Tampere Smart City Expo & Conference

Smart City Development and ICT take over Nokia Arena

News  14.06.2022

Nokia Arena’s first expo event, the international Smart City Development Tampere Smart City Week 2022 Conference & Expo, and the new ICT professional event DigITre opened today. Visitors on June 14–15 will be entranced by magnificent partners, an unprecedented event program, top class keynote speakers, seminars and workshops. The event also includes a unique startup segment, part of which will be the launch of the New Nordics Pitch competition presented by Silicon Vikings.

Tampere Smart City Week 2022 Conference & Expo and DigITre organizers the City of Tampere, Business Tampere and Tampere Trade Fairs have determinedly pushed forward with the event, despite having been postponed due to the pandemic.
− It’s great to finally be able show the smart city development happening in Tampere to a broad international audience. We have brought in a wide range of businesses and I believe the publicity provided by the event and the activities of the businesses here will increasingly add to the attractiveness, vitality and competitiveness of Tampere, says Teppo Rantanen, Executive Director of economic policy, competitiveness and innovation, City of Tampere.
− The event has been worked on with passion and great expectations, and now we are happy to provide a comprehensive, first of its kind expo experience at a beautiful new arena. I’m especially excited about the unique event program, and of course it’s great that people can meet in person once again. Our warmest thanks to all our partners for committing to this event! says Sami Siurola, Project Manager at Tampere Trade Fairs Group.

Smart and innovative event

The international smart city development TSCW conference & expo and the new ICT professional event DigITre feature a diverse and inspiring program. World-famous Dr Ayesha Khanna will speak on Tuesday on city development from an AI technology point of view, and discusses what future cities will look like. The opening ceremony keynote speech will be made by MEP Henna Virkkunen on Autonomous Mobility. Wednesday’s speaker will be architect and winner of the Global Impact competition Anni Laurila on building for the future, the future of work and learning and possibilities in a changing world.

The top class startup event Arctic15 x Tampere will be held on wednesday June 15, with an outstanding range of speakers ranging from founder of Rovio and Finest Bay Area Peter Vesterbacka to angel investors. Arctic15 is a meeting place for startup entrepreneurs, investors, businesses and the media. As part of the event the illustrious Silicon Vikings, together with the City of Tampere’s Platform6 Startup House, will launch the New Nordics Pitch competition in Finland. The Arctic15 x Tampere event is produced by ArcticStartup Media Oy and is organized in cooperation with the Platform6 community. arctic15.com/arctic15-tampere-2022/

See the program tscw.fi/ohjelma/ and digitre.fi/fi/kavijalle/ohjelma/ and the wide range of partners tscw.fi/yhteistyokumppanit/ ja digitre.fi/fi/kavijalle/#tab-exhibitors.

Sign up for the future of digitalization

Visitor registration will be open throughout the event: tscw.fi/en/sign-up/ and www.tscec.fi/en/for-visitors/register/. The free registration gives access to the Eventos Mobile App at the event. The app will provide you with information on the event program, locations and info on networking and streaming. Media accreditation: digitre.fi/fi/messuinfo/medialle/.

Tampere Smart City Week main organizer is the City of Tampere in cooperation with Business Tampere. DigITre is a Tampere Trade Fairs event, organized in cooperation with Tampere Smart City Week conference & expo. Tampere Trade Fairs organizes TSCW Expo & Conference and DigITre events fot the City of Tampere.

More information: tscw.fi, digitre.fi #tscw2022 #digitre

Tampere Smart City Week / Business Tampere
Katri Schulze, Coordinator, Business Tampere Oy, katri.schulze@businesstampere.com, +358 40 076 5552
Anni Ylinen, Marketing and Communications Manager, Visit Tampere Oy, anni.ylinen@visittampere.fi, +358 50 466 9525
DigITre / Tampere Trade Fairs
Sami Siurola, Project Manager, Tampere Trade Fairs, sami.siurola@tampereenmessut.fi, +358 40 734 3589
Sirkka Laine, Communications Specialist, Tampere Trade Fairs, sirkka.laine@tampereenmessut.fi, +358 40 612 9081