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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…


ICANN held its policy forum in Finland for the first time on 27-30 June 2016.

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Scientific Conference Promoter Award 2016 to Professor Marjaana Niemi

Professor Niemi works at the University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanity. The €5,000 award is donated by the Finnish Fair Foundation and the winner is selected by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

The award was presented to Professor Niemi at Messukeskus Helsinki 21-22 September 2016. Professor Niemi specialises in urban history and has organised several seminars and congresses for the field, the latest and the biggest being the 13th International Conference on Urban History in August 2016. The event gathered over 600 participants from 50 countries and was organised in cooperation with the University of Tampere and the University of Helsinki.

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International Conference Gathers Plant Biology Researchers to Turku in 2018

The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research regularly brings together over 800 scientists from all corners of the world for five days to discuss all aspects of molecular plant science from research on plant growth and development to improving plant tolerance to adverse environmental conditions.

The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research is a yearly conference rotating between North America, Australasia and Europe. The conference is centered on all aspects of modern plant biology using thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) as a model system.

– The strong plant research community at the University of Turku together with the unique location on the Baltic coast surrounded by numerous small islands makes Turku a memorable location for a scientific conference, says Dr. Michael Wrzaczek from the University of Helsinki, Department of Biosciences.

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Two New Clarion Hotels open in October

In October 2016 opens a 78 metre-high hotel building with a convention centre for 1,000 people and 427 rooms.

Clarion Hotel Helsinki will stand out from the crowd. The two window-clad towers are connected by a transparent glass footbridge. The highest of the towers will reach a full 78 metres above sea level. A vantage point is being built at the top, with a breathtaking view over Helsinki for everyone.

At Helsinki-Vantaa airport opens another unique Clarion hotel. Clarion Airport offers 12 flexible meeting facilities of varying size and the largest meeting room can accommodate up to 260 participants.


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Professor of Environmental Engineering Jaana Sorvari awarded Espoo’s Congress Ambassador 2016

Associate Professor Jaana Sorvari from Aalto University’s School of Engineering has been chosen as Espoo Ambassador 2016. Espoo Ambassador operates as a congress ambassador of Espoo in Finland and abroad. The award was presented 24th of August 2016 during the annual Espoo Ambassador event at Aalto University Design Factory. Professor Sorvari is the 8th Espoo Ambassador.

The decision was based in Sorvari’s active work in national and international scientific research groups and organizations. Even though Professor Sorvari is still a newcomer in the business of organizing international conferences, she has shown enthusiasm and courage to take up the challenge.

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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


Dipoli is closed due to renovation from June 2015 to autumn 2016. Please contact for more information about Espoo venues. Dipoli is a unique venue for meetings, congresses and…


The Finnish National Opera is an opera and ballet company operating at a high international standard on a nationwide basis. The Opera puts on performances six nights a week from…


Conference centre in a 350-year-old iron works village. 90 km to west from Helsinki, 110 km to east from Turku.


The ecologically designed Finnish Nature Centre Haltia offers inspiring meeting space in an ecological building which is built entirely of wood. Haltia’s exhibitions present the most spectacular natural attractions of…


A modern conference venue with a maritime atmosphere. Beautifully located on a small peninsula. Excellent transport services. About 10 minutes by car to downtown Helsinki and 5 minutes to Tapiola.

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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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