Social Programme
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TopSeal 2006

Social events

TopSeal 2006 includes an exciting social programme that will not only show some of the highlights in Rauma but also allow the delegates to connect with one another and share experiences in informal surroundings. The social events are included in the registration fee.

Guided walking tour of Old Rauma

A guided walking tour to discover the best sights of Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, will be organised on Sunday 17 September 2006. The tour will start at 15.00 to end at 17.00. The meeting point will be advised at a later stage.

Old Rauma is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the three conference hotels.

Welcome Reception

Old Rauma

Rauma’s prosperity has always come from the sea – in particular, sea trade. For example, Rauma is today Finland’s largest export paper port. It is therefore appropriate to start TopSeal with a Welcome Reception at the Maritime Museum on Sunday 19 September, 19.00-20.30. The museum is housed in the formal maritime school, built in 1900. The delegates will have the opportunity to visit

Maritime Museum

the exhibits which show the seafaring history of Finland, and try the navigation simulator.

The Maritime Museum is located at Kalliokatu 34 just outside Old Rauma opposite the Kalliohovi Hotel, one of the three conference hotels, and a 5 and 10 minute walk from the other two hotels.

Dinner offered by TVO and POSIVA

On Monday 18 September, TVO and POSIVA invite to delegates to a dinner at Vuojoki Mansion. The house was built in 1836 and is a fine example of the Finnish Empire style. At one time, the Vuojoki estate covered over 13.000 hectares which made it the second largest estate in Finland. The mansion was beautifully renovated in 2004 and 2005 by the municipality and TVO. The TopSeal dinner will be held in the four drawing rooms on the first floor – an unforgettable setting.

Vuojoki Mansion is located halfway between Olkiluoto and Rauma. A bus transfer will be arranged from Olkiluoto after the technical sessions, and back to Rauma after the dinner.

Vuojoki Mansion

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner on Tuesday 19 September will allow the delegates to discover the cosy inside of one of the wooden buildings in Old Rauma, the Poselli Cultural Centre. The Centre was built in 1885 as a ceremonial hall for religious gatherings. The entire building, both inside and outside, is made of wood – as all buildings in Old Rauma.

The dinner will start at 20.00.

The Poselli Cultural Centre is located at Posellinkatu 1 in Old Rauma, a 5 to 10 minute walk from the three conference hotels.

Poselli Cultural Centre