KMO 2008

The host country and town

In Finland there are 5.3 million                                                       Sweden                     Finland
inhabitants. Our capital city is Helsinki.
Finland is one ot the largest countries
in Europe. Distance from north to south
is 1,200 km.

The host town, Vaasa is situated on the Finnish west coast.
Vaasa is the regional capital and has 57.000 inhabitants.

Good connections

Weekdays there are 14 non-stop flights from two capital cities;
Helsinki and Stockholm. It takes 15 minute drive from the
airport to the city centre.
Weekdays 8 trains arrives from Helsinki to city centre. The train travel takes about 5 hours from Helsinki to Vaasa.

In Vaasa everything is within walking distance!


Vaasa is a popular city for congresses and
meetings. 19 international congresses were
held in Vaasa 2006. The conference is
organized in the middle of the town. The
building is beautiful, recently renovated

old university building.

The venue is in Raastuvankatu 31
(MAP location 1) (Location 1)
within walking distance from
the hotels.



The conference organizers have reserved accommodation at Sokos hotel Vaakuna (city center, walking distance to the conference venue) at special prices for the conference participants. All hotel reservations should be made on the registration form ( REGISTRATION LINK ) .

All hotel fees are payable directly to the hotel upon departure. All cancellations or possible changes should be made in writing to Bothnia Congress. "Noshows" will be charged the full amount.
Room prices: Standard single 92 e/night, standard double 112 e/night, superior single 117 e/night, superior double 137 e/night (Prices include breakfast, evening sauna, night club and wireless internet)

If you want accommodation at a Hostel near the conference venue please visit  and book your accommodation straight from them. Other cheaper alternatives are near the conference venue is efö summerhotel If you want accommodation somewhere else Vaasa also offers several other hotels and hostels: