Venue & Hotels

EAOO Helsinki2020 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

The original event EAOO Helsinki2020 will now become EAOO Helsinki2021 and will take place in the Finnish capital on 23-25 April 2021, with ECOO meetings starting already on 22 April. The concept of the congress will be as similar as possible to our original plans for Helsinki2020. Naturally there will be changes in the details and programme, but the big picture will be what we have promised: a top-quality three-day congress including keynotes, various other lectures, poster presentations, workshops, discussion groups, and professional exhibitions. The programme is in English. The congress will be streamed online for those who can’t be present in Helsinki.

NÄE and EAOO are offering the delegates, sponsors and exhibitors the chance to hold on to their registration or other commitment until next year’s EAOO Helsinki2021 and also gain free access to a new event Oulu Optometria Forum. ECOO delegates who paid their registration fee for the ECOO meetings or the combined ticket, can also use their ticket for the new date in 2021.

If you have made a hotel reservation for 2020, remember to cancel it.

Read the whole info and instructions for registered participants, speakers, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors here


Messukeskus - Getting there

Our venue Messukeskus is Finland's largest and most versatile fair center. It annually organises or hosts 1,500 meetings and congresses. It has become particularly well known for its major international science and organisational congresses, which are attended by thousands of people. It is centrally located and easily accessible by car and public transport.

Environmental responsibility has a long-standing role in the business operations of Messukeskus. It will be a 110 % carbon neutral even venue by 2029, which is the 110th anniversary of Messukeskus.

Read more about Messukeskus


Hotels in Helsinki

To make your educational journey a success, we've made finding hotel arrangements as easy as possible.

EAOO Helsinki2020 has four partner hotels, Original Sokos Hotel Tripla, Holiday Inn Helsinki Expo, Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center and Hotel Katajanokka, that offer special pricing during the event. Two of the partner hotels are situated right next to the fair centre Messukeskus, one right in the center of the city and one within an easy walking distance from the city center.


Info about Helsinki

One of the world’s most liveable cities, welcomes conference participants from all over the world to work for the common good and to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Awarded with City of Design status by Unesco, Helsinki offers functional design, unique gastronomy and maritime appeal. The city is filled with lively events all year round, but archipelago and green forests are only a stone throw away, and can be easily reached by the efficient public transportation system

Come enjoy the jovial capital city of Helsinki, where urban design and nature live together in harmony.

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