Finlandia Hall

Meeting information

Welcome to the Nordic IVBM2018 in Helsinki, Finland!
Here you will find general information about the meeting.

Meeting location

Finlandia Hall

Address: Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358 9 402 41
Closest tram stop: "Kansallismuseo"

The Finlandia Hall is the best example of modern Scandinavian architecture and design. Designed by the world famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, it is a landmark of Helsinki on shore of the Töölö Bay. Architect Aalto's grand vision and his love of natural light provides the meeting an inspiring setting. The Finlandia Hall is easy to reach from all corners of Helsinki and after the meeting, it is easy to walk back to the hotels along the Bay.

Arrival to Helsinki

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA code: HEL)

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located about 20 km outside of the Helsinki city center.


Taxi stands are located just outside of the exits of the arrival areas of both terminals. All taxis have regulated fares, standardized meters and they accept both credit and debit cards and cash. They also have an electronic-printer receipt system. Most of the taxi drivers speak English and they are familiar with the location of the meeting hotels and the Finlandia Hall.

In Helsinki taxi can be booked from the number +358 100 0700
In Espoo and Vantaa the number is +358 100 7300.

Finnair City Bus

The Finnair City Bus stops are located in front of the arrival areas of the terminals. In terminal 1, the Finnair City Bus stops at the bus stop number 1 and in terminal 2, at bus stop number 10. The ticket cost 6,80 € and it can be bought from the driver.

The Finnair City Bus schedule

Public transportation
Please check the HSL Journey Planner for detailed route instructions:

Local trains I and P connect the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with the Helsinki city center. The ride takes about 30 minutes. Please buy your ticket from the ticket machine in the terminal or at the train platform before entering the train, or alternatively you can use the HSL app. Tickets are not available on the trains.

Buses number 615 and 415 connect the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with central Helsinki. These buses depart from platform 25 outside of Terminal 2. Tickets can be bought from the ticket machine at the platform, or from the driver.

Helsinki Harbors

Helsinki has three passenger harbors in Helsinki. All have excellent connections to central Helsinki and taxis are available in front of the terminals. For public transportation, please check the HSL Journey Planner for the best routes:

Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki Central Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Finlandia Hall and the HQ-hotel can be reached in 12 minutes by walking or in 8 minutes by tram (number 4 toward Munkkiniemi or number 10 toward Pikku Huopalahti).

The IVBM2018


The Registration desk is located at the main entrance of the Finlandia Hall.

Registration desk is open
            Sunday June 3 at 3:00-8:30 pm
            Monday June 4 at 7:30 am - 6:15 pm
            Tuesday June 5 at 8:00 am - 7:15 pm
            Wednesday June 6 at 8:00 am - 7:15 pm
            Thursday June 7 at 8:00 am -1:00 pm

Meeting program

Please see the program. Link to the Electronic Program Book will e-mailed to the registered meeting participants.

Social Program

            Welcome Reception
            Sunday June 3, at 7:30 pm at the Finlandia Hall

            Helsinki City Reception (pre-registration required)
            Monday June 4, at 6:30 pm at the Helsinki City Hall

            Address: Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 11-13, Helsinki
            Tram 4 toward Katajanokka, stop “Senaatintori”

            Speakers’ dinner - only by personal invitation by the Organizing Committee
            Tuesday June 5, at 7:30 pm

            Nordic Night (pre-registration required, currently sold out)
            Wednesday June 6, 7:00 pm, at Allas Sea Pool

            Address: Katajanokanlaituri 2a, Helsinki
            Tram 4 toward Katajanokka, stop “Ritarihuone”


The official language of the meeting is English.

Meeting badge

The meeting badge must be visible at all times during the meeting and at all meeting events.

Meeting app

The meeting app AgendaPop is available for download from iTunes AppStore and Google Play. The meeting code is "IVBM". The IVBM2018 Mobile App Guide is here.

Event tickets

Entry to social program events is by pre-registration only and for every event you need to show a valid event ticket. Please check when you register at the meeting that you have received all tickets to events that you have registered to.

Certificate of attendance/poster presentation

Certificates of attendance and poster presentation will be provided by request registered participants and poster presenters at the registration desk.

Filming, audio recording and photography

The private nature of the meeting allows presentation of the most recent, often unpublished results, thus the discussions should inspire new research directions and ideas. In order to maintain confidentiality of the data and topics, filming, audio recording or photographing is strictly prohibited at the posters or during the talks.

HSL regional travel card

Your registration fee includes a complimentary travel card for Helsinki Region Public Transportation. The card provides free travels on trams, buses, local trains, metro and the Suomenlinna Ferry in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. Please remember to carry your travel card at all times when you travel on the public transportation or you might be subject to an inspection fine of 80 €. You will receive the travel card at the registration.

HSL Journey planner is very useful for planning your travels on public transportation:

Wireless Internet

Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms at the Finlandia Hall. Name of the Wi-Fi is "IVBM2018" and the password is "Vascular". These are also available at the Registration desk.

Power adapter and plug

In Finland the power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Tap water

Tap water quality is high in Finland and the tap water is drinkable.

Helsinki Travel information


Visit Helsinki travel-services will be present at the Finlandia Hall, helping you with your travel plans and advising on sightseeing
            Monday, June 4 at 12:15 – 4:45 pm
            Tuesday, June 5 at 12:15 – 4:45 pm
            Wednesday, June 6 at 12:15 – 4:45 pm

Cafe Veranda

On the Ground Floor of Finlandia Hall, the Cafe Veranda and the park patio are open from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.


Journey planner
HSL Journey planner is very useful for planning your travels on public transportation: You can search for routes based on street addresses, places or significant buildings, for example the Finlandia Hall.

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