Choose the outstanding city of Oulu for your next conference!

For a high-quality and memorable event in a magnificent northern landscape, choose Oulu.

Why Oulu?

There are many reasons why you should choose Oulu, on the shore of the Bothnian Bay, as your conference location. The local professionals, configurable conference rooms, versatile accommodation services, northern location – and that something magical in the air that is hard to put into words!

Therefore, Oulu.

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Oulu Convention Bureau (OCB)

OCB the official conference office of the city of Oulu. They are a free-of-charge, independent expert ready to help you arrange a successful event. The event organiser is responsible for the actual arrangements, but Oulu Convention Bureau provides assistance with their services, comprehensive knowledge of Oulu as a conference, congress and event destination, and the connections of a network of service providers and the city organisation. 

OCB is a member of the following domestic and international networks: 

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
Congress Network Finland ry (CNF)

OCB’s services

OCB offers objective expert assistance for the planning and application phase of your conference, free of charge:

  • pre-planning the event together with the applicant
  • preliminary booking of conference spaces and lodging
  • planning the additional programme and preliminary bookings
  • assistance in selecting suitable partners and service providers
  • planning and preparation of bid documents and materials
  • organising a familiarisation visit for decision-makers of international organisations
  • advance marketing of conference through the City of Oulu communication channels
  • preliminary budgeting
See OCB’s tips for arranging a meeting

Yhteystiedot

Päivi Sulonen
asiantuntija
+358 (0)50 372 8621
paivi.sulonen@ouka.fi

Helena Pikkarainen
asiantuntija, kokoukset ja kongressit
+358 (0)44 703 1323
helena.pikkarainen@ouka.fi

Let Oulu Convention Bureau know about your congress

OCB keeps statistics and maintains communication on international meetings and conferences taking place in Oulu. The conference statistics yield useful information for developing Oulu as a conference city. Informing OCB about your congress gets you visibility trough their channels.

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Tips for arranging a congress

Whether you are an experienced congress organiser or a first-timer, don’t hesitate to ask for OCB’s help. To get started, check out these valuable tips for arranging a meeting or congress.

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Tips for arranging a congress

Whether you are an experienced congress organiser or a first-timer, don’t hesitate to ask for OCB’s help.

Why Oulu?

There are many reasons to choose Oulu, on the shore of the Bothnian bay, as your conference location. Oulu is the hub of Northern Finnish science, business and culture and the fastest-growing urban region in arctic Europe. What’s more, it’s a city with a warm heart in the middle of magnificent northern nature.

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Why Oulu?

There are many reasons to choose Oulu, on the shore of the Bothnian bay, as your conference location.