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Helsinki is your destination when you wish to break new delegate participant records

Helsinki continues to expand its reputation as an attractive and well-run city for congresses and events, and at the same time Messukeskus Helsinki has attracted record numbers of visitors. The eight international congresses hosted by Messukeskus attracted more than 28,000 delegates in summer 2017. Three of these congresses made their all-time delegate record in Helsinki and Messukeskus.

Helsinki has many new hotels under construction, expanding capacity in the area for larger number of delegates, while Messukeskus has carried out major renovations to its facilities and upgraded its technical and digital services to the highest level. Keep updated with Messukeskus news and subscribe to our newsletter mailing list.

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Read the success story of the EAACI 2017 congress

Stardust at Messukeskus Helsinki

President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Silvio Berlusconi – the security level is at an increased level this fall in Messukeskus Helsinki. President Obama was the key note speaker at the Nordic Business Forum. German Chancellor Merkel and Silvio Berlusconi attended the European People’s Party EPP Congress in November 2018 among other top European conservative leaders.

As you can see, Helsinki excels as a congress city – it is not surprising that President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki with just two weeks’ notice summer 2018. Everything worked to perfection even with such a short time to prepare for the guests.

Bring your success story to Helsinki.

Sweden’s Prince Daniel and Finland’s former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb in one of the world’s leading startup events, Slush, which is organized for the fifth time in Messukeskus Helsinki 4-5 December 2018.

Delicacies by our new top chef Markus Fogelholm

Hotel adjacent to the Messukeskus Helsinki, Holiday Inn Helsinki – Expo is opening completely renovated in March 2019 and at the same time our restaurant world will be upgraded. Markus Fogelholm, 30, has been chosen as the chef to lead the restaurant “Platta” within the hotel. Fogelholm combines in his cooking the core values of Fazer Food Services- high quality locally produced ingredients and sustainability by minimizing food waste. Read more about his food philosophy

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Accessibility – important aspect of Messukeskus

Everybody feels welcome to Messukeskus Helsinki. We work hard at making our venue accessible for every single visitor. To show that we are serious about accessibility the EU Disability Card is in use at Messukeskus Helsinki as the first exhibition and convention center in Finland. Additional assistance is easily available for our disabled guests if needed. Read more about our easy access services


Key to success – ask a congress visitor

“Intense international competition for congresses calls for a long-term approach. At present, we are negotiating congress contracts stretching well into the 2020s. We do a significant part of this work in close cooperation with Business FinlandVisit FinlandHelsinki Marketing and various convention bureaus,” tells Anni Vepsäläinen, Messukeskus CEO.

How to take delegate´s needs into account when organizing a congress? We asked Professor of Molecular Biology, Howy Jacobs what is the science behind a great congress?

Read the whole article and get Howy’s tips to visit a congress and Helsinki

100 years old and still going strong

Messukeskus Helsinki is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2019. While this is evidence of its impressive experience in organizing events, the venue also has its sight strongly in the future. Messukeskus Helsinki is piloting the use of AI in customer service and incorporating augmented reality (AR) into customer experience. Messukeskus effectively combines information, experience and commerce with new digital solutions. Take a look at our AR application

Meet us in IMEX 21–23 May 2019!

Come and pick up the latest news on Messukeskus Helsinki – the high-tech, easy access and sustainable event venue which boasts hundred years of experience! Please come and visit us at the Finland stand in IMEX.

See you soon!

Paula Blomster and Finland team


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