 3757, fax +358 (0)9 169 3839
http://www.hel.fi/tourism/