December 13-16, 1998, HELSINKI, FINLAND

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How To Register

You have two alternatives: use the web version (preferable) OR print and fill the PDF-format registration form (needs Acrobat Reader). If you can not do either of those, please contact ICIS secretary. The registration is confirmed after receiving the payment. You will be notified by fax or by mail.

Please examine the accommodation alternatives and more detailed registration and payment conditions (including cancellation policy) before filling the registration form.

If you use the web version, do as follows:

If you use the PDF-format registration form, do as follows:


Accommodation at discounted ICIS rates has been reserved at several hotels. The discounted rates are valid only for reservations made through the ICIS'98 Conference Agency (TSG-Congress Ltd) and with the electronic or printed form (see above). Hotel rooms are subject to availability and the Conference Agency operates on a 'first come - first served' basis with incoming requests. After receiving your registration form and pre-payment of the hotel deposit the Conference Agency will confirm your hotel reservation.

All hotel rooms are equipped with private facilities (except the Eurohostel). Double rooms have two separate beds. Hotel rates include buffet breakfast, morning sauna and VAT.

Conference hotels

Hotel Grand Marina ****
Katajanokanlaituri 7, FIN-00160 Helsinki
Single room FIM 620 (~USD 113) /night
Double room FIM 770 (~USD 140) /night

The Grand Marina is located next to the conference venue. This modern first class hotel offers a high class service with several restaurants and bars.

Hotel Inter-Continental *****
Mannerheimintie 46, FIN-00260 Helsinki
Single room FIM 770 (~USD 140) /night
Double room FIM 890 (~USD 162) /night

Superior first class hotel located in the center of Helsinki. Good traffic connections to the conference venue. Finnair's airport buses stop at the hotel.

Hotel Helka ***
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, FIN-00100 Helsinki
Single room FIM 400 (~USD 73) /night
Double room FIM 500 (~USD 91) /night

A nice and preferred tourist class hotel located in downtown Helsinki. Easily accessible by public transport.

Eurohostel *
Linnankatu 9, FIN-00160 Helsinki
Single room FIM 185 (~USD 34) /night
Double room FIM 240 (~USD 44) /night

Eurohostel is located close to the conference venue. Every floor has a kitchen, shower room and toilets. Breakfast is not included.

Hotel deposit

To guarantee your hotel reservation a hotel deposit of USD 130 (~FIM 700) is required. The deposit should be paid together with the registration fee. The deposit will be credited to your final hotel bill when checking out. If you are staying at Eurohostel, the deposit is USD 37 (~FIM 200).

Registration And Payment

Registration can be done by filling in the attached registration from and faxing or mailing it to the Conference Agency.

When registering with internet the credit card information with the amount of payment and the credit card number must be sent through mail or fax with a signature to the conference office (the lowest part of the registration form).

Please check that your name and 'ICIS' are clearly legible in order to ensure that the payment will be correctly registered. Payment should be free of bank handling charges and should be submitted together with the registration form, using one of the following means of payment:

Credit cards: Visa, Eurocard and MasterCard are accepted. Indicate clearly card type, card number, expiry date and the total sum on the registration form.

Bank: OKO Bank, Helsinki-Finland. Swift code: OKOYFIHH. Account: 572302-3110 0145 / TSG-Congress Ltd./ICIS '98

Check: When paying with check a handling charge of USD 20 should be added to the total sum. Kindly note that personal checks are not accepted.

Confirmation will be sent to you once your registration form and payment (registration fees, excursions and hotel deposit) have arrived. Due to current Finnish regulations, payments will be confirmed in Finnish marks (FIM).

IMPORTANT NOTICE ! Due to Finnish regulations your credit card payment will be charged in Finnish marks (375 USD equaled FIM 2100 when the registration started in May 1998). The amount will be converted to Finnish Marks by using the daily exchange rates as confirmed by the Bank of Finland. Due to currency fluctuations there might be a slight difference between the original amount in USD and your actual charge from your own credit card company. The confirmation/receipt will be written in both FIM and USD.

Cancellation policy

Alterations or cancellations of all reservations should be addressed to the Conference Agency: ICIS’98 c/o TSG-Congress Ltd, Kaisaniemenkatu 3 B 12, FIN-00100 Helsinki. Fax. + 358 9 667 675. E-mail. Info@tsgcongress.fi.

Hotel payment will be refunded in full less a handling charge of FIM 300 (~USD 55), provided that cancellation is received by TSG-Congress by 27 November, 1998. Thereafter, the cost of the hotel deposit will be charged.

If cancellation of registration is received before 1 November, 1998 the registration fee, except for a cancellation charge of FIM 500 (~USD 91), will be refunded. If cancellation is received between 1 November and 10 December, 1998, the cancellation charge is FIM 1000 (~USD 182). After 10 December, 1998 no refund will be issued. There is no cancellation charge in case the cancelled participant will be replaced by a colleague from the same institution.

If cancellation of tours and excursions is received before 1 November, 1998 the payment, except for a cancellation charge of FIM 300 (~USD 55) will be refunded. If cancellation is received between 1 November and 1 December, 1998 the cancellation charge is FIM 700 (~USD 127). After 1 December, 1998 no refund will be issued.

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This website was updated June 29, 1998. Questions or observations concerning these web pages, kindly contact the ICIS'98 web master, Jouni Huotari. For other questions, please see contact information.