Practical Information Package


Conference Venue


Scandic Kuopio Hotel

Satamakatu 1

70100 Kuopio

Registration & Hotel Accommodation

Conference accommodation allotment is fully booked.
There are still good option for accommodation in Kuopio center.

Conference registration is available online.

The reduced prices below, are only valid for bookings made with booking code BEFV231022

Reservations can be made until 22.09.2022

Cancellations and changes to bookings can be made without charges based on the latest number of room nights and/or participants confirmed according to the following cancellation deadlines:

Until 23.09.2022 25 % of the remaining room nights / total value can be cancelled without charge

Until 0910.2022 10 % of the remaining room nights / total value can be cancelled without charge

Until 16.10.2022 5 % of the remaining room nights / total value can be cancelled without charge

Conference Registration Fee

Registration fee

Participant Full Conference One-day for local Two-days
Members of EfVET (one delegate) 650€ 100€ 350€
Non-EfVET Members 850€ 100€ 350€
Partner fee (wife, husband, or partner) 290€

50 € reduction on the fee for every additional participant from the same organisation

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, all materials (documentation and welcome package), coffee breaks, the pre-conference reception and dinner on Wednesday 26 October, the lunches on Thursday and Friday, the reception on Thursday 27 October, the Gala Dinner on Friday 28 October, the lunch and excursions on Saturday 29 October for participants. The fee does not cover travel and accommodation expenses.

Please register by completing this e-form

Round tables

The roundtable sessions at EfVET International Conference in Kuopio introduce a procedure structured into three phases. EfVET offers European projects the opportunity to disseminate progress, results, and products of project outcomes and sustainability Conference delegates to walk around and quickly gain an overall understanding of all initiatives presented. 3 sessions of 30 minutes each.

Please register by completing this eform

Conference language


Welcome and Registration desk

Registration starts at 08.00 on Wednesday 26th October 2022, with the conference scheduled to start at 13.00 sharp. Please collect your delegate badge, conference bags, and literature from the registration desk on arrival, which will be the main information point for the event and be manned for 3 days. Welcome reception from 19.00 to 20.00 followed by dinner.


From Helsinki to Kuopio by plane

You can take a connecting flight from Helsinki airport to Kuopio. All the flights are run by Finnair. Please find more information on the Finnair website

There is free shuttle transportation from the airport to the Hotel Scandic. Remember to book it in advance here.

The due date for the information will be announced one week before EfVET conference

From Helsinki Airport to Kuopio by bus/train

Train: If you fly to the Helsinki airport and take a train to Kuopio on the same day, the train leaves from the airport to Tikkurila station, where you must change to the long-distance train.

If you have a train on the next day, there are some nice airport hotels next to the airport or if you like, you can stay in the Helsinki city center and take the train from the main railway station which is located in the center. The train takes about 4 hours.

 You can find more information from:

There is free shuttle transportation from the train/ bus station to the Hotel Scandic. Remember to book it in advance here.

Parallel visits

Educational Institutions

Ylä-Savo Vocational College

Toivala campus: excavation, intelligent vehicles



Genelec is world leader in studio monitors, multiple winners of international audio awards. Iconic design and sustainable business concept makes Genelec recognizable and valued brand.

Located in the city of Iisalmi (80 km from Kuopio, transportation arranged) Max. 20 persons

Profile Vehicles

Profile is an internationally known designer and manufacturer of rescue and protection vehicles. High-quality workmanship and design reflecting emergency operations’ requirements has convinced customers all the way in Asia and Gulf-region.

Located in the city of Iisalmi (80 km from Kuopio, transportation arranged)

Digicenter at Savilahti business region:

Savilahti region is a modern campus for vocational and university education and research.  5G Technology is built to serve multiple activities around the region. Digicenter specialists present projects and applications for vocational education.

Fantasia works

Fantasia works makes stories real! Their specialty is building, designing, manufacturing, and assembling projects for Theme Parks, Science Centres, and Visitor Attractions. Come and see true craftsmanship in timber and metal.



Servica Oy is an in-house company that provides catering, cleaning, equipment maintenance, facility management, and logistics services for its owners, the City of Kuopio and the Hospital District of Northern Savo. We will aquaint ourselves to modern operational environments where learning and serving is pleasure.



Gebwell manufactures and sells clean and intelligent cooling and heating solutions.  Utilization of ground source energy and energy accumulation is in the core of  sustainable thinking of the company. Located in the Leppävirta municipality (60km from Kuopio, transportation arranged)



Center for sports and spa which offers underground cross-country ski arena among other sports facilities and restaurant services. Located in the Leppävirta municipality (60km from Kuopio, transportation arranged)

Gala Dinner

This year the participants will get a taste of Finland. A three-course menu is prepared from local seasoned’ ingredients. A vegetarian menu is also available. The Gala Dinner will take place at the brand-new Savilahti campus in festive surroundings and is provided by the restaurant services of Savo Vocational College.

Please let us know upon registration if you have any dietary restrictions.   

Cultural Excursion and lunch

Cultural Excursion is divided into three groups. All the groups will come together for the lunch.

Group 1. We will take you to see the city on a guided bus tour. You will be able to see the beautiful city and its surroundings. After the tour, we will head out to the Puijo Tower where you can visit the Tower and admire the scenery. You are also able to try some of our traditional activities. We will have lunch at the Puijo Cottage before heading back to the hotel.

Group 2. Lignell & PiispanenFrom forest to glass philosophy of the company means creating unique award-winning brands using natural berries & Nordic design. A family-owned alcohol company is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year. price 12€/person – TBC

Group 3. We will take to have a refreshing day in Puijo nature park. We will take a short hike and you can see Finnish nature and maybe we will find some berries or mushrooms. You can admire the beautiful scenery, visit Puijo Tower and have lunch at the Puijo Cottage. Remember to take proper outdoor clothes and shoes.

More information about Puijo Tower and nature park:
Kuopio museum
Kuopio Market Hall

About Kuopio

Founded in 1775 Kuopio is a modern city surrounded by beautiful nature. Much of Kuopio is developed on islands, on third of Kuopio is water and half forest. The population of the city is approximately 119 300. About 600,000 people live in the city’s catchment area. Kuopio region encompasses a vibrant city, with a diverse economy and an internationally recognized university, and one of the country’s biggest year-round travel destinations within the same municipality. Kuopio has many well-known features and landmarks, most notably the Puijo Tower and the vibrant Market Square surrounded by shops. Kuopio is a welcoming city in the heart of Lakeland.

Kuopio is accessible by major water and rail routes as well as air service. The industry is centered on wood products, textiles, and machinery. It is a tourist center for the Savo lake and forest country, and nearby Puijo hill is one of Finland’s best cross-country skiing sites.


Eat and drink

The city center and its surrounding area are full of restaurants and cafes. There are several top-quality restaurants to choose from as well as cozy meeting places. You can also enjoy foods and drinks made from local ingredients. The Northern Savo area is also famous for its excellent distilleries in Finland. The region’s best natural products include lake fish, forest berries, and mushrooms. Don’t forget to try our famous “kalakukko” (meat and fish in a puff pastry). 

Read more

Kuopio Region
Discovering Finland Guide
Visit Finland Guide
Weather in Finland/ Kuopio