Visitors to the Subcontracting Trade Fair, held in Tampere last September, numbered 17,684. The trade fair had exhibitors from 20 countries.
AlihankintaHEAT, an event that highlights start-up companies, will be held next year as well and play an increasingly important role in the trade fair. Next autumn, the trade fair will also be visited by participants of the IFPSM World Summit 2018.
“The Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics will host the IFPSM World Summit 2018 in cooperation with the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management in Helsinki on 26–29 September 2018. The sourcing and procurement professionals and decision-makers participating in the summit will visit the Subcontracting Trade Fair on Wednesday 26 September. We’re expecting sourcing and procurement managers from Europe, East Asia and Africa,” says Markku Henttinen, Managing Director of the Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics (LOGY).
AlihankintaHEAT will be developed into an event that brings old and new companies together in increasingly productive ways
“AlihankintaHEAT, which introduces start-up companies, included 17 start-ups and 14 partners. The event programme and contents were also advertised in HeatCorner, located in the main lobby. In the future, we want start-up companies to have an increasingly strong presence at the Subcontracting Trade Fair, so that the companies here will have the chance to familiarise themselves with new and agile operators and innovative operating methods. This was the second time we had arranged HEAT, and it provided us with a lot of ideas for the event’s further development, which will lead to major improvements next year,” says Tanja Järvensivu, Event and Communications Manager at Tampere Trade Fairs.
Prince Michael of Kent pleasantly surprised by Subcontracting Trade Fair
“This is the first time that I’m visiting Finland for business reasons; we’re here to promote small businesses. This fair you have here in Tampere is very impressive, because you have a great many stands here. And although there are, so far, no English companies represented, it’s only a question of time before that happens. There were so many varieties, whether it’s in medicine, aviation or automotive. You have the best examples of everything here, and that’s very inspiring”, said Prince Michael of Kent in an interview with Aamulehti.
The theme of the Subcontracting 2017 Trade Fair was partnership networks, and the partner company was MSK Group Oy. LOGY recognised John Deere Forestry Oy with the Main Supplier of the Year Award and Oy Darekon Ltd with the Subcontractor of the Year Award.
The next Subcontracting Trade Fair will be held on 25–27 September 2018, which will also mark the 30th anniversary of the event. Subcontracting 2018 will focus on productivity developments in manufacturing