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Helsinki is the 14th most popular congress city in the world (UIA Union of International Associations):  Advantages include its efficient services and cooperation with local event organisers. Helsinki is also a leader in the congress sector in terms of sustainable development.


“We have never felt more welcome than in Messukeskus. Excellent preparation which lead to a perfect meeting! The fact that all people involved act as one team makes it very easy to manage. Extremely helpful and friendly staff.”
Barbara Koelman , SETAC, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Messukeskus – The Perfect Venue for large and small congresses

It annually organises or hosts 1,500 meetings and congresses. It has become particularly well known for its major international science and organisational congresses, which are attended by thousands of people. Messukeskus works in close cooperation with Business FinlandVisit FinlandHelsinki Marketing and various convention bureaus.


Some references:

October 2022

We had the pleasure to host the gala dinner of AIA Thailand's yearly congress. The enormous project was carried out in only 10 weeks. Read more

(European Association for International Education)

"The technique worked to perfection. Plenary was one of the best experiences ever."
Holger Omlor, Head of Events
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(European People's Party)

"Together with the friendly, client-oriented and very professional Messukeskus staff EPP managed to provide all delegates with an unforgettable experience."
Luc Vandeputte, Deputy Secretary General

(HIMSS & Health 2.0)

"Event in Finland was our most successful European conference ever. We only had one problem, which was a positive one: with a record-breaking 3,000 participants, the exhibition venue was filled to the brim.”
Hal Wolf, President and CEO

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

"There is not one single thing that we could think of that Messukeskus could have done better. The cooperation was excellent."

(The Spine Society of Europe)

"Thank you for being so professional, helpful, flexible, proactive and at the same time always nice, smiling and with a good sense of humour. You made it easy for us turning EUROSPINE 2019 into a big success."
Grit Költringer, MBA, Senior Project Manager, Mondial Congress & Events

January 13-15, 2021

“There were five parallel transmission units in use at Messukeskus, as well as recess rooms. All the facilities were located close to each other and proved to be functional. We received technical support from Messukeskus’ audio visual team SVV, they know what they’re doing. Thank you Messukeskus and SVV, we were in good hands, technical challenges were always tackled!” says Training Coordinator Terhi Hulkko from the Finnish Medical Association.

December 16, 2020

“We received excellent and clear sparring assistance for the production from Messukeskus’ audio visual experts. The virtual studio worked perfectly and the graduation party was spectacular. The feedback has also been very positive. We learned to produce the event in a new, good way thanks to Messukeskus’ professionals,” says Riitta Antikainen from Business College Helsinki.

Upcoming congresses

  • ECTS 2022 European Calcified Tissues Society, May 6–10 (800 participants)
  • NUF 2022 Congress of the Scandinavian Association of Urology, June 8-11 (400 participants)
  • ICE 2022 XXVI International Congress of Entomology, July 17-22 (1000 participants)
  • ISTT 2022 Conference of the International Society for Trenchless Technology -NO DIG 20-, October 3–5 (500 participants)
  • ESE 2023 Congress of the European Society of Endodontology, dates to be confirmed (2,800 participants)
  • EUGMS 2023 Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, September 20–23 (2,500 participants)
  • AEC 2023 Alzheimer Europe Conference, November 12–15 (700 participants)
  • EAPC 2024 Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, June 5–8 (2,800 participants)
  • EAN 2024 European Academy of Neurology, June 29–July 2 (6,000 participants)

Past congresses

  • EAS 2021 (European Atherosclerosis Society); 2,369 participants online (live studio in Messukeskus Helsinki)
  • EAOO Helsinki2021 (European Academy of Optometry and Optics); 600 participants online (live studios in Messukeskus Helsinki)
  • EAIE 2019 (European Association for International Education); 6,200 participants (estimation 5,000)
  • EuroSpine 2019 (The Spine Society of Europe); 3,430 participants (estimation 2,500)
  • SETAC 2019 (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry); 2,150 participants (estimation 2,000)
  • HIMSS & HEALTH 2.0 2019; 3,000 participants (estimation 2,500)
  • EPP 2018 Congress (European People’s Party); 3,000 participants (estimation 2,000)
  • FIG Working Week 2017 (International Federation of Surveyors); 1,500 participants (estimation 1,000)
  • Smart regions EU-conference; 800 participants
  • EAACI 2017 (European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology); 8,100 participants (estimation 7,000)
  • WGC 2017 (World Glaucoma Congress); 3,500 participants (estimation 2,000)
  • Worldcon 2017 (World Science Fiction Convention); 10,000 visitors (estimation 6,000)
  • AMEE 2017 (International Association for Medical Education); 3,700 participants (estimation 3,500)
  • ESHRE 2016 (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology); 9,700 participants & exhibitors