OULU – Excellent gateway for investments in the Arctic Europe

We´re doing well! Start expoloring high quality of life in Oulu, the open investment opportunities, making business in Oulu, the city of experiences, Smart Oulu and other possibilites  here  The future is created here. Oulu has world-class opportunities to study, create new growth businesses and create yourself a career.

197 billion euros is expected to be invested in the Scandinavian Arctic Area within the next 10 years and 277 billion euros by 2030. The investment boom is being focused on the construction, mining, logistics, energy, tourism and creative sectors. To further boost business opportunities in the Arctic Europe region, Oulu has intensified its collaboration with Luleå in Sweden and Tromsø in Norway.

OULU – Fastest growing region on the Arctic

Oulu is the fastest growing region of the Arctic Europe. The population of Oulu,250,000 residents,  is one of the youngest in Europe. In Oulu  every third has a university degree and inhabitants are the most satisfied with their quality of life in the whole Nordic region. Oulu has two established universities. Globally Oulu is best known for its expertise in ICT.

Oulu’s location by the sea, efficient railroad and highway networks, and airport connection makes it the logistics industry’s main concentration in the Bothnian Bay area. 152 different logistics and storage companies operate in the greater Oulu area.

Oulu airport is the 2nd busiest in Finland. It serves a million passengers yearly. Oulu-Helsinki flight route is operated several times a day. Straight flights from Oulu to Luleå & Gothenburg, Sweden and Tromso, Norway are operated 5 times per week.

The Port of Oulu is the leading port for unit load and forest industry transportation in the Bothnian Bay. About 550 vessels visit Oulu yearly which makes it the 2nd busiest cargo port in Finland.

Main railroads from North to South and East to West connect at Oulu. Approximately 5 M tons of cargo is handled in Oulu yearly.

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Oulu attracts visitors for Technical Visits for fields of ICT, HealthCare and Cleantech

The vibrant city of Oulu is the most populous city in Northern Finland and the fifth most populous city in the country. Oulu is located just an hour’s flight from Helsinki, it buzzes with innovations and opportunities. It is also considered one of Europe’s “living labs”, where residents experiment with new technology at a community-wide scale. Oulu attracts a lot of visitors and is well-known world-wide as a city of high technology.

Oulu’s ecosystems for new technologies and practical cooperation between companies, research organizations, universities and the public sectors are being continuously developed. Today, Oulu is aiming to be the global forerunner in the development of 5G.

Technical Visits offers guided tours to professionals, students, groups or individuals looking for an experience out of the ordinary. We give you an opportunity to experience an exciting deeper look behind the scenes. BusinessOulu and our partner companies are offering Technical Visits for different fields e.g. ICT, HealthCare and Cleantech.

More info on Oulu Technical Visits 2017

Contact: conventionoulu (a) oulu.com


Accommodation during Industry Summit 2019

Original Sokos Hotel Arina

117 € / 1 person per room / 1 night visit

132 € / 2 persons per room / 1 night visit


Bookings – DL 14.4.2019 Booking code BSUMMIT2019 

Original Sokos Hotel Arina Sales + 358 (0) 8 3123255 / sales.oulu (a) sokoshotels.fi or via online reservations www.sokoshotels.fi

Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu

124 € / 1 person per room / 1 night visit

144 € / 2 persons per room / 1 night visit

Bookings – DL 23.4.2019 Booking code INDUSTRY SUMMIT 2019 

Radisson Blu Sales + 358 (0) 20 1234 730/ sales.oulu (a) radissonblu.com, prices are not available via online reservations.

Lapland Hotel Oulu

125 € / 1 person per room / 1 night visit – room type Comfort

140 € / 2 persons per room / 1 night visit – room type Comfort

Bookings DL 16.4.2019 Booking code Industry Summit 2019

Lapland hotel sales +358 (0)8 880100 oulu (a) laplandhotels.com, prices are not available via online reservations.

Scandic Oulu City

134 € / 1 person per room / 1 night visit

154 € / 2 persons per room / 1 night visit

Bookings DL 30.4.2019 Booking code IND130519

Scandic Oulu city sales +358 (8) 543 1000 (choose 5)  oulucity (a) scandichotels.com, prices are not available via online reservations.