Hosted by Helsinki Zoo, Finland (12-16 September, 2023)

Welcome to Helsinki

Protecting the biodiversity of our planet requires international collaboration. That's why we invite all of you, our colleagues and friends, to join the EAZA Annual Conference in September 2023 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. Our venue, hotels, restaurants and saunas are located within a short walking distance of the city centre. And our zoo is only a short ferry ride away.

Sanna Hellström,
CEO of Korkeasaari Zoo


Event venue

EAZA 2023 will take place in Scandic Marina Congress Center (Street address: Katajanokanlaituri 6, FI-00160 Helsinki)

Scandic Marina Congress Center is a unique congress center located right in the heart of the city. Its waterfront location, only a short walk from Helsinki centre, makes Marina Congress Center an incomparable venue for conference and gala events. There is magnificent sea view towards the Helsinki archipelago throughout the year. Scandic Grand Marina hotel is located across the street.

Scandic Marina Congress Center is a Nordic Swan ecolabel verified venue that takes into consideration sustainability in every aspect of their processes.




Please download the conference programme (version 1) by clicking on the button below....

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 The early bird period is available until 15 June 2023

  Early bird Regular
Full conference €695 + VAT 24% (€861,80)  €820 + VAT 24% (€1016,80)
Daily fee €240 + VAT 24% (€297,60)  €310 + VAT 24% (€384,40) 
Gala dinner €125 + VAT 24% (€156,25) n/a
Accompanying partner  €260 + VAT 24% (€322,40) n/a

 Accompanying partner fee includes City Reception (Ice Breaker), Gala Dinner and Korkeasaari Zoo day

Non-EAZA registration

Please select the "No, I'm not a member" option in the relevant drop-down menu on the registration form

Please note that a non-EAZA member participant is required to present an institutional support letter/reference letter (or email) from a full EAZA member. The letter should explain shortly why your conference attendance is required/appreciated.

Please send this letter or email to mirko.marseille@eaza.net Without a support letter your registration will not be validated.


The full conference registration fee includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions (except for the closed meetings/sessions)
  • City Reception (Ice Breaker) – Tuesday September 12, 2023
  • Access to poster display
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Access to Exhibition area
  • Korkeasaari Zoo Day – Thursday September 14, 2023 (Snacks and beverages during Zoo visit)

Please visit the Annual Conference 2023 event website to find details about the social programme

NB. If you need a 'Reverse charge, VAT 0%' invoice, please include your company VAT reg number by writing the VAT reg number + reverse charge in the invoicing details.

For questions about registration and invoicing please contact: eaza2023@confedent.fi


EAZA Academy course

Trailblazing Trainers pre-conference workshop

The Animal Training Working Group and the EAZA Academy will once again be offering a workshop before the conference on 12 September at Korkeasaari Zoo. This introductory workshop is a great opportunity for participants to get a taste of the techniques and applications of force free animal training. The day will include some lecture sessions and also practical demonstrations and hands-on sessions.

Registration for this event is separate from conference registration – please visit the course website here to find more details and to sign up. 



For an overview of recommended hotels close to the conference venue please follow this link.

Please note that you can book accommodation through Confedent (the Annual Conference organiser). If you are interested in this option you should tick the respective box in the registration form. The discounted EAZA 2023 room fees only apply when you book through this option in the registration form. 




We are confident that the EAZA Annual Conference 2023 will again offer a great opportunity to reunite with more than 700 delegates from the European zoo community (and beyond). In Helsinki, a new conference app will be launched with lots of exciting and rewarding sponsorship options and multiple features for connecting with the delegates directly. 

The congress venue, Scandic Marina Congress Center, is located in one of the harbour areas of Helsinki and is one of the largest congress venues in Helsinki. It offers over 800m2 of exhibition area ready for networking and engaging with more than 750 conference delegates.

Sponsorship brochure

A special exhibition and sponsorship brochure has been produced and distributed to EAZA Corporate members. If you're not an EAZA Member but you are interested in receiving the brochure please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net

If you have questions about the event and/or exhibition or sponsorship, please contact eaza2023@confedent.fi

We are looking forward to seeing you in Helsinki in September 2023!

Cover brochure 2023




If you would like to display a poster at the upcoming EAZA Annual Conference please submit your poster abstract (Title, authors(s), affiliations and abstract of max. 100 words) to mirko.marseille@eaza.net

Posters should be designed to A2- portrait (420mm wide by 594mm high) or A1 - portrait (594mm wide by 840mm high). 

Don't forget to bring the poster(s) to the conference venue or alternatively sent it with a delegate who is attending. The Organizing secretariat offers a printing service as well as delivery to the conference venue if you wish to avoid carrying bulky poster tubes on the plane: 

Poster material options and fees

  • Semiglossy paper 64 € + VAT 24%*
  • Matte paper 53 € +VAT 24%*
  • Polyester canvas that can be folded slightly 90 € +VAT 24%*

*VAT not applicable to companies within EU

Please click here to find more information about the poster printing service

Accepted posters on display at the EAZA Annual Conference 2023: 

  Title Author Institution



Optional Pre-conference visit Ranua Wildlife Park

As part of the EAZA Annual Conference 2023, a special opportunity is offered to visit EAZA Member Ranua Wildlife Park in Southern Lapland. 

Conference delegates will arrive on Sunday 10 September in Rovaniemi (at own expense) from where a bus transfer will depart at 14:00 for a one-hour drive to Ranua. 

On Sunday and Monday participants will join in a special programme at Ranua, including guided tours and dinner at the Wild Arctic restaurant. On Monday evening 11 September you will take the return flight to Helsinki at 17.55. Or you can schedule your return to Helsinki at another convenient date or time. 

Accommodation at Ranua is available either in a holiday villa or an Arctic igloo and can be pre-booked online. Annual conference delegates will receive a special discount (Arctic igloo reduction of €125, holiday villa €40.)

Price for accommodation, including breakfast:

  • Arctic igloos 130 € / night (sleeps 2)
  • Holiday villas 220 € / night (sleeps 4)

If you're interested in joining the special pre-conference tour to Ranua Wildlife Park make sure to book as soon as possible. Information about the visit and booking can be found by clicking on the button below. 

Bookings for dinner, lunch, transportation between Rovaniemi airport and Ranua Resort and accommodation should all be done by email: reception@ranuaresort.com

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Holiday villas iglu interior 2 revontulet