Here are our recommended hotels for your stay in Helsinki during Nordic Business Forum 2019.

To celebrate the unique gathering of energy and enthusiasm Radisson Blu Hotels are offering exclusive rates for the Nordic Business Forum 2019 community. Our event guests can book rooms 15 % benefit for the flexible rates. You will automatically receive the discount by booking a room through the links provided below.

The offer is valid from 6.10.2019 to 13.10.2019 and bookable until 31.8.2019. Please choose the hotel, click Book Now, insert dates and select promotional code (NBF19).

Room reservations can be canceled without penalty until 18.00 on the day before your arrival. For cancellations made after that time, you will be billed for the entire reservation. Hotels have the right to restrict availability. A credit card is required during the time of booking.



Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Mikonkatu 23
00100 Helsinki
tel. +358 20 1234 700

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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Runeberginkatu 2
00100 Helsinki
tel. +358 20 1234 700

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Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
Ruoholahdenranta 3
00180 Helsinki
tel. +358 20 1234 700

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Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel
Albertinkatu 34
00180 Helsinki
+358 20 1234 700

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Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo
Otaranta 2
02150 Espoo
+358 20 1234 700

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Getting here


Nordic Business Forum 2019 will be held at the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center, which is located close to the center of Helsinki with excellent transport connections.

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Arrival by train

The Helsinki Expo & Convention Center is situated next to Helsinki Pasila railway station, so we highly recommend arriving by train. All national and international trains (apart from Allegro trains) stop at Pasila, and it is only a 300-meter walk to the main entrance of the Expo & Convention Center.

Arrival by plane

The Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is 13 km from the Expo & Convention Center. Look for the I and P trains, which connect the airport to the Pasila railway station. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and trains leave every 10 minutes during the day. You can also grab a taxi from the airport, which will take roughly 15 minutes and cost about 35€.

Arrival from the harbors

If you arrive in Helsinki via ferry, we recommend that you either take a taxi or a tram. Both are located in front of the arrival terminal.

If you are coming from Tallinn with a Tallink ferry arriving at 9.30 in Western Terminal 2, you are able to take a free-of-charge shuttle bus service. We will have transfer buses waiting for you at the harbor and customer service people guiding you. The buses will drive straight to the event venue (no stops in hotels, as they are not ready to check you in yet).

Arrival by bus

You can reach the seminar venue on buses 506 and 69, both of which stop at the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center.

Arrival by tram

You can reach the Expo & Convention Center easily with tram lines 7 and 9. All of these trams connect to the city center.


To arrange for a taxi, call +358 (0)100 0600. Tell them that you are going to the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center and they will know where to go. The taxi stand at the Expo & Convention Center can be found at the main entrance (South Entrance).


The Expo & Convention Center Car Park is accessible to everyone and always open. It is located at the North Entrance of the venue. If you are using a GPS, enter the address: Ratapihantie 17. The parking fee is €12, which allows you to park once and stay for 24 hours. Parking fees can be paid at the automated ticket machines. We encourage you to pay for your parking upon arrival to avoid long lines at the machines at the end of the day.


Nordic Business Forum 2019 at Helsinki Expo and Convention Center, Finland
Timezone: EEST – Eastern European Summer Time, UTC +03:00

9 OCTOBER 2019


VIP Session by Alex Osterwalder – Jump Start Business Growth: Business Model Innovation




Costas Markides – Innovation as a Springboard to Success


Anssi Rantanen – Why we need to fall in love with learning


Juliet Funt – The Strategic Pause



Parag Khanna – Understanding Asia: Opportunities in the future of business


Alex Osterwalder (NBF all stars) – The Invincible Company: Closing the Innovation Culture Gap

Networking break


Daniel Pink – The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing


Steve Wozniak – A Conversation on Creativity, Innovation and Technology


VIP evening (VIPs, First Class and Speakers only)

Please be advised that the schedule might be subject to change.

10 OCTOBER 2019


VIP session by Brene Brown – Rising Strong (VIPs, First Class and Speakers only)


Sara Blakely – How to find your idea for growth?


Carla Harris – Strategize to Win



Donald Miller – How the Power of Story Can Grow Your Business


Randi Zuckerberg – Dot Complicated: What I Learned on the Front Lines of Social Media

Networking Break


Brené Brown – Daring Leadership: The Four Pillars of Courage


George Clooney – A conversation on storytelling, branding and legacy


End of event



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Simultaneous Interpretation

We offer translations of the main stage presentations into Finnish, Russian and Estonian.

Less than 400 tickets available for NBForum2019. Get yours before our midsummer price increase!