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 a penalty until 18.00 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.

Event Agenda

Nordic Business Forum 2019 will take place at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center.
Timezone: EEST – Eastern European Summer Time, UTC +03:00

Day one (Wednesday 9 October 2019) will focus on growth in innovation. The day will start with a special session at 10am for VIP and First Class ticket holders, and with lunch at 11am for all guests. Speakers include Juliet Funt, Daniel Pink, and Steve Wozniak. The day’s program will end at 7:20pm for all guests, while VIP and First Class guests are invited to stay on for a VIP evening.

Day two (Thursday 10 October 2019) will focus on growth in marketing and leadership. The day will with a special session at 8:40am for VIP and First Class ticket holders, and the general program for all guests will begin at 10am. Speakers include Brené Brown, Randi Zuckerberg, and George Clooney. The event will end at 5:50pm.

View the full agenda

Accessibility At the event


The lowest P1 level of the car park near the northern entrance has 20 parking spaces marked for the disabled. The users of disabled parking must declare their vehicle registration plate number at our customer service desks.  Also, the hotel parking area is free for disabled persons during the events.

Entrances and getting around

All entrances and premises at the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center provide easy access. All floors can be accessed by lift. Most of the restaurants at the center also provide easy access.

Taxis are allowed to drive right up to the entrances. If you would like to borrow a wheelchair during your time with us, please let us know in advance by emailing or calling us at +358 20 775 1390 so we can make sure it’s ready when you arrive.

Physical assistance

If you require physical assistance or will be attending the event with a caretaker (who will still require a separate ticket), or if you require personal assistance at the event, please contact us in advance so we can tailor a solution to your specific needs. Send us an email at or give us a call at +358 20 775 1390 so that we can discuss your needs and prepare everything accordingly to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for you.


All the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center floors have easy-access toilets. Our staff (in the signature orange bow ties and scarves) are happy to point you in the direction of the closest toilets.

For more information, please contact us or visit the frequently asked questions (FAQ) by the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center.

Download Our Event App

Brella is our official app for NBForum 2019! With it, you will have easy access to our interactive event agenda, as well as a direct platform to network with other event guests. You can create an account, browse through profiles, and request meetings within a few swipes of your finger. Download the app on any of your devices to navigate around Nordic Business Forum 2019 like a pro!

Our Brella event will open in September. Check back for details then!

Remember to customize your meeting requests to make a good first impression. Happy Brella-ing!

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1. Follow our official event hashtag #NBForum2019.
2. Join the official NBForum2019 Facebook event page.
3. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
4. Follow our blog for event updates!


Simultaneous Interpretation


Professional interpreters from Delingua Language Services offer translations of the main stage presentations into Finnish, Russian, and Estonian.

Interpretation app

Event guests can access the simultaneous interpretation service for free with the “Linguali Event – Participant” app, which is available for iOS and Android users.

To access the service:
Step 1:
Connect to the “NBForum” WiFi network
Step 2: Download and launch the “Linguali Event – Participant” app
Step 3: Select your preferred language
Step 4: Plug in your headphones and enjoy!




Head over to our frequently asked questions to find out everything that you need to know about attending Nordic Business Forum events. If you have any additional questions or concerns, our customer care is happy to help you! Contact us by email at or give us a call at +358 20 775 1390.

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