Friendly. Northern. Functional. Human size. Easy to reach. Helsinki is all that, and more!
Built on the Baltic peninsula located between east and west, Helsinki is a city full of contrasts: light and white in the summer, and dark, but full of warmth in the winter; modern and cutting edge, yet rooted in fascinating history.
Helsinki is a cosmopolitan and compact capital where form follows function, and both the sea and deep forests lie just a stone’s throw away.
Helsinki hosts an average of 100 international conventions annually, attended by more than 20 000 delegates. In addition, another 1 600 international meetings are held in Helsinki every year, with nearly 100 000 participants.
On top of that, a great number of national conferences, events and theme days take place in Helsinki year after year.
Service and Education
What keeps Helsinki ahead of the pack in arranging meetings, conferences and conventions, is northern professionalism complemented by an unparalleled level of service.
Being the capital of Finland, Helsinki is the home of several large institutes of higher education and research. The University of Helsinki, with its 35,000 students, is the largest university in Finland. It is also the largest medical faculty in the country, and rated one of the top twelve research universities in Europe.
Budding IT Sector
The university has an excellent international network, including co-operation agreements with universities in around 80 countries. The University of Helsinki actively participates in a number of top international research units that have been chosen by international scientific committees.
Helsinki is the centre of Finnish economic and business activity and is home to around 48,000 companies. Many regional headquarters of Finnish and international corporations are located in Helsinki, as is the country’s largest port.
The continually growing IT sector is concentrated strongly in the Helsinki Region, providing 16 percent of all jobs in the area.