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What`s on at Gastro Helsinki


Welcome to Gastro Helsinki

Gastro Helsinki, Finland’s leading trade fair for the hotel, restaurant and catering industry, presents the sector’s latest products, trends and innovations. Gastro Helsinki is an important shop window where the visitors meet the key players in the industry face to face – both their present and their future cooperation partners.

Open 11-13 March 2020

Trends and innovation are the heart of Gastro

Meet lots of interesting companies and start ups. Quick Service Restaurant area displays products and services for the fastfood companies. 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.


Honoured competitions

Waiter of the Year is the Finnish championship for professional waiters and waitresses. Competitors get to show their skills in practice, as they are serving guests with culinary delights prepared by semi­finalists of the national Chef of The Year contest held at the same time at Gastro Helsinki. Both competitions aim to create even more appreciation for the trade, and encourage the development of professional skill in the field. Also competition for best school meal and Master School Competition are taking place in Gastro Helsinki. The Master School Competition aims to highlight all the restaurant schools in Finland and the chef students studying at them.

Helsinki – home of excellent food

Gastro Helsinki is the most significant and innovative trade fair for the food and restaurant indutries in the Nordic. 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 accessible by train, plane, car and public transport.

Why attend?

  • meet over 300 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

Get inspired – this is the events you can not miss!

Update Forum of Restaurant Business,
13 March 2020

Top class HORECA industry seminar has secured its place in the Restaurant and Foodservice Industry Decision-Makers’ spring agendas. The seminar is the most dynamic event of the year, offering its participants the most influential speakers and current topics. It is arranged at the same with Gastro at Messukeskus Helsinki. The seminar is chargeable.


Experiences and facts

The fair has diverse program of seminars, stage programs, contests and entertainment.

Restaurants in Messukeskus

Plenty to choose from

Food capital Helsinki

Visit delicious Helsinki