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Helsinki Impact Conference - encouraging urban change makers

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The Helsinki Impact Conference takes place at Helsinki Musiikkitalo from 9-10 October 2019. The conference is organised by the city of Helsinki as part of the city’s official programme to celebrate Finland’s EU presidency and the city-driven future of the European community. It is co-hosted with EUROCITIES, METREX, Urban Academy and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland.

The Helsinki Impact Conference gives an extensive insight into the state of European cities as a network of urban change-makers and calls for cities to take leadership in creating a cohesive future for urban Europe and aims to bridge the gap between urban policy and practical urban planning.

We are delighted to present renowned speakers, such as as Brent Toderian, Dr. Joan Clos and Francesca Bria delivering key note speeches on current urban topics, such as the power of co-creation, meaning of high quality design and digital transformation. In the Leaders’ session European Deputy Mayors and Eurocities and Metrex Secretary Generals will engage in a panel discussion about European urban policy and cities’ ability to respond to urgent issues, such as climate change and growing segregation. 

For more information and the Conference Programme, please visit the Conference website at