21-25 September, 2021

Welcome to Helsinki

 AC21 460wDear friends and colleagues,

Protecting the biodiversity of our planet requires international collaboration. That's why we invite all of you to join the EAZA Annual Conference on 21-25 September 2021 in Helsinki and Korkeasaari Zoo. If you have never visited Finland, this is your chance!

Helsinki is the sustainable capital of Finland – a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and lovely green urban areas. The conference will be held at Marina Congress Center. The city center, hotels, restaurants and saunas are located within a short walking distance.

Our zoo is on an island called Korkeasaari, which means “high island” in Finnish. You can call us Korkeasaari Zoo or Helsinki Zoo. We’re only a short ferry ride away from the city center and the conference venue.

In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic affected us all greatly but we stay optimistic about meeting you in Helsinki. We follow the instructions of the authorities and make every effort to ensure the safety of the event and our guests.

I sincerely hope that we'll meet in real life next September. Welcome to Helsinki!

Sanna, Director Helsinki Zoo