On behalf of the Finnish Branch of WPSA, we are pleased to welcome all the participants to the XIX European Symposium on the Quality of Poultry Meat and XIII European Symposium on the Quality of Eggs and Egg Products in Finland 2009. The symposiums take place in Turku, in June.

Both programmes consist of excellent topics and speakers, as well as technical tours, evening happenings and post-conference tours.

Turku is the oldest university town and the former capital of Finland. Turku is also well-known for its location in the beautiful archipelago. The time of the symposium, end of June, is a pleasant season in
Southwest Finland with plenty of sunshine and nearly 20 hours of daylight. Turku, with its seven hills and the river Aurajoki, has a lively cultural life with several museums and art galleries. Turku was also
elected one of the cultural capital cities of Europe for the year 2011.

We look forward to meeting you in our beautiful country in 2009!

Dr. Eija Helander
President of the Finnish Branch of WPSA
Prof. Rainer Huopalahti
Chairman of the Organisation Committee