Dear INWA Member,
Dear INWA Trainers and Instructors,
This year the INWA Convention 2018 will be held in Finland. I am pleased to host this convention personally. Convention place is near Helsinki in the Kiljava Opisto, which is located by the
unique lake Sääksjärvi, which is the largest fountain based lake in the Southern Finland. Convention is open for all the INWA Trainers, Instructors and officials of the INWA member organizations. We will be able to accept max. 100 participants and therefore it is important that you secure your participation earliest possible.
Convention will be held from the 5th of October until 7th of October. We have arranged a very interesting program with a lot of outdoor activities and Finnish culinary experiences. On the last day we have arranged a special Helsinki day and we Nordic Walk all the nice sightseeing spots of Helsinki. You will also have the possibility to visit and enjoy my charter warship on Sunday and I am organizing a party on the ship as well on Sunday with sauna, hot Jacuzzi and karaoke. For this reason I would recommend, that you book for yourself a hotel in Helsinki for the 7th of October and fly back home on the 8th or so.
Before the convention we will have as always the AGM on the 4th of October. If you have any special topics you want to discuss in the AGM, please inform INWA office of this. INWA Vice President Hans Wrang will still send an official invitation to the Annual General Meeting.
We have also arranged the possibility to get the Trainer or Instructor education in the Convention location in the beginning of the week on the 1st and 2nd of October. On the 3rd of October there is a possibility to take the UKK Walk Test course. Participants will get from this course the official certification, which will allow them to arrange UKK Walk Tests for their clients.
Please ask detailed program of the convention, prices and terms from your national federation.
The idea is that you collect the pre-registrations on this excel-sheet and send it to our INWA office before the deadline. I would highly appreciate, that you respect the given deadlines of the registrations and payment as this will make our convention arrangements so much easier in Finland.
Convention fee will be paid directly to Nordic Walking Finland and the Trainer, Instructor and UKK Walk Test fees will be paid to INWA. All the banking information is in the attached document.
Accommodation and food will be paid directly to the hotel. Transportations will be paid in Finland during the convention.
I look forward to seeing you in Finland, in the Motherland of Nordic Walking.