Helsinki Fair Centre
The Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre (Finnish
Finnish language
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: Helsingin Messukeskus, Swedish
Swedish language
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: Helsingfors Mässcentrum) is the biggest and most famous fair centre
Convention center
A convention center is a large building that is designed to hold a convention, where individuals and groups gather to promote and share common interests. Convention centers typically offer sufficient floor area to accommodate several thousand attendees...

 in Finland
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. It is located in the capital city of Helsinki
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The exhibition & convention centre is located in eastern part of the district of Pasila
is a suburb in Helsinki, Finland. It is a central-northern neighbourhood, bordering Alppila to the south, Central Park to the west and Vallila to the east....

, a short walk northwards from the Pasila railway station
Pasila railway station
Pasila railway station is a railway station in Helsinki, Finland, approximately north of Helsinki Central railway station. It is the second busiest railway station in Finland, after Helsinki Central, and takes up a large part of the district of Pasila...

. Visitors to the center usually stay at the Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
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 located immediately next to the fair centre.

The exhibition & convention centre holds appr. 70 different trade shows in a year and it has over one million annual visitors. The largest trade Shows in 2010 were Matka 2010/Caravan 2010 (81 537 visitors), Helsinki Book fair/Helsinki Music Fair/Wine, Food and Good Life 2010 (80 377 visitors) ja Boat 2010 (76 618 visitors). 1550 different meetings were held in the premisses in 2010.

Regular annual fairs at the Helsinki Fair Centre include the combined Health and Beauty fair for cosmetics
Cosmetics are substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body. Cosmetics include skin-care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toe nail polish, eye and facial makeup, towelettes, permanent waves, colored contact lenses, hair colors, hair sprays and...

, fashion
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 and health, sports sports(SkiExpo as well as GoExpo)and the DigiExpo fair for consumer electronics
Consumer electronics
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 such as digital photography
Digital photography
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