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The International Society of Surgery held its International Surgical Week 2013 in Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki on August 25th - 29th. Approximately 2 200 delegates attended.

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The European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2013 was the 40th of its kind and the second ever in the Nordic Countries.

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The Land Rover Nordic Adventure is a unique driving experience. During spring 2012, 13 sessions were held in and around Katinen Manor in Hämeenlinna, with a total of 300 people…

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The 14th International Osteoporosis Foundation Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies was organized May 31st – June 2nd 2013 at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni. The conference was attended by 140 delegates…

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2.4.2014

Pro Congress 2014 Award

The Pro Congress 2014 award to Tampere University. In picture professor Elise Kosunen in the middle. From left Ms Ella Näsi Tampere Convention Bureau, Ms Erika Eischer Tampere Hall, Mr Jaakko Lehtonen Finnish Tourist Board and Ms Leena Sipilä Finland Convention Bureau.

Elise Kosunen, professor of medicine at Tampere University.

The Pro Congress 2014 award. The expert jury justified the decision by Kosunen’s contribution to the 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice, where she was the chairwoman of the organising committee. The congress was very successful; it attracted almost 1,200 attendees to Tampere Hall. It was the largest academic congress in Tampere last year. Kosunen also has solid expertise in organising significant conferences in her field and in active international operations.

 

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7.3.2014

Tourism income increases by 63%

Finland successfully increases congress tourism income to €117 million a year.

The Finland Convention Bureau (FCB) monitors the experiences of people attending international conferences in Finland every three years. This has been implemented in co-operation with Taloustutkimus since 1986. In 2013, a total of 662 international conferences took place in Finland, garnering a combined total of 71,761 attendees. This was the best year ever in terms of the number of conferences held. The average number of attendees to a congress was 108.

According to the “Delegaattitutkimus 2013″ survey, implemented in co-operation with Taloustutkimus, each conference attendee spent €356 per day, including trips. In total, congress tourism provided Finland with €117 million in 2013. In the previous survey (2010), this figure was €72 million. This marks an increase of 63%.

The Helsinki region is the location for more than half of international congresses in Finland, but major events also take place all year round in all of Finland’s largest towns. The ski resort of Levi was a surprise last year: its number of attendees was close to those of the big towns.

Top 10 congress cities in Finland:

Helsinki                 288

Espoo                       94

Tampere                  74

Turku                       68

Jyväskylä                 48

Oulu                          30

Vaasa                        16

Joensuu                    13

Lahti                         10

Maarianhamina      6

Rovaniemi                6

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5.3.2014

First Meetings and Corporate Events Issue in Russian

If you want to know more what Finland has to offer for Russian meeting planners, please take a look on the issue!

The first issue of Finnish Meetings and Corporate Events (Vedomost/ MediaPlanet) was published today.

Issue presents widely Finnish meeting destinations and meeting professionals in Finnish meetings industry.

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3.3.2014

SoMeT comes to Finland on April 9 and 10.

SoMeT14EU is designed to bring the digital destination marketing community together. For two days, tourism professionals from across Europe will unite to learn, collaborate and network with their peers. Attendees will leave inspired and armed with information to help them drive our industry forward. If you are a digital tourism marketing professional, next year’s #SoMeT14EU is the conference for you!

SoMeT comes to Finland on April 9 and 10. SoMeT – the Symposium for the use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry – is the premiere conference for tourism professionals looking to share ideas, network and discover opportunities in social media for destination marketing. SoMeT, known as #SoMeT14EU, is coming to Europe in 2014

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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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Dipoli is a unique venue for meetings, congresses and all kind of festive events and offers over 20 different types of meeting spaces. It is in a prime location, sharing…

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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…

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

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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…

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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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