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How to build a sustainable event

How can you organise a meeting, conference or corporate event sustainably? How can you ensure sustainability at your exhibition stand?

Meetings and conferences

Your customers appreciate responsible choices. We help you organise a sustainable meeting or congress, down to the last detail. From facilities to lighting, decorations, catering, arrival, recycling and signage – Messukeskus offers a solid foundation for climate-friendly events.

You can include a creative, close-to-nature site visit programme in your event. The sea, forests and beautiful urban nature in Helsinki offer perfect opportunities for this. The conferences held at Messukeskus have included yoga and exercise as a side programme, for example, in addition to charity runs in the centre of the city and its parks. Through our partners, it will also be easy to integrate various voluntary work projects into your event, such as picking up litter by the sea, fund-raising for charity or donating excess materials suitable for recycling.

We specified climate goals and indicators for our conference in cooperation with the top professionals at Messukeskus. It’s wonderful to be able to improve the sustainability of our conference with such a knowledgeable partner!

— Sabrina Nielebock, Events Coordinator, EAIE



Tap into the expertise of the experienced professionals at Messukeskus to ensure that your event is sustainable! Ask us about signage, catering, waste management, logistics, lighting and accessibility – these are just few of the factors to consider in sustainability calculations for major events.

We were able to significantly reduce our amount of waste at Messukeskus. Our energy waste and biowaste volumes decreased by 50%, and our reuse rate increased to 98% on average. These figures are important for event production, in addition to being financially significant factors

— Sanna Lesonen, Producer, Youth Services, City of Helsinki


Exhibition stand

The carbon footprint of an exhibition stand can be reduced by choosing reusable materials, by recycling the waste generated at the stand and by investing in digitalisation. Your contact person at Messukeskus will be glad to help you. The sustainability symbols in our product catalogue are your guides to climate-friendly products.