MeetingPark™ - the only location you need.
Organizations increasingly need a variety of high-quality secure facilities and services that should be easily and flexibly accessible also on a very fast schedule, around the clock, even on weekends and holidays.
Business Meeting Park offers a wide range of confidental meeting, conference and office spaces, as well as related business services at the very best locations in the city center of Helsinki - 24/7
Since 2011, Meeting Park has provided the easiest, most flexible, predictable and professional service possible in a warm, friendly and uniquely safe operating environment - around the clock. Meeting Park is the only base of operations that your organization needs.
Business Meeting Park Ltd.
Business Meeting Park Ltd is an independent Finnish private-owned growth company, which has started its operations back in 2010 as a spin-off of regional business development company. Meeting Park has been since an pioneer and innovator in its field.
Meeting Park serves each year over 2,000 domestic and foreign companies and organizations and over 10,000 bookings. Since 2011, Meeting Park has already provided the facilities and it's expertise for over 75,000 different and demanding meetings and events - always with complete confidence and security.
with over 75,000 meetings experience
and expertise at your service!
Meeting Park for 10 years as a pioneer
- FLEXIBILITY :
Open 24/7 for everyone - The 1st & Only in the Nordic countries!
In 2011, we were the first in the Nordic countries to introduce a 24/7 service concept, with which we normally serve all corporate customers outside of office hours, for example by reservation at night, on weekends and holidays.
- SECURITY :
Confidential environment - The 1st & Only in the Nordic countries!
In 2011, we were the first in the Nordic countries to introduce a general confidentiality obligation covering all tenants, monthly customers, staff and subcontractors. Semi-public meeting and teleworking facilities are also available to occasional customers and guests during normal opening hours without contractual obligations. We also meet the safety requirements of Finnish and international authorities.
- PREDICTABILITY :
Open Fix “All inclusive” prices - The 1st in Finland!
In 2011, we were the first in Finland to introduce fully open, transparent and predictable so-called “all inclusive” pricing. For example, the so-called office room rental includes all basic services such as cleaning, photocopying, scanning, faxing, gigantic internet access, shared kitchens, lounge, meeting and training facilities, mail handling, as well as reception and customer service and basic technical support and security.
- EASY :
Uniform rates in all locations - The 1st in Finland!
In 2011, we were the first in Finland to introduce fully uniform and very simple pricing for all locations, where all locations have exactly the same prices and conditions for meeting, training and teleworking facilities, for both casual and contract customers.
Video conferencing included in normal meeting - The 1st in the Nordic countries!
In 2012, in cooperation with Cisco and Polycom, we introduced genuine and secure video conferencing as part of a normal meeting at a nominal cost (from 10, - / h). All rental rooms are equipped for video conferencing.
- VERSATILITY :
Unique operating environment - The 1st in Finland!
In 2014, we combined the services of a traditional office hotel, conference and business centers, as well as the services of a large shopping center, in a new unique concept covering the entire Forum block, in cooperation with the Forum shopping center in Helsinki and its owner Föreningen Konstsamfundet.
- COST EFFICIENCY :
Earn on rentals on farms - The 1st in the Nordic countries!
In 2020, we were the first in the Nordic countries to further rent the vacancy (free time) of designated remote working spaces and rooms leased by our customers, which allows our customers to increase the space efficiency and reduce their own costs, and even earn with the underutilized spaces and rooms.
Business Meeting Park Ltd. was founded in November 2010, and it is a spin-off from a provincial Kainuu Municipal Development Company owned by Kainuun Etu Ltd.
That time the Kainuu industry operating base established originally in August 2009 was decided to distinguish itself as an independent company.
The main objective of the city center location was, right from the beginning, to facilitate companies in entering larger market areas, providing a great venue, where companie could have their meetings, work remotely and have the necessary premises in order to facilitate enlargement.
Simultaneously with the spin-off, the commercialization of the new Meeting Park concept was done – easineess, speed, flexibility, and security being the guiding principles.
Our most important task is to help our customers to grow and expand, while we develop ourselves and increase our company profitably towards our destination.
We offer high-quality businesses companies need for meetings, training, and office space and all related services (such as video conferencing) at the best locations in city centers - most easily, flexibly, safely and cost-effectively.
"We help our customers to focus - in business and growth!"
Genuine customer orientation
Our business is based on the special needs of growth-oriented enterprises. Our goal is to help them focus on growing their businesses.
* Easiness *
We strive to make things always as easy as possible for our customers and ourselves. Therefore, the Meeting Park concept is emphasised by simplicity and clarity.
* Flexibility *
In today’s world, business is global, and thus very rapidly changing. We try to be very flexible so that our customers can respond quickly to these changing requirements and challenges. Therefore, we will not bound our customers, for example, for long contracts.
* Confidentiality *
More and more knowledge-intensive business is a basic requirement of confidentiality. For this reason, we are the first operator in the business who has a general confidentiality obligation for all the month of clients and their staff.
* Versatility *
We strive to provide our customers all required facilities and services to grow, taking into account the latest technological developments and new innovative practical solutions.
* Excellence *
We strive to ensure that our customers receive high quality service, right when they need it, through the online services as well as with our excellent customers service. As business is global, so we will serve our customers around the clock 24/7.
We want to produce genuine added value for our customers, partners, as well as for our personnel. This requires openness, genuine interaction and awareness of common interests. Therefore, we openly describe, for example, of all costs and prices, and the reasons for them. We do not so much compete with anyone specific operator, but we strive to add value to all operators in the development of both traditional ways of doing things, and the formation of new business models, concepts, products and services.
To provide and further develop our high-quality services, it requires operations to be profitable for all parties. Determined growth and internationalising are our main goals.
* Pioneering *
We want to act as a pioneer in the development of service offerings and business concepts, as well as in taking advantage of the possibilities offered by new technology.
* Cost effectiveness *
Due to specialization and high occupancy rate we can offer our customers cost-effective, high-quality services and additional benefits to our customers.
* Motivated personnel *
In order to achieve the above-mentioned values and goals, it requires a knowledgeable and genuinely motivated personnel. That is why we are investing in personnel development, expertise and the utilization of their knowledge in developing new services. Our personnel is a part of the bonus scheme and executives are also owners of the company.
The industry's most valued
We want to be the industry's most respected actor and brand. We have the most competent and committed personnel, the most effective methods and tools, as well as a passion for helping our customers success in increasing their core business.
Pioneering and courageous example
Successful revolution and change arise from committed people and partners, as well as a clear vision of the requirements for a better future. We want to do our part in renewing the operational systems of companies and the needed interaction between companies and communities. We are dedicated to show a brave example of introducing new innovative solutions.
- 01/2011 opened Meeting Park ESPA (250 m2)
- 03/2011 expanded Meeting Park ESPA (+200 m2)
- 08/2012 expanded Meeting Park ESPA (+250 m2)
- 11/2012 expanded Meeting Park ESPA (+200 m2)
- 10/2013 started cooperation with Sokos Hotel Presidentti (Kamppi)
- 10/2013 opened Meeting Park KAMPPI (500 m2)
- 04/2014 signed a long-term strategic partnership with Forum Capita Ltd. and its FORUM Shopping center
- 05/2014 closed Meeting Park ESPA (800 m2)
- 06/2014 opened Meeting Park Forum KUKONTORI (900 m2)
- 09/2014 opened Meeting Park Forum CAMPUS (730 m2)
- 09/2014 opened Meeting Park FORUM (1900 m2)
- 04/2016 Sponda Plc has bought the Forum shopping centre and the block
- 06/2017 the first external financing round was carried out
- 10/2019 renew of Meeting Park KAMPPI (500 m2)
Some key business figures
- 3 business locations
- 26 employees
- 40 meeting and training rooms
- 70 office rooms and workspaces
- 2 000 business customers
- 4 500 m2
- 10 000 monthly reservations
- 250 000 monthly visitors
- 2 100 000 € turnover
- business is profitable
The company is 87 % owned by its management and key personnel.
Kare Casals, b. 1966
Co-Founder, President and CEO
Developer of Meeting Park's concept, Co-Founder & CEO of Business Meeting Park Group has over 25 years of experience in business development and management as executive, advisor and teacher.
Prior to his current role, he served as Development Director in the most successful Finnish regional business development company Kainuun Etu Ltd., Chairman and President at Finnish E-Commerce Association, Member of the Board and Advisor at Software Entrepreneurs Association, Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finpro and Tieke. Executive at E-Finland Network, Fruugo, Aldata Solution, Sidus, SOK.
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Jani Kaarlejarvi, b. 1977
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President (EVP)
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of Business Meeting Park Group, has over 15 year of experience in business development and management as executive, advisor and teacher.
Prior to his current role, he worked as visiting professor of ICT innovations & the economy at Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications (BUPT) (2013-17). He has also served as Director of international networks DIGILE Ltd. (TIVIT), Director of Sustainable Village Consortium at Kainuun Etu Ltd., and as President Esko Aho's special adviser Finnish Innovation Fund, SITRA.
PhD in Political Economy, Masters in Economics, International Politics and Administrative Sciences. Legalized real estate broker (LKV).
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