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THURSDAY, 6 September
|| Mini-Course Dinner
This buffet dinner will take place immediately after the SSAC Mini-course at the Tampere Hall. The dinner is included in the registration fee of the congress for all registered participants of the mini-course.
FRIDAY, 7 September
|| Welcome Reception
The Welcome Reception will be organized at the Museum Centre Vapriikki that is located directly by the rapids of Tammerkoski. The Museum Centre is housed in what used to be the engineering works of the famous Tampella factory. The factory was founded in the 1850s, and its main products included locomotives, turbines, and linen. The textile industries came to an end in the 1970s, and gradually all industry moved away from the banks of Tammerkoski.
The oldest parts of Vapriikki were built in the 1880s. The Museum Centre Vapriikki was opened in an old factory building in 1996. Today, it serves as a venue of several exhibitions and also provides excellent facilities for various private functions. The largest exhibition space – 100 metres long and 16 metres high – derives from the 1910s.
The Welcome Reception will include a buffet dinner. The reception is included in the registration fee for all participants of the meeting. For accompanying persons, tickets can be reserved separately on the registration form.
SATURDAY, 8 September
|| Congress Banquet
The Congress Banquet will take place at the Pakkahuone Hall in the Cultural Centre of the Old Customs House. The Old Customs House was built in 1901. At the end of the 1980s, it was renovated to serve a variety of cultural purposes, including concerts, banquets, and exhibitions. Recently, it has also served as the dinner venue for EU ministers. The Old Customs House is located very close to the Tampere Hall.
The banquet dinner will consist of a three-course gourmet menu. There is a nominal fee for admission to the banquet. The tickets should be reserved for both participants and accompanying persons on the registration form.