Major event bidding

The City of Tampere has a lot of experience in bidding for and hosting major events. We want to assist you in bringing exciting events to Tampere.

We can assist you in:

  • creating bidding materials;
  • drafting a realistic budget;
  • finding local authorities and partners;
  • making preliminary hotel and venue bookings (quotas);
  • planning your marketing.

If you are planning to organize or bid for an international congress, please contact Tampere Convention Bureau at Visit Tampere.

Grants awarded by the city

The city issues grants for a variety of different purposes.

International congresses and meetings

Tampere Convention Bureau (TCB) is a non-commercial service that promotes Tampere as a congress destination. TCB offers free assistance to any national or international organizer planning an international meeting in Tampere.​

International Sports Events in Tampere

2021-2023

  • European Masters Games 2023
  • World Masters Athletics Championships 2022
  • IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships 2022 & 2023
  • 48th EKF Junior & Cadet U21 European Karate Championships 2021
  • ITF Taekwon-do World Championships 2021
  • Men’s European Volleyball Championship 2021

2020

  • World U23 Wrestling Championships 2020 [Cancelled]
  • Pool EPBF Men, Women & Wheelchair Dynamic Billiard European Championships 2020 [Cancelled]
  • Finland-Sweden Athletics International 2020
  • Homeless World Cup 2020 [Cancelled]

2019

  • Taido European Championships 2019
  • European Open, Junior & Master Equipped Bench Press Championships
  • Tampere 2019 PDS International Competition & Suomi Open 2019
  • 5th IAADS Open European Athletics Championships & 2nd ITTADS Open European Table Tennis Championships
  • UEFA European Qualifiers: Finland-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • UEFA European Qualifiers: Finland-Italy
  • UEFA European Qualifiers: Finland-Greece

2018

  • EDSO 5th European Futsal Championships 2018
  • IAAF World U20 Championships 2018
  • LEN European Junior Swimming Championships 2018
  • Finland-Sweden Athletics International
  • European Pinball Championships 2018
  • Finland – Belarus International Friendly Football Match
  • UEFA Nations League Finland – Greece
  • UEFA Nations League Finland – Hungary
  • ECCC Track and Field Senior Group B

2017

  • UWW Junior Wrestling World Championships
  • IOF Junior World Orienteering Championships & Fin5
  • FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
  • Athletics Nordic Indoor Championship
  • WPA 9-Ball Wheelchair World Championships

2016

  • FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Finland-Croatia
  • AETF Taekwon-Do European Championships
  • Finland-Sweden Athletics International
  • SELL Student Games

2015

  • Boxing Nordic Championships
  • IFAGG Aesthetic Group Gymnastics World Cup & Challenge Cup Finals & EUSA Cup in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics
  • Finnish FIM Speedway Grand Prix
  • ETTU European Veterans Table Tennis Championships
  • IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship
  • IFF Women’s Floorball World Championships

2014

  • CEV U19 Volleyball European Championships for Women
  • 49th EKF European Seniors Karate Championships
  • FCI Sighthound Racing World Championships
  • Finnish FIM Speedway Grand Prix

2013

  • IFF Floorball Champions Cup
  • EAA European Athletics U23 Championships
  • GPA World Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships
  • UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round

2012

  • EJU Judo European Cup
  • The 40th Interparliamentary Soccer Tournament
  • ISIHF Standing Amputee Ice Hockey World Championship
  • EU Swimming Invitational

2011

  • 8th EUSA Futsal European Championship
  • ETU Long Distance Triathlon European Championships

2010

  • Ice Hockey Old-Timers World Classic Tournament
  • Youth Jukola Relay
  • IRF World Ringette Championships
  • EGF 54th European Go Championship
  • IUKL Kettlebell Lifting World Championship
  • LEN European Junior Swimming Championships (synchronized swimming)

2009

  • UEFA Women’s EURO
  • EOC European Youth Olympic Festival

2008

  • FILA Wrestling European Championships
  • EAME Waterskiing U-21 Championships
  • International Orienteering Jukola Relay
  • EMF Minigolf European Championships

2007

  • IIHF Ice Hockey U-18 World Championships
  • ITF Taekwon-Do European Cup
  • IDSF (WDSF) World Championship Youth Latin

2006

  • WKF Karate World Championships
  • IFAGG Aesthetic Group Gymnastics World Championships
  • EJU European Judo Championships
  • Swimming Nordic Junior Championships
  • Basketball Nordic Championships

2005

  • Judo World Cup for Women
  • PDGA European Disc Golf Championships

2004

  • ITF Taekwon-Do European Senior Championships
  • IFF Women‘s Floorball U-19 World Championships
  • WDF Darts Europe Cup
  • XX SELL Student Games
  • WRRC Boogie Woogie World Championship
  • World Veterans Volleyball Championships
  • Greyhound Racing World Championships

2003

  • IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships (with Helsinki and Turku)
  • EAA European Athletics Junior Championships
  • FIFA U-17 World Championship

2002

  • EPBF Pool Billiards European Championships

2001

  • IOF World Orienteering Championships
  • UEFA European U-18 Championship

2000

  • EUBC European Amateur Boxing Championships
  • World Veterans Volleyball Championships
Updated 20.7.2022