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ASM Global expands into Finland

By | Published on Wednesday 3 May 2023

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Venue management firm ASM Global has expanded into Finland after being appointed to run operations at the Helsinki venue Kulttuuritalo, which translates to House Of Culture.

“On behalf of all at ASM Global, I’d like to welcome Kultturitalo to the team”, says Chris Bray, EVP Europe at ASM Global. “This is a wonderful venue with a rich cultural significance in Helsinki, so we’re incredibly excited to be on board to manage operations and relaunch Kultturitalo through significant investment in infrastructure, food and beverage, and developing a new club venue in the basement”.

“This is our first step into Finland”, he goes on. “So it’s a huge opportunity for ASM Global, which is already established and seeing huge success in Europe and the Nordics, to expand further into what’s a growing market brimming with opportunity”.

Patrik Sarajuuri, CEO of Helsingin Kulttuurihub Oy, which owns the venue, adds: “Since acquiring the property in 2022, Helsingin Kulttuurihub Oy has been keen to develop the content and offering of the House Of Culture and we are extremely excited to partner with ASM Global in re-creating it as the landmark cultural venue in Helsinki”.

“This partnership with the leading global venue operator and creator of live experience enables us to further liven up the content and bring to life this unique building, bringing it closer to all people for live events”, he continues.

“House Of Culture has exceptional facilities for multiple different uses and experiences with a great location. We are very pleased with the new agreement, which enables significant investment in this iconic venue”.

Originally opened in the 1950s, Kulttuuritalo currently has shows lined up from artists including Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Steve Vai, Steve Hackett of Genesis, Ane Brun, Meshuggah and more.