Hybrid conferences and new hotels in Finland

September and October are usually the busiest months for association meetings in Finland. This year is no exception - only the formats are different: there are dozens of online and hybrid meetings and conferences this autumn in all Finnish congress cities. 

The 22nd International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing went fully virtual in September. MMSP 2020 was originally to be held live in Tampere, known for its active science and business community and a beautiful location between two lakes. The four-day workshop included three keynote speeches, an industrial panel and 104 presentations on all aspects of multimedia signal processing. 

Nanoscience Days 2020 was organized as an online conference at the beginning of October in Jyväskylä. The scientific program included high-profile plenary lectures, oral communications (selected from abstracts), and an online poster session. The topics presented a balanced overview of emerging trends and perspectives in nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

Health100, an interactive hybrid event of health, was held in a spirit of an unconference in Helsinki. The program included 3 high-end keynotes, 30 round-tables with the best experts in the field and direct matchmaking. According to the organizers, about 1000 healthcare professionals, health startups and investors were expected to join.


The legendary Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia was reopened on October 5th, after a renovation. The hotel’s almost 350 Crowne Plaza WorkLife rooms provide guests with a flexible transition between work and relaxation. 15 conference rooms include versatile facilities for meetings and events, and the Hesperia Ballroom banquet room can accommodate up to 1,000 people. The hotel is committed to a high standard of cleanliness, based on the IHG’s Meet with Confidence programme and IHG Way of Clean programme launched in 2015 and stepped up during the coronavirus epidemic.
A brand new lifestyle hotel has just opened in the urban Vallila area in Helsinki. The hotel is located in two old industrial buildings and it boasts 146 rooms in nine different categories. The Lofts are the pride of the hotel. The rooms are extra high and come with a beautiful old red brick wall. They reflect the spirit and the history of the buildings and create a sense of contrast thanks to their modern decor.

Read more in the Finland Convention Bureau newsletter: https://www.visitfinland.com/fcb/fcb_newsletter/autumn-full-of-colours/