Registration to the 2013 International Metropolis Conference

Registration Information

Registration Fees

The registration fees are given in euro. Registration fee includes VAT 24%.

Late fee registration and payment by 30 August
Delegate EUR 850
Integrating cities/Etmu/Students* EUR 340
One day fee** EUR 450
Accompanying person EUR 290

On-site fee registration and payment on 30 August or later
Delegate EUR 900
Integrating cities/Etmu/Students* EUR 350
One day fee** EUR 600
Accompanying person EUR 300

*To qualify for the student registration fee, an official letter from the head of training is required or other valid acceptable proof of studentship status (e.g. Certificate of Enrolment or copy of student ID card). Send these as an attachment by e-mail to

**One day fee is valid for one day only and will not allow entrance on other days.


Registration fee includes:

Delegate, Integrating cities / Etmu / Students
– Conference material and a name badge
– Admission to all sessions
– Admission to the exhibition
– Lunch and/or tea/coffee at Tampere Hall Tuesday through Friday
– Study visits on Monday 9 September, school lunch included
– Tampere City Reception with cocktails on Monday 9 September
– Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 10 September
– Church Concert on Wednesday 11 September
– Student evening (students only) on Wednesday 11 September
– Closing Ceremony on Friday 13 September
– Possibility to register to other social and evening events by paying the reduced delegate fee
– VAT 24%

The registration fee does not cover insurance or accommodation. Travel insurance is recommended by the organisers. Accommodation in selected hotels can be reserved via the registration system. These hotels are located within a walking distance from the conference venue and accommodation fee includes breakfast. Hotel deposit (first night’s room fee) must be paid when making the reservation.


Accompanying persons
– A name badge
– Tampere City Reception on Monday 9 September
– Accompanying persons tour on Tuesday 10 September
– Church Concert on Wednesday 11 September
– One optional evening event
– Possibility to register to other social and evening events by paying the appropriate fee
– VAT 24%


Terms of payment
 All payments (registration fees, hotel deposits, and the social programme) should be made in advance in Euros. Payment must be received on the due date.

Two methods of payment are possible:

1. Bank transfer made payable to:

Account holder: Tampereen kaupunki (The City of Tampere)
Account name: Metropolis 2013
Bank: Nordea Bank, Finland
IBAN: FI33 1146 3500 8345 74
VAT number: FI02116752

NOTE! Make sure you mark the participant’s name in the bank transfer details. Please note that all payments should be net of any bank handling charges.


2. Credit card: VISA, Master Card or Eurocard
Please follow the instructions given on the on-line form and proceed to payment immediately (have your card available).


3. Invoice
Invoices are sent only on request. An invoicing fee of EUR 15 will be charged. Please, send your invoicing details well in advance, so that you can receive and pay the invoice within the given registration deadlines.

Note! Bank drafts as well as personal, company or traveller’s cheques are accepted.


Letter of Confirmation/Receipt
After receiving the registration form and payment Tampere Conference Service will send you a confirmation letter by e-mail.


Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation of any kind has to be made in writing (e-mail) to Tampere Conference Service. Please note that for organisational reasons refunds will be made after the Conference. All refunds will be made at the exchange rate applicable on that date. Neither the Organisers nor the Conference Secretariat can be held responsible for any loss resulting from alterations in exchange rates. To receive your refund, please send your full bank account details to the Conference Secretariat.

Registration fees are refundable with a deduction of EUR 100 for administrational expenses provided that participation is for any reason cancelled by 15 May 2013. A 50 % cancellation fee will apply to cancellations of any reason made by 30 June 2013. No refund will be paid for cancellations made after that. If you cannot come but can send someone else instead, an administration fee of EUR 50 will be charged for the name change. Please, note that hotel deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation of any reason. There will be no refund for no-shows. Insurance to cover the loss of payment for registration fees and accommodation costs is highly recommended by the organisers.


Contact details (registration, accommodation, payment etc.)
Metropolis 2013 Conference Secretariat

Tampere Conference Service
Hämeenkatu 13 B, 33100 Tampere, Finland

Tel. +358 44 577 2860 (phone hours 9-16 GMT +2:00)