The conference is broadcast live to Kino Regina at Oodi and to Kanneltalo and Vuotalo. You can drop in for one speech or stay for longer at HIC 2019 side events.


The international Helsinki Impact Conference is arranged at Helsinki Music Centre on 9–10 October. At the Conference, answers are sought to questions on how cities can work together with increased efficiency as solvers of global problems and uniters of the European community.

The invitation-only event is aimed at leaders, developers, scientists and urban policy makers in European cities. The speaker line-up is world-class: it includes the likes of Canadian Brent Toderian, who inspires us to create livelier and increasingly solid cities, and Italian Francesca Bria, who illustrates the social values of digitalisation.

Conference side events at Oodi, Kanneltalo and Vuotalo

All city residents and people who are interested in the development of cities are welcome to follow the live broadcast from the event at Oodi’s Kino Regina, Kanneltalo and Vuotalo on 9 October from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and on 10 October from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. (N.B.! the broadcast at Vuotalo only on 9 October)

Check out the entire programme of the Conference and presentations of the speakers on HIC websiteIt is possible to participate in the discussions of the event using the interactive mobile application. You can also s
hare your thoughts about global challenges that cities tackles with by using hashtag #HelsinkiImpact2019.

The Conference is arranged by the City of Helsinki in collaboration with the Eurocities and Metrex networks as well as Urban Academy. Helsinki Impact Conference is one of the City of Helsinki’s main events during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Helsinki a forerunner of sustainable city development

Six ministerial meetings and more than one hundred other EU meetings during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union bring almost 20,000 meeting guests and around 1,000 representatives of the media to Helsinki in July-December. To the EU guests, Helsinki tells its story as a European forerunner of sustainable city development. Helsinki’s solutions are presented in a nutshell on the Signals from Helsinki website

For example, Helsinki is the first European city that has committed to the reporting on the UN’s sustainable development goals, and it now challenges other European cities to join the sustainable city development. The cornerstones of Helsinki’s sustainable development are its aim to reach carbon neutrality and equal urban planning.


Further information:

Helsinki's sustainable solutions 

The Conference side events

Kino Regina, Oodi
Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4

Klaneettitie 5, Kannelmäki station/Sitratori

Vuotalo (N.B! only 9 October)
Mosaiikkitori 2