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It's all about communication


Leadership is first and foremost about communication. The National Election Conference will provide the best ingredients for tomorrow’s leader’s toolbox.

JCI Kuopio and JCI Warkaus have joined forces to organise the 2022 National Election Conference of JCI Finland. Join us!

Excellent keynote speakers and top-notch program


17:15 – 20:00 Effective Communications 2
18:00 – 19:00 Start-training
19:00 – 20:00 First and Last timers
19:00 – 01:00 Welcoming party


8:30 – 8:55 Morning Show
10:00 – 10:50 Impro Club
10:00 – 13:00 Effective Communications 3
11:00 – 14:00 Lunch
11:00 – 15:00 IPP-program > Register here
14:00 – 14:50 Intercultural communication in a working environment -panel discussion
15:00 – 15:50 Keynote: Tommi Taskinen – Speaker´s Personality – Hide or Shine? (EN)
15:00 – 16:30 Marjut Jalkanen: Build Connections and Trust (EN)
19:00 – Gala


9:00 – 12:00 Effective Communications 4

See the whole program in Finnish here.


Kuopio is located in the centre of Finland. It is easy to get to the heart of Savo. You can get to the city by plane, train, bus or even boat.

Helsinki–Kuopio 4 h
Porvoo–Kuopio 4,5 h
Forssa–Kuopio 5 h
Turku–Kuopio 5,5 h

Mikkeli–Kuopio 2 h
Lappeenranta–Kuopio 3,5 h
Kotka–Kuopio 4 h
Hämeenlinna–Kuopio 4,5 h

Jyväskylä–Kuopio 2 h

Tampere–Kuopio 4 h

Vaasa–Kuopio 5 h

Rauma–Kuopio 5,5 h

Joensuu–Kuopio 2 h

Oulu–Kuopio 3,5 h

Ylivieska–Kuopio 3 h

Kemi–Kuopio 5 h



Super Early Bird  169 € (8.–10.10.2021) 

Early Bird  189 € (11.10.–31.12.2021) 

Basic Bird  209 € (1.1.–31.8.2022) 

Late Bird  229 € (1.–22.9.2022) 

Bought separately: 

Registration (incl. lunch & afternoon coffee)  90 € 

Opening party  45 € 

Gala  115 €

What's included?

Registration price (conference program FRI & SAT)

Opening party (FRI 7.10.2022)

Lunch & afternoon coffee (SAT 8.10.2022)

Gala (SAT 8.10.2022)

You can choose the gala menu with alcoholic or non-alkoholic drinks.

Terms and conditions

All cancellations are subject to a €20 processing fee. Registration and gala name changes will be subject to a €20 processing fee. 

Each participant can update their registration details on Lyyti via the link included in the confirmation message. 

In case of cancellation by 31.3.2022, 100% of the fees will be refunded. 

If cancelled between 1 April and 31 July 2022, 50% of the fees will be refunded. 
If cancelled on or after 1 August 2022, no refund will be given. 

Kuopio tips

Market and Market hall

Kuopio’s market is one of the most famous and lively in Finland, and it’s only half a kilometer from the HQ Hotel, so it’s easy to visit this attraction. Kuopio City Hall stands on one side of the market, and on the other side is the equally famous Kuopio Market Hall. You’ll find fresh baked goods, tapas, cheese, other delicacies, books, handicrafts and much more! Here you can find a nice souvenir to take home!


Puijo is the favourite attraction for many locals, and no wonder. The scenery from the Puijo tower is breathtaking, so if the weather is clear on the convention weekend, you should definitely plan a visit to Puijo into your schedule. There’s a café and restaurant on the tower, and Puijon maja on the top of the hill serves a delicious picnic breakfast from 9am to 12pm on weekends.

Harbour, Väinölänniemi and Kuopionlahti

Kuopio is close to everything, and the beautiful Kuopio harbour is just half a kilometre from HQ Hotel. If you want to take a morning walk or take the scenic route to the Music Centre on Saturday, head for the harbour, from where you can continue along the beach to Väinölänniemi, and the route will eventually take you to Kuopionlahti, where the Music Centre is located. Along the way you can admire the Kallavesi scenery, spot good restaurants for your future trips to Kuopio, admire the old Väinölänniemi stadium and the peaceful parkland of Kuopionlahti.

Saaristokatu and Bellanranta

Kuopio’s Saaristokatu is one of the most beautiful streets in Finland, and no wonder – it runs through the water. If you want to admire this feat of engineering, grab an electric Vilkku-fillari or hop on bus 5 or 6 from the market square. Along the way you’ll also find Bellanranta, where you’ll find a couple of local breweries, the Lignell&Piispanen alcohol factory, a karting track, Saana with a restaurant and spa, and much more. (in Finnish, but you can use the browser’s translator)

Kuopio museums and the Cathedral Church of Kuopio

Kuopio has many interesting museums, including our pride and joy, the Kuopio Museum, which just opened after a major renovation! The Kuopio Museum is located right next to the HQ Hotel, directly on the other side of Snellman’s Park. A couple of blocks from here towards the market square is the Kuopio Art Museum, located right next to the Cathedral Church. A couple of blocks south of the church is the VB Photography Center, and a block further on is the Old Kuopio Museum. At the same time, you can admire Kuopio’s old wooden buildings, which fortunately we still have.


The main hotel for the event is the Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi – where the Opening party on Friday will also take place. In addition, accommodation quota has been reserved from other hotels in the city centre. Do you want to experience the mystical Lapland or wake up to Kallavesi? The choice is yours!


Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi

The warm and welcoming Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi, or just Puikkari among friends, will be the main hotel for the conference. The history of thousands of stories and encounters dates back to the 1870s.  

The renovated Puikkari also features tips for special rooms. Would you like to stay in a bohemian suite, the elegant Jorma Uotinen Suite or the rustic Kuopio Rock Room? 

  • 800 meters walk to Musiikkikeskus 
  • 950 meters from bus and train stations 
  • Standard 1 person 115 € / night 
  • Standard 2 persons 135 € / night
  • Standard 2 persons + 1 extra bed 155 € / night


Book your room with the code > BJCIVAALIKOKOUS

Read more about the hotel:

Other hotels

Scandic Kuopio 

The fully renovated Scandic Kuopio is located right on the shores of the Kallavesi lake and next to a park. It is a unique hotel, even by Finnish standards, as the hotel is located within walking distance of the market square, yet close to nature with beautiful lake views. Warm service, elegant rooms and a sauna area with a swimming pool ensure a relaxed stay for participants.  

  • 900 meters walk to Musiikkikeskus 
  • 1,6 km from bus and railway stations 
  • Standard 1 person 110 € / night
  • Standard 2 persons 130 € / night

Book your room with the code > BKUO071022

Read more about the hotel:

Lapland Hotel Kuopio

Lapland Hotels brings the atmosphere and mystique of Lapland to the centre of Kuopio. The hotel’s interior design, menu and atmosphere are a tribute to the cosiness and quality of the North.

  • 1,1 km walk to Musiikkikeskus
  • 1 min walk from bus and railway stations
  • Standard 1 person 109 € / night
  • Standard 2 persons 129 € / night
  • Extra bed: 15/30 €

Book your room with the code > ALLVAALIKOKOUS

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Scandic Atlas

If you want to stay close to the market square, this is your place: you can’t get any closer than Scandic Atlas! The Scandic Atlas Hotel is located in the best spot in the centre of Kuopio, right next to Oksapoika. Both Scandic hotels offer free accommodation for children under 15.

  • 500 meters walk to Musiikkikeskus
  • 750 meters from bus and railway stations
  • Standard 1 person 110 € / night
  • Standard 2 persons 130 € / night

Book your room with the code > BKUO071022

Read more about the hotel: