Excitement is building ahead of International No-Dig in Helsinki

Publicerad: 16 augusti, 2021

Excitement is already building ahead of the 38th ISTT International No-Dig Conference & Exhibition taking place in Helsinki in October 2022. 

For the first time this week-long trenchless celebration will kick off with a professor colloquium that will lead the industry into a 3-day world-class exhibition showcasing the latest trenchless equipment, products and services. In addition to providing direct access to the burgeoning Finnish and Scandinavian markets, the exhibition also offers suppliers the opportunity to market their products to targeted buyers from around the world. 

Visitors to the multi-track conference organised by the ISTT will hear from a stellar line up of local and international speakers. The programme has been specifically structured to create an environment that supports learning and the sharing of knowledge and skills. Those taking to the platform will present and discuss the latest innovations and technologies from around the world. A site visit has also been organised for delegates giving them the opportunity to benefit from live demonstrations. 

International No-Dig is also delighted to be delivering a Student Programme at this year’s event. The highlight of the programme will be a series of trenchless technology masterclasses introducing young engineers to the basic principles and fundamental economic and environmental benefits of the key technologies. Students will also learn about vital supporting technologies including geotechnical and condition assessment surveys. 

As you would expect, this flagship event is being supported by some of the sector’s best-known brands. The latest to join this select group is one of the world’s biggest global innovators and manufacturers of trenchless tools - Picote Solutions, which joins the event as its first ever Diamond Sponsor. “We are honoured to be part of the International No-Dig in Helsinki and very excited to welcome the delegates to our wonderful country and see the latest that the industry has to offer”, said Mika Lokkinen, Co-founder and Chief Inventor of Picote. 

Event Director, Paul Harwood, welcomed Picote saying: “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Picote all over the world for many years now and we’re thrilled to be benefiting from their experience and expertise across the event’s conference programme and site visits. Picote’s commitment to the sector has always been infectious and we can’t wait to support them in promoting their extensive range of products and services with such an engaged audience.” 

Paul’s excitement was echoed by Dawn Greig, Senior Director at Picote Solutions: “Picote are delighted to be the event’s first ever Diamond Sponsor, we have always been huge fans of Westrade events. Picote is looking forward to working with ISTT and the Finnish society on this fantastic festival of trenchless technology. The event is set to be one of the sector’s first face-to-face events and first ever ISTT event in Finland.” 

Everyone involved in this landmark event will be in the safe hand of its host the Finnish Society for Trenchless Technology (FiSTT). Founded in 1999, the FiSTT has a highly energetic Board and strong membership whilst also benefiting from close ties with The Ministry of Environment. Both the ISTT and event organisers Westrade are excited to be visiting this fascinating city and country which will attract people from across Europe and the rest of the world. 

Trenchless Works issue 179 July