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Verkosto 2021 trade fair to be held in Tampere in October 2021


27.05.2021

Verkosto 2021, the trade fair for energy and information network professionals, will take place at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre on October 6–7, 2021. The theme of the fair will be smart and responsible networks. Verkosto 2021 will be organised by Tampere Trade Fairs Ltd together with Finnish Energy, Adato Energia Oy, Teleprikaati Oy, Tieturi Oy, Finnish District Heating and Cooling Association FinDHC ry, and Finnish Work Safety Association STYL ry. The partner company for Verkosto 2021 will be Tampereen Sähkölaitos.

The trade fair and event industry believe that trade fair activities will resume after summer with the improved pandemic situation, expanded vaccination coverage and, hopefully, relieved restrictions on public events. Tampere Trade Fairs will launch their event season with three trade fairs in early September. Verkosto 2021, held in October, will be the fourth trade fair in the autumn.

– We are preparing for the autumn events and October's Verkosto trade fair with confidence. We are following the authorities' guidelines daily and preparing for a health-secure implementation of these events. As a responsible organiser of events, we are able to organise safe arrangements and comply with restrictions in our big event halls. According to feedback from operators in the industry, they also have faith in our ability to finally meet face to face in autumn, says Tuija Sievola, project manager for the Verkosto trade fair at Tampere Trade Fairs Ltd. 

The theme for Verkosto 2021, organised for the 14th time this year, will be smart and responsible networks seen from the perspective of partner networks, network construction, and responsible environmental solutions. Verkosto 2021 will be organised as a hybrid event where some of the theme and programme are uploaded online but the actual networking and contact acquisition takes place at the trade fair halls.


Third awarding of the Network Initiative of the Year recognition – with a responsibility theme

The winner of the Network Initiative of the Year 2021 award will be published at autumn's Verkosto trade fair. The award, given out for the third time, is a recognition by Tampere Trade Fairs and Finnish Energy for exemplary operators in the steadily growing energy and information network industry. The theme of this year's award will be responsibility. 

The winner of the Network Initiative of the Year award may be a project, programme, product, or service that has created or will create something new in the responsibility section. Responsibility is conceived here as a broad concept including the environmental aspects of network-related production, quality, reliability, and sustainability but also responsibly implemented and managed work where the entire chain of production, from planning to tools and workers to implementation, operates responsibly and safely. The responsibility networking initiative holder complies with corporate social responsibility, prepares for the future, and acknowledges renewable sources of energy in their operations. Responsibility initiatives may be very diverse, small and innovative projects or large and far-reaching endeavours. Some examples include the security manifest launched at the last trade fair, green deal agreements for sustainable demolition and the machine-tool industry, or diminishing the use of undesirable substances in purchases. The initiative may also be a tangible service related to the theme. 

Proposals for the winner of the Networking Initiative of the Year 2021 award may be sent to the e-mail address tuija.sievola(a)tampereenmessut.fi until Monday August 16, 2021 at 12:00 noon.  


Partners for Verkosto 2021: Tampereen Sähkölaitos and Finnish Work Safety Association STYL ry

Tampereen Sähkölaitos is the partnering company for the Verkosto 2021 trade fair. An energy company owned by the city of Tampere, they produce and sell electricity, district heating, and district cooling to private and corporate customers mainly in the Pirkanmaa region. In addition to the parent company, Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy, the group includes Tampereen Sähköverkko Oy, Tampereen Vera Oy, and Tammervoima Oy – the last one co-owned by Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto. As a modern energy group, they are actively engaged in developing future energy solutions. 

Work safety is one of the main objectives for operators in the energy and information network industry and, according to research, also a topic of great interest for the trade fair audience. Verkosto 2021 will promote the theme of work safety together with Finnish Work Safety Association STYL ry.

Verkosto trade fair is the main event for the energy and information network industry, featuring content, products, and services of the information, electricity, heating, and gas networking industries. The fair is organised by Tampere Trade Fairs Ltd in cooperation with Finnish Energy, Adato Energia Oy, Teleprikaati Oy, Tieturi Oy, Finnish District Heating and Cooling Association FinDHC ry, and Finnish Work Safety Association STYL ry.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
www.verkostomessut.fi, #Verkosto

Tampere Trade Fairs Ltd, www.tampereenmessut.fi 
firstname.lastname(a)tampereenmessut.fi

Tuija Sievola, Project Manager,
Tel. +358 (0)40 560 7009

Tanja Järvensivu, Marketing and Communications Director,
Tel. +358 (0)50 536 8133


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