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.
- 75 exhibitions
- 2,200 meetings and congresses
- 9,000 corporate customers
- 1,100,000 visitors
- 10,000 media visits
- Turnover €56m
- Operating profit €4.2m
- Personnel 270
- Economic impact €250m
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.
Kristina von Konow
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
Chairman of the Boards of Orion Corporation and VR Group