Finland ranks number 12 in the global comparison
According to the annual meetings statistics report*, published by the Union of International Associations in July, Finland is the most popular Nordic country for hosting international congresses. Finland ranks number 12, the top three countries being Singapore, Belgium and South Korea. The Finnish capital Helsinki also beats its Nordic neighbours and takes the 12th spot in the city ranking.
In July, Union of International Associations (UIA) published the 61st edition of the International Meetings Statistics Report, which presents comparative tables on the international meetings of international organizations in 2019.
In the 2019 ranking of the most popular congress destinations, Finland ranks number 12 in the global comparison, and reaches the 7th spot in the European ranking. The other Nordic countries also prosper in the comparison: Norway reaching the 18th place, Sweden on the 19th position and Denmark ranking 22nd. In the category of most popular congress cities, Helsinki took the 12th spot and holds its position as the most popular congress city in the Nordics. Stockholm ranks number 16, Copenhagen is on the 19th spot, and Oslo is ranked 21st. The report includes data from 161 countries and 1251 cities.
“Finland has ranked among the top 20 most popular congress destinations for many years in a row. Our reputation as a functional and reliable host country, as well as leading universities, specialised hospitals and research institutes help attract international congresses to Finland”, says Ines Antti-Poika, the head of Finland Convention Bureau.