NaviGate is an international fair for professionals, organised at the Turku Fair and Congress Center (Finland) from 16 to 17 May 2018. The event will bring together around 200 companies showcasing their expertise.

The Finnish maritime industry is founded on world-class expertise and innovations. Once again, the NaviGate expo will offer up an interesting and interdisciplinary look into the sector’s industry and logistics in Turku, Finland. Navigate, organized every two years, will feature topics such as maritime industry, maritime logistics and shipping. In 2016, the expo was attended by close to 200 exhibitors and 1,500 visitors, and participants from 8 countries took part in the matchmaking event. Welcome to where the maritime industry and maritime logistics meet!

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(Expo is free of charge for preregistered visitors.)

NaviGate – where the marine industry, shipping companies and maritime logistics meet

The event is an important meeting place that offers participants the opportunity to network and create new contacts and reinforce existing ones. The programme will feature themes that are currently the industry’s hottest topics. In the fair halls and conference rooms, NaviGate will introduce visitors to, among other things, cruise ship building, Arctic know-how, maritime logistics and new and renewable sources of energy.

Jan Meyer, CEO Meyer Turku Oy, Director Juhani Pitkänen from RCCL and Jörg Polzer, JPSC Strategy Consulting & Advisory Services, among others, will speak about cruise ship building and the renewal of the maritime industry at the fair. Risto Paldanius, Director, Business Development, Energy Solutions from Wärtsilä, will be one of the speakers addressing new and renewable energy sources during the event.

Other interesting topics during the fair will include the test area for autonomous ships in Eurajoki, maritime industry digitalisation from an international perspective and remote monitoring.

A seminar on Arctic know-how will be organised in connection with NaviGate. The Arctic Economic Council (AEC) and the Chamber of Commerce’s Transport Day will also be featured at the event.
The topics addressed during the Transport Day will include digitalisation and automation, i.e. autonomous ships and vehicles and the opportunities offered by digitalisation to the maritime industry and logistics companies. The maritime and automotive industries are strongly growing sectors in South-West Finland and ones that will be shaped by digitalisation. The Logistics Company of the Year award will be handed out during an event organised by the Chamber of Commerce.



The themes for the 2018 expo will be:

  • Building and modernizing cruise ships
  • Recruiting
  • New and renewable forms of energy
  • Arctic know-how
  • Digitalization and environmental technology
  • Maritime logistics

Navigate Matchmaking Event:

The registration for NaviGate 2018 matchmaking event is now open! Register here.

NaviGate is a key meeting and recruitment event for the maritime industries. The Navigate Matchmaking Event is the perfect opportunity for companies to expand their markets. Industry players can find new ways to commercialize their technical innovations and find commercial and product development partners.


The Finnish Maritime Cluster:

The Finnish maritime cluster consists of some 3,000 companies, 50,000 employees and EUR 12.7 billion in net sales. The maritime cluster operates in several market areas, mainly in six market segments, which are cargo traffic, cruise traffic, car ferry and ro-ro traffic, offshore production of oil and gas, offshore production of renewable energy and public demand. In the future, special focal areas could be, for example, Arctic know-how, battery technology, hybrid energy solutions and digitalization. Finland’s maritime cluster operates and competes in the global markets. Come network with some world-class experts!


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Tickets and opening hours

Opening hours
  • 16.5. 10.00 – 17.00
  • 17.5. 10.00 – 17.00
Parking EUR 6




Seminar: New launches in Arctic sea transportation

Keynote: Jan Meyer, CEO, Meyer Turku Oy