MeetingPark™ - the only location you need.
Industry and organizations are continuously looking for new facilities and services that are required to be flexible and easy to reach - even at a very short notice. Business Meeting Park offers a wide range of meeting, conference, training and office space, as well as related business services at the best location in the city center of Helsinki - 24/7. We take care of everything for you. Easy, flexible and professional service in a friendly, innovative and safe environment. Simple monthly pricing is accurate and very easy to follow. Members of the loyal customer scheme benefit greatly from additional things, such as private keys, cheaper and even totally free services, special offers and discounts - including Business Meeting Park’s other service partners and deals. Meeting Park is the only base that you need.
Business Meeting Park Oy Ltd.
Business Meeting Park is privatly owned Finnish growth company. In 2011, Meeting Park started as a provincial business development company's spin-off. Since then it has been a pioneer and innovator in the business being the first one to bring to the market for example:
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- a general confidentiality obligation
- a full-service fixed monthly pricing
- authentic Full HD video conferencing as a part of normal business meetings (less than 10,00 €/h)
- as well as a uniform tariff for all conference, business and training rooms - regardless of the nature of the meeting, the number of persons etc.
Business Meeting Park is the fastest-growing domestic privately-owned company in its industry. In 2017, we provided over 20,000 reservation for more than 1,800 companies.
In 2018, net sales are projected to grow to over EUR 4 million. The service offering and the network are also expanding with the new larger outlets, which means that the total supply will grow more than 25,000 m2 in the near future. Turnover for 2019 is projected to increase to about EUR 12.4 million.
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 famous and valued
We want to be the industry's best known, 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
- xx/2018 opening the first branch office abroad
- xx/2018 opening of the first office outside Helsinki
Key business figures
- 4 business locations
- 30 employees
- 34 meeting and training rooms
- 70 office rooms and workspaces
- 1 000 monthly bookings
- 1 800 business customers
- 4 500 m2
- 15 000 monthly visitors
- 4 000 000 € turnover (est. 2018)
- 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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