Registration for the Integrating Cities 2013 Tampere Conference is now open. Please register as soon as possible as there is a 250 guests limit.
To register, please, fill out the on-line form, click here
If you are staying over for the International Metropolis Conference after the Integrating Cities, please note that you need to register for both events separately. If you book accommodation, do it for the whole stay only on the registration form for Integrating Cities. If questions, please, contact Tampere Conference Service which handles registration and accommodation for both conferences.
# Terms of payment
TERMS OF PAYMENT back to top
The Integrating Cities Conference itself, the study visits and the social avents are free of charge. Registering for the conference also gives you a preferential rate for the International Metropolis Conference.
You need to pay hotel deposit (1st night’s room fee) and fees for the evening & social programme in advance in Euros.
Two methods of payment are possible:
1. Bank transfer made payable to:
Bank: Nordea Bank, Finland
IBAN: FI11 1146 3500 8345 82
Message field: Participant’s name
VAT number: FI02116752
NOTE! Make sure you mark the participant's name in the bank transfer details. Please note that all payments should be net of any bank handling charges.
2.Credit card: VISA, Master Card or Eurocard
Please follow the instructions given on the on-line form and proceed to payment immediately (have your card available).
Invoices are sent only on request. An invoicing fee of EUR 15 will be charged. Please, send your invoicing details well in advance, so that you can receive and pay the invoice within the given registration deadlines.
Letter of Confirmation/Receipt
After receiving the registration form and payment Tampere Conference Service will send you a confirmation letter by e-mail.
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation of any kind has to be made in writing (e-mail) to Tampere Conference Service. Please note that for organisational reasons refunds will be made after the Conference. All refunds will be made at the exchange rate applicable on that date. Neither the Organisers nor the Conference Secretariat can be held responsible for any loss resulting from alterations in exchange rates. To receive your refund, please send your full bank account details to the Conference Secretariat.
Please, note that hotel deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation of any reason. There will be no refund for no-shows. Insurance to cover the loss of payment for registration fees and accommodation costs is highly recommended by the organisers.
Contact details (registration, accommodation, payment etc.)
Integrating Cities 2013 Conference Secretariat
Tampere Conference Service
Tel. +358 44 577 2860 (phone hours 9-16 GMT +2:00)
STUDY VISITS back to top
Study visits are organised jointly with the International Metropolis Conference. There is no fee for the visits, but pre-registration is a must. The number of participants in each visit is limited. If you change your mind, and decide not to join after having pre-registered, please, cancel your reservation so that someone else can take your place. School lunch is included in each visit. Please note that some visits are done on foot. The walking distance is not long but we recommend good walking shoes. Please, use the group code when registering (1A, 1B etc).
The time of departure and the length of the visit are given. Please, note that all visits are not over by the time when the Panel discussion starts at Tampere Hall at 14.00 o’clock. Most of the visits do not end in Tampere Hall. So, please, reserve time to get back to the conference venue, too. There will be voluntary assistants to help you to find your way and we will give you a City map, too.
The list and description of Study visits is here
ACCOMMODATION back to top
The organisers have reserved rooms at the two Scandic hotels mentioned below. These conference hotels you can book at the same time when you register for the conference. Please register and reserve your accommodation early as the City will be quite fully booked during the Event. ”To obtain the special conference rates, bookings must be made on the registration form. If no rooms are available in the hotel of your first choice, reservation will be made for the next possible alternative. Buffet breakfast and Finnish sauna are included. The room rates are quoted per night per room, including VAT (accommodation 10% and breakfast 14%). For a double room (two persons, two beds) please give your roommate’s name.
The first night’s room fee (deposit) must be paid when making the reservation. The deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation. All remaining accommodation costs will be paid at check-out directly to the hotel. Please, make sure you inform your time of arrival on your registration form.
Hotels with certification (Nordic Ecolabel)
The organisers support sustainable choices and recommend hotels with the Nordic Ecolabel. The Nordic Ecolabel is a voluntary ecolabelling scheme that evaluates a product's impact on the environment throughout the whole life cycle. The label guarantees among other things that climate requirements are taken into account, and that CO2 emissions (and other harmful gasses) are limited - where it is most relevant. www.nordic-ecolabel.org
Scandic Tampere Station (Nordic Ecolabel)
Hotel Scandic Tampere Station is a modern and trendy city hotel in the heart of Tampere, right next to the train station. We offer 200 spacious guest rooms, stylish Bistro Julienne restaurant, summer terrace and 5 modern meeting rooms.
Distance to Tampere Hall: 500 m
Price: EUR 139 single room
EUR 159 double room
Scandic Tampere City (Nordic Ecolabel)
A high standard business hotel, which is located on the main street in the city centre just next to the railway station. All rooms have wireless Internet access. Gym, sauna, bar and restaurant.
Distance to Tampere Hall: 700 m.
Price : EUR 129 single room
EUR 149 double room
ABOUT TAMPERE back to top
HOW TO TRAVEL TO TAMPERE (FINLAND)
Flight connections to Tampere Airport are good. Direct flights are available, for example by Air Baltic, Blue1, Finnair or Ryanair. Please book your flights all the way to Tampere. The main hub in Finland is Helsinki, which is by air only 30 minutes from Tampere. Bus or train connections from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Tampere are also very good if you decide to fly to Helsinki first.
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