Wednesday 23rd of September


17:00 Executive Committee meeting (for LUCI EC members only) / Scandic Park Helsinki – View 3 room

19:30 Welcome Cocktail / Helsinki City Hall

21:00 Walk through the heart of Helsinki


Thursday 24th of September


8:45 Registrations and coffee / Finlandia Hall

Moderator: Piia Pasanen 


9:30 Opening of the Annual General Meeting

Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki

Johan Nyhus, President of LUCI and Deputy Mayor of Gothenburg

 9:50 Helsinki today, current projects in city planning

Mikko Aho, Director of City Planning, Architect, City of Helsinki


10:30 Coffee break


11:00 – 12:40 Outdoor lighting in Helsinki – facts, goals and visions


12:40 Lunch / Finlandia Hall


14:00 – 17:00 LUCI General Assembly (for LUCI members only)

LUCI members will discuss the network’s activities and perspectives during the General Assembly meeting where LUCI Commissions will also present their work over the past year.


18:00 Helsinki archipelago and Silo 468 dinner cruise


Photo © Juhana Konttinen


Friday 25th of September


8:30 Registrations and coffee / Finlandia Hall

Moderator: Piia Pasanen 


9:00 – 10:30 Improving lighting through research


10:30 Coffee break


11:00 – 12:30 Sharing northern light inspiration


12:30 Lunch / Finlandia Hall


14:00 – 17:00 Open Conference sessions

From master planning to festivals, through to smart lighting and innovative technologies, all topics related to outdoor lighting will be addressed in this unique city forum. An opportunity for all participants to discuss and exchange viewpoints on urban lighting trends with cities from around the world!

If you would like to showcase your city’s urban lighting initiative, please fill in the open conference registration form and send it to before the 1st of September 2015.


19:00 city.people.light award ceremony and dinner / Restaurant Pörssi

The international city.people.light award was created in 2003 by Philips and LUCI. Each year, it rewards three cities that best demonstrate the added value that lighting can bring to the urban environment through the integration of the notions of “city”, “people” and “light” in a coherent lighting strategy.




Saturday 26th of September

(optional programme *)


9:30 Architectural tour in Helsinki

12:30 Departure to Suomenlinna sea fortress island

13:00 Lunch / restaurant Panimo

14:30 Guided tour in Suomenlinna

16:30 Departure from Suomenlinna

17:30 Arrival at the hotel

*The optional programme is free of charge


Photo © Ilmo Valtonen


Sunday 27th of September

(optional programme *)


In the middle of Helsinki metropolitan area, Nuuksio National Park offers a preserved piece of wilderness. Its lakes, rocks, swamps and valleys will provide the visitors with quiet spots of beauty.

9:30 Departure to Nuuksio National Park

10:30 Guided tour in the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia

Two guided tour options are offered:

  • Finnish nature – tour at the main exhibition
  • Haltia – the pearl of architecture

11:30 Lunch / restaurant Haltia

13:00 Visit to the Nuuksio Reindeer Park

14:30 Departure from Nuuksio

15:30 Arrival at the hotel

*The optional programme is free of charge


Finnish Nature Centre Haltia Photo © Mika Huisman