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Subcontracting Trade Fair

What is Subcontracting fair?

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The Subcontracting Trade Fair is the leading industrial event in Finland and the second largest industrial subcontracting fair in Europe. It is an event where various innovations are exhibited, including products, services, production methods and processes, materials and components.

September 26–28th 2023

Finland’s manufacturing industry is here!

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Top level managers

The top management can meet colleagues, learn about the industry trends, success cases and future prospects – all within one visit.

Suunnittelusta ja tuotekehityksestä vastaava

Designers and developers

Specialists responsible for design and product development can come across new ideas, solutions and methods at the trade fair.

Hankinnoista vastaava

People in purchasing role

People in purchasing role have the opportunity to meet with dozens of partners during their visit to the Subcontracting Trade Fair.

Tuotannosta vastaava

Production managers

Those in charge of production can increase productivity with partner companies and new products and services.

Industry encounters in Tampere – 35-year-old Subcontracting goes Globally Local

This year’s theme for the annual industry festival is a topical Globally Local, as the combination of local expertise and international production is deeply appreciated both domestically and in global trade. Current topics also include the relocation of production back to Finland, global connections, functional logistics and security of supply. Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence will develop industry and reform humans’ role in it.

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Alihankinta Subcontracting Fair – 35 & GLO

The averagely warm, successful Olympic summer of 1984 had just turned into a rainy autumn, as Rafik Neuman – the newly appointed managing director of Tampere Trade Fairs Group – talked about the need for a subcontracting trade fair with Kari Aarnio, business development advisor for the Federation of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Electrotechnical Industries MET, at the Finntec Trade Fair in Helsinki. He convinced Aarnio that there was a call for such event, and the idea remained smouldering at the back of the two industrialists’ minds.

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