Subcontracting Trade Fair fascinated with topical issues and atmosphere

Subcontracting Trade Fair
Photo: Jyri Kivimäki

Industry Appeal’s Subcontracting and SubcontractingHEAT attracted people to three topical, professional and eye-opening days on 27.–29.9.2022 at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. The industrial celebration in Tampere was particularly praiseworthy for the long-awaited encounters. A total of 13 108 visitors and 1 006 exhibitors from 12 countries attended the event. The next Subcontracting trade fair will take place on 26–28 September 2023.

The Subcontracting and the SubcontractingHEAT event entity were considered successful. Visitors arrived in masses and with particularly positive spirit to Finland's largest trade fair in the industrial sector. Topical themes were praised, and there were plenty of topics for discussion over the course of three days. High-quality encounters were the most significant yield of this appealing industry event.

The theme of the event this year was Industry Appeal, Needs and Experts. The topic was extensively engrossed from the perspective of experts, future, preparedness, world situation, change and development. Subcontracting is host to a daily changing thematic discussion in the context of the theme as well. The Subcontracting partner company in 2022 was Wärtsilä Finland Oy.

– It has been great to experience the lively, positive atmosphere and the famous Tampere Subcontracting spirit again. People have had an enormous need to face each other. This year's theme really hit the spot and there was a lot to discuss, both in the programme, as well as in the hallways and stands. Feedback from exhibitors and visitors of the atmosphere has been commendatory. Extensive networking, quality encounters and positive feeling were the top three of this year's Subcontracting, summarized by the PR and Partnership Director, Project Manager of the Subcontracting and SubcontractingHEAT Tanja Järvensivu of Tampere Trade Fairs Group.

Industrial act of the year 2022 award to Valmet Automotive

Business Tampere awarded the Industrial act of the year 2022 award to Valmet Automotive. The award was received by production director Antero Karhu of Valmet Automotive Oy, handed over by the winner of last year's award AGCO Power Oy, VP Juha Tervala. The industrial act of the year highlights current, effective and positive actions of industry, as well as the importance and appreciation of industry, highlights the greater impact of individual actions and encourages activity.

The Main Contractor of the year and the Subcontractor of the year 2022 were awarded at the opening ceremony of Subcontracting. The Finnish association for purchasing and logistics LOGY awarded acknowledgements that promote networking that supports the competitiveness of Finnish production. The main contractor of the year is iLOQ Oy, a supplier of digital and mobile locking and access control systems, and the Subcontractor of the year is HT Laser Oy, a Finnish family company with more than 30 years of experience in providing demanding thin plate structures.

Industrial Act of the year 2022 - Valmet Automotive
Photo: Maiju Jokipolvi

Subcontracting 2023 Globally Local

Subcontracting and SubcontractingHEAT will be held next year on 26–28 September 2023 at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. The theme of the fair will be a comprehensive and topical Globally Local. The perspectives focus on local expertise and production, global connections and industry, and above all the people, technology and the future of the sector.

– We decided to postpone next year's Subcontracting and SubcontractingHEAT by a week from the previously announced date, as the event would have overlapped with the EMO Hannover 2023 metal industry exhibition in Germany. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the professional charm of Subcontracting also next autumn, Tanja Järvensivu concludes.

Subcontracting fair presents the metal, electronics, plastics and rubber industries, ICT solutions for industry and the design and consulting of these industries. Each year, the event brings together more than a thousand exhibitors from several countries and thousands of visitors. Tampere Trade Fairs Group organises the event in cooperation with Technology Industries of Finland Association, Rubber Manufacturers’ Association of Finland, The Finnish Association for Purchasing and Logistics LOGY and the Finnish Plastics Industries Federation. The event has been held in Tampere since 1988.