Gastro Helsinki

| Trade fair for the catering industry

Gastro Helsinki is recognized as the largest and most important trade fair for the gastronomy industry in Finland. Held biennially at Messukeskus, the Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki, it is organized by Messukeskus Helsinki, highlighting its significance as a central event in the Finnish gastronomy scene..

The abbreviation "Gastro" refers to gastronomy, marking the fair as a key meeting point for experts from the hotel, restaurant, and food industries. Noteworthy is the extensive presentation of new products, trends, and innovations in these areas. The fair offers a variety of products and services, ranging from professional kitchen equipment and accessories to food, beverages, information technology, and digital services.

A distinctive feature of Gastro Helsinki is its commitment to sustainable eating and drinking culture, as well as the promotion of sustainable developments in the gastronomy sector. The main themes include sustainable food production and processing, innovative kitchen technologies, and modern gastronomy concepts.

In addition to showcasing industry trends, the fair hosts significant competitions, including "Finnish Chef of the Year" and the master school competition for Restonomie students, which attract national and international attention.

The exhibitors come from various sectors, such as the food and beverage industry, hotel and restaurant businesses, IT, and the cleaning and hygiene industry. This diversity enriches the experience for visitors, including professionals from the hotel and gastronomy sectors, decision-makers, procurement officers, employees, managers, experts, municipal officials responsible for food and kitchen procurement, traders, and industry influencers.

Finally, the event's location in the heart of Helsinki is noteworthy. Messukeskus Helsinki, as a modern and well-equipped convention center, provides ideal conditions for this significant trade fair. Thus, Gastro Helsinki is an indispensable event for participants in the Finnish and international gastronomy industry.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 3 days of the fair, from 14. March to 16. March 2018, about 307 exhibitors and 16116 visitors on the Gastro in Helsinki.

The Gastro in Helsinki took place from Wednesday, 13. March to Friday, 15. March 2024.

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Local time:
03:19 h (UTC +03:00)

Fair location:

Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre,
Messuaukio 1, 00521 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland


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Messukeskus Helsinki
Messukeskus, PL 21
00521 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 (0)40 4503250
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Past editions:
  • 13. - 15. March 2024
  • 18. - 20. May 2022
  • 14. - 16. March 2018
    • 307 exhibitors
    • 16116 visitors
  • 16. - 18. March 2016
  • 20. - 22. March 2014

Fair location:

Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre,
Messuaukio 1, 00521 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland


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Product groups: catering supplies, cleaners, crockery, cutlery, drinks, food, restaurant equipment, restaurant furniture, work clothes, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Gastro taking place?
The Gastro fair takes place in Helsinki, at the Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre.

When is the Gastro taking place?
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How often does the Gastro take place?
The Gastro takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the Gastro?
The Gastro is an exhibition for Gastronomy, Catering and Hotel Industry.