Concert and Congress Hall Mikaeli



The conference is organized at the Mikaeli Concert and Congress Hall in Mikkeli, Finland. The address of the venue is Sointukatu 1, 50100 Mikkeli.

The Mikaeli Concert and Congress Hall is a masterpiece of Finnish architecture designed by Professor Arto Sipinen. It is located in a scenic location on the shores of Pankalampi in Mikkeli, near the Hanhilampi nature reserve. The spacious foyers of Mikaeli offer magnificent views over the adjacent Pankalampi pond, and the atmosphere of the foyers changes according to seasons. 

Mikaeli is located roughly 1 km from the city center of Mikkeli. You can easily reach Mikaeli by walking or by the local bus connection 4T (Routing quide). Mikaeli offers a free-of charge car park for 167 vehicles and a free-of-charge wireless internet connection. More information concerning the venue is available at (currently only in Finnish).

LUT University

The main organizer of the conference is LUT University, which has campuses located in two cities, Lappeenranta and Lahti, and two regional units in Mikkeli and Kouvola. Clean energy, water, and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business, and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal.

The Department of Separation science operates in all four cities, and its unit in Mikkeli focuses especially on water treatment, through both research and education. The research activities in the Mikkeli unit primarily focus on biological water treatment with the utilization of enzymes and microalgae. The master’s program in Water technology started in Mikkeli in 2023, and it is carried out in close collaboration with local companies.

The City of Mikkeli

The City of Mikkeli is located between three big lakes - Lake Puula, Lake Kyyvesi, and Lake Saimaa, which is the largest lake in Finland, and the fourth largest in Europe. More information about Mikkeli is available at

In addition to the surrounding lakes, water plays an important role in the City of Mikkeli. The ecosystem agreement of the City of Mikkeli focuses on the circular economy of municipal waters, and as result, a center of excellence - Blue Economy Mikkeli (BEM) has been built in the city. The basis of the BEM is created by the city's new wastewater treatment plant and its RDI facilities, the RDI activities of LUT University and Southeastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, as well as well-equipped laboratories and pilot plants. BEM offers companies opportunities to safely test their equipment and solutions in a real and modern treatment plant environment and create new business. Special attention is paid to promoting the digitalization of water supply.

BEM Center of Excellence is part of the city's strategic circular economy development platform, EcoSairila, which focuses on the community's waste streams. The vision of BEM is to develop into the best-known nationally and internationally significant water industry cluster that produces solutions to the world's water problems.

Mikkeli at sunset


Allotments for accommodation have been reserved for Conference participants from the following hotels. The price is valid only when you make the reservation directly with the hotel reception by phone, e-mail or online. Please note that the full quantity of pre-booked rooms can only be guaranteed until the specific dates and according to the availability of the rooms. Rooms are rented on a first come first served basis and the rooms are paid by guests.

Other accommodation options in Mikkeli:

Hotel Uusikuu, 
Apartment Hotel Marja, 
Gasthouse Mikkeli, 

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Travel info

The city of Mikkeli is located in South Savo, 230 km northeast from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It takes roughly 2.5 hours to travel to Mikkeli by train from Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

More information about arriving to Mikkeli is available at