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Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki


The Messu buzz is an uplifting energy. It generates new, surprising ideas and encounters. Inspiration makes the world go round, and the best ideas are born when the right people come together at the right time and the right place. This is what Messukeskus is all about. We make fruitful encounters happen and direct the resulting energy into society’s wellbeing by organising stimulating trade fairs, worldclass conferences, successful meetings and memorable celebrations. As Finland’s leading venue service provider, we bring companies and customers, people and experiences, experts and inspiration seekers face to face. Messukeskus is a unique and powerful touchpoint media that allows people to be present in all their senses.

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meetings and conferences

10,000 exhibitors

1,000,000 visitors

Millions of encounters per year The most social touchpoint media

11,000 press visitors


th largest media in Finland

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of exhibition space

Sparking inspiration Seeking decorating ideas? A new boat for the summer? Or a serving of the most relevant industry trends?

4,600 parking spaces

Messukeskus holds a hundred different exhibitions and events each year, offering visitors reasons to be enthralled and get swept off their feet, get excited and experience something new. What lights your spark? Whether it’s cross-country skiing, interior design or civil engineering, Finland’s largest and most international event organiser sets the scene, presenting the latest trends and innovative ideas. Guests are treated to top-level restaurant expertise. The revamped Galleria dining arcade entices visitors, whether they’re in search of a culinary spread or a glass of wine. For exhibitors, Messukeskus offers a setting for products and services where real interaction and thousands of encounters take place. Research indicates that face-to-face meetings are the most successful because they involve people completely. Messukeskus’ skilled staff are ready to get inventive and assist exhibitors in making the most of their stands. A fair is a powerful medium that reaches thousands of visitors before, during and after the event.

Large. Small. Thousands of hands in the air. You choose the guests. We’ll take care of everything else. Major deals have been struck at Messukeskus. Business cards have been exchanged, negotiations have taken place, saunas have been had and revellers have danced till dawn. The refurbished premises provide guests with boundless opportunities. The only limits are the imagination. Would you like to organise a sauna night for a small group or a gala dinner for 6,000 guests? You got it. What about a festival? Or a ten-mile foot race? You name it, we’ve tried it. Messukeskus can be transformed to match a theme and to suit conform customers’ desires and needs. Our reliable, professional and international network of partners makes sure that the interior design, event services, catering, accommodations, technology, telecom services, construction, decoration, guidance and logistics, security and customer services are carried out as agreed and in the right spirit.



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meeting rooms seating 8 to 1,100

hotel rooms

6,000 dining capacity

Messukeskus Conference Centre

4,400 seats amphitheatre hall

1,600 conferences and congresses per year

The Messukeskus Conference Centre serves up 40 different venues for organising meetings of all scales. The largest of our meeting facilities can bring together a maximum of 1,100 people, while smaller meeting rooms provide a more intimate atmosphere. As for event halls, the impressive Amfi Hall welcomes real crowds with ascending seating for about 4,400 people. The Winter Garden is the ideal setting for a chat in a more informal environment.

A good or very good congress city 89% of respondents, Finland Convention Bureau survey

The world’s second most interesting place to visit New York Times 2012

Photo: Paul Williams

This is Helsinki Messukeskus is an integral part of the culture of Helsinki, a city whose location creates the conditions for international encounters.

Pure nature, first-class transport links, unparalleled safety – Helsinki is known worldwide for its stylish charm. A hub between Europe and Asia, the city strengthens Messukeskus’ status as world-class meeting place. It’s easy to jump from your meeting to a train bound for St. Petersburg or onto a flight via Helsinki Airport.

The world’s most liveable city Monocle 2011

Messukeskus’ Conference Centre has hosted international events ranging from small meetings to EU-level summits. Even major international assemblies and exhibitions fit easily under one roof, thanks to the flexibility of our facilities. The Conference Centre is more than the sum of its seats. The latest conferencing technology, a wireless network and ready infrastructure for continuous webcasting enable worldwide transmissions. Our skilled, multilingual staff and the elegant Holiday Inn hotel immediately adjacent to Messukeskus ensure that even after a long trip, guests can relax and focus on their important encounters.

Taking responsibility for success Messukeskus strives to lead by example in responsibility and environmental matters.

Messukeskus was the first Finnish congress centre to be awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate. This standard compels us to develop our operations over the long term. But while its requirements mainly concern the impact of our own operations, our goal is to provide our visitors and organisers with the best possible framework for acting responsibly. In 2012, we joined the other Nordic countries in the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Assosiation) in committing ourselves to promoting environmental work and sustainable development in the entire conference and event industry. We believe sustainability is an important part of an event’s success.

We save energy.

We choose responsible partners.

We favour 4. public transport. We recycle all of our waste.

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Messuaukio 1, PO Box 21, FI-00521 Helsinki Tel. +358 40 450 3250, Fax +358 9 142 358

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Kokoustamon pysäköinti Conference Parking

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Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki