Following hotels are pre-booked for the participants of WIS 2012 Conference.
* Special prices are valid when booking until 21.07.2012, with the ''WIS 2012'' discount code.
Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs
Single room: 108 EUR/night (standard)
Double room: 118 EUR/night (standard)
Sokos Hotel City Börs
Single room: 92 EUR/night (standard)
Double room: 102 EUR/night (standard)
Rooms can be booked directly at the hotels until 21.07.2012.
Reservation service is open Mondays - Fridays 8:30 - 16:30, tel.:+358 2 337 2800,
When booking, do not forget to mention ''WIS 2012''!
Connections to the Centre of Turku and Turku School of Economics:
From Turku Airport (Turku Airport)
From the airport you can easily reach the city centre by taking a bus. Bus number 1 departs from the airport to the Market Place 3 times per hour and costs 2,50 euro / single fare (route Lentoasema / Flygstationen – Kauppatori / Salutorget). See timetables for local buses from here
Call-taxi fares are approximately 25 € from the airport to the city centre. Tel. +358 (0)2 10041
From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
The easiest way to arrive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Turku is by bus. Buses leave from the airport every hour. The trip takes 2,5 hours and cost 32 euro. See timetables for buses from here
The closest bus stop to the WIS2010-conference place is at the Turku Cathedral, which is at walk-ing distance from the venue. It is also easy to catch a taxi from the bus station.
Coming by Train from Helsinki
Kupittaa / Kuppis station is the closest railway station to the venue of WIS 2012 conference. It takes 10 minutes to walk to the school (less than 1 km).
Coming by Car from Helsinki
The venue of WIS 2012 conference is situated by the Helsinki motorway (E18). Driving from Helsinki, you should take the exit signing the hospital (TYKS) and the city centre (keskusta). After crossing the Hämeensilta bridge, the school falls on your right hand side, and the hospital on your left hand side. Parking lots can be found behind the venue building.
Coming from the City Centre
Coming from the city centre, you can easily walk (1,5 km) to the venue of WIS 2012 conference. Alternatively, you can take a bus (No. 4, 40, 50, 51, 53 or 54) leaving from the market place. See timetables for local buses from here
WORKING LANGUAGES AND DOCUMENTATION
The working language of the WIS 2012 conference is English and all documentation will be produced in English.
BANKS AND CURRENCY
The monetary unit used in Finland is Euro (EUR). Most Finnish businesses accept the major credit cards. Banks are open from 9.30 to 16.00 on weekdays. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
The time in Finland is GMT+2
FACTS ABOUT FINLAND
Finland (Finnish name Suomi) is a republic which became a member of the European Union in 1995. Its population is 5.3 million. The capital Helsinki has 561 000 residents. Finland is an advanced industrial economy: the metal, engineering and electronics industries account for about 60 % of export revenues, the forest products industry for about 20 %. Finland is one of the leading countries in Internet use. Today, there are more mobile phone than fixed network subscriptions.
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