The preliminary programme for ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Meeting 2017 is now published. The final programme will be finalised early 2017.

Wednesday 22 March

16.00 Welcome desk opens at the official hotel
17.00-19.00 Business Leads Exchange at the official hotel. Meeting room: Galleria.
19.30-21.30 Espoo city reception at Espoo Cultural Centre

Business Exchange: share information on meetings with others

ICCA's success over five decades has been built on the principle of members exchanging commercial information with one another about recently hosted events. This is the foundation of ICCA's Association Database and the Business Exchange.

Once you have indicated in your registration for the ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Meeting that you would like to participate in the BE you will receive instructions on how to participate and a link to a lead proposal form where you can submit data on one event you have recently been involved with, and to be willing to share your inside knowledge about this event with other delegates during the Business Exchange session.

The criteria for the lead is as follow:

Attendance: It must attract at least 100 participants
Frequency: Annual and Biennial Meetings only    
Rotation: Nordic Meetings only   


Thursday 23 March

07.15 Running with "el presidente", leave from the official hotel - please register your interest to Miikka by 22nd March
08.30 Walk from the hotel to Otaniemi

Venue: Technopolis Innopoli 1, Meeting room Leonardo

09.00-10.00 Annual ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Meeting

10.00-10.30 Welcome to Espoo Innovation Garden, Harri Paananen, Manager, Economic and Business Development, City of Espoo 
10.30-11.00 Business Events in Finland - Meetings as part of foreign trade, Markus Suomi, CEO, Finpro
11.00-11.30 TBC

11.30 - 12.30 LUNCH

12.30-15.00 Best practices from ICCA members


15.30-16.30 POWERED BY HEL Keynote: The importance of Scandinavian Business thinking, Timo Kiuru, Creative Director, The Unthinkable 

16.30 Closing of the first day

16.45-> Fringe Meetings or Free Time. In case you have a meeting, inform Miikka.

18.45 Walk from the hotel to EMMA
19.00 - 23.00 100 Years of Finnish Madness Dinner at EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art)

Friday 24 March

Venue: The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, Haltia Hall

08.30-09.00 Bus transfer to Haltia from the official hotel (pre-registration required)
09.00-09.30 Welcome to Haltia, Tom Selänniemi, CEO, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
09.30-10.30 Future Meeting Space research, Matthias Schultze, Director of German Convention Bureau   
10.30-11.00 Localhood, Jonas Wilstrup, Conventions Director, Wonderful Copenhagen


11.30-13.00 Sector Meetings
(Each sector has a leader who prepares a pre-scheduled agenda for the meeting)

13.00-13.30 Wrap up of sector meetings, next destination presentation & closing of the Annual Chapter Meeting

13.30-14.30 LUNCH

14.30 Bus transfers leave from Haltia to Helsinki Airport and official hotel