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Special venues and Congress heroes

Credits: Omar El Mrabt, National Museum

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Explore some special venues that stand out from the crowd, discover inspiring success stories and read about the opening of a new hotel brand in Helsinki.
Credits: Omar El Mrabt, National Museum

EURO 2022 in Espoo

The 32nd European Conference on Operational Research, EURO 2022, was organized in Espoo in June. The conference had about 1,900 participants who were clearly inspired by human interaction and in-person networking after couple of years of online meetings. Antti Punkka, Professor of Practice, Aalto University and Chair of the Organizing Committee says that Finland has a great reputation as a safe and stable country for hosting events. “I believe that Finland is an easy country for visitors. Most people speak English and all the information you need is easily available. Our public transport system is straightforward, including all the related websites and mobile apps. We get things done on time, even when surprises come up. Finland also has a strong operations research community: the third-largest EURO member society in terms of members per capita.” Thanks to the successful conference and positive experiences in Finland, many participants will now consider Aalto University for their future studies or career path.
Read more why the conference was a success here.

Credits: Markus Hyvärinen, SEK

ECOMM 2022 in Turku

The European Conference on Mobility Management ECOMM was organized in Turku this summer. The conference circulating in Europe and related to mobility management was organized in Finland for the first time. The conference had clear goals: The development of mobility and traffic in the Turku region towards a carbon neutral future and the year 2029. Sustainability was also an important topic for the organizers. “We considered sustainable development solutions in all planning choices of the conference”, says Project Manager Stella Aaltonen
Read more on the goals and outcomes of the conference here.

Credits: Roni Lehti, ECOMM 2022 Turku

Special venues

Finland offers a variety of high-quality venues for business events. If you’re looking for a venue that has a special atmosphere and offers an unforgettable experience, there are plenty of options in different parts of the country. We have listed some industrial and historic venues that stand out from the crowd and make your event memorable. These include for example a former horseshoe factory, an old water flow laboratory and a renovated gunpowder magazine. Is one of these the venue for your next event?

Credits: Jussi Hellstén

Finland’s first Radisson RED to open in Helsinki in 2023

Finland’s first Radisson RED hotel will be opened in Helsinki during the year 2023. Radisson RED Helsinki is located at the heart of the capital just 2 minutes’ walk from Helsinki central railway station. The hotel is facing Kaisaniemi Park and Botanic Garden and offers wonderful views over the city. The striking architecture and bold interior design of Radisson RED Helsinki will offer an interesting contrast to the prestigious landmark architecture surrounding the new hotel, such as the Helsinki central railway station, designed by the architect Eliel Saarinen, Finnish National Theater, and the world-famous Helsinki public library Oodi.
The hotel will have 196 rooms and a deli-type restaurant. Radisson RED Helsinki will be the fourth Radisson RED hotel to open in the Nordics. In Finland, Radisson Hotel Group operates eight Radisson Blu hotels. 

Credits: Radisson RED Helsinki

Explore the Autumn Foliage – live!

Before winter's arrival, nature in Finland bursts into an autumn splendor, creating a magical scenery. This phenomenon is known as the autumn foliage, or "ruska" in Finnish.
Explore the colour galore with Visit Finland's Autumn Foliage Live

Credits: Harri Tarvainen

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