9 - 12 June, 2013 Lappeenranta Finland

Social Programme

Welcome Reception

Sunday 9 June at 18.00 at Lappeenranta University

Informal Get-Together. Finger food and drinks will be served. Included in the registration fee.

Bus transportation to Welcome Reception


Cruise on Lake Saimaa

Monday 10 June at 20.00, 3 hours

Departure at 20.00 from harbour Matkustajasatama by m/s Camilla that takes us for 3 hour cruise to the archipelago of Lake Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland and to the Saimaa canal. The cruise includes a dinner which will be enjoyed on board.


Return to harbour Matkustajasatama at 23.00.

Cruise is with extra fee of EUR 35/person.
No transportation to Matkustajasatama.


Congress Dinner

Tuesday 11 June at 19.30 at Lappeenranta Casino

The dinner place Restaurant Lappeenranta Casino is in an almost 100 years old historical building located in verdant surroundings at the Lake Saimaa.


Included in the registration fee.

No transportation to Lappeenranta Casino.



Major attractions

  • The Museum of South Carelia and the Art Museum of South Carelia as well as Finland's oldest Orthodox Church at the old town of Lappeenranta
  • The market square at the city center
  • Cruises on Lake Saimaa and The Saimaa Canal to see the picturesque islands or to make a trip to Vyborg, Russia
  • Finland's biggest Sandcastle. This year, the theme of the castle is Kalevala which defines Finnish folklore and mythology. Situated at the harbour


  • Imatra waterfall (40 min by car)
  • South Karelian eskers and depressions Ruokolahti (50 min by car)
  • St. Petersburg, Russia (90 minutes by train)