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Espoo as a congress city


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Five good reasons to have your conference in Espoo

Innovative spirit. Nature. High class services. Long Experience. Espoo is all about moments of inspiration, right next to capital Helsinki in coastal Finland.The vibrant City of Espoo is one of the leading congress cities in Finland. Here science, culture and business meet the unspoilt wilderness.                             

1. INOVATION AND CREATIVITY                                            

Otaniemi in Espoo, the home of international Finnish companies like Fortum, Kone and Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds, is the Nordic countries' leading technology hub, distinguished by a unique cluster of top-level reasearch organizations, academic institutions and technology-oriented businesses. All which attracts continuous interest from science, research, investors and business professionals worldwide and has a major impact on Espoo's popularity as a congress destination.

Companies, Creativity and Science blossom in Espoo Innovation Garden
Northern Europe’s largest innovation hub is located in the Espoo districts of Otaniemi, Keilaniemi and Tapiola. The area and its lively activities are well described by the name innovation garden. It also respects the cultural heritage, Tapiola’s values as a garden city. The area develops and blossoms by the T3 initiative, which was launched by the City in 2010. T3 derives from the Finnish words for science (tiede), art (taide) and the economy (talous).


2. NATURE, FUN AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Whether you have a formal banquet or an outdoor gathering, you will for sure find something amazing in Espoo. In Espoo you can enjoy Finnish hospitality and traditions by having a chimneyless sauna evening - jumping into a lake for swim, hiking in nearby Nuuksio National Park or taste traditional Finnish cuisine in one of the Espoo Menu restaurants producing food of local ingredients.

Pre and post congress tours are usually arranged to Lapland, the Finnish lake area or to cities like Tallinn, St Petersburg and Stockholm in neighbouring countries.


3. LOCATION - ESPOO IS CENTRALLY LOCATED

Espoo's location on the coastal Finland, right next to the capital Helsinki, offers excellent traffic connections. It is easy to reach, just a half an hour from the Helsinki international airport and harbours. Helsinki Airport offers direct flights from 130 destination worldwide. With Allegro fast train journey from St. Petersburg takes only 3,5 hours.

Getting around Espoo and capital area of Helsinki is easy and affortable with extensive public transportation network. 2015 Espoo will have its own underground which is connected with Helsinki undergound network. At shortest journey to Helsinki it takes only 10 minutes.


4. FLEXIBLE FACILITIES

Whether you have an intimate executive meeting or a congress for thousand people, there is a suitable venue in Espoo. Charming villas, idyllic manors, dedicated congress centers to lean to shelters are in your use. The premises and services can be modified to suit the occasion, from intimate customer meetings and dinner parties to sauna evenings.


5. GREEN ESPOO

Breathe fresh green air in Espoo! Here nature is all around us. As a conference organizer you can be sustainable by choosing one of Espoo's green certified venues. Dipoli Congress Centre was the first venue in Finland to receive the WWF Green Office Certificate in 2004. Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre started in 2013 a new era in ecological building technology targeting to keep the carbon footprint as minimal as possible.

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