Finland is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).
Finnish is the official language but English is widely spoken. Language of the conference is English.
The Finnish currency is EURO. Credit cards are widely used in most shops and restaurants. Most currencies and traveller’s cheques can easily be changed either at banks, hotels or money-changers with some handling charges.
Weather in November
In November the weather is cold, with temperatures ranging between 5°C and -5°C. Snowing is possible. Autumn/winter clothes are recommended.
The standard current in Finland is 230 volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.
Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries. Currently there are over 213,000 inhabitants in Tampere, and close to half a million inhabitants in Tampere Region, which comprises Tampere and its neighbouring municipalities. For more information about Tampere, please visit Tampere and Go Tampere websites.