Saariselkä conference venue

14th European Seminar on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

23 – 25 January 2018, Hotel Riekonlinna, Saariselkä, Finland

Venue and info how to get there

The aim of the seminar is to bring together European PPE experts dealing with legislation, standardization, selection and use of PPE, testing, certification, research, manufacturing, market surveillance and workplace inspections.

Once again, this seminar provides a unique forum for disseminating findings in the PPE field, and give speakers and participants the opportunity to exchange experiences.

You can find programme here. The programme will be updated periodically as more information becomes available, please check back regularly for updates.

Topics dealt with in presentations, workshops, posters, and demonstrations are:

  • New PPE regulation and its implementation: state of play and experiences so far
  • PPE innovations and new research results
  • Trends in PPE standardization
  • Use of PPE
  • Influence of other legislation on PPE

Who should participate?

  • Authorities
  • Health and safety experts
  • Social partners
  • Economic operators
  • Users
  • Researchers
  • Notified Bodies

Any other parties involved in the manufacture, certification, standardization, use, control of use, distribution, and marketing of PPE.

Interested in giving a presentation (oral/poster)?

Contact by 30th September, 2017.

Tweets about PPE2018 seminar: #ppe2018



(VAT of 10 percent is included to the registration fees)

23-25 Jan 2018
Early bird fee until
Late fee from
Delegates745 €845 €
Accompanying persons225 €225 €

The delegate fee includes

  • admission to seminar
  • seminar materials
  • lunches and refreshments during breaks
  • Get-together at seminar hotel on 23 January
  • Seminar dinner on 24 January

Accompanying person fee includes only

  • Get-together at seminar hotel on 23 January
  • Seminar dinner on 24 January

NB! Accommodation is not included in the registration fees. It should be reserved and paid separately by the delegates and accompanying persons themselves.
A quota of rooms has been preliminarily reserved at the seminar venue hotel. Early booking is recommended to ensure availability. See the Accommodation page for instructions.

Contact information

Programme, abstracts, seminar arrangements

PPE2018 Organizing Committee


Congress bureau Tavicon Ltd.


PPE2018 Organizing Committee
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland
BG BAU – Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft, Germany
European Safety Federation (ESF)

PPE2018 organizers