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In late August 2017, the National Institute for Health and Welfare organised an international, cross-disciplinary conference on drug problems.

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Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit, June 14-15, 2017

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The Biggest in 2016 The world’s leading organisation in the field of health and reproductive medicine, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), held its Annual Meeting of…

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25.5.2018

Marriott International arrives in Finland and opens its first hotel in Tampere

At the end of 2019, the Marriott International hotel chain will open its first hotel in Finland in connection with Tampere Hall. The hotel to be built in Tampere is part of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel brand, which is directed at modern business travellers and families.

n the Tampere Courtyard by Marriott hotel, there will be 11 aboveground floors and 229 hotel rooms. Reservations for rooms can be made starting 6 months before the hotel opens. The hotel project is expected to have a great impact on Finland’s attractiveness and the international recognition of the entire country

‘It is important for Marriott International to establish a larger presence in the Nordic Countries and particularly in Finland. Tampere is one of the central cities in the country. It is a growing and vibrant city whose multiple development projects promise an interesting future for it. We expect our hotel to attract visitors and events to Tampere from across the world’, describes Tuomas Laakso, the development manager of Marriott International in Central and Northern Europe.

Lauri Lyly, the mayor of Tampere, is pleased with the fact that of all the cities in Finland, Tampere is the place where the first Marriot hotel will be opened: ‘The hotel will give a nice internationality boost to our city, and it will make a great addition to our event, culture, and travel offering. The Marriot hotel chain has over 100 million loyal customers around the world, and now they will have a good reason to come to Tampere’, says Lyly.
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23.5.2018

Espoo to serve international conference delegates only local produced vegetarian food and fish

From 2018 onwards, as the first Convention Bureau in Finland, Visit Espoo has made a commitment to only serve vegetarian food accompanied with fish that is sustainably fished from the Baltic Sea and surrounding lakes.

Visit Espoo oversees the arrangements of Espoo city receptions and hospitality for international association conferences. From 2018 onwards, as the first Convention Bureau in Finland, Visit Espoo has made a commitment to only serve vegetarian food accompanied with fish that is sustainably fished from the Baltic Sea and surrounding lakes. This commitment is part of the Finnish Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development (sitoumus2050.fi).
“This is a great step for Visit Espoo to support the city’s sustainable development goals and the same time continue our own sustainability work towards more sustainable meetings in Espoo. Together with our pledge to leave red meat out of city reception menus, we are also aiming to reduce food waste by requiring pre-registrations for the occasions” says Miikka Valo, Convention Manager for Visit Espoo.
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12.4.2018

Experience Finland and White Night Magic at IMEX!

Find out about Finland’s high class services in stunning natural surroundings at our stand F260

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8.3.2018

Another record year for congresses in Finland

2017 saw more congresses organised in Finland than ever before. Last year totalled 791 congresses for international organisations with a record-breaking 111,188 guests, an increase of 22% from the previous year.

Most of the congresses were held in the Helsinki region. For 2017, the number of congresses in Helsinki increased by 28% and by 54% in Espoo. Tampere, Turku and Jyväskylä maintained their ranking among the top five cities to host congresses in terms of guests. Jyväskylä and Kuopio also showed a positive trend by hosting more congresses and guests than in previous years.

“This is the second year in a row that we’ve seen substantial growth for both the number of congresses and guests. The processes involved can be lengthy and international competition is fierce. Therefore these results are definitely a sign of long-term success with procurement”, says Mervi Toivonen from Business Finland’s Finland Convention Bureau.

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Arktikum - stories about the people of the North Arktikum provides a unique insight into the way of life, culture and history of the North. It is a museum, science…

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Finlandia Hall in Helsinki is the leading congress, event and entertainment venue in Finland. Centrally located, in park-like surroundings, Finlandia Hall is ideal for conferences and exhibitions, as well as…

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The impressive wooden congress and concert centre rose on the Lake Vesijärvi waterfront in spring 2000. The main source of inspiration in the design was the Finnish forests. Sibelius Hall…

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The new congress and culture center of the Åland Islands was opened in March 2009. This multi-functional venue is situated in the center of the unique archipelagic city Mariehamn, in…

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An old factory building has newly been renovated to a lively Culture and Congress Centre in the idyllic City of Porvoo only one hour from Helsinki and 30 minutes from…

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Calliola is located in Snappertuna, approx. just over an hour’s drive from the Capital Helsinki and the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Our unique facilities are especially suitable when looking for a peaceful…

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A beautifully located, modern congress centre on the shore of a small lake, about 1 km from the centre of the town.

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Former Congress Centre Dipoli will serve as Aalto University's main building from autumn 2017 onwards. As a building, it represents a new type of multi-purpose design that showcases the University's…

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200 Arrivals a Day from All Over the World

Finland is easy to get to. An average of 200 international flights arrive daily at Finnish airports, around 90 per cent of them at Helsinki airport.
Helsinki airport offers 130 non-stop destinations around the world and 350 departures a day, connecting Europe with the rest of the world. Helsinki is the leading long-haul airport in Northern Europe, located along the most direct and quickest route between Europe and Asia.

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