The Annual Meeting of the JCI Senate in Finland will be held on 14. – 16.8.2020 in Joensuu. The theme of the occasion is “from log floating to high-tech”.

Accommodation: Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Joensuu



Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is the leading conference, banquet and event location in eastern Finland. It is located in the beautiful Sirkkala Park by the River Pielisjoki. Bus and train stations are located right across the street from the hotel. 


Friday 14 August   (Pre-registration needed, alternative programs)

9:00 – 15      

Golf Tournament (Finnish Senators Golf Championship), Karelia Golf Kontioniemi, shotgun 9:30



9:00 – 15.30   

Tour to Koli

Between the steep hills of Koli and the islands of Lake Pielinen are hidden some of Finland’s most diverse nature attractions. In addition to Finland’s most beloved national landscape, Koli and the surrounding area offer many exceptional nature destinations and experiences.

The bus to Koli will leave at 9.00 from Hotel Kimmel. Lunch is included to the price of tour (40 euro / person), and it will be taken in restaurant / bar Koli Ryynänen. Beer tastes of Koli Brewery's beer is also in programme. After lunch we will continue to Nunnanlahti (Koli Brewery) by bus, where you can buy local products.


19:00 - 23 .00 

Welcome Party, Restaurant Kerubi

The buffet will be available from 19.00 to 21.00. The price (35 euro / person) will include also one drink. The programme includes for example prize-giving of Golf Tournament and music presented by Ilja Teppo & Pertti Feller.


Saturday 15 August

9:15 - 11.00    

Seminar “from log floating to high-tech”, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, Sirkkala-hall.

The programme:

  • Commercial counsellor Mr Harri Broman / Broman Group Ltd, chairman of the Finnish Commerce Federation: "Success story of Finnish retail trade. We really can manage against Amazon".
  • CEO Mr Jussi Hurskainen / Valamis Ltd: "Why NASA choose partners from North Karelia instead of Silicon Valley"?
  • Professor Mr Matti Tedre / University of Eastern Finland, UEF: "The development of technology and future (information)work in Finland".
  • Senator #62327 Mr Markku Korjonen: "Joensuu - The capital of wood and forest".


11:30 – 15.00

“National game with Karelian food”,  Kerubi Stadium

  • Finnish baseball stadium in Joensuu is a masterpiece of wood construction
  • Lunch included, surprise program
  • The bus will leave at 11.30 from Hotel Kimmel

19:00 –    

Gala, Restaurant Riverside, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel

Sunday 16 August

8:30 –

Senators’ breakfast, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel

10:00 – 12.00

The Annual Meeting of the JCI Senate in Finland, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, Sirkkala-hall