Start-up festival on the beach?
… or a meeting in historic manor house surroundings?
The easy going mentality of the people living in Oulu will make your guests feel at ease while your event will be taken care of smoothly. People from Oulu will do as they say and have a solution for most of things. However, the solution might not always be the most traditional one, but it will for sure be a smooth and memorable one instead. How would you feel about setting up a Midnight Pitch Fest corporate event for start-ups hosting 2 000 people on the beach? Or how about a congress held at the big stage of the Oulu City Theater or at the historic Maikkula Estate and its grounds with smoke saunas right next to the river?
Oulu offers a compact city centre for event organisers, with easy access to all necessary services. The city has facilities to cater for events of all sizes. In Oulu we love to make sure our guests and event organisers can rest assured that things run smoothly.
Finland’s second busiest airport cater for long distance travellers
You reach Oulu in an hour from Helsinki and Stockholm. The airport is located only 20 minutes from the city centre by car.
The city can easily provide hotel accommodation for needs associated with larger events – regardless of if the event is a party congress for 3 000 people or an international start-up event for 2 000 people or a gaming conference for 200 participants.
The story of Oulu intrigues
The joint efforts of a city with only 250 000 people and 50 000 students are pretty remarkable. Some things have even changed the way the world looks: smart phones, heart rate monitors and medical breakthroughs. The youngest European city, Oulu, strives to take a leading role as a connecting point and developer of the northern region of Europe. Hence, the city wishes to cater for events of all sizes throughout the entire year.
Do you know which Finnish cultural event gets most international attention? The one, that leading broadcasting companies such as BBC and CNN report on in countries from Argentina to Japan? The annual Air Guitar World Championships is a fine example of how we do things in Oulu – differently but with a twist that creates everlasting impressions.