Invitation

We are delighted to welcome you at the site of the 23rd Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (EuCOMC XXIII) that will be held under the auspices of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS). This event will take place in the center of Helsinki from 16 till 20 June 2019.

The EuCOMC is organized every second year and has a now long standing tradition as an exchange platform for all aspects of organometallic chemistry and its applications. We intend to provide a valuable platform for scientific discussions as well as a stimulating meeting place encouraging a close partnership between delegates from academia and industry. Developments, achievements and prospects in all fields of organometallic chemistry will be presented in plenary presentations by distinguished and by young scientists, keynote lectures, as oral communications and posters in various sections.

We invite you to discover more about the meeting on this website, which will be regularly updated with news about this conference. Later on, we will invite you to register and to submit your abstracts using our on-line systems. We are very much looking forward to meet you in Helsinki in 2019!

On behalf of the organizing committee, Timo Repo and Helena Grennberg.

Invited speakers

Eva Hevia
University of Strathclyde,
United Kingdom
Mimi Hii
Imperial Collage London,
United Kingdom
Kathrin H. Hopmann
UiT The Arctic University,
Norway
Walter Leitner
Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy, Germany
Fabio Marchetti
University of Pisa,
Italy
Ruben Martin
ICIQ,
Spain
Zoltan Novak
Eötvös Loránd University,
Hungary
Rinaldo Poli
Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, France
Bernhard Rieger
Technical University of Munich,
Germany
Troels Skrydstrup
Aarhus University,
Denmark
Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
University of Amsterdam,
the Netherlands

Information

Registration
To register for the conference and to make an accommodation reservation, please complete the on-line registration form. Registration opens at 30th of January 2019.

Abstract submission
Abstract submission opens at 30th of January and will continue till the 31th of March.

Accommodation
The conference organizers have booked room quotas for the congress participants in the Domus Academica summer hotel located nearby Hietaniemi sea side and Kamppi shopping centrum and few hotels nearby the venue.

Conference venue
The conference venue is in the heart of downtown Helsinki in the University of Helsinki city centre campus. Building: Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3.

Social program
One afternoon will be free from lectures to be able to explore the city of Helsinki. You are of course free to spend the afternoon as you like, but we can offer you some activities and pre-organize some tickets for you. You will have to indicate your preferences (if any) at registration, and you will be charged accordingly.

We will organize city tours (by foot) through Helsinki. The tour will start and finish at the conference venue. The guided tour will take approximately 2 hours and costs x euros per person.

Conference dinner
The conference dinner is held in the Saaristo restaurant on Tuesday June 18th. The restaurant is located on the Klippan island in front of South Harbour. See:

Please consult the program for the timetable. A boat transportation is arranged for conference participants.

 

 

About Helsinki

Helsinki can be reached easily from anywhere in the world. The Helsinki airport is approximately 20 kilometers away from the center of Helsinki. Alternatively, one can consider arrival by ferry (from Stockholm, Tallinn, Germany etc.) or by train (from St. Petersburg).

How to get to the University campus

Visa requirements
Finland is part of the Schengen Area. More information available here. Upon completion of payment, participants may request invitation letters (if needed for visa application process). Please contact the organizers.

Arrival from Helsinki Airport (also known as Helsinki-Vantaa airport)
Taxi stands are located right outside the arrival areas of the terminals. A trip by taxi from the airport to the Helsinki city center takes about 20 minutes and costs around 40-45 EUR.
Commuter trains (lines I and P) from the airport arrive at the main railway station of Helsinki in about 30 minutes. The cost (for one-way ticket) is about 5.00 EUR. Tickets must be bought from (ticket) vending machines before entering the train. The train schedules are available at the HSL web pages.
Buses and in particular the Finnair City Bus operate between downtown Helsinki and the Helsinki airport. Finnair City Buses depart every 20 minutes, and tickets (about 7 EUR for a one-way ticket) are sold in the buses.

Public Transport in Helsinki
Public transport in Helsinki is extensive and includes metro, trams, buses, trains, and ferries. In the downtown area the most convenient forms of public transport are trams, and in part also metro.
You can travel with single tickets (Helsinki internal or regional) or with a tourist ticket (Helsinki internal or regional). Single tickets can be purchased from the driver, from ticket vending machines or via mobile app (mobile ticket). Note, that tickets are not sold on board in the metro, in the commuter trains or in the trams. If you plan to buy a ticket from a bus driver, please prepare to have small change of cash ready.
Day tickets for the unlimited use of public transport (metro, commuter train, tram, bus, ferry service) are sold, e.g., at the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station or R-kioski stores.
For more information please visit:

Currency
The official currency in Finland is Euro (€, EUR).

Time
The time zone in Helsinki is Eastern European Time (EET), 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (UTC/GMT+2 hours).

Climate
Helsinki has a humid continental climate. Owing to the mitigating influence of the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic Current, temperatures during the winter are higher than the northern location might suggest, with the average in January and February around −5 °C (23 °F).
The average temperature in Helsinki in June is very mild at 16 °C (60.8 °F). Afternoons can be warm with average high temperatures reaching 20 °C (68 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally quite mild with an average low of 12 °C (53.6 °F). The weather in June is somewhat dry with occasional rain.

Credit cards
Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) are widely accepted and even preferred over cash. Finland prefers chip and PIN authentication, and you would fail to buy gas at one of the unmanned stations if you do not have one. City buses and outdoor market vendors will not accept credit cards. For an ATM machine, look for the sign “OTTO”. These 24-hour cashpoint machines are widely available.

Electricity
Voltage: 220–240 Volts. Electrical sockets (outlets) in Finland are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: ”Type C” Europlug and ”Type E/F” Schuko.

See & Do
Helsinki is full of culture. Consider visiting and enjoying the many peaceful islands in front of Helsinki, the amusement parks, the science exhibition centers, museums and art exhibitions, the rock/pop clubs and music halls, opera and ballet, the sea side with beaches with a possibility to rent boats and canoes, and the numerous places to enjoy Nordic cuisine. See:

Popular sites by areas
Töölö: Sibelius monument, café regatta, hietaniemi beach
Suomenlinna: Island of Suomenlinna, brewery of suomenlinna
Downtown: Ateneum, Finnish Golden Age
Töölönlahti: Kiasma, modern art
Public saunas; Harju, Löyly, Allas, Sompasauna

Restaurants
Downtown Helsinki, and Helsinki in general, is full of restaurants and cafes, ranging from high cuisine with Michelin stars or the Bib Gourmand status down to many traditional cafes and beer restaurants that also serve excellent food. Please see descriptions of many of these places from myhelsinki.fi and tripadvisor.com.

 

Contact

Secretariate at Swedish Chemical Society

Agneta Sjögren
Phone: +46 8 502 541 83
Ulrika Örn
Phone: +46 8 502 541 81