General info & Host city

How to use ZOOM

If you plan to participate in the parallel session for technicians on Thursday or Friday, please note that they take place in ZOOM and read carefully these Zoom instructions. The Zoom links will be found on the virtual meeting platform.

  • Make sure well in advance that your devices and internet connection are compatible with Zoom:
  • Use the same setup and connection at the actual live event.
  • If you have not previously used Zoom, please download and install the program when prompted to do so.
  • If you are facing technical difficulties during the event, please send a chat message to helpdesk chat on the virtual platform for assistance, or while in Zoom, ask in the Zoom chat.

The virtual meeting will be live-streamed from Turku, Finland

Turku, located in the region of Southwest Finland, is one of Finland’s biggest cities.

The versatile livelihood structure, top class selection of education, culture, and services, as well as the beautiful archipelago, form a magnetic combination in Turku. In Turku there is everything, but still, Turku is small enough that you can go almost everywhere by foot or bike.

Turku is the oldest city of Finland and was founded in 1229. Turku has a compact size, perfect for exploring the exciting mixture of old and new.


Modern, yet historic

Turku Facts:
  • 184 000 residents
  • over 310 000 inhabitants in the entire region
  • 40 000 higher education students
  • two universities and four universities of applied sciences
  • 20 000 enterprises with a total of 130 000 jobs
  • more than 100 nationalities in the area
Modern, yet historic

Turku, the former capital of Finland, lies 165 kilometres west of present-day capital Helsinki.

Turku offers a skilled and educated workforce, modern municipal engineering, good international connections and flexible services for companies and businesses.

Situated at the mouth of the River Aura, Turku is a major port city today.

Turku is known as a bilingual city; around five percent of the population is Swedish-speaking. A great portion of Turku residents are students: every fourth person is either student or professional in higher education institute.

Urban life is focused around the river, and some of the most interesting sights are located on its banks: the Turku Castle and Finland’s national shrine, the Turku Cathedral, among others. The Old Grand Market Square is located by the River Aura.