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Contact: Riitta Balza
Job Title:
Marketing Manager
Address: Visit Finland UK
Finland Trade Centre
Lyric House 
149 Hammersmith Road
London W14 0QL
Tel: 020 7371 6005
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Web: www.finpro.fi



Why Finland?
For the corporate events industry, Finland is an excellent alternative. We offer a wide selection of high-quality hotels, as well as superb event facilities. Finnish suppliers are professional and helpful. English is widely spoken and understood across the country. Finland provides the perfect mix of action-packed adventures in unspoiled nature with modern high-class services.

We bring visitors close to nature. Finland is a year-round destination with exotic winters and warm summers. Finns love outdoor activities and have lots of experience in organising them. Finland is also a country of contrasts. It is one of the only places in the world where delegates can experience 24-hour daylight or marvel at the Northern Lights from their conference chairs.

FCB can guarantee a successful meeting in Finland
Finland Convention Bureau (FCB) is a one-stop point of contact for overseas organisers, providing you with advice and putting you in contact with the best suppliers for your needs. All our services are free of charge.
FCB promotes Finland as an international meetings destination. We also provide advice and offer a first-hand introduction to the country when planning an international meeting, event or congress.

Golf in a true winter wonderland
Activities on offer for events in the light summer nights include river rafting, sailing aboard schooners or river boats, fishing, golfing and biking - to name just a few. In the northernmost part of the country above the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set for several weeks during the summer.

In winter Finland is transformed into a true winter wonderland. Several destinations offer special seasonal buildings crafted from snow and ice that are great for hosting dinners and get-togethers, and even for accommodation. Winter activities include snowmobile, dogsled and reindeer safaris, winter driving academies, snow karting, snowshoeing, winter fishing, winter golfing, ice breaker mini-cruises and winter swimming.


10 good reasons to choose Finland

1. Easy access
Around 145 daily international flights operate to and from Helsinki. Finnair is the national airline, and SAS/Blue1 also has very good connections to Finland. Helsinki-Vantaa regularly ranks among the very best airports in the world.

2. Quality
About 1100 venues of the highest international standards are located throughout the country, ranging from congress centres and hotels to log cabins, spas and cruise ships. Whether you have your meeting in the city or in the countryside, you can rest assured that your stay will be comfortable, friendly and excellent value for money.

3. Safety and security
Finland is a safe destination with a low crime rate. Even in the capital city, Helsinki, visitors can walk safely through any part of the town. Finland is politically stable and one of the least corrupt countries in the world.

4. High standards of education and technology
Finland is one of the most popular congress countries in the world. It is known for its competitive economy and national creativity. The global mobile phone company Nokia is just one example of Finnish high-tech know-how.

5. Nature
Finland has about 200,000 lakes and endless forests. The coastline is 1100km long, excluding the many beautiful islands and coastal indentations. Finland offers one of the most extensive and unspoiled natural environments in Europe. Finland's environmental sustainability is among the top 10 in the world.

6. Innovation and creativity
Finns enjoy a high standard of living and hold cultural expression of all kinds in high regard. Our architecture and design is well known all over the world. World-class Finnish Design is highlighted by our textile and glass products.

7. Cuisine
Finnish cuisine combines Scandinavian simplicity, arctic flavours and pure, organic ingredients. Fish, meat, berries and fresh vegetables are all delicious specialties. Experience an unforgettable festival of flavour in Finland!



8. Seasonal sources of inspiration
Finland offers countless summer and winter activities to choose from. In Lapland you can join a snowmobile or reindeer safari, for example. In summertime you can enjoy sailing, fishing, hiking, golfing, ATV safaris, saunas by the lake or in the sea, and so much more. Finns simply adore outdoor activities!

9. Know-how
In Finland everything works well, and Finnish suppliers are always professional. The Finnish people are friendly and hospitable, and English is widely spoken and understood across the country.

10. Contrasts
In Lapland you can experience the polar night in wintertime and the midnight sun in summertime. Southwest Finland has the most beautiful archipelago in the world. We have snow and ice, northern lights and beautiful pristine lakes.

 




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