2022 was still exceptional in the Messukeskus’ business
The recently published annual report of the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (brand name Messukeskus) shows that 2022 was still exceptional in the Messukeskus’ business. Due to pandemic restrictions, business was at a standstill until the end of March. When event restrictions were lifted, an unprecedentedly dense fair programme with events carried over from the COVID-19 season had to be implemented.
Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre’s business for the year 2022 started in an unstable operating environment. The effects on the Finnish economy due to the changed security situation in Europe, the energy crisis, the recession and the high inflation were big. Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre also had to take into account the long pause in events, the rescheduling of events and the personnel changes that inevitably followed the exceptional period.
Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre responded to the challenges by intensifying contact with its customers, strongly communicating the return of events and working in many ways to restore visitor numbers.
Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre is the most valued company by business decision-makers
The successful return to everyday events is proven by the 2022 Business Decision Makers (TEP) survey by market research company Taloustutkimus Oy published in February. For the third year in a row, Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre is the company most valued by business decision-makers and also by far the best-known company in its field in Finland.
The annual report 2022 of the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre is published and can be seen at: https://messukeskus.com/annualreport-2022/?lang=en.