Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre

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Helsinki Fair Centre

The Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre (Finnish: Messukeskus, Swedish: Mässcentrum Helsingfors ), formerly Helsinki Fair Centre, is the biggest and most famous fair centre in Finland. It is located in the capital city of Helsinki.

Messukeskus is located in eastern part of the district of Pasila, a short walk northwards from the Pasila railway station. Visitors to the center usually stay at the Holiday Inn hotel located immediately next to the fair centre.

Messukeskus holds appr. 70 different trade shows in a year and it has over one million annual visitors. The largest trade Shows in 2010 were Matka 2010/Caravan 2010 (81,537 visitors), Helsinki Book Fair/Helsinki Music Fair/Wine, Food and Good Life 2010 (80,377 visitors) and Boat 2010 (76,618 visitors). 1,550 different meetings were held in the premisses in 2010.

Regular annual fairs at Messukeskus include the combined Health and Beauty fair for cosmetics, fashion and health, sports (SkiExpo as well as GoExpo) and the DigiExpo fair for consumer electronics such as digital photography.

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Coordinates: 60°12′11″N 24°56′09″E / 60.20306°N 24.93583°E / 60.20306; 24.93583