The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) , sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main conference in statistics and probability in Europe. EMS is a conference where statisticians of all ages and from all regions meet to exchange ideas and talk about the newest developments on the broad field of statistics and probability theory. The conference is organized every other year. The very first EMS meeting was held in Dublin in 1962, and the 31st EMS - EMS 2017 - will take place in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. In 2017 we also celebrate the 100th anniversary of independent Finland!

Helsinki is an active city that attracts many international visitors. Helsinki is easily and reasonably cheaply accessible by airplane, boat or by train. Helsinki airport is a large international airport. Ferry connections from Stockholm, Tallinn and Travemünde are serviced by various companies. There is also a train connection to Saint Petersburg and to Moscow, for example. Since there are numerous tourists that visit Helsinki every year, there are also many different accommodation possibilities in Helsinki, in different price ranges.

The conference will be held at the beautiful city center campus of the University of Helsinki , which is located in the very center of Helsinki. The conference will start on Monday 24.7.2017 and it will end on Friday 28.7.2017.   The program consists of invited and contributed lectures, and posters, addressing a full range of subjects in statistics and its many applications.