An accompanying person is a spouse, friend or adult child (18 years or older). A colleague or associate working in a related science or education field or a student may not attend the conference as an accompanying person.

The Congress participant needs to register their accompanying person to the event at the same time with themself. The basic registration fee of an accompanying person is 35 €. In addition, some of the events have a separate fee.

Advance registration is required for all events that the accompanying person wants to attend.


Available events:

Congress program and events in Oulu

Social Event at Maikkula Mansion (incl. lunch) + Congress Opening Ceremony, Tue 4 Sept at 12:00-17:00 / Price 65 €

Congress Dinner at Oulu City Theatre, Tue 4 Sept at 19:00-22:00 / Price 85 €

Venetian Garden Party, Wed 5 Sept at 18:00-22:00 / Price 65 €


Congress program and events in Helsinki

Welcoming Reception in Helsinki, Thu 6 Sept at 20:00-22:00 / Price 60 €

Congress closing plenary in Helsinki, Fri 7 Sept / Free of charge

Reception at Helsinki City Hall, Fri 7 Sept at 19:00-20:30 / Free of charge


Getting to know Oulu, Mon 3 Sept

Guided walking tour in the city center at 18:00-20:00 / Free of charge

Guided bus tour of Oulu at 18:00 - 20:00 / Free of charge

Sound & silence forest walk at 18:00-20:30 / Free of charge


Company visits in Oulu, Tue 4 Sept at 8:00-11:00               

Stora Enso’s pulp and paper mill / Free of charge

Kiertokaari local waste center and eco power plant / Free of charge


Post-Congress events in Helsinki, Sat 8 Sept

Finnish Wild Herb Sauna Experience at Allas Sea Pool, Sat 8 Sept at 9:00 - 11:00 / Price 100 €

Trip to Suomenlinna Fortress, Sat 8 Sept at 13:00- / Price 45 €