Opening times

Wed – Fri 14-16 March 2018

Wed 14 March @ 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thu 15 March @ 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Fri 16 March @ 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Entrance for over 18 years old accommodation, restaurant and kitchen professionals. Minors are not allowed in even accompanied by an adult.

Visitor registration

Entrance to the fair is free for horeca-professionals visitors who have registered in advance online or on location.


Make sure to take the printed batch with bar code with you when arriving! If you forget to bring the badge you received when registering in advance, you can print it again during event opening hours at the Help Desk by the main entrance to Messukeskus.

 Helsinki – home of excellent food

Gastro exhibition is located in Helsinki. The Finnish capital has easy access from from anywhere in the world and just few hours flight for Europeans. Helsinki has well over one thousand restaurants where you will find everything from gourmet delights to bistro treats. Messukeskus Exhibition and Convention Centre is easy accessible. It´s conveniently located and is accesbile by train, plane, car and public transport.

New in 2018

Trends and innovations are the heart of Gastro.

  • UPDATE FORUM OF RESTAURANT BUSINESS is arranged on 14 the March 2018 for industry leaders and influencers.
  • Gastro Fastfood area displays products and services for the fastfood companies.
  • Functional and free from food are represented as a whole.
  • Gastro Wine, Beer & Spirits area gathers restauranteurs, sommeliers and buyers to taste wines, beers, ciders and spirits.
  • Entrance to the fair is free of charge for accommodation, restaurant and kitchen professionals

Why attend?

  • meet over 205 companies representing their novelties, services and products
  • experience the current and future-oriented program
  • high level of networking opportunities
  • update your occupational skills
  • taste, try and feel


Messukeskus restaurants