Meet Finland at IBTM World 2023

Credits: Mikko Nikkinen

Credits: Mikko Nikkinen

Come and meet us at IBTM World in Barcelona and learn what Finland can offer to your next event!


Visit our stand H43 at IBTM World (November 28-30) and update your information on this Nordic country that is both a winter wonderland and a serene summer haven – and, according to the UN, the world’s happiest country – 6th year in a row!

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. 

On our stand you can explore the opportunities of some of the most popular destinations, congress venues, hotels and DMC's in Finland. 

Meet our partners: Destinations

Finland offers many unique destinations for business events, which offer a diverse range of venues with state-of-the-art technology and event services.

Helsinki is the leading congress city in Finland and has first-class congress facilities and hotels. The city is known as a safe, secure and clean city where congresses and events are run with devotion emphasizing sustainability. Helsinki is easy to reach from everywhere in the world: all major European destinations are covered with direct flights. 
Helsinki Convention Bureau offers free-of-charge assistance​ for all congress and event organisers.

Oulu is a lively urban city in northern Finland, surrounded by sea and nature. The city has a compact city center and high quality meeting and accommodation options. In the wintertime, the visitors are amazed by the frozen sea. In the summer, the midnight sun shines through the night. Oulu is a university city, offering wide selection of educational travel products as well as technical visit itineraries. Your event on Oulu will be your own unique Northern Experience.
Visit Oulu and Oulu Convention Bureau help you arrange a successful event.

Tampere, the Sauna Capital of the World, offers an excellent setting for international congresses, meetings, incentives and corporate events. Tampere is known as a city of technology and innovation, always in the forefront of development. It’s the fastest growing city in Finland and the home of one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, Tampere University. 
Visit Tampere helps you organize unforgettable corporate events and incentive programmes.

Credits: Olli Oilinki


Finland offers a wide range of hotel options, from boutique hotels to luxury lodges and converted historic buildings.

Scandic Hotels operate 53 hotels and 6 hotel brands in almost 30 cities in Finland. The largest venue, Scandic Marina Congress Center in Helsinki, hosts congresses for up to 700 delegates. In the Helsinki area only, Scandic operates six large venues for events up to 700 people.

Sokos Hotels boast over 300 meeting and conference venues with restaurants accompanied by first class hotel rooms and services. Radisson Blu chain operates in Finland on a franchise basis with eight unique hotels. All hotels in Finland are located in the heart of the city or in a resort destination. In Helsinki, the largest hotel can host events of up to 600 guests. 

Strawberry Finland (formerly Nordic Choice Hotels and Kämp Collection Hotels) provides first-class facilities for hosting events and meetings of all types and sizes. In the the Helsinki region, there are 12 centrally located hotels and 2 new hotels being built and opening June 2024. Strawberry offers both business and luxury-style opportunities for accommodation and meetings and events of up to 1500 guests.

Scandic Grand Central
Credits: Scandic Grand Central


Finland offers a variety of high quality venues; everything from a conference center for 10,000 people to an intimate log cabin for 20 can be found here.

Finlandia Hall, a masterpiece by great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is the leading congress, event and entertainment venue in Finland. The venue is located in the heart of Helsinki by the Töölönlahti Bay. There are more than 30 meeting rooms ranging from 20 to 1700 seats. Renowned Finlandia Restaurant caters spectacular gala dinners for up to 1000 guests.

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) is one of the largest venues in the Nordic countries. The venue boasts 7 halls, 13 lecture halls and 40 meeting rooms with natural light. Security, sustainability and flexibility are embedded in all operations.

Finlandia Hall
Credits: Finlandia Hall

Full service DMC's

In Finland, we offer responsible business events produced in safe conditions in a country with a lot of room to roam, spacious and functional facilities and nature that is easily accessible. All this makes safe and effortless events possible – with the help of our reliable, local DMC's. 

Lapland provides an amazing arena where rich traditions and pure nature meets modern infrastructure. Arctic Incentives by Lapland Safaris provides its own activity programs, accommodation venues and full-service catering. Social and environmental responsibility are an essential part of the services.

Elämys DMC is a 100% Finnish, private destination management and event agency as well as a PCO. The experienced team of travel specialists and professional event producers creates experiences to remember. Sustainability and transparency are the core values of all operations.

Next Travel Ltd. provides well-organized solutions to congresses, meetings, events, incentives and cruise services in Finland.

The Travel Experience is an award-winning DMC in Finland, handling a variety of incentive, conference, and corporate group products throughout the country.

Via Hansa & Borealis top-notch team crafts bespoke solutions from VIP meetings to international conferences.

Credits: Lapland Safaris

See you at IBTM World!

Finland is a unique and sustainable destination for business events in modern cities and breathtaking natural landscapes. From corporate social responsibility initiatives to diverse venues, Finland has everything necessary to meet the needs of any event or congress in a sustainable and memorable manner.

No matter what you’re looking for, Finland Convention Bureau will help you find the destination that’s just right for your event or incentive. 

IBTM World takes place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, November 28-30, 2023.

Credits: Jussi Helttunen