For trade visitors

Professional program, 18-19 Jan

Inspiration Stage

klo 11.00 Opening Ceremony

klo 13.00 Pink Money a great potential – How to attract LGBT people in tourism

Panel discussion:

Tobias Holfelt, CEO of MB Market Makers

Hannu Medina, Founder of Gay Travel Finland

Juha Järvinen, Commercial director, Finnair

Jukka Räisänen, Director, Hotel Helka

Moderator Mikko Silvennoinen

klo 15.00 NBE Keynote: Blaze Your Trail by  Sophie Radcliffe, adventure athlete and blogger

Sophie Radcliffe shares her journey from meeting room to mountain top, from ordinary to extraordinary. Blazing a trail in adventure sport, influencer marketing and creating a platform for global change, Sophie shares the highs and lows that have shaped her journey, practical tips on building a personal brand and what’s next for influencer marketing”

Matkatieto Stage, hall 1

14.00-14.45 What is waiting travel industry? / Euromonitor International (EN)

The outlook for travel and tourism demand remains positive in terms of number of trips and tourism receipts globally. However, the future growth rates can develop under different scenarios. The industry will be influenced by global factors such as macroeconomic environment, geopolitical stability, safety issues. What is more, changing consumer habits and bigger desire for experience over things will be also important industry driver.

16.30-17.00     Russian and Chinese in Finland – Do they have something in common? / The Travel Research Company TAK (EN)

Russian and Chinese travelling to Finland – in the past, now, in the future

Friday 19 JAN 2018

Inspiration Stage

16.00-17.00 Unlocking sustainability in tourism – best practice examples, tips and tools on how to embrace sustainability / Green Key

UN Sustainable Development Goals guide also travel industry towards sustainable development. How can Finnish hospitality industry implement sustainable practices into their everyday operations? The presentation guides both small and large entrepreneurs to work systematically to support sustainable development in a very practical way and integrate sustainable practices into their daily business.

Finn Bolding Thomsen, International Green Key Director, Foundation for Environmental Education FEE

Marketta Viljasaari, Program Director, Green Key Finland, Suomen Ympäristökasvatus Oy”

We recommend: MATKA Business Forum

The renewed MATKA Business Forum gives you the opportunity to meet travel trade professionals and decision makers face to face. Business travel organizers and other companies offering products and services for travel professionals are presenting their latest innovations in one effective day.

MATKA Business Forum is open on Thursday 18 January 9:00–19:00.

Organised by the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair in cooperation with the Finnish Business Travel Association, FBTA.

Exhibiting at MATKA Business Forum:
Airtouch Oy
Arctic Adventures
A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH
Deutsche Hospitality/Steigenberger Hotels & IntercityHotels
Aviareps Oy
Baltic Vitalis DMC
Comet Consular Services Oy
CWT Finland Oy
Eckerö Line Ab Oy
Egencia Finland Oy
Falck Global Assistance Oy
FCM Travel Solutions
Grayline Iceland
Haaga-Helia ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Helsinki Marketing
Hogg Robinson Nordic Oy
Clarion Hotels
Hover Tours
Iceland Travel
Icelandair Hotels
INBOUND services GmbH
Interrent Oy
Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Oy
Lapland Hotels Oy
Quellness Golf Resort
Lithuanian Tours Ltd
Majoituspalvelu Forenom Oy
NORD Ekspedisjon AS
Nordea Bank AB (publ), Suomen sivuliike
Osuuskauppa PeeÄssä
Oy BCD Travel Finland Ab
Sokos-hotellit Joensuu, Koli & Bomba
Taidetehdas – Konstfabriken
Promote Iceland
Reykjavik Excursions
Saariselkä Inn / Husky Co.
Scancoming Sa/nv
Scancoming SLU
Scandic Hotels Oy
Hämeenkylän kartano
Special Tours
Strömma Suomi Oy Ab
Suomen Liikematkayhdistys ry
Sokos Hotels
TAC IT Nordic Oy
Tallink and Silja Line | International Sales
Iceland Tours
Turismo de Portugal
UAB Hotelston
Vienna House
Visma M2
Voyages-Sncf Benelux
VR-Yhtymä Oy
Vuoristo-yhtiöt Oy
Yöpuu yhtiö Oy

INVITATION – Brilliant Possibility

Thursday 18 Jan 10–16, Messuaukio 1, Meeting room 202

Seize this brilliant possibility to know more about Messukeskus’ services for meetings, events and congresses. Come and meet us and ask more about our conference services on Thursday 18 January. We’ll be available from 10 am to 4 pm at meeting room 202.

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