news
EU Announces
Bordeaux and Valencia selected
as 2022 European Capitals of Smart Tourism.
October 12-16, 2025
Korea Wins Bid
to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025.
New job
Åsa Wirén
new CFO at Scandic Hotels.
Innovation Winner
Copenhagen Legacy Lab
takes home Global Destination Sustainability Movement’s Innovation Award 2021.
1,000 participants
Wellington wins
international sedimentology congress in 2026.
history & Innovation
Launch of the international campaign for Maastricht,
the convention city.
Beaverton, Oregon
Nike
opens LeBron James Innovation Center.
innovation
Glasgow Convention Bureau Launches the #VirtualGlasgow World Walking Route
Lets delegates visit Glasgow’s sustainable superstars, virtually.
ANHOLT-IPSOS NATION BRANDS INDEX
Germany Maintains Top Nation Brand Ranking
Canada and Japan overtake the UK to round out the top three; US sees reputational gains from 2020.
celebration 7 November
Lifetime achievement award
for Geoff Donaghy.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
Congresses Boost Tourism in Finland

According to a recent congress study by the Finland Convention Bureau, which is part of the Finnish Tourist Board, international congresses organised in Finland in 2010 gathered altogether 61,371 participants.

On average, a congress visitor stayed in Finland for 4.9 days, and spent EUR 207 per day while in the country.

In all, the tourism resulting from international congresses reached EUR 72 million. The amount consists of the combined consumption of congress organisers and participants. Thus, the income impact of one congress visitor to Finland was EUR 1,175. Indirectly, the total impact of congresses on the employment in the country was 1,202 man years.

According to the study, the majority of the participants (90%) regarded the local congress arrangements as good or very good. The safety in Finland and the friendliness of Finns was commended in particular. A clear majority (62%) visited the country for the first time.

Fields with the most congresses organised last year include technology and IT, medicine, and economics, with approximately half of all congresses in these areas. Medical congresses drew the largest amount of participants by far.

6510 visitors from 16 international congresses participated in the study, which was implemented by Taloustutkimus Oy.