NCGE 2019 will take place in Scandic Marina Congress Center.

Street address: Katajanokanlaituri 6, FI-00160 Helsinki, FINLAND
Click here to get more information about the congress venue.


General Information

Helsinki is one of the safest cities in Europe that is friendly towards residents and visitors alike thanks to its cleanliness and functional urban planning. Food hygiene and the quality of drinking water are of the highest order and are matched by the city’s other essential services. Helsinki’s experience and expertise in hosting major events is world-class.

Both Helsinki and its residents have a personality and charm that are easy to get to know. The people are open and uncomplicated, regardless of whether they are serving customers or enjoying their time off. The city is open to new winds and trends, as demonstrated by the trendy and laid-back atmosphere. Studies have shown that visitors truly appreciate Helsinki’s unique and multilingual residents.

More information about Helsinki
More information about Finland

Congress language
The official conference language will be English. No simultaneous interpretation will be arranged.

Non-smoking policy
Smoking will be prohibited at the congress venue.

Climate and clothing
The average day-time temperature in Finland in June is around 19°C. Evenings may be cooler.

More information about the weather:
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Open Weather site for Finland

Currency and credit cards
The official currency in Finland is Euro (€). Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels and shops. VISA, MasterCard and Eurocard are accepted at the conference registration desk. Personal or company cheques will not be accepted at the registration desk or shops. Traveller’s cheques can be cashed in banks and exchange bureaus.
Currency Converter Widget

All restaurant prices and taxi fares include service, but good service in the restaurant can be rewarded with a tip. Tipping is at guest’s discretion in hotels.

Time zone in Finland: GMT + 2 hrs

Passport & VISA
Foreign nationals free of visa can enter Finland (the Schengen area) presuming that they have a valid passport or another travel document accepted by Finland. Check if you will need a visa and whichd travel documents  are accepted by Finland:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
Visa requirements / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Travel Insurance
All delegates are recommended to have travel insurance to cover non-attendance due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances.