Messukeskus – about us

Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre promotes Finnish trade and industry by enabling profitable face-to-face contact in trade shows, congresses and other events.

 

Every year

  • 75 exhibitions
  • 2,200 meetings and congresses
  • 9,000 corporate customers
  • 1,100,000 visitors
  • 10,000 media visits

Financial indicators

  • Turnover €56m
  • Operating profit €4.2m
  • Personnel 270
  • Economic impact €250m

Messukeskus Annual Report 2015

100 years of history

The Finnish Fair Corporation was founded on 19 October 1919. The first fair was held in the summer of 1920 in the centre of Helsinki, attracting 120,000 visitors – more than the city’s population at that time.
The present-day Messukeskus in the vicinity of the centre, in the Pasila district, was completed in 1975. Since then, the facilities have been expanded and modernised several times.

Today, Messukeskus is an international venue for exhibitions, meetings, congresses and other events.

Executive Board

Anni Vepsäläinen

Anni Vepsäläinen

Petteri Nissinen

Petteri Nissinen

Mikko Horppu

Mikko Horppu

Kristina von Konow

Kristina von Konow

Maria Mroue

Maria Mroue

Mika Vakkilainen

Mika Vakkilainen

Jussi Kivikari

Jussi Kivikari

Administration

The Finnish Fair Corporation, the company that owns Messukeskus, is a cooperative with 200 members. These include enterprises, the City of Helsinki and the Finnish Fair Foundation.

The Supervisory Board of the cooperative is chaired by Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of the City of Helsinki, and the Board of Directors by Hannu Syrjänen.

Board of Directors

Hannu Syrjänen

Hannu Syrjänen

Chairman of the Boards of Orion Corporation and VR Group

Juha Rantanen

Juha Rantanen

Vuorineuvos

Sam Nieminen

Sam Nieminen

Leena Niemistö

Leena Niemistö

Jaana Tuominen

Jaana Tuominen