PRM / Proforest, the major Finnish event for the forest machine branch, will be arranged in the city of Kalajoki in spring 2021

24. februar 2020 14:45 | Af: Ritzau Info

Proforest, the major event for the forest machine branch, shows a strong growth, and therefore the event location will move to Kalajoki in northwestern Finland. The new region offers participating companies and thousands of exhibition visitors excellent accomodation and auxiliary services. The following Proforest will be arranged in May 2021. Expomark Oy, which belongs to the same corporation as Finland’s largest events organiser Messukeskus Helsinki, is responsible for the event.

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Kalajoki is a city known for its marine scenery and exceptionally magnificent sandbeaches. The city can easily be reached by airplane via Oulu and by sea with ship to Vaasa. The city is located in northwestern Finland, south of Oulu.

“Kalajoki warmly welcomes the new major event and its participants. We look forward to our future cooperation with Expomark and its international parent company Messukeskus Helsinki. It is magnificent to have a competent and internationally known actor that can realize a fine event for Kalajoki in cooperation with the city and its tourism actors”, Kalajoki City Mayor Jukka Puoskari says.

“The main Kalajoki cooperation partner, Kalajoki Booking Centre, works in close cooperation with Visit Kalajoki and the tourism actors of the area. We want to promote the business of all the companies that participate in the network. Together we not only offer a high-class event but also exceptionally great accommodation and auxiliary services”, Managing Director the Kalajoki Booking Centre, Jorma Kortesoja says.

120 companies and 6000 exhibition visitors participated in 2017 when Proforest was arranged for the first time. In 2019, 170 companies and 8000 exhibition visitors took part of the show. When Proforest started to grow, an experienced and international organizer was procured for the event. Expomark Oy is such a company: with a 30-year experience it has organised significant professional events all over Finland.

“We are eagerly proceeding to expand Proforest in cooperation with the best companies and actors in the forest machine branch. The Finnish forest industry is a success story and in its wake we have developed a great deal of know-how in the forest machine branch. There is great demand for machines produced in Finland both in nearby regions as well as in regions further away. Therefore, Proforest can also contribute much to the international business of the branch. We welcome both forest machine companies and professionals at large to Kalajoki in the spring of 2021!” says Expomarks Managing Director Tomi Niemi.

Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre (The Finnish Fair Corporation) promotes Finnish business by enabling profitable encounters during fairs, meetings, congresses and other events. Finland’s largest event organiser hosts 50 different fairs and exhibitions and 1000 meetings and congresses annually. Some 1,1 million guests visit the events at Messukeskus every year.

Expomark Oy, subsidiary of the Finnish Fair Corporation, organises trade fairs for the industrial and health care sectors around Finland with a 30-year experience, in co-operation with its partners, who all belong to the leading organisations and companies within their trade.


Expomark Oy, Managing Director Tomi Niemi, tel. +358 40 765 6248,

Kalajoki Booking Centre, Managing Director Jorma Kortesoja, tel. +358 50 351 4618,

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