Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who spoke at the Internet Marketing Conference (IMC) in Helsinki in September 2010 and is available to return for other business events in Finland. His speech covered social media and included a number of case histories where businesses have used online marketing channels with huge success. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in technology (including ‘big data’), business trends (including flat demographics in Europe) and modern entrepreneurship. He’s the author of Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Helsingin Kaupungin Matkailu Ja Kongressitoimisto on Pohjoisesplanadi, the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre on Messuaukio, the Confedent International Oy on Porkalagatan in Helsingfors or some other conference facility in Helsinki, Finland, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
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Helsinki has many conference facilities, including:
- Finlandia Hall on Mannerheimintie 13e
- Scandic Grand Marina on Skatuddskajen 7
- Scandic Paasi on Paasivuorigatan 5
- Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre on Elielinaukio 5
- Klaus K Hotel on Bulevardi 2
- Other meeting spaces in Kinapori, Lauttasaari Drumso and Kulosaari Brado
General Information about Helsinki, Finland, for Meeting Planners
Helsinki has a population of about 600,000 and is the capital city of Finland. The city is in between Stockholm, Sweden, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and Tallinn, Estonia, and is heavily influenced by all three. As such, it has become a major cultural center in the region. Hailed as the World Design Capital in 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, Helsinki is the country’s most populous municipality. The city lies at the heart of the Baltic Sea region and is regarded as Finland’s major financial and research center and a popular venue for major sport events. In 2012, the city hosts the European Athletics Championships and the IIHF World Championship in ice hockey. As a business hub in Finland, Helsinki serves as headquarters to international companies such as Nokia Oyj. Conference facilities in Helsinki include Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki and Ramada Hotel Presidentti.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Helsinki
Helsinki Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Finland aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Northern Stars Toastmasters Club meets at Newsec Asset Management premises on Mannerheiminaukio (Saturday at 11:00 AM), Stadi Talkers meets at William K on Annankatu 3 (Monday at 6:00 PM), Helsinki Toastmasters Club meets at Design Factory on Betonimiehenkuja 5 (Thursday at 5:15 PM) and Microsoft-Talo Toastmasters Club meets at Microsoft Talo on Keilalahdentie 2 (Monday at 11:05 AM).
2014 Business Conventions in Helsinki, Finland
Dozens of business conferences are being held in Helsinki in 2014. GIA Conference Helsinki Intelligence 3.0 Get ready for the future, hosted by Global Intelligence Alliance will be held in June at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni. University of Helsinki will host International Conference on Open Repositories, in June at a venue yet to be announced. International Conference on Pierces Thought and Its Applications, hosted by Nordic Pragmatism will be held in April at University of Helsinki Yliopistonkatu. Arctic Shipping Forum, hosted by Informa Maritime & Transport will take place in April at Helsinki Congress Paastorni, Helsinki.
2013 Business Conferences in Helsinki, Finland
During 2013, Helsinki will host large conferences and summits. Some of these include the “Eruptions, Disruptions, and Returns of the Repressed” by Psychoanalysis and Politics which will take place in March next year at the House of Estates. Also, the 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies: Feminist Thought- Politics of Concepts will be held at University of Helsinki in May. On the other hand, the Conference on Immigration, Toleration, and Nationalism by Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences will be held in May at the University of Helsinki. Additionally, the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion (8GCHP) by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will be held at Helsinki Finlandia Hall in June, while the 24th ISPIM Conference “Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth by the International Society” for Professional Innovation Management will be held at Aalto University School of Business and Lappeenranta University of Technology in June.
Helsinki Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While in Helsinki for a business conference, why not visit a few local hot spots in the city? Finnish dishes like cabbage rolls and salmon soup go side by side with Finnish drinks like sahti (berry-flavored ale) at Zetor (Phone: 010-766-4450) on Mannerheimintie 3-5. Set near the sea, Konstan Möljä (Phone: 09-694-7504) on Hietalahdenkatu has a huge Finnish buffet that’s popular among local residents. Another restaurant with a seaside location, Klippan (Phone: 09-633-408) on Ehrenströmintie Luoto is famous for stylish events. Tori (Phone: 09-6874-3790) on Punavuorenkatu is the city’s bohemian centerpiece with its 1950s interior and creative dishes like beetroot and blue cheese pasta, meatballs with brandy sauce, and build-your-own porridge.
Helsinki Attractions for Conference Delegates
If you’re attending a business conference in Helsinki, Finland, try to visit some of the attractions while you’re there. For example, Burgher’s House is one of the ancient wooden buildings present in inner-city Helsinki. This magnificent building was built in 1818 for Kristina Wort, a seaman’s widow. Helsinki’s Old Town is a popular tourist attraction and is known for its heritage as well as some modern Scandinavian architecture and design. Don’t forget to visit Töölönlahti Bay and the surrounding park with its colorfully planted Winter Garden, Olympic Stadium, Finnish Opera, Sports Museum and countless other attractions. This park is also a treasure for the bird watchers. And finally, take full advantage of the sun, sand and surfing at the Hietaniemi Beach. This beach is located in the Töölö district, adjacent to the Hietaniemi Cemetery.