14.11.2013

Slush Conference Showcased Startups

Helsinki’s Slush Conference is a nonprofit, two-day technology and startup event where the most promising companies from Northern Europe, Russia and beyond gather to meet with top-tier investors and media from all around the world.

This year, it was held November 13-14th at the Cable Factory in Helsinki.

Standing at the epicenter of one of the most dynamic startup ecosystems on the planet, Slush is organized to allow the next generation of great companies to have the ecosystem they deserve to succeed on a global level.

constant growth Since 2008

In 2008-2012, Slush has transformed from a 300-person event to one of the top startup events in the world, attracting more than $40 billion worth of venture capital, some of the world’s top media, plus 3,500 attendees in 2012.

This year, Slush grew to one of the largest events of its kind in the world.

Slush is organized yearly by Startup Sauna, the Helsinki-based seed accelerator which was recently rewarded as the top young university accelerator in the world by UBI Index.

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16.2.2015

Tampere is Congresswise!

The traditional printed congress manual has been taken to a whole new level in the university and congress city Tampere.

When it was again time to update the popular manual, published for the first time already in 1996, convention director Ella Näsi had an epiphany. “I wanted the manual to be more flexible and easier to update. I also wanted it to be interactive”, she says. This resulted in the publication of not one, but two interrelated blogs: one in Finnish and one in English.
The Finnish blog Kongressiviisas.fi is directed more at Finnish congress organisers. It gives tips and guidance on what to take into consideration when organising a congress in Tampere. For those who are visiting Tampere as delegates can get a lot of information out of the English version Congresswise.com. This blog dwells more on general aspects of Tampere and Finland.
The two main writers of the blog are convention director Ella Näsi and marketing manager Pia Helminen. “We do have a space for visiting writers, so anyone who is interested to contribute is welcome to contact us!” exclaims the duo.

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11.2.2015

European national convention bureaux alliance expands

Italy, Ireland, France, Portugal and Latvia have all joined the alliance of European National Convention Bureaux, bringing the total to 22 members. The addition of the five new members was announced at the alliance’s recent meeting in Copenhagen.

These new countries will join the 17 other members on a collaboration which unites the individual and unique offerings of each member, to simplify and strengthen the approach towards key markets, such as the USA and China. The alliance is now discussing numerous projects including working together on comprehensive market research into the Chinese market.
As the number one meeting destination worldwide for association meetings , Europe’s future offering for meetings and events remains compelling according to members of the initiative polled at their recent meeting in Copenhagen. Nearly all (93%) believe the market will increase and over two thirds (67%) have seen their organisation’s marketing budget increase in 2015.

National Convention Bureaux across the continent have responded well to the creation of the strategic alliance which has now attracted 22 members. These members are from the following countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Latvia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.

For further information, please contact:

Emma Ward, Clareville Communications (UK)
T: + 44 207 736 4022
E: emmaward@clareville.co.uk

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