Messukeskus celebrates Finnish centenary year
HELSINKI -- The year 2017 marks 100 years of Finnish independence. Messukeskus is an official partner in Finland’s 100 centenary year. It includes the Finnish theme in all of its events, either within programmes, competitions, special exhibitions or decorations. The Messuaukio Square is also illuminated to celebrate.
The year kicked off with the Matka Nordic Travel Fair where Finland’s national dish, rye bread, was revealed, and the Chef of the Year semifinals that also paid homage to Finnish tastes. Educa, the National Training Event for Educators, is themed “Finland 100 years – Learning and civilization.”
GoExpo looks for the trip destination of the year among historical destinations, and the Spring Fair decorations will follow a Finnish theme. Habitare, the Helsinki Book Fair and other events at Messukeskus will reveal their Finland-themed programmes as the year progresses.
The story of Finland is a story of enterprising people. Messukeskus has promoted Finnish business for almost 100 years. To celebrate the centenary year, Messukeskus offers its hand to new entrepreneurs by providing startup areas with a low participation threshold in all of its trade fairs.
Illuminated Messuaukio Square and a taste of a Finnish pastry
The Finnish 100th year is reflected too in the Messukeskus premises and services. The Messuaukio Square and the building’s western façade are illuminated. Since the beginning of the new year, Messukeskus has opened a new 100-person meeting room called Finland, giving homage to the 100-year-old Finland and its unique culture.
Fazer, the company in charge of Messukeskus’ restaurant services, is also an official ‘Finland 100’ partner. They ensure that fair and conference guests’ tables are full of delicious blue-and-white dishes. Messukeskus cafés and conference catering serve a new, blue-and-white treat: a Finnish pastry with blueberry and vanilla flavour.
Messukeskus has dedicated a webpage to its Finland 100 centenary year programmeat www.messukeskus.com/suomi100.
Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre promotes Finnish trade and industry by enabling profitable face-to-face contact in trade shows, congresses and other events. Exhibitions and fairs are Finland’s seventh largest media.
In terms of impact, they are the most profitable, the richest in experiences and the most social of all media. In 2015, Messukeskus organised 116 exhibitions and more than 1,500 meetings and congresses, which attracted 9,300 exhibitors and 1.3 million visitors.
Messukeskus will turn 100 in 2019 – and congratulates Finland for its 100 years of independence. The Finland 100 programme in Messukeskus events and premises: www.messukeskus.com/suomi100