Marcus Bergström has been appointed as the new Director and member of the Executive Board at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. He will start his new position leading the Messukeskus Events & Congresses business unit on February 26, 2024.
Marcus Bergström has long worked in sales positions at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (brand name Messukeskus) and has extensive experience in the event business. He will transfer to his new position from the exhibitions business area, where he has worked for the past few years as business manager of public and professional events produced by Messukeskus.
Before this, Marcus Bergström was head of Finnish Fair Corporation’s and Stockholmsmässan’s joint venture Adforum Ab, which organised international fairs for the forest industry in Finland, Sweden and Asia. He has a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Hanken School of Economics.
As Director of the Messukeskus Events & Congresses business unit at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Marcus Bergström’s area of responsibility includes meetings, congresses, banquets and guest events organised at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. He is also responsible for the Centre’s hotel and restaurant operations, which Messukeskus operates with its partners Scandic and Noho Partners.
“Marcus Bergström’s know-how and experience excellently support our growth-oriented strategy and strongly internationalised business. He has excellent records of event business, managing growth-oriented sales work and event development, and versatile experience in international business”, says CEO Anni Vepsäläinen.
“Messukeskus promotes the success of its customers and the entire Finnish business and industry with its business. My team consists of Finland’s most experienced event industry professionals, and together with them, I am excited to develop the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre into the leading fair and event organiser in the Nordic countries”, says Marcus Bergström.
Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre is Finland’s leading event organiser and provides exhibition, meeting and congress facilities. The Centre produces high-quality events and rents out its premises and services as an arena for various events. Guest events such as Slush, Nordic Business Forum, Assembly, the Finnish Kennel Club’s Dog Fair and numerous international congresses and business events are organised annually at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. The facilities include seven halls, 40 convertible meeting rooms, 21 restaurants and an event hotel.
The turnover of the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre in 2022 was EUR 46 million, and the economic impact on its surroundings was EUR 128 million. The owner company, Finnish Fair Corporation, was established in 1919.