Tampere, Finland

Organisation: Tampere Convention Bureau
Contact: Laila Wallden
Year: 2018

GDS-Index Category Breakdown

Category Total
Environmental Performance 81%
Social Performance 79%
Supplier Performance 76%
Destination Management Performance 60%

Destination Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population


The air quality and water quality in lakes and rivers have improved over the long term. Nature conservation is also making good progress, thanks to a conservation programme, and areas with contaminated soil have been cleansed. Tampere has adopted an urban runoff programme to improve the processing of rain and meltwater. The amount of mixed waste has been decreasing all through the 2000s while the amount of biowaste has increased, which is an indication of improved sorting. Tampere’s nature conservation programme for 2012–2020 has contributed to the establishment of new nature conservation areas. The programme lists 67 nature conservation sites, covering 923 hectares

Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

In 2016 Tampere has been chosen the Bicycle city of the year in Finland, and the local authorities are planning more sustainable modes of public transport for the future. It has been decided that a tram line will be built in Tampere. Building will start in March 2017, and the tram will be in use by 2021.

Corruption Perception ranking
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
Gender Inequality Index ranking

Finland's leading congress centre, Tampere Hall, uses the cool water of the Tammerkoski rapids that run through the city for cooling in the summer. They have also been compensating their carbon footprint since 2013 by installing Noxite roofing, which uses a sustainable construction technology that helps to depollute the air. Tampere Hall was the first congress centre to be awarded the Nordic Ecolable, and has recently started heavily investing in solar power.

City's hotels easily accessible by public transport to/from congress and exhibition centres
PCOs and DMCs have a written sustainability policy
Exhibition centres have sustainability certification

The convention bureau organised a "STEM project" to increase awareness and motivation toward sustainability within our MICE industry partners. Since the temporary intensive project was finished, a number of new hotels have achieved a third-party accreditation for sustainability. The event office has a "Neat Tampere" campaign, which aims at educating event organisers and event participants to make sure they keep the venues and parks neat and tidy.

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Has the CVB established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?
Does the destination regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress?
Does the CVB support or lead local sustainability training for cities MICE industry?
Does the CVB support or local authorities provide incentives or funding for organisations wanting to gain sustainability certification or issue a sustainability reports
Does the CVB provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions?
Does CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local community?

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