Helsinki bags a place in the first 20 popular congress cities

Published on : Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Messukeskus HelsinkiHelsinki improved its position the most popular congress cities on the international agenda, and reached the 2014 position 18. The comparison included 1 493 cities and 181 countries.



Union of International Associations organization annual gathering of the world’s most popular congress countries and cities comparison of Helsinki improved its position the previous two places and has just publicized a new ranked number 18 in Helsinki, became for many a major convention city, including the London and Istanbul ahead. Finland was ranked Country’s top-ranking position ahead of the 19th Nordic spurt only in Sweden at position 17 in Norway is ranked 20, and ranked 23 in Denmark.



In recent years, Helsinki has been very successful international conference competition. A close and long-term cooperation of congresses organizers bear fruit.



– Helsinki attracts many international organizations convention venue, and its impact on the city’s reputation as a reliable, high-level, well-connected and the security services. Increasingly important competitive advantages are, however, high expertise and a high level of research in many fields of science, summed up the congress manager Ines Antti-Son Helsinki Convention & Events Bureau.



Congresses economic impact on the city is significant. Each congress delegate leaves Helsinki on average during the five-day visit to almost EUR 1 900.



Fresh Congress victory in Helsinki brings more than EUR nine million


This summer, one of the largest international congresses are organized at the beginning of August, the rector Congress 12th Convention of the International Confederation of Principals (1500 participants) and belonging to the 15th Congress of Logic at the University of Helsinki 375 anniversary in the official program, Methodology and Philosophy of Science CLMPS (800 FORM). At the beginning of September in Helsinki will meet more than a thousand experts in the field of education ESERA 2015 Conference of the European Science Education Research Association congress.


The most recent Congress of profits for the coming years is the 7th World Glaucoma Congress, which will be held in Helsinki in June 2017. Finland Glaukoomayhdistys Association’s congress is expected to host 5,000 participants, and its economic importance in the capital has more than nine million euros.

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