Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) adapts in pandemic conditions
The European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) organises a three-day scientific congress annually in different European cities. In 2021, due to the pandemic, the plans, guidelines and the whole process had to be adapted to the virtual realm.
The event had been set for Messukeskus Helsinki, the largest congress venue in Finland, with a great framework for inspiring, top-tier events. Due to the pandemic, the plans had to be adapted to the virtual realm where only the speakers from Finland travelled to the venue. For EAS Virtual Congress, the venue’s audiovisual team helped to plan the implementation of the event as well as creating a broadcasting schedule and configuring the event platform. There were several parallel transmission units in use, as well as recess rooms. During the performances, the team was responsible for streaming, visual file management, audio, filming and recording. All the facilities were close to each other and proved to be functional.
“I believe that after the corona pandemic, Finland's prospects as an event destination are even greater. We can offer responsible services that are produced in safe conditions in a country with a lot of room to roam, spacious and functional facilities and highly accessible nature,” said congress manager Paula Blomster. “All this makes it possible to have safe and effortless events.”