Practical information


Our enthusiastic staff is ready to jump into a variety of roles throughout the Congress days. Staff members on duty wear the staff sign which is a green tie or green scarf.

Info phone number

Info desk – will be provided closer to the Congress.

Internet: Wi-Fi Access

Holiday Club Saimaa, the conference venue, will offer completely free Wi-Fi access to all IMWA 2017 delegates for the duration of the Congress. You will find the Username and Password published in your conference manual. Printed Username and Password labels are also available at the info desks.


Coffee breaks

Details will follow closer to the Congress.


Details will follow closer to the Congress.

Water bottles

A water bottle is included in your seminar package. You may refill it at the refill stations or use water tap. The quality of tap water in Finland is considered to be among the best in the world, and tap water is drinkable everywhere in Finland. You may return your empty bottle to the recycling container by the registration desk.

First Aid

If you require first aid, please go to the nearest info desk or find the nearest member of staff (staff sign: green tie or green scarf).


The local taxi number in Lappeenranta is +358 200 60 400. A taxi from the train station in Imatra to the Congress venue costs approximately € 20.

Distances to Holiday Club Saimaa

Imatra: 7 km
Lappeenranta: 35 km
Helsinki: 250 km
Tampere: 300 km
Kuopio: 230 km
St Petersburg: 230 km

Good to know about the Accommodation


Hotel check-in from 4 p.m., check-out by 12 noon. The reception is open 24 hours daily.

Holiday houses and apartments

The key service locates at the reception of Holiday Club Saimaa, which is open 24 h daily. Check-in is from 6 p.m. and the check-out by 11 a.m.

Villas Apartments check-in is from 5 p.m. and check-out by 11 a.m.

Parking at Holiday Club Saimaa

There is plenty of space for parking in front of the hotel.