Meetings & Congresses

Lahti – a perfect combination of urban atmosphere and Lakeland Finland only one hour from airport and capital Helsinki.

Sustainable Meetings

Lahti is a perfect choice for sustainable meetings. The city is easily accessible by public transport from Helsinki airport. And as you arrive in Lahti, basically everything you need is in a walking distance. Our main venues Sibelius Hall and Lahti Sports and Fair Centre are located within a 15 minutes walk from the city centre hotels.

Perfect Selection of Venues in a Walking Distance

Isku Center

Isku Center is an up-to-date Business Center in Lahti, just 10 minutes from the city centre. Its functional business premises have been modernized from the old furniture factory premises of Isku. Nowadays it is a multipurpose space for exbibitions, meetings and congresses, as well as a campus for 5,000 students of LAB University of Applied Sciences.

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Olympic Training Centres Vierumäki and Pajulahti

There are two official Olympic Training Centres in the Lahti Region. In addition to professional sports facilities and beautiful surrounding natural environment, they offer versatile and high-quality venues and accommodation for meetings and congresses.

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The diverse accommodation capacity in the Lahti region ranges from an elegant city center hotel to atmospheric manor accommodation. The Lahti region also has two official Olympic Training Centers offering accommodation capacity also for bigger congresses.

There are almost 1,400 beds in hotel-level accommodation in Lahti and 4,000 beds within a 20-60 minute drive from Lahti city centre.

Accommodation capacities

Congresses held in Lahti region





16-18 Aug Women in Motorsport Congress 100
20-27 Sep World Esperanto Congress 900
18-19 Oct National Enterpreuners Day 1500


18 Jan Sustainable Destination Congress 250 (hybrid)
3-5 Jun Aesthetics in the Age of Environmental Crises 130 (virtual)
14-15 Sep Green Growth Forum 300 (hybrid)
7-8 Oct Environmental Crime Seminar 120 (hybrid)
2 Nov Ecocity Forum Lahti 2021 120 (hybrid)
8-10 Nov People and Planet – From Theory to Solutions 145 (hybrid)


24-25 Mar Implementation of Proactive Health and Welfare Technology 60 (hybrid)
3-4 Apr Lahti Adaptation Finance Ministerial 60
10-11 May WALCC 2022 75
5-8 Jun NBC 2022 120
15-16 Jun Proactive Health and Welfare Technology Use for an Increasingly Resilient and Sustainable Society 48
2-6 Aug European Adventist Youth Congress 2500
17-21 Aug Ladies Circle International AGM 449
25-28 Aug 32nd FIEPS World Congress & 15th FIEPS European Congress
12 Oct Construction Goes Circular 166


23 Mar Sustainable Future of Winter Sports Conference
29 May – 2 Jun The 11th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
12-14 Jun KSEI 2023
14-16 Jun 2023 EUA-CDE Annual Meeting
11-12 Oct Finnish Sales Research Conference
19-20 Nov NEMO European Museum Conference
27-29 Nov 14th International Conference on Software Business ICSOB 2023
11-15 Dec The Inverse Days 2023


Lahti – a hundred years of hosting sporting events

For more than a hundred years, international sporting events have been organised in the Lahti region. Lahti has for example hosted the FIS Ski World Championships already seven times. In 2023 we had the honour to host the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships. In addition to the annual Lahti Ski Games world cup event, Finlandia Ski Marathon, staples include Ironman 70.3 Finland, Redbull 400 and, recent additions that make use of the UNESCO Salpausselkä Geopark’s natural venue, Nordic Gravel Series and FNLD GRVL cycling events.


88% would recommend organizing a congress in Finland

Source: Finland Convention Bureau survey released in 2021, asking the congress organizers about their experiences on organizing a scientific event in Finland in 2019-2020. The Net Promoter Score was 88. 12% were neutral, none negative. Get inspired by the free feedback given by the organizers!

Very good process that teached me a lot as a professional, and actually helped me to get a new job.

92 % of the congress organizers said that arranging the congress was either quite or very useful on a professional level. 69% said that it was very useful and 31% quite useful either to the science or to the reputation of Finland.

It was very beneficial since we managed to broaden our collaboration networks and make new contacts, which would not have taken place without the conference.

46% of the congress organizers had utilized the services of a local Convention Bureau.

The local Convention Bureau was fantastic! Even though we organized the event online we were able to give online materials on the organizing city. In addition, if the event would have been held live, we had planned the event together with the convention bureau experts. Wonderful!

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Anu Kärkkäinen

Anu Kärkkäinen

Sales Manager, Meetings & Incentive p. +358 (0)40 828 4210
Raija Forsman

Raija Forsman

CEO p. +358 (0)40 516 2803