Take a small group for a tar boat trip
Not everyone needs the right facilities to arrange an event for hundreds or even thousands of guests. You might just as well be wondering if Oulu is the right choice for a small scale meeting. You might wonder if Oulu has the activities and attractions that will make a lasting impression on your guests and make them remember your event.
Naturally Oulu also offers the right facilities for smaller conferences, to which you can easily add exotic entertainment. In June 2013 The Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists (FASEJ) arranged a trip for 20 journalists to Oulu. The visit was arranged in connection with the large World Conference for Science Journalists in Helsinki which hosted over 1 000 guests the same week.
A versatile programme
The Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists hosted the visit to Oulu and all arrangements were made in co-operation with Oulu Convention Bureau which is part of BusinessOulu. The group of guests consisted of science editors and journalists from nineteen countries and during their visit they were taken on a tour to Oulu Innovation Alliance, the University and various exiting innovation hubs held by VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) and successful, innovative companies.
The science editors were given the opportunity to follow presentations and visit local companies and the Oulu University. After these presentations the guest were taken on a tar boat trip along the Oulu River. After this exotic river cruise the group got to experience the intensity of a traditional smoke sauna and an evening dip in the Oulu River. The editors enjoyed the experience so much that it became next to impossible getting them out of the waters! Hence we are pretty sure that the tar boat trip and the traditional sauna were additions to the programme that possibly made an everlasting impression on the guests.
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