Venue & Transportation


Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (TESC)

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TESC (Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre) is one of the best known exhibition and sports centres in Finland. With it’s four halls, TESC offers a framework of more than 22,500 m² for successful events. Annually TESC welcomes nearly 4 millions visitors from all over the world.

The main stage at Ice Live Business Forum will be located at newly built E-hall, which will be completed in mid-September. The capacity of the hall is 3500 people, which makes it perfect for massive business shows such as Ice Live Business Forum.

Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre is also known for its former name Pirkkahalli.

  • 15 minutes from the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport.
  • 15 minutes from railway and bus stations at the Tampere city centre.
  • 1,5 hours from Helsinki by car

Ilmailunkatu 20
33900 Tampere


We have taken into consideration the accessibility when planning and organizing the event. The Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre holds a special VIP-parking area that you may use with the disabled parking permit.


Tampere is located in southern Finland some 170 km north of Helsinki, capital of the country.
Both domestic and international travel connections to Tampere are excellent. The city is within easy reach by air, by land and in summer, even by water.


There are several daily flights from and to Helsinki, and Tampere also has direct flight connections with Rovaniemi, Kuusamo and Kittilä (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Riga (Latvia), Frankfurt and Bremen (Germany), London (UK), Milan (Italy), Malaga, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca (Spain) as well as with Budapest (Hungary).

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located in the southern part of the city. Distance to Tampere city centre is about 17 kilometers. Information on departing and arriving flights can be found from the Finavia website.

Helsinki-Vantaan Airport is the biggest airport in Finland. It takes about 2 hours by car, bus or train from the Airport to Tampere. Information on departing and arriving flights can be found from the Helsinki-Vantaa website.

Public Transportation

The nearest long-distance train and bus stations are located in the Tampere city centre.

Timetables – Train: VR website
Timetables – Bus: Matkahuolto website

Tampere Public Transportation:

Tampere city buses no 1 and 7 drive from the city centre to the Exhibition centre.
Tampere Public Transportation timetables
Tampere Public Transportation journey planner