You are in a foreign city and want to use your time as effectively as possible. Instead of running from one meeting to another, why not schedule your clients to meet you in your own meeting room? Some call it the Airbnb of meeting rooms, others call it remote office. Whatever it’s called, it makes the life of business travellers’ much easier.
Business travellers can rent a working space or a meeting room in Helsinki from several service providers. Among these, We+ stands out for its coziness and ease of use.
In Spring 2017, We+, one of the leading coworking space operators and business acceleration communities in China, launched a co-working space at the renowned Cable Factory in Helsinki. The company, which was awarded the best CESS (China Entrepreneurship Service Summit) co-working space prize in 2017, provides comfy and harmonious office working environment and serves as a hub of various resources for start-ups, freelancers as well as established companies.
Based on the concept of sharing economy, the company aims to develop a working environment that encourages communication, nurtures innovative ideas, and fosters co-operations, through design spaces, business services, and investments; and to establish a global innovation and creative ecosystem.
Calling All Business Travellers
Though We+ caters to a wide community, business travellers are inclined to benefit from the services offered by the company. Business travellers, whilst in Helsinki, are likely to need professional and reliable meeting places. This is We+’s cue. Wei Xue, the site manager for We+ Helsinki points out the convenience of the location. Indeed, the Factory, known as Kaapelitehdas, is centrally located in the Ruoholahti business district with excellent public transportation, including a Metro station within walking distance and tram station right in front of the building. The harbour is also very close, making this the perfect co-working- and meeting space choice for business travellers arriving from the Baltic and Nordic region.
What Can We Expect from We+?
In addition to We+ being ideal for business travellers, it’s also perfect for those looking for an easy place to work for a few hours or a day. We+ accommodates the needs of start-ups and takes into account the nature of the business environment. Wei elaborates that what the company offers is more economical and convenient in comparison to the traditional work space. Customers can, for instance, opt for a monthly subscription and use a desk as much as they like or purchase a membership that gives them access to the lounge areas. Depending on their needs, customers can either choose a co-working ”hot desk” or a dedicated desk where they can leave their belongings. Customers are also conveniently able to rent out private offices, meeting rooms and event spaces.
Business travellers can use the online platform and app to reserve a meeting room or a desk for a few hours or a day. The events auditorium is also available to be booked for a few hours for a mini conference or presentation. The system is easy to use with only an email address needed for registration. We+ reservation system can be found at: https://weplus.desk.me/
We+ offers private customised offices for small to medium size teams, comfortable, ready-to-use conference rooms and meeting rooms ideal for one-on-one interviews, team meetings or transoceanic video conferences. The trendy space, which has retained the rustic vibe of the Factory, is also equipped with soundproof phone-booths manufactured by Finnish company Framery, the global market leader of sound insulated office phone booths. It is worth noting that the space offers cleaning services, high-speed wi-fi, printing and, most importantly, access to a state of the art coffee machine with numerous options from Cappuccino to hot chocolate and tea. Even a shower room is available to freshen up after a long trip. In short, the concept is well suited for those looking for convenience and a stress-free environment.
Partnership with Finnair
Furthermore, a partnership between Finnair and We+ was recently announced at SLUSH Shanghai. The airline, a member of Oneworld, is specialized in connections between Europe and Asia via its Helsinki hub, and flies over 10 million passengers annually. The airline and company have established a close cooperation with transferable member point policy - this means that Finnair Plus and We+ members will enjoy mutual benefits through the partnership. Depending on the Finnair membership level, customers can get access to different services. We+ customers travelling to China for work can use the workspaces in various cities in China. Finnair Plus members are able to gain Finnair points for using the services of the company and can easily log into the We+ app with their Finnair plus credentials and book spaces. Customers will be spoilt for choice as there are over 60 locations to choose from in China.
Wei tells me about how We+ has been growing exponentially and has opened more than 20 venues in different cities throughout China in less than a year. The company has established relationships with more than 300 corporate partners and has ambitions for further international growth. More than 1000 brands from various sectors in China have chosen We+ as their provider and the success of the company in China is evident. Now it’s Finland’s turn.