World Village Festival is Finland’s leading event for global action for the whole family, an admission-free cultural festival, a food carnival and a trade fair for sustainable development. World Village showcases global challenges and solutions, increases people’s understanding and provides concrete ways to take action to create change. World Village brings people together, because only together we can change the world.
First organised in 1995, World Village Festival gathers around 50,000 people every year. The next festival will take place in Suvilahti, Helsinki, on 25–26 May 2024.
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Why partner with the festival?
- The festival is an excellent place to gain new members, attract volunteers or bolster their self-financing.
- Authorities and other organisations can use the festival to get in touch with citizens as well as target groups that are harder to reach otherwise.
- For companies, the festival provides an opportunity talk about their corporate responsibility efforts and to strengthen their image as a societal actor.
- Media partners can reach tens of thousands of active citizens at the event and the communication around it.
- Through festival communications you will be part of action throughout the spring.
As a main partner of World Village Festival, you will be featured at Finland’s largest sustainable development event, playing a strong role in enabling the festival and in showcasing solutions relevant to the theme. Main partnership (4–6 partners) enables a broad range of content cooperation, and mutually beneficial bundles will implemented with main partners. In return for your contribution as a main partner, you will receive a special location for your stand, extensive visibility at the festival site and in festival communication and marketing, your own factual programme as well as other programme cooperation opportunities and many exclusive benefits.
As a content partner, you will be involved in providing unique experiences and enjoyment for festivalgoers. Partnership may entail branding an area to reflect what you do, such as the Kids’ Corner, Garden Area, Backyard, Street Art Area or the lounge area near the main stage. Partnership may also entail programme or art exhibition production, artist partnership or tastings and demonstrations of a new product. As a content partner, you will be included in festival communication and gain visibility at the festival site, in the festival magazine and on the festival website.
To ask more about main partnership or content partnership, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The festival offers many kinds of space for your own exhibitor tent as well as smaller indoor spaces. Setups may also be tailored based on your needs. Please note that those with a tent space must take care of putting up their own tent and ensuring it is secured safely. Alternatively, you can also order a ready-built and professionally installed small tent from the festival. For larger spaces, you can ask about ready-built tents available. For food, beverage, and bazaar vendor spaces, see Vendor spaces.
Large tent spaces
Large spaces include logo visibility on the festival website in the cooperation partners section, a larger ad on the Stands and food pages, the name of the stand on the site map and access to the Magito networking space. Resale rights and shared setups of multiple actors are possible only for large spaces and must always be agreed upon separately. If separately agreed, a larger space can be used as a point for providing programme and may receive permission for a sound system. Please note that there is a limited number of spaces and that spaces are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Large spaces will be confirmed within two weeks from the sign-up date.
Small tent spaces
Small tent spaces may only be used by one exhibitor per space. Small space confirmations will be emailed to signed-up exhibitors on 31 March 2024 at the latest.
Table stands at the Market of Possibilities
World Village Festival will also feature a Market of Possibilities intended for smaller actors where it is easy for them to showcase their activities and activate festivalgoers for participation. The Market will be set up indoors in the Kattilahalli hall. These exhibitor spaces are table stands and the price includes a table approximately 180 cm x 70 cm in size and a folding chair. Access to electricity can be reserved separately. Please note that, due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a place at the Market of Possibilities for all applicants and that priority will be given to Fingo Member Organisations. Those who cannot be provided with a place will be offered alternative ways of participating. Market of Possibilities stands may only be used by one exhibitor per stand. Stand confirmations will be emailed to signed-up exhibitors on 31 March 2024 at the latest.
Recycling World indoor spaces
The festival is launching a new Recycling World in the Cirko. The space is intended particularly for sustainable development actors, circular economy enterprises as well as other organisations and environmental CSOs. There is a range of different-sized indoor spaces available, so setting up your stand is easy. Tables, chairs, and access to electricity can be reserved separately, if required. World of Recycling spaces may only be used by one organisation per space. The spaces will be confirmed within two weeks from the sign-up date.
Book World indoor spaces
The festival is launching a new Books World in the Cirko. This space is intended particularly for actors in the literary field, publishing houses, periodical publications, and related organisations. There is a range of different-sized indoor spaces available, so setting up your stand is easy. Tables, chairs, and access to electricity can be reserved separately, if required. World of Books spaces may only be used by one exhibitor per space. The spaces will be confirmed within two weeks from the sign-up date.
From spring 2024 onwards, the festival will have a vegetarian-only food policy, which means it will not be permitted to sell meat, poultry or fish products. You can hire a ready-built and professionally installed tent from us or bring your own tent provided that it is secured in accordance with our guidelines. For access to electricity, place your order when signing up for the festival. Please note that using your own generator will not be permitted.
Food vendor spaces
The festival offers tent spaces for food vendors as well as spaces for food trucks. Preparing and selling of portions of food is only permitted in these spaces. Please note that, due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a place for all applicants. See our website for more detailed guidelines on how to apply for a food vendor space at the festival: being a food vendor at the festival.
Beverage and café product vendor spaces
You can also reserve a separate beverage and café product vendor space at the festival. That is where you can sell non-alcoholic beverages, café products not prepared on the festival site, sweets, ice cream and pre-packaged food products. The spaces are available for a vendor tent, cart or trailer. Please note that it will not be permitted to prepare food in these spaces.
Bazaar spaces are intended for commercial craft vendors as well as vendors selling domestic or international design products. Bazaar spaces may only be used by one exhibitor per space. Bazaar spaces will be placed so that you can keep at least two sides of your tent open. Please note that it is not permitted to sell food or beverages at bazaar spaces. Accepted bazaar vendors will be notified of their selection on 31 March 2024 at the latest.