Practical Information about Attending Nordic Business Forum 2022

Time: 20 - 21 September 2022

Place: Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland

Program: Agenda for Nordic Business Forum 2022 

Are you attending the event virtually and have an online ticket? You can find the correct guide here.

Tickets & Check-In

Warm welcome to Nordic Business Forum 2022! You can find your tickets in the email you used when making the purchase. If you bought multiple tickets, please make sure to assign the tickets on the ticket portal Kongressi by the 28th of August. This way all attendees will have time to inform us their special diets and will receive all the relevant event information from us.

If you provided us with your address details by the 17th of August on the ticket portal, you will get your event badge home-delivered. The event badge packages will start to be delivered by our partner Posti from the 31st of August onwards. In Finland, the badges will be delivered to the mailbox of the given address. Abroad, the badges will be delivered as home delivery.

You can also get your event badge yourself before the conference, visit our pre-check-in at

  • Klaus K Hotel in Helsinki on Monday 19th September between 10:00 – 20:00
  • Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn on Wednesday 14th September between 9:00 – 17:30

Naturally, you can also collect your badge with your ticket and ID on the event days at Messukeskus. 

Arriving at the Venue

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

We warmly recommend using public transportation to come to the venue to 1) generate smaller carbon emissions, 2) avoid paying and worrying about parking, and 3) reducing (and avoiding) overall traffic.

The doors at Messukeskus will open at 8:45 on the first day and at 7:45 on the second day. We also recommend to check the detailed schedule for the presentations on our agenda page.

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 venue.

By Tram or Bus

You can arrive to Messukeskus easily with different buses and trams. We suggest you plan your route at hsl.fi

By Taxi

To arrange for a taxi, call +358 (0)100 0600. The taxi stand at Messukeskus can be found at the main entrance (Southern Entrance).

By Plane

From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport you can take the I or P train directly to Pasila railway station. Alternatively, you can also grab a taxi from the airport (roughly 15 minutes and 35€).

By Ferry

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 traveling from Estonia, we recommend checking our Tallink travel package

By Car

Messukeskus Car Park is accessible at the Northern Entrance of the venue (Ratapihantie 17).

Staying Overnight in Helsinki

Kämp Collection Hotels offer exclusive rates for all Nordic Business Forum 2022 attendees. They have, for example, multiple hotels in the city center of Helsinki, and all of them are an easy commute away from the event venue.

Our event guests can book rooms with a 15% benefit on the flexible rates. You can already book your accommodation on the Kämp Collection Hotel website with the code “PRONBF”.

Kamp Collection Hotels

Event & Networking App

Our event and networking app is powered by Brella. You can find a lot of relevant info (agenda, etc.) on the app but it also provides an AI-powered matchmaking feature to book 15-minute meetings with other event guests. Through Brella you have the opportunity to meet with the right profiles among our 7,000 attendees.

Around 3 weeks before the event, you will get an invitation to sign up to Brella. Then we suggest you:

  1. Download the app on Google Play or App Store.
  2. Create your profile or login to your existing account through the link we’ve sent to you by email.
  3. Set up your networking profile and book your first meetings.

Venue Map

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During the Event Days

Cloakroom

September in Helsinki can be a bit chilly, but inside the venue you will not be cold. Drop your coat, bag, luggage, or any other at the cloakroom.

Pro tip: Take a picture of your tag in case you lose it.

Taking notes

We provide you with a notebook and a pen right when you enter the event venue. From the book, you can find a lot of relevant info about the event but also plenty of empty pages to fill during the two event days. After all, you never know when your next big idea will pop in your mind.

Agenda

The main stage is where you can follow the main keynotes and discussions. During the breaks, we also host interviews with our speakers and event guests at the live studio.

You can find the full schedule for the 2 days on the agenda page.

Partner Exhibition

At the networking area of the event venue, you can meet our official event partners. 

During the main stage breaks, they have plenty in store for you to discover. We highly recommend visiting their exhibition booths during the event!

Networking

During the breaks, you have the great opportunity to mingle and meet with the other event participants.

With our Brella event and networking app, you can easily schedule 15-minute meetings and start new business relationships right then and there.

You can also visit the Theme Tables, where you’ll find like-minded people who are eager to discuss specific topics.

Evening Program

On 20 September from 19:00-22:00, all VIP and First Class guests are invited to our VIP evening to enjoy a tasty dinner on our bill at the networking area. 

On 20 September from 19:00-21:00, all attendees are invited to join an Afterwork at the same venue. (Note: food and drinks are to be paid for by event guests themselves.) Our event partner Gofore will treat you with a welcoming drink!

P.S. If you still want to continue mingling after the VIP evening or Afterwork, Teatteri restaurant is open for our event guests.

Welcome to a Finnish Taste Tour

Tasty food and drinks will be available for you throughout the two days. And what’s on the menu? A tasting tour to Finland!

Autumn is the harvesting season in Finland, which gives us the perfect opportunity to provide you with local delicacies made of fresh ingredients. From the menus, you’ll find portions made of Finnish vendace, beans, roots, berries, and many other local ingredients. At lunch on the second day, you’ll also find the Nordic Business Forum classic: moose stew.

Local and Sustainable Ingredients

We want to emphasize the use of local ingredients, which is why we aim to serve things that grow in Finland. Naturally, drinks such as coffee and tea, and some spices are pretty much impossible to find up here in the North. But most of the things you’ll find on your plate are from Finland.

In our menus, we prefer using sustainable options such as vegetarian food, game meat, or wild fish. Additionally, there is always a vegan option available at all of the buffets.

Food at NBForum2017

Finnish Food Culture

Finnish culinary culture lies within heritages: old traditions are valued, but we are also interested in new experiences. In the deep North, our cuisine has traditionally been simple and nutritious. Many Finnish delicacies contain fresh and natural ingredients such as berries, forest mushrooms, fish, and game meat. That’s also why sustainability and Finnish food often go hand in hand. Influences from all over the world have shaped our traditions and made the culinary culture in Finland more colorful and sophisticated. Nowadays, we value both simplicity and novelty.

Explore Restaurants In Helsinki

To make the most of your time in Helsinki, we have gathered a list of popular restaurants for you to explore. Satisfy your tastebuds at these locals’ favorites!

Simultaneous Interpretation

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

Event guests can access the simultaneous interpretation service for free with the “Interprefy” app. You can download it from Google Play store or Apple App store. Use the token code nbforum2022 to access to the interpretation.

Accessibility

All areas of the event venue are accessible with a wheelchair.

Parking

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

Entrances and getting around

Taxis are allowed to drive right up to the entrances. All entrances and premises at Messukeskus provide easy access and all floors can be accessed by a lift. 

If you would like to borrow a wheelchair during the event, please let us know in advance.

Wheelchair spots at the seminar hall

We have dedicated spots for wheelchairs in the seminar hall. Please contact our staff (in the signature orange bow ties and scarves) and we’ll guide you to those spots.

Physical assistance

If you require physical or personal assistance or will be attending the event with a caretaker (who will still require a separate ticket), please contact us in advance so we can tailor a solution to your specific needs. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at Nordic Business Forum.

Toilets

All the floors at Messukeskus 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 Messukeskus.

Hearing impaired

At the main seminar hall we have a specific seating row where we have an audio loop (inductive) prepared. Our staff (in the signature orange bow ties and scarves) are happy to help you find the correct seats.

Safety at the Event

Covid Measures

First and foremost, if you have cough, fever, or other symptoms of any transmittable disease, please stay home.

We have a COVID-19 testing service available at both entrances. If you decide to test yourself, we will pay for the bill. We also recommend doing a home test before attending a large event like Nordic Business Forum.

We will have hand sanitizer easily available around the event venue. There are also plenty of toilets for hand washing. In addition, we will have face masks available at all entrances (currently, wearing a face mask is not mandatory).

When it comes to other measures, we always follow the current recommendations by the local health officials.

First Aid

First Aid by Finnish Red Cross is on duty the entire time during the event. You can find them from the First Aid point or through our any member of our staff. You may also them directly at +358 40 450 3237.

The emergency phone number in Finland is 112.

ID and tickets

Please remember to carry your ID with you throughout the event. Also, you should always only use your own event badge. 

Code of Conduct

All event guests, speakers, partners, and staff are required to uphold our code of conduct as we want everyone to be able to join the event in a friendly and safe environment. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and harassment, bullying, or disrespectful behavior in any form will not be tolerated. Any infractions or violations of this code will lead to immediate expulsion from the event without a refund.

Security

We have dedicated security staff at the event at all times. Additionally, be prepared for a security check upon arrival to the venue.

Furthermore, our staff is there to help you with anything!

Continue Learning with the Recordings

The recordings of the presentations will be available for 90 days after the event (until the 20th of December) on a Brella Community Platform. 

On the Brella Community platform, you can watch the recording and also keep on connecting with other event participants, exchange ideas, and maximize your learning experience.

We encourage you to make the most of the world-class content and revisit the presentations after the event! 

You will get an invitation email to the platform on the day after the event (the 22nd of September).

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