RightToKnow – International Conference on Alcohol Labeling

The International Conference on Alcohol Labeling brings together political and industry experts together with stakeholders to discuss alcohol labeling.
The conference aims to encourage the European Commission (EC) and the Parliament to align alcoholic beverages with other food products by introducing legislation for obligatory ingredients or nutritional information listing on alcoholic beverages.

The conference is a supplementary event of Finland´s EU presidency.
The confenece takes place at Bank Auditory & Lounge

(Unioninkatu 22) in Helsinki, Finland on
October 10th from 11.30 am to 5 pm.

Cilla Schroeder
Planner, The Finnish Network for Preventive Substance Abuse Work
cilla.schroeder (@) ehyt.fi
+35850 407 4130

Event aranged by:
The Finnish Network for Preventive Substance Abuse Work
EHYT Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention
EuroCare – European Alcohol Policy Alliance


10.45 Arrival and registration
11.30 Lunch12.30 Welcome
13.00 Panel I: What does the industry have to offer?
14.00 Panel discussion
14.30 Coffee break
14.50 Panel II: What does society want?
16.20 Panel discussion
16.50 Closing remarks


Rada Chehlarov, Unit SANTE E1, European Commission
Joao Onofre, Head of Unit AGRI G2, European Commission
Pierre Olivier Bergeron, Brewers of Europe  Ulrich Adam, SpirtisEurope
Ignacio Sanchez Recarte, CEEV
Mats-Eric Nilsson, Highlights from the journeys into non-existing châteaux, author of the book ‘’Chateau vadå- det okända fusket med ditt vin’’
Björn Bernhardson, Äkta vara Sverige
Juha Beurling-Pomoell, Kuluttajaliitto (Consumers’ Union of Finland)
Patrick O’Sullivan, Standing committee of the Doctors (CPME) 


The conference will take place at Bank Auditorio & Lounge conveniently located in central Helsinki.

Address: Unioninkatu 20, 00130 Helsinki

Accomodation and practicalities

Helsinki offers a wide range of accomodation options for reasonable prices. We recommend you book your hotel soon to avoid paying a considerably higher rate on your room. Finland holds this year’s Council of Europe Presidency and accommodation will be in high demand.

Hotels near the conference venue are:

Hotel Arhur is an affordable and cosy hotel in Helsinki, close to the Railway Station. To reserve a room at a group rate, use the code EUROCARE. Rooms are limited so reserve today to make sure you receive the lower rate. Group rate reservations are to be made by e-mail or phone.

email: myyntipalvelu@hotelarthur.fi, phone: +3589-1734 4200

For more accomodation options, visit the My Helsinki-website

Arriving at the airport

The easiest way to reach the city centre from the airport is by train. Trains I and P on the Ring Rail Line depart every 10-20 minutes from Helsinki Airport (Helsinki Ientoasema /Helsingfors flygplats) to the city centre. The stop is Helsinki/Helsingfors and the journey takes about 30 minutes . The station is right in the city centre and the recommended hotels.  Please note that trains do not run between 01:00 and 05:00 at night.

The entrance to the train station is located in the corridor between the T1 and T2 terminals.

To travel from the Airport to Helsinki city centre, you will need a ticket to the ABC zone. Remember to buy a ticket before boarding, as tickets aren’t sold on the train. Tickets are available from:

  • HSL ticket machines (at the train station entrance in the corridor between the T1 and T2 terminals, in the baggage claim hall in T2 and at bus stops)
  • Alepa grocery store
  • WH Smith kiosks (T1 and T2 Departures hall)
  • R-kiosks (Arrivals hall 2A in T2)
  • Tourist Info (Arrivals hall 2A in T2)

Tickets, fares and timetables

For more information, please check the Finavia website

The Finnair City Bus operates between the Central Railway Station and the airport.

Bus number 615 also serves the airport.

Please check the Finnavia website for information on bus stops

Tickets, fares and timetables

A taxi from the airport to the city centre takes about 30 minutes. The taxi stands are located right outside the arrival areas of the terminals. Taxis can be hailed at taxi stands or ordered by phone. Prices are fixed and shown on the meter, and both cash and credit cards are accepted. A taxi from the airport to the city centre takes around 20–30 minutes and costs around €45.

  • Taksi-Helsinki: +358 (0)100 0700
  • Airport Taxi Yellow Line: +358 (0)600 555 555
  • Lähitaksi: +358 (0)100 7300
  • Kovanen: +358 200 6060

Ar­rIVING by ferry

Olympia TerminalWest Terminal 1West Terminal 2Katajanokka Teminal

Olympia Terminal is located at the South Harbour and there is a regular passenger ship link to Stockholm, Sweden. The terminal has an ATM, luggage lockers, a trolley rental, a restaurant, kiosk, and the Tallink Silja service point. Trams 2 and 3 stop next to the Olympia Terminal.

West Terminal 1 is located at the West Harbour and it serves ferries to and from Tallinn, Estonia. There is also a regular passenger ship link to St. Petersburg, Russia. The terminal has luggage lockers, a restaurant, café, kiosk, an ATM, money exchange office (open when the St. Petersburg ship is there) and the Eckerö Line, St. Peter Line and Tallink Silja Oy service points. Trams 7 and 6T stop at West Terminal 1.

West Terminal 2 is located at the end of West Harbour. There is a regular passenger ship link to Tallinn. The terminal has a restaurant, café, ATM, Tallink Silja and Eckerö Line service points. Trams 7 and 6T stop at West Terminal 2.

Katajanokka Terminal is located at Katajanokka, with a regular ferry connection to Stockholm and Tallinn. The terminal has a restaurant, kiosk, a money exchange, an ATM, luggage lockers, and the Viking Line service point. Trams 4 and 5 stop next to the Katajanokka Terminal.

Usful websites to plan your journey