TT Gaskets is celebrating three generations of industrial sealing solutions in 2023. Problem shooting and securing industries across the world has been and continues to be at the core of this Finland-based family business. We believe that with smarter sealing solutions we can build a safer tomorrow for us all and especially for the future generations.
We at Boxon care about your products and the environment. Thanks to high competence and long experience, we can promise our customers sustainable and innovative solutions in packaging. We offer everything from simple standard boxes to automated packing machines. With the help of internal constructors and designers, we can develop special solutions for packaging and design labels according to your wishes.
Yrjö Wigren Oy has been making sausages in the Tampere for 106 years. For us traditions mean doing things as well as we can while using methods which are as modern as possible. Our premium products are also made in a respectful manner.
Anna Wigren`s – founders’ wife- words from the 1940s feel more relevant than ever:
“We either make excellent products – or no products at all!”
Linkosuo is a family-owned bakery and a Finnish pioneer in baked snacks. Our selection includes unique range of healthy snacks made with high-quality Finnish oats and rye.
Aarne & Elsa Linkosuo, husband and wife opened their humble little bakery in Tampere, Finland, in 1936, and the rest is history. From the traditional oven-baked methods that inspire us today, to the passion for home-grown, quality ingredients that still lives on, you’ll taste that history in every bite of our baked snacks.
We are a high-quality flower shop with friendly service in a beautiful Jugend building located in the centre of Tampere.
We have also had some private sponsors. Thank you for their contribution.
ClicView from Sokos hotel Ilves, Visit Tampere, photo by Laura Vanzo
People in Tampere are especially proud of the industrial history of the city, which grew around the
Tammerkoski rapids running through the centre of the city today. The water flowing from lake
Näsijärvi in the north down to lake Pyhäjärvi in the south offered power production, and the
factories in red brick were built along the waterway. In the central area of the photo there is the
hydro power plant illuminated in red at the time of the photo. Today, the factory buildings house a
wide range of facilities, from medical clinics to the editing offices of the major newspaper,
Aamulehti, and from the court house to restaurants and museums.
A recent article on Tampere in The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-fairytale-finnish-
city-you-ve-probably-never-heard-of-57gtr6v9vk here to edit.
The easiest way is to take the train, which is only about two hours and trains are
- If you arrive at one of the Helsinki harbours or have spent some days in Helsinki, you
can buy your train ticket from Helsinki to Tampere in advance online at https://www.vr.fi/en
Helsinki railway station is in the city centre. Your ticket will come to your email, when you
write your email address.
- If you arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, you can buy your train ticket in advance as well
online. Then you buy it from Helsinki Airport – Tampere. You first take the local train (about
8 min) to Tikkurila and change to Tampere train. Tikkurila is a hub for trains to all over
- It is recommended to leave 2-3 hours between your flight arrival and your train just in
case your flight is late, and also for moving around.
- The earlier you buy your ticket online – the cheaper it is. You have a choice of tickets for
adults or pensioners.
- But don’t worry, if you have not bought your ticket – you can buy it at the stations from
ticket vending machines.
Don’t forget your travel insurance!
Welcome to Tampere
Eija Liisa Sokka-Meaney
We have been busy organizing and preparing the DKG International Conference in
Tampere for 26.-29. July 2023 and are very excited and looking forward to seeing DKG
members here. https://dkgtampere2021.weebly.com
The opening event is on Wednesday July 26 at 5 p.m. and after that buses will take us
Vapriikki to the Tampere City Reception where we shall have small drinks and small
snacks on a small plate.
Vapriikki is a modern museum centre and, in connection with the reception, we have a
possibility to visit an exhibition called Once Upon a Time, a Story of the Origin of Fairy
Tales. You can dress up as a fairy tale character and take a photo.
Or you can buy nice and also educational souvenirs in the museum shop, which is open
specially for you.
Zeta chapter members in Tampere have been involved in planning the Vapriikki event, like
many other conference arrangements, and here they are when visiting Once Upon a Time
exhibition. They have the local knowledge of Tampere and have been orienting towards
the conference and they think it has been interesting and nice to do things together. In the
picture you can see them in the exhibition having fun and planning conference activities.
When you come, you can dress up as a princess or a queen or a knight!
Zeta members look forward to seeing you in Tampere! Warmly welcome!
After this Tampere City reception event you can go back to your hotel by bus or walk 10
min to the city centre to have a nice dinner in one of the many restaurants. Or you can go
and have a drink somewhere there too, if you have had your meal earlier. Or just walk
around and enjoy the light nights.
On Thursday and Friday we have general sessions, where we have a pleasure to have
outstanding keynote speakers. On Wednesday Ms Sirpa Holmström from the Finnish
National Agency for Education and Dr Carita Procki from Tampere University will talk
about Erasmus+ and international matters and students’ possibilities. Ms Kaisa
Laaksonen, the director of the Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature, will draw our
attention to the importance of reading and reading skills.
On Friday our first speaker is prof. Minna Huotilainen from the Helsinki University, Faculty
of Education, and she will talk about learning and our brain. Dr Ulla Häggblom will deal
with one of our key words – sustainability, which is her specialist area.
You will find more information of our speakers at
The programme at a glance is there too under Conference.
On Saturday’s general session we shall have the DKG International President Debbie
LeBlanc’s talk and then a panel on sustainability with some participatory activities – it will
be interesting to join in.
Altogether there will be over 30 workshops themes varying from art to literature and from
education and professional development to society matters.
The venue, Tampere Hall is a modern and bright building where it is easy to get around
and it is accessible. The conference hotel, Marriott Courtyard Tampere is under the
same roof so you do not need to go outside when moving from hotel to the conference hall
in case it rains.
And of course before or after the conference it would be nice for you travel in the
surrounding or even further in Finland, if you have time for it. You can find maps of
Tampere and its surroundings. It might be an idea to download and print the Tampere
tourist map. https://visittampere.fi/wp-
You are very warmly welcome to Tampere – we hope you will enjoy it!
Eija Liisa Sokka-Meaney
DKG Finland State President
DKG Finland State
Tampere Conference website
Photo: Laura Vanzo, Visit Tampere - Maatialanharju forest Nokia