The European Military Press Association’s Congress 2013
Dear EMPA members,
It is our pleasure to announce that the European Military Press Association’s Congress 2013 will take place on October 8 – 10, 2013 in the heart of Finland – Helsinki.
The three-day Congress will be hosted by Finnish Defence Forces. Since Finland is one of the few countries which has mandatory military service, one of the key objectives of the Congress will be the Finnish Conscription System. It is a wonderful oppurtinity to reinforce existing relationships, while also sharing valuable experiences among our members to improve The Association`s performance.
The meeting will be held in Helsinki and some of the activities will be organized in Kirkkonummi municipality – situated just outside the Helsinki Metropolitan area, bordering the second largest city in Finland - Espoo.
You have some time to spare? The inspirational capital of Finland offers variable historical influence and modern insight. Besides, most of the city`s attractions – influenced from both the West and East, lie within walking distance from each other. For the first inspiration and experience exploring Helsinki we would suggest visiting Ateneum Art Museum, Esplanade Park, Helsinki Cathedral, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and National Museum of Finland. Moreover, the city offers high-class accommodation for business travelers.
The preliminary Programm:
FDF DEMO day (Conscription service and Naval training)
Finnish Defence Industry
Dinner hosted by Association of the Finnish Aerospace and Defence Industries
General Meeting, venue: House of Estates
Transportation to UNESCO World Heritage Site - Suomenlinna Fortress
§ Historical, cultural and military views
§ Farewell-Dinner, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Mikko Ilkko
Transportation to Helsinki
The application process and more information about the Congress will be presented on this website in due time. Should You have any additional information? Please do not hesitate and contact to EMPA`s President`s Office. We will do our best to find the answer for You!
Dear EMPA members, we are convinced that the Congress will be a true highlight, and look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!