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Themes for 2016: digitalization and leadership

Productivity is the magic word of the moment in every workshop and office.

The International Subcontracting Trade Fair 2016 tackles this challenge with the tools provided by digitalization and leadership. During 27–29 September, Finland’s leading industry trade fair brings together companies, experts and decision-makers to discuss the effect digitalization has on industry and how lean management can be applied, among other things, to people management.

The Subcontracting Trade Fair, to be held in Tampere, has been sold out again this year, and a record number of international exhibitors will participate.

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2016: 1000 exhibitors from 20 countries

Subcontracting is productivity and trust shaking hands

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The Subcontracting Trade Fair showcases the entire Finnish industry and its top companies.

With its one thousand exhibitors from twenty countries, the Trade Fair will occupy all five halls of the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. Every year, over 2,000 innovations are presented. The Trade Fair will exhibit subcontracting industry products, services and solutions related to industrial ICT solutions and design and consulting services targeted at metal, electronics, plastics and rubber industries.
When there is trust, even difficult issues can be handled smoothly together. The Subcontracting Trade Fair has been sold out again this year, and a record number of international exhibitors will participate. This shows that the companies in this industry value personal meetings both in domestic and global trade, and they think that the new ideas and networking opportunities provided by industry events are a prerequisite for increasing productivity,” says Jani Maja, Product Group Manager from Tampereen Messut Oy. 

Lean management - a theme in 2016

Regular event since 1988

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A major cultural change regarding methods is often not achieved, unless we focus on the systematic development of the organization’s internal problem-solving ability. If we don’t, lean management never develops into anything more than just a tool for the personnel responsible for development, and it will never be an asset that changes the modus operandi of the entire organization,” says Kalle Arsalo, Executive Manager of Lean Association of Finland.

By optimising towards success»
In autumn 2015, the Subcontracting Trade Fair was visited by 16,955 industry decision-makers and experts. Tampereen Messut Oy organizes the Subcontracting Trade Fair with its main cooperation partners: the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, the Rubber Manufacturers' Association of Finland, the Finnish Plastics Industries Federation, and the Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY. This trade fair has been a regular event since 1988.

The most significant get-together of Finnish industry

Three days for business
and networking

Etusivu 3 days of business and networking
The entire Finnish industrial scene, including the top companies, will be represented at the trade fair. The event will offer a cross-section of the products, services and solutions available in the subcontracting industry. Every year our exhibitors develop some 2000 new innovations, so it is virtually impossible to get this much up-to-date information on the current selection and prospects anywhere else. The Subcontracting Trade Fair is a chance to meet both current and future customers during the three days of the biggest event of the Finnish industrial business. In addition, the fair opens doors for far-reaching meetings and discussions. The presence of foreign companies also provides an opportunity for creating international networks.

Russian-Finnish Partneriat of small and medium-sized business in Tampere


The strategic goal - the development and strengthening of interregional and international relations based on the synergy of science, production and business.
Dates: 26th to 28th September 2016.
The event is timed to the International professional fair for industrial subcontracting.
Organizers: Administration of St. Petersburg, Tampere City.
Contacts: Project Operator - RESTEC Group of companies -, helga(at)

The first Russian-Finnish Partneriat of small and medium businesses was held in 2015 in Turku. Event was organized by the Government of St. Petersburg and Turku Municipality with the support of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Finland.
The event was attended by 267 companies from Russia, Finland, Latvia, the Netherlands and China.

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