The city of Lahti is situated 100 km North-East of Helsinki with easy connections by train and bus from Helsinki and the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

Welcome to the Symposium

NBC 2022 provides an interdisciplinary forum for sharing the latest information between scientists, industry representatives and authorities.



1. COVID-19 - Lessons learned
2. Detection, identification and analysis of CBRNE threats
3. Protection, decontamination and medical issues in CBRNE incidents
4. The effect of environmental factors on CBRNE protection issues
5. Risks associated with toxic industrial chemicals
6. Climate change - the challenges
7. Preparedness issues
8. Education and training in CBRNE protection
9. International and national cooperation, treaties and national legislation, regulations, strategies and ethics

Invited speakers


Tomas Ries is an Associate Professor at the Swedish National Defense University since 2010. His research includes the globalizing security environment, the nature of strategy, security and war, Russian military and security policy, and Nordic security and defense policies.




Kimmo Kohvakka has served in the Finnish public safety and security services since 1991. His expertise covers risk management, resilience, societal preparedness, rescue services, civil protection and defence with all-of-society multi-disciplinary approach, and he has participated in numerous national development programmes in the area.



David Christian Hassell serves as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Science Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has earlier led research, development, testing, and acquisition of technical solutions to counter chemical and biological threats.




Prof. Paula Vanninen is the director of Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN). Prof. Vanninen has been working in the Scientific Advisory Board of the OPCW (2010-2016) and its temporary working groups (2005-). She has focused on the research of sea dumped chemical weapons to explore the environmental and marine biota effects of CWAs leaking in the Baltic Sea.


Symposium Venue

The symposium venue, Sibelius Hall, is one of the largest wooden buildings built in Finland and is located on the shore of lake Vesijärvi, in city of Lahti.
Lahti is the European Green capital for 2021.

Important Dates

Participants - Registration

Participation fee 870€.
Early-bird registration fee is only 770€ ! (until 31.1.2022)

Abstracts - Submission

Deadline for abstracts is NOW January 15, 2022


Want to be a sponsor?

The organiser welcomes all event sponsors who want to get extra exposure. If you book a booth at the exhibition, just tick the appropriate box on the booking form and the organiser will contact you.
If you only want to be a sponsor, please use the contact form on the contact page.


1. Gold sponsor, 6000€

(for one company only)
Max. 10 min. presentation at Symposium Opening
Advertisement in printed Symposium proceedings (spread and back cover)
Company logo printed on conference bag
Participation in event press conference
Company logo with link on NBC 2022 website’s pages
One bag insert
Two complementary participants


2. Silver sponsor, 3000€

(for two companies)
Max. 8 min. speech/company at Symposium dinner
Company logo visibility at Symposium dinner
Advertisement in printed Symposium proceedings (spread)
Company logo with link on NBC 2022 website’s pages
One bag insert
One complementary participant


3. Bronze sponsor, 2000€

(for three companies)
Max. 5 min. speech/company at Get‐together party
Company logo visibility at Get‐together party
Advertisement in printed Symposium proceedings (one page, first part of book)
One bag insert
One participant/company with 50% discount of registration fee


4. Half‐page advert in printed Symposium programme, 800€

(organiser decides on advert placement)

5. Company logo on NBC 2022 memory stick, 1000€


6. Bag insert, 300€

(others than sponsors, advertisers and exhibitors)

Photo Credits

Image (photographer):
1. SIBELIUSTALO (Eetu Mononen / KOKO Lahti Oy)
2. SIBELIUSTALO-HEIJASTUS-14102019 (Ilkka Siitari / KOKO Lahti Oy)
3. DSC 4533 (Ilkka Siitari / KOKO Lahti Oy)
4. SATAMA PILVET (Eetu Mononen / KOKO Lahti Oy)
5. HOLLOLA KIIKUNLÄHDE PANUSALONEN (Panu Salonen / VisitLahti Photo Library)
6. ASIKKALA PULKKILANHARJU (Municipality of Asikkala / VisitLahti Photo Library)