Helsinki a global hub for sustainable congresses
Nestled in the heart of the Nordics, Helsinki emerges as a compelling choice for global congresses, meetings, and events. A blend of traditional charm and modern innovation, this city is more than just a destination—it’s an experience.
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The Helsinki Advantage
Helsinki, a beacon of sustainability and innovation, stands poised to welcome global congress and meeting organisers. As the world converges for the IMEX America Conference, we discuss the essence of Helsinki – its commitment to sustainability, the benefits of hosting a congress here, and the unwavering support we at Helsinki Partners provide to event organisers looking for a memorable congress destination.
In Helsinki, every event finds its home. The city boasts a plethora of venues, each with its unique charm and state-of-the-art facilities. From historic halls echoing tales of old to contemporary spaces designed for the future, Helsinki ensures that every occasion, big or small, finds its perfect backdrop. With venues ranging from the timeless Little Finlandia to the state-of-the-art Dance House Helsinki, the city is well-equipped to cater to every occasion.
Compact and accessible
Time is precious, and Helsinki understands this. The city’s design focuses on minimizing travel and maximizing experiences. Its compact layout ensures that venues, hotels, and attractions are just a stone’s throw away from each other. Combined with its stellar international flight connections, Helsinki truly stands as a global hub.
Rest is paramount after a day of brainstorming and networking. Helsinki promises not just a bed, but an experience tailored to every preference and budget. From the architectural marvel of Scandic Grand Central to the upcoming Radisson Red and Hotel Maria, Helsinki offers accommodations that blend history, design, and luxury.
Sustainability – a way of life
Helsinki’s unwavering commitment to sustainability
Helsinki isn’t just about talk; it’s about action. When you choose Helsinki, you’re not just hosting an event; you’re making a statement. A statement that resonates with commitment to the environment, to a greener tomorrow, and to sustainable futures.
Sustainable Meeting Guidelines
Our Sustainable Meeting Guidelines aren’t just guidelines; they’re a promise. A promise to uphold eco-friendly practices, ensuring that every event not only meets global standards but also sets new ones. By championing sustainability, we ensure that our events leave an impression, not a footprint.
The Helsinki Partners advantage
Every event is unique, and at Helsinki Partners, we understand this. Our team offers tailored, complimentary services, ensuring that every event is not just successful, but also memorable.
Beyond the logistical support, we offer something more valuable—our time and attention. Building relationships, understanding needs, and ensuring success is not just our job; it’s our passion.
Success story: AIA Thailand Gala
Helsinki’s allure is best described by those who’ve collaborated with the city’s dedicated teams.
As an outsider from Germany, Helsinki was an ideal place for this event. Besides lots of nature and attractions, the city is very compact, no long transfers, easy to handle on the spot, as hotels and sights are not far from each other. For most of the groups, Helsinki is just a stop to get into Finland by flight or ferry, but I am sure now after this AIA Experience, groups will stay longer in Helsinki.Client feedback from Studiosus
Paula Blomster from Messukeskus recalled the fusion of festivity and sustainability during the AIA Thailand Gala dinner.
“Our team at Messukeskus Helsinki had the honour of hosting the AIA Thailand Gala dinner. Every element was meticulously crafted, blending festivity with sustainability. The authenticity of the experience, right down to the scent of real Christmas trees from regenerative forests, showcased Helsinki’s dedication to genuine and sustainable experiences.”
A representative from our client, Studiosus, highlighted Helsinki’s compact nature, accessibility, and lasting impression.
“As an outsider from Germany, Helsinki was an ideal place for this event. Besides lots of nature and attractions, the city is very compact, no long transfers, easy to handle on the spot, as hotels and sights are not far from each other. For most of the groups, Helsinki is just a stop to get into Finland by flight or ferry, but I am sure now after this AIA Experience, groups will stay longer in Helsinki.”
Spotlight: Senior Advisor Antti Lumiainen
As Helsinki makes its anticipated return to IMEX America for the first time since 2012, the Finnish capital is eager to showcase its unique blend of culture, connectivity, and commitment to a greener future.
The city’s upcoming ventures, including the completion of the Helsinki Airport development program and the 2025 reopening of the iconic Finlandia Hall, promise to further elevate the congress experience.
Amid this renaissance, Helsinki Partners is proud to have Antti Lumiainen representing Helsinki at IMEX America. As a Senior Advisor for Congresses and Meetings at the Helsinki Convention Bureau, Antti brings a treasure trove of experience. His illustrious career spans roles within Meeting Professionals International in the EMEA region, organizing B2B events, and working with international trade shows. Now, he champions Helsinki, helping business event organisers realise the city’s potential.
If you’re attending IMEX America, seize the opportunity to connect with Antti. As a speaker at the conference, Antti will share insights on sustainability—a core value that Helsinki proudly champions.
We invite you to book a meeting with him, delve deeper into what Helsinki offers, and discover first-hand the transformative power of in-person gatherings in a city that prioritises sustainability, innovation, and cultural richness.
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