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Badge Claim points

You need to have both your badge and wristband to access Slush and all attendees must have their wristband on at all times.

You can exchange your ticket for a badge and wristband at any of our Badge Claim points before the event. See locations and opening hours below.

Badge Claim is also available during both event days, Nov 30 and Dec 1, at the main event venue Messukeskus. Badge Claim points are located at both the Southern (Messuaukio 1) and the Northern (Ratapihantie 17) entrances.

Elisa Kulma

Aleksanterinkatu 19, 00100 Helsinki

  • Mon, Nov 27, 12 pm–7 pm
  • Tue, Nov 28, 12 pm–7 pm
  • Wed, Nov 29, 11 am–8 pm

ISKU Showroom

Kalevankatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

  • Mon, Nov 27, 12 pm–8 pm
  • Tue, Nov 28, 12 pm–8 pm
  • Wed, Nov 29, 9 am–8 pm

The Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Arrivals Hall, Promootioaukio 01531 Vantaa

  • Tue, Nov 28, 8 am–9 pm
  • Wed, Nov 29, 8 am–10 pm

This Badge Claim point is accessible.

Mall of Tripla

On the 4th floor, next to Original Sokos Hotel Tripla

Fredikanterassi 1, 00520 Helsinki

  • Tue, Nov 28, 12 pm–8 pm
  • Wed, Nov 29, 10 am–9 pm

This Badge Claim point is accessible.

Oodi, Central Library

Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

  • Wed, Nov 29, 9 am–8 pm

This Badge Claim point is accessible.

Please note: You will be asked to present a pictured ID when picking up your badge and wristband for safety reasons.

We strongly recommend getting your badge and wristband in advance from the Badge Claim points before the event to avoid queuing during the event.

Using someone else’s badge is strictly forbidden and could lead to being removed from the event.

Slush Venue location

The event will take place at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center (Messukeskus). The address is Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland. This is the address of the main entrance (Southern Entrance).

Side Events organized in Siipi are in the same building.

Transportation to and from Slush

Slush will be held at Messukeskus Helsinki (Expo & Convention Center), located close to Helsinki city center with excellent public transport connections. There are two entrances to the venue: the main entrance Southern Entrance, and the Northern Entrance if you arrive by car. Taxis arriving at Slush will drive directly to the Southern Entrance.

TRAIN (From City center ~10min)

The best way to arrive and leave is by train. Take I, P, or K train from platforms 1-2. Trains go every 5-minutes before and after the event days, and every 5-15 minutes after the Afterparty (Sat 01am-03am). Avoid traffic jams and red lights, taking a train will be faster than by car or taxi.

1 Download HSL App (AppStoreGooglePlay)

2 Search for the trip, it will tell which ticket to buy

3 Purchase a ticket.

The ride is 4 minutes from Central Railway Station to Pasila Station, where you need to hop off. From there walk 7 minutes and you’re at Slush!


Arriving by taxi: Messukeskus Taxi stand is at the main entrance, the Southern Entrance.

After the event: Taking a train to the city center will be the fastest way. If you need to take a taxi, we highly recommend taking one from our extra taxi pole at the western entrance of Messukeskus. No need to book one, take the first taxi available. The taxi pole is operated by our partnering company Taksi Helsinki.

Accessing Slush Venue

There are two entrances to the Slush Venue. Southern Entrance (main entrance, Messuaukio 1) and Northern Entrance (Ratapihantie 17).

You must have both a Slush badge and wristband to access the Slush Venue. All attendees must have their wristbands and badges on at all times.

Safety and security at Slush are our top priorities. Attendees are subject to a security check at the entrance, where personal belongings may be searched for dangerous or prohibited items.

Larger bags are not permitted inside the event and must be left at the luggage drop at Messukeskus.

There will be a place to leave luggage at both Messukeskus entrances, the Southern Entrance (Messuaukio 1) and the Northern Entrance (Ratapihantie 17).

Luggage area opening hours:
Thu, Nov 30 (Day 1): 8 am–6 pm
Fri, Dec 1 (Day 2): 8 am–2 am

My Slush mobile app

My Slush is your ultimate tool for mastering Slush 2023. Explore the Stage Programs, craft a personalized Slush Week agenda, plan your schedule, book meetings with our Matchmaking Tool, and register for Side Events. Everything conveniently in one place.

Download the My Slush app:

From App Store

From Google Play

Booking meetings

The Slush Matchmaking Tool is our in-house tool that allows you to book meetings with the most relevant people for you. Access the Matchmaking Tool through the My Slush app or through the Slush Platform.

You can scroll and filter through attendees, book meetings, and chat. With filters like industry, stage, and geographic focus, you can ensure your requests are going to the right people.

To make the most out of matchmaking, make sure your company profile stands out by reaching a 100% company completion score.

Meeting Locations Explained

When sending out a meeting request, you need to choose a location for the meeting. Here are the options explained:

  • Meeting Area is a seated area inside the Slush venue specifically reserved for meetings. For each meeting in the Meeting Area, there’s a table reserved for the duration of the meeting (25 minutes).Once you arrive at the Meeting Area, volunteers will help you find your table.
  • 1-on-1 Point is a spot inside the Slush Venue where you can easily find the person you are meeting with. The difference with Meeting Area is that there is no table reservation — it’s there to help you locate the person you are meeting with. Once you have found each other, the actual meeting can take place anywhere.If you struggle to locate the person you’re supposed to meet, we suggest using the chat to communicate. There are several different pillars with different coloring at the 1-on-1 point. It makes sense to stand next to one of those and send a message to the other party in the chat.
  • Choose yourself means you can send a meeting request without a specified location — book a time with someone and suggest a spot to meet at the Slush Venue yourself through the chat found in Matchmaking.

In addition, if the person you are meeting with is involved with a company that has an investor lounge or a booth, you can suggest the meeting there. Investor lounges share an entrance with the Meeting Area. Booths are located inside the venue.

If you (and the person you’re looking to meet) are attending Investor Day or Founders Day on Day 0 (Nov 29), they appear as locations in the tool.

Please read our page on the Matchmaking Tool or contact [email protected] for further questions.

Side events at Siipi

Siipi is the official Side Event venue located in the same building as Slush. You can access Siipi easily from within the Slush Venue by following the signage or entering through the separate Siipi entrance at Rautatieläisenkatu 3. Side Event visitors without a Slush badge are asked to use this entrance.

The following Side Event venues are inside Siipi:

  • Säde
  • Valo
  • 101AB
  • 101C
  • 101D
  • 102
  • 103A
  • 103B


Check out our wide selection of partner hotels on our Guide to Helsinki and find the best spot for you to unwind after a busy day at Slush. All of the hotels listed have discounts for stays during Slush 2023.

The Slush Street Afterworks

Official Afterworks at The Slush Street
On Slush Day 0 & Day 1 (Nov 29–30), from 6 pm until late
Aleksanterinkatu 46, 00100 Helsinki

Are you looking for afterworks to grab a cold one (it’s November, maybe a warm one) with like-minded people just before Slush or a breather after a tightly scheduled first Slush day? You found the place.

Iconic Mummotunneli will get a Slushy rebranding and turn into The Slush Street. Slush Week will be a full one, starting from Day 0. But for two evenings the bars and restaurants on The Slush Street will cater as a place to rewind with fellow Slush-goers. Come for sparkling, stay for acoustic music, or dance away to the greatest hits with karaoke.

Note that the age limit to the Slush Street is 20.


Opening hours & schedule

Thursday, Nov 30 (Day 1)

  • 8 am – Doors open
  • 8 am – First Side Events at Siipi begin
  • 10 am – Slush 2023 Opening Show
  • 6 pm – Main Agenda ends
  • 8 pm – Last Side Events at Siipi end

Friday, Dec 1 (Day 2)

  • 8 am – Doors open
  • 8 am – First Side Events at Siipi begin
  • 6 pm – Main Agenda ends
  • 6 pm – Slush Afterparty begins
  • 10 pm – Last Side Events at Siipi end
  • 2 am – Slush Afterparty ends

For the detailed Stage Agenda and Side Events schedule, head over to the Slush Platform.

Venue map

Here’s the map of Slush 2023!

Please do not print the map, you’ll have a map behind your badge, and easily available in the My Slush app with more details.

Event accessibility

The venue’s two main entrances, the Southern and the Northern Entrance both have automatic doors for easy access. All floors at Slush can be accessed by lift, and have an easy-access toilet. Most of the restaurants at Messukeskus also provide easy access. The Northern Entrance is best for arriving by car.


During the events, parking is free for people who have a disabled parking permit. The lowest P1 level of the car park near the northern entrance has 20 parking spaces marked for the disabled. The users of disabled parking must declare their vehicle registration plate number to the Messukeskus customer service point. Also, the hotel parking area is free for disabled persons during the events.

Wheelchair spots at the stages

We have dedicated wheelchair spots in the audience at each stage. Please ask our Customer Success Volunteers to guide you to those spots. You can find Customer Success Team for example at the Info Points marked in the event map. You can also recognize them by their Info pins.

Accessible Pre-badge Claims

  • Oodi
  • Tripla
  • The Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Arrivals Hall

Assistants and interpreters

People using assistive devices or requiring assistance should purchase a regular Slush Pass. An assistant accompanying an attendee has free admission. Please refer to the Ticket Help Desk with your assistant at the entrance lobby of the Slush Main Venue upon your arrival for further guidance. The assistant policy also applies to interpreters.

Please note: The event includes flashing lights that could affect individuals with photosensitive epilepsy or other light-sensitive conditions. 

Taking photos & videos at the venue

Taking pictures and videos at Slush with a mobile device and sharing them online is 100% allowed. Slush is a public event.

Bringing in professional filming equipment is however prohibited. Only accredited members of the press are allowed to use professional equipment.

Luggage storage

Only small purses and backpacks are allowed inside the event. Larger bags and luggage are not permitted inside the event. There will be a place to leave luggage at both Slush Venue entrances, the Southern Entrance (Messuaukio 1), and the Northern Entrance (Ratapihantie 17). Your luggage will be safe with our staff at all times.

Luggage area opening hours:
Thu, Nov 30 (Day 1): 8 am–6 pm
Fri, Dec 1 (Day 2): 8 am–2 am


There are two cloakrooms at Slush. Southern and Northern Cloakrooms are both open according to the event’s opening hours:

  • Thu, Nov 30, 8 am–6 pm
  • Fri, Dec 1, 8 am–2 am

The cloakrooms are free of charge. You can store bags in addition to coats, and your items will be secure with our staff at all times. Feel free to drop off or collect your items throughout the day. Large bags or luggage must be left at the luggage storage. Read more below.

Lost & Found

Lost and Found is located in the Southern cloakroom on the right-hand side. If you find an item, please bring it there.

If you have lost an item, be ready to provide a detailed description. During the event, all lost and found items are stored in the Southern cloakroom.

Lost & Found phone number during the event: +358417206780
Phone operating hours: Nov 30, 8 am–Dec 2, 2 pm

Lost & Found after Slush on Dec 2 

  • Location: Messukeskus (Slush venue) Eastern Door 7.17
  • Opening hours: 10 am–2 pm
  • Call the Lost & Found phone number above

Lost & found after Dec 2

Lost and Found items will be transferred to Suomen Löytötavarapalvelu (Lost and Found International). Items will be stored for three months, as required by law.

Phone: +358 600 41006
Address: Porttikaari 7, 01200 Vantaa (next to IKEA)
Opening hours: Mon–Fri, 12 pm–5:30 pm

Quiet space for prayer

There is a quiet room at the Slush Venue, a peaceful space where you can calm down, meditate, or pray.

The room is open to all, regardless of religion or worldview. The quiet room is located on the 3rd floor of Siipi and is open during the main event hours.

The room is equipped with basic fixtures and furniture and they are for common use.

This is not a workspace. No laptops allowed.

Slush Afterparty

The official Slush Afterparty will be held at the Slush Venue starting directly after the Stage Agenda at 6 pm on Day 2, lasting until the early hours of Dec 2.

The Afterparty has been revamped and grown into a festival-like party, and will hold something for everyone. The whole venue will transform into a bustling space with something for everyone. Whether you want to party to Käärijä or Galantis, sip some champagne and take it easy, or sing karaoke and paint with your new friends, don’t go anywhere.

Plenty of food and drink options will also be available throughout the night.

See the full Afterparty program here.



Large-scale public events in Finland are generally considered very safe, and Slush is no exception. We are putting a lot of effort each year into minimizing any risks and overcoming all safety-related challenges by cooperating tightly with our security partner Securitas, the venue, city officials, and all other stakeholders.

Our security staff, dedicated to making the event safe, is present at all times. If you have any questions at the event regarding safety, you can always turn to the nearest security personnel.

Slush is prohibited for under 18-year-olds. In exceptional cases, please contact [email protected].

Security check

Safety and security at Slush are our top priorities. Attendees are subject to a security check when entering the Slush Venue (Messukeskus), where personal belongings may be searched for dangerous or prohibited items.

First Aid

In case first aid is needed, or you witness or experience any distressing or inappropriate behavior, you can turn to the nearest security personnel.

You can also find a First Aid Station in Ala-Galleria marked on the event map, right outside Food Court.

You can reach the Slush Venue First Aid at +358 40 184 1659.

The national emergency number in Finland is 112.

How to contact security

You can always reach out to the nearest security personnel in case you need help or have any questions regarding safety.

You can also visit the Security Help Desk, which can be found next to the southern cloakroom and is operational throughout the event.

Security Helpdesk can also be reached by phone: +358 40 536 5539

Safety Mediators

What are safety mediators?

As the Slush Code of Conduct states: “Slush is meant to be a 100% inclusive experience from the beginning till the end for all our attendees, volunteers, and contributors.”

Our Safety Mediators work to ensure this will be true. Their responsibility is to help solve conflicts and offer conversation help to anyone who has had a negative experience at the event.

Who are the safety mediators?

Our Safety Mediators are licensed psychologists from

How to reach the safety mediators?

At the event, you can reach them in two ways:

1. Find them live at the venue

You can approach any of our security personnel and ask for the mediators or go to the Security Help Desk next to the Southern entrance. Our Security personnel will find the Safety Mediators for you and stay with you while you wait.

2. Use the Chat in Slush App

You can also chat with our Safety Mediators in the My Slush App chat. You can find a chat channel with the Safety Mediators by navigating to the chat in your My Slush App.

Code of Conduct

By coming to Slush, you’re expected to respect all event-goers regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other aspects of what we look like, where we come from, and who we are.

This Code of Conduct applies to all parts of the main event, the side events, and any related activities, whether digital or in person. Slush is meant to be a 100% inclusive experience from the beginning till the end for all of our attendees, employees, and contributors.

Health Measures

Slush is a large public event with 13,000 visitors. If you are feeling ill, please consider common health and safety and stay home. Your ticket can be transferred to another person in case you can’t attend yourself.

We encourage you to keep good hand hygiene at Slush. There’s bathrooms around the venue for washing your hands, and hand sanitizer can be found around the venue easily.

Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Drugs or narcotics
  • Weapons of any kind, firearms, or any illegal items
  • Deposit bottles or glass bottles (bring a reusable water bottle for filling)
  • Professional filming equipment unless separately agreed with the Slush Team
  • Walkie-talkies or portable speakers
  • Aerosol sprays (paint, deodorant, hairspray, etc.)
  • Any type of portable chairs
  • Handing out flyers or any other printed promotional material is strictly forbidden


Food & Beverage

There are restaurants and cafes located around the venue, providing you with many different food & drink options and cuisines. You can see our full restaurant offering here! 

All food served at the event is either suitable for a lacto-ovo-vegetarian (contains dairy or eggs) diet or fully vegan.

You can also find quick and delicious grab & go options from the Selfly Store and self-service kiosks around the venue.


Coffee is on us! This means you can get regular brewed coffee from any cafe or any of our 8 coffee points around the event, free of charge.

You can also purchase espresso-based coffee drinks from cafes inside the event area.


Remember to bring your own reusable bottle! Slush is a plastic bottle-free event.

We have 20 water points at the event, where you can get some world-famous clean and fresh Finnish tap water on demand – both still and sparkling ones.


Slush is a cashless event. Cards and other common contactless payment methods (Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.) are the only payment methods in use.

In case you still need to make cash withdrawals, you can find an ATM in Ala-Galleria (marked in the event map), right outside Food Court.


There are over 30 recycling points at the venue, which means you have no excuse to leave your trash lying down. Our recycling partner L&T truly treats your trash like their treasure, so make sure to always pay attention to use the correct bin. And worry not! – There’s a volunteer at each point to guide you if needed.

Why do you take so many things into the bio bins?

At Slush most food packaging, utensils, cups, etc. are biodegradable and belong in the “Event Bio” bin.

Our recycling partner L&T is using a new post-processing method, which allows non-biodegradable materials containing food scraps to be thrown in the bin and extracted later. This means, for example, that any plastic or dirty cardboard packaging from food or drink can be thrown into the event bio bin at Slush.


Comfort Zone

You can find room to sit down and relax for a while at Comfort Zone. There will be comfortable seating to let you unwind in this art installation-like area.

And if you are truly looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a bit, look out for GoSleep sleeping pods at Comfort Zone!


You can find 7 different Workspaces around the venue. No reservation needed — these are free to use for anyone, whenever!

The spaces are designed simply for getting some work done with your laptop. We hope you have as much time to enjoy the event as possible, but we do recognize that there’s the occasional need to jot something down!


Slush provides a free-to-use WiFi network at the venue. The name of the network is SLUSH23, no password is required.

Charging your device

Slush provides free power bank rentals at the event in collaboration with Lectogo. You can find power bank rental stations with further instructions at both Info Points and at the Comfort Zone area (Lectogo app needed!).

If you have a charger with you, you can also find power outlets at the Workspaces around the venue.


Do I need to exchange my ticket for a badge?

Yes. You need a badge and a wristband to enter Slush. You can exchange your Slush Pass for a wristband and badge at any of our Badge Claim points either before the event to avoid queuing or at the Slush Venue.

You will be asked to show a pictured ID at our Badge Claim points to receive your badge and wristband.

How can I view my ticket (Slush Pass)?

You can find your Slush Pass (your digital ticket to Slush) on the Slush Platform. Log in with the same credentials you used when purchasing your ticket. If you were assigned a ticket, use the email it was assigned to to log in or create an account.

How do I contact the Slush team?

You can reach the team by email:

General inquiries [email protected]

Tickets [email protected]

Startups [email protected]

Investors [email protected]

Partners [email protected]

Media [email protected]

Speakers [email protected]

Marketing [email protected]

Slush’D [email protected]

Node by Slush [email protected]

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

Unfortunately, Slush tickets are non-refundable.

However, you can reassign your ticket to someone else on the Slush Platform under Tickets -> Manage Tickets -> Reassign. Please note, that this has to be done before you claim your badge and wristband.

What are Side Events?

Originally a two-day event, Slush has now become an entire week of exhilarating programs around the Helsinki metropolitan area. In addition to the events organized by Slush, including our Slush Official Side Events, there is a wealth of industry and theme-specific gatherings around Helsinki all adding up to the Slush experience.

Find all Slush Side Events on the Slush Platform.

Will there be a security check at the event?

Yes, all attendees are subject to a security check at the entrance, where personal belongings may be searched for dangerous or prohibited items.

Is there luggage storage at the venue?

Yes. You must leave all larger bags and luggage at our luggage drop. There will be a place to leave luggage at both Messukeskus entrances, the Southern Entrance (Messuaukio 1) and the Northern Entrance (Ratapihantie 17).

Luggage drop opening hours:
Thu, Nov 30 (Day 1): 8 am–6 pm
Fri, Dec 1 (Day 2): 8 am–2 am

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