Major congresses coming to Finland in 2024


Finland's calendar is full of exciting association meetings and congresses in 2024


In the latest UIA ranking of the most popular congress destinations, Finland ranks number 13 in the global comparison. Finland continues to draw international associations to hold their congresses, and 2024 promises to be another successful year. 

Finland's natural beauty, state-of-the-art facilities, and welcoming culture are just a few of the reasons why it is considered an attractive destination for international conferences and meetings.  Finland's innovative spirit and commitment to sustainability also make it a top choice for associations seeking to make a positive impact. 

Finland has a promising lineup of association meetings and congresses confirmed for 2024 - and we have listed some of them here. 

Finland offers many unique destinations for congresses

International Research Society for Public Management Conference IRSPM
16.-18.4. 2024 Tampere
500 delegates
The theme of the conference is "Hybrid futures for public governance and management". The event will offer a rich platform for collaboration, learning, and inspiration. ISRPM is an international network of researchers in the areas of public management and public policy implementation.

The International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education 2024 Congress AIESEP 2024 
13.-17.5.2024 Jyväskylä
600 delegates
The conference provides an excellent opportunity to exchange information and ideas with colleagues from around the world. The congress themes range from physical education teacher education, health teacher education and coach education to physical activity supporting children's and adolescents' overall development.

The 18th meeting of the Nordic Spinal Cord Society NoSCoS 
22.-24.5.2024 Helsinki
400 delegates 
The Nordic Spinal Cord Society is an association of professionals with special interest in rehabilitation after injuries and diseases of the spinal cord. NoSCoS has held biannual scientific meetings, rotating between the member countries, since 1989.

The 16th NESS Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference
4.-6.6.2024 Turku
200 delegates
The 16th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference, hosted by Åbo Akademi University in cooperation with the University of Turku, calls environmental social science scholars for meeting and discussing current challenges related to knowledge (co)production.

23rd ISPS International Conference
5.-8.6.2024 Espoo
700 delegates
The conference will raise awareness of the possibilities psychological and social approaches offer. The event gathers clinicians of various professions. 

51st Nordic Lung Congress
5.-7.6.2024 Helsinki
400 delegates
The congress is aimed for respiratory specialists, respiratory physicians in training, nurses, physiotherapists and other health care professionals interested in respiratory medicine both from scientific and clinical knowledge perspective. The event offers up-to-date lectures, post graduate courses, posters and exhibition. 

Tampere Hall
Credits: Tampere Hall

Finland's reputation as a functional and reliable host country, as well as leading universities, specialised hospitals and research institutes help attract international congresses to Finland

Sustainability Research and Innovation Conference SRI
10.-15.6.2024 Espoo & Helsinki
2000 participants
Since 2021, the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress has united global leaders in research, government, civil society, and business to meaningfully advance progress towards sustainability. The SRI Congress offers an exceptionally inclusive and inspiring global platform for co-creating state-of-the-art solutions and innovations and building a coalition of the willing to achieve a sustainability transformation.
In 2024, SRI will be organized in collaboration with Sustainability Science Days (SSD), which for over six years has been the largest sustainability science conference in Finland. SSD is a joint collaborative effort between Finland’s two largest universities, the University of Helsinki, and Aalto University.

The 23rd Nordic Congress of General Practice NCGP 2024
11.-14.6.2024 Turku
1300 delegates
The congress invites young and experienced GPs, researchers, and educators in the field of primary health care to Turku in June 2024 to meet colleagues and to explore innovations and latest research with Nordic colleagues.

16th Nordic Youth Research Symposium
12.-14.6.2024 Tampere
300 delegates
The symposium calls youth researchers and scholars around the world to come together to contemplate the imperative challenges of our time and envision a better future – while learning from the past. 

JCI European Conference 2024
12.-15.6.2024 Oulu
1500 delegates
The JCI European Conference 2024 in Oulu will feature an incredible lineup of keynote speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, from business and entrepreneurship to social innovation and personal development.

37th SSAI congress of The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
16.-19.6.2024 Oulu
1000 delegates
The SSAI congress will explore the immediate and future implications for healthcare. It will offer the participants the chance to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and engage with the cutting-edge developments that are defining the healthcare landscape. 

ISCRE 28 International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering 2024
16.-19.6.2024 Turku
400 delegates
ISCRE is the most prestigious conference in chemical reaction engineering. 

Dipoli, Espoo
Credits: Dipoli, Mikko Raskinen

Finland has made a strong commitment to sustainability in the business events sector

Congress of the European Academy of Neurology EAN
29.6.-2.7.2024 Helsinki
6000 participants
EAN Congress is Europe’s biggest forum for neurology. An extensive exhibition is held concurrently with the congress.

Nordic Congress of Ophthalmology NOK
4.-8.8.2024 Kuopio
950 delegates
This premier event will bring together experts, practitioners, and researchers from the Nordic countries for the 45th time, to share and explore the latest advancements in the field of ophthalmology.

European Aerosol Conference EAC
25.-30.8.2024 Tampere
800 delegates
EAC2024 topics include all the research and development fields in which aerosols are relevant. 

The 22nd European Conference on Computational Biology ECCB2024
16.-20.9.2024 Turku
1000 delegates
The ECCB conference is an event for the computational and life science community and beyond, with top keynotes and talks, lively poster sessions, exciting exhibitions, and other social events. The conference welcomes scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including computational biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, biology, and medicine. 

Smart Cities in Smart Regions - Designing a sustainable and innovative future
9.-10.10.2024 Lahti
200 delegates
The conference is centred on the idea that environmental, social, and economic sustainability are crucial for a resilient future. A key aspect of the conference is to promote collaboration between researchers, industry, and local and regional development actors. 

50th EIBA Annual Conference
12.-14.12.2024 Espoo
500 delegates
The EIBA Annual Conference provides the main networking event and focal point for EIBA members. this international conference features paper presentations, workshops, sessions and panels on new and on-going research and practice, inviting the free exchange of ideas & open discussion by academics, young scholars, and professionals alike. The conference is a must-attend congress for anyone interested & involved in the field of international business.

Credits: Messukeskus, Helsinki

The next few years are also set to be busy with numerous congresses already confirmed

Finland has a strong international reputation when it comes to organising corporate events and conferences. Finns are experienced event organisers, and all services are first class. In recent years, Finland has consistently ranked among the TOP 20 congress destinations in the world. 

There are plenty of confirmed association meetings and congresses for Finland for the upcoming years. For more upcoming congress, see our Congress Calendar

Finlandia Hall will re-open in early 2025 when its spectacular, renovated facilities will open for congresses and events.
Credits: Finlandia Hall