TRA 2020 will take place at Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre Finland’s largest and most advanced venue for meetings, congresses and trade and consumer shows with 58 000 m² of space. The premises of Messukeskus Helsinki include seven exhibition halls, 40 meeting rooms, 21 cafés and restaurants and the 4,400-seat Amfi Hall auditorium. Messukeskus hosts yearly 75 trade and consumer shows as well as 2,000 meetings and congresses.
At TRA2020 Messukeskus turns into an innovative area, which brings together the companies and public authorities working in the field of transport. It offers the perfect place to network, share ideas and discuss the future of transportation and mobility with other researchers, scientists and engineers.
Messukeskus is located in Pasila and can be easily reached by public transportation. The venue is only a five minute train ride away from Helsinki Central Station and the airport can be reached within 40 minutes by train.
Helsinki as a smart city platform for TRA2020
Helsinki will act as the scene for technical tours and excursions for TRA2020 participants. User-inspired design and open data, bold experiments with digitalisation, forward-looking de- and re-regulation, combined with a world-class public transport system fertilise an exceptional platform for business, innovation and entrepreneurship. Helsinki is a smart city where modern urban life meets a beautiful diverse environment. Helsinki is about flat hierarchy, networks and collaboration between businesses, academia and the city creating a spontaneous but reliable testing environment for innovation. Ultimately, the strength of Helsinki lies in its people. According to the UIA 2017 (Union of International Associations) Helsinki is the 20th most popular city for international association meetings in the world. In Finland, the TRA attendees will get to know about silo-breaking re-regulation of the entire transport sector, enabling mobility trials and promoting innovation actions and pilots.
Helsinki is closer than you think
· Direct flights from over 130 destinations
· 180 daily international arrivals
· Berlin 2 hours
· Rome 3.5 hours
· New York 8 hours
· Tokyo 9.5 hours
Transport connections to Messukeskus
Street address: Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki
Trams from the centre of Helsinki: 7 and 9. Single tickets must be bought before boarding a tram, for example via a mobile app or from a ticket machine.
Buses: 506 and 69 to Messukeskus, and buss 551 from Espoo to Pasila railway station.
Trains: All local and long-distance trains (except international Allegro trains) stop at Pasila railway station, just a 300-metre walk from Messukeskus.
Bicycling: There are city bikes and stations near Messukeskus.
Taxi: A taxi rank can be found in front of Messukeskus. Taxis are allowed to drive right up to the entrance.
Airport: I and P trains run from the airport to the nearby Pasila railway station. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and trains leave every 10 minutes in the daytime. By taxi, you can reach Messukeskus in 15–20 minutes.
Cruise ships: You can travel to Helsinki by ship from Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg and Travemünde.