The whole autumn full of exhibition stands

The entire Messeforum stand construction team has been busy recently, overseeing our exhibition stand construction projects in different parts of the world. This summer and autumn have been the busiest time of exhibition stand construction – and that has been very welcome after all the silence of the long moths of Covid.

Autumn 2021, Messeforum started providing all our exhibition stands carbon neutral.  Now, about a year later, the number of carbon neutral trade fair stands we have built is already 115, and we still are going to implement a few carbon neutral stand construction projects this year before the end of the year.

In this context, it is a good opportunity to thank all of your, our wonderful customers, who have ordered your exhibition stands from Messeforum. We are happy about your trust in us! And we are happy that, with you, we have at the same time been able to promote sustainable development in the world of  trade fairs.

Providing the best exhibition service with joy

After the Covid pandemic, there have been new challenges arising from the difficult situation in the world, which unfortunately directly affect the trade fair participants in the form of, for example, increased material costs. Regardless, and with even a greater reason, we are happy that Messeforum’s service-oriented and honest way of operating has been in much greater demand than ever before. Now, if ever, you should spend your trade fair budgets carefully with a reliable and genuinely serving exhibitions stand builder.

This is how the HR coordinator Pia Ruokamo, who takes care of the trade fair projects at Tapojärvi Oy, describes the cooperation with us:

“I am very satisfied with the cooperation with Messeforum. From the very first contact, Messeforum up to the CEO took our case as their own. We immediately felt confident about this exhibition stand builder which we did not know earlier. In our trade fair projects, everything has been done quickly and with high quality, with the end result being a stylish booth where it has been a pleasure to receive our  customers. It has been pleasant and uncomplicated to do business with our contact person Sari. I especially appreciate the fact that I haven’t needed to focus on technical details such as ordering electricity and cleaning myself, but Sari has taken care of everything. Another highlight is the carbon neutrality of Messeforum’s exhibition stands. It perfectly supports our environmental values ​​and our role, e.g. as a supplier of industrial circular economy solutions.”

Messeforum carbon neutral exhibition stand

“Every marketing manager knows the stress of organising events. I must say that our first-ever-exhibitionstand at SIAL in Paris was as stress-free project as can be. Thank you Messeforum and especially Stefan”, sums up Hanna Holtinkoski, Atria’s marketing manager.

Messeforum's carbon neutral booth

This is exactly what Messeforum’s slogan “The Best Exhibition Service” means. When our customer gives us a mandate to implement his or her trade fair stand, he/she can stop worrying. Messeforum implements the exhibition stand as agreed.

In addition, we take care of numerous small and larger details that come up, both everyday routines and surprises, which nobody necessarily has abeen able to foresee and which always associate with exhibition participations. When Messeforum takes over, the customer can focus on his own sales. Messeforum is much more than just an exhibitions stand builder.

 

You can read the comments about our work from Atria, Tapojärvi and other customers on our website.

Read the customer comments about Messeforum.

Be a trailblazer with a carbon neutral exhibition stand from Messeforum

Messeforum offers its customers a unique opportunity to attend international trade fairs and exhibitions with a stand that’s completely carbon neutral. With Messeforum, customers automatically get a carbon neutral stand. A unique service worldwide!

 

“For a long time now, we’ve been paying a lot of attention to climate change, consumption of natural resources and the state of our planet, and we want to help to mitigate climate change. We can’t save the whole world on our own but we want to do our bit and try our best,” says Messeforum’s managing director Arto Varanki.

 

”Due to the nature of trade fairs, ecological challenges are unavoidable when stands have to be built and dismantled again in the space of a few days. This is why we’re constantly seeking to improve by finding new ways to cut emissions and encourage a circular economy. Our choice of materials and our circular economy mean we have come a long way towards achieving our goal of carbon neutrality but this is not enough on its own. On top of that, we need a way of reliably and effectively compensating for emissions. Our current carbon neutral stand is a new normal in our business of building exhibition booths and stands,” Varanki explains.

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A carbon neutral stand will automatically add value for Messeforum’s customers. 


How is carbon neutrality achieved?

The carbon neutrality of Messeforum’s stands is achieved systematically via a circular economy and offsetting our emissions.

 

Messeforum works with the expert company Clonet Oy, specialised in encouraging responsible, carbon neutral business and calculating carbon footprints. With Clonet’s expert Sari Siitonen, we first drew up Messeforum’s climate strategy and then developed the concept of the carbon neutral stand.Clonet’s OpenCO2.net carbon footprint platform and extensive emissions databaseserve as tools for calculating emissions.

 

“We have worked with Messeforum to survey and calculate in detail the emissions associated with trade fair projects carried out around the world, from the structural materials  and transport all the way to the electricity consumption of stands and the travel and accommodation of Messeforum and their contractors. We have surveyed Messeforum’s own opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of their trade fair stands by improving material efficiency and using renewable energy. We have also sought reliable alternatives to offset such emissions that they cannot yet manage to mitigate themselves at the moment,” Siitonen explains.

Clonet Oy’s managing director Sari Siitonen is an experienced expert who has dedicated her career to reducing emissions and to sustainable development. 

 

In all its trade fair construction projects, Messeforum emphasises the use of materials and recycling and the use of renewable energy. Because the emissions calculations are highly detailed, we know how to efficiently offset the emissions that we cannot otherwise reduce ourselves. Climate offset solutions were examined with Clonet Oy and the final choice was CO2Esto’s Emissions Cutter, which is based on the official EU Emissions Trading System. The system is officially monitored and has been found to cut emissions.

 

When will customers get a carbon neutral stand?

A carbon neutral stand is Messeforum’s normal approach in all customer projects. At Messeforum, we believe that the need for face-to-face meetings in the export market is not going to vanish in the future. After the pandemic, trade fairs have started up again in different parts of the world. As soon as our customers are attending fairs once more, we offer them a new normal, a carbon neutral stand.

What does a carbon neutral trade fair stand require of customers?

The customer does not have to do anything other than order their stand from Messeforum. A carbon neutral stand is part of our turnkey service, whose main aim is to make our customers’ attendance at a trade fair as easy, efficient and productive as possible.

 

We want to be a trailblazer on this vital issue, so customers get a carbon neutral stand from Messeforum automatically.

“We are proud to be able to be pioneers in offering businesses such a unique service. We believe that climate positivity will be an important competitive advantage in the immediate future as businesses compete for global trade. At Messeforum, we are delighted to be able to help businesses achieve this competitive advantage when attending trade fairs,” says Arto Varanki.

Messeforum’s managing director Arto Varanki believes that climate positivity will be an increasing competitive advantage in the world of business as time goes on. 

 

You can be a pioneer with us and gain competitive advantage with your carbon neutral stand from Messeforum!

We also give you a certificate of the carbon neutrality of your stand that you can use in your own branding.

 

Get in touch with Messeforum today. We’d love to tell you more about our carbon neutral stand and how we work.

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Messeforum’s carbon neutral stand was born from a desire to protect the amazing natural world we share and help businesses to reduce the carbon footprint of attending trade fairs. 

Welcome to Messeforum’s new English blog!

If you don’t know us yet, Messeforum is a Finnish exhibition stand builder and a pioneer in implementing carbon neutral trade fair stands. We operate at trade fairs in various fields around the world.

Messeforum exists as an independent company since 2009, but our story begins long before that. Our founder and CEO Arto Varanki worked for a long time as an export manager in the electronics industry, often participating trade fairs around the world. From there, he went on to export consulting until he soon realized that trade fairs are the area of ​​export marketing where companies mostly need help.

 Arto Varanki, CEO of Messeforum

Messeforum is not just an ordinary exhibition stand builder, but much more. Our motto is The Best Exhibition Service. Accordingly, we take care of our customers’ preparations for the exhibition stand as far as possible, so that customer’s own resources remain in the preparation of the actual sales work. In addition to the design and construction of the exhibition stand, our customer receives carefree participation at the trade fair. We are still there on the first day of the exhibition to make sure everything goes as it should.

Our exhibition stands are tailored according to the brand and wishes of our customers. We know the world’s exhibition centres and we know how to operate in them and what kind of booths can be built in them. With our expertise, we can bring added value and even savings to the trade fair costs for our customers.

Exhibition service from person to person

The whole Messeforum staff has strong language skills and solid experience in foreign trade, exhibitions, marketing, project management and customer service. Our extensive partner network ensures professional operations in different parts of the world.

Over the years, Messeforum has become known as an empathetic and reliable exhibition stand builder. Our values ​​include both humble service and pride in our own expertise. We want to take responsibility for the environment and human well-being. Combating climate change is  close to our hearts. In 2020, we were the first to launch a carbon neutral exhibition stand based on accurate emissions calculations, conscious emission reduction measures and offsetting. The exhibition and trade fair stands built by Messeforum are always certified carbon neutral stands.

We will tell you more about the carbon neutral exhibition stand in our next blog. You can also read more on our website. Contact us and enter with us to the interesting world of trade fairs.