Doors open 8:00 am
Veterinary examination 8:00 - 10:00 am
Opening ceremony 10:30 am
Judging begins at 11:00 am
Gala dinner ticket distribution 12:00 pm
Lunch break 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Show closes by 6:00 pm



Doors open 8:00 am (mind the daylight savings switch!)
All cats need to be present at the show venue by 10:00 am
Best In Show begins 10:30 am
Distribution of diplomas 12:00 pm
Lunch break 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Show closes by 6:00 pm


The show is open to audience during Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Exhibitor access permits will be distributed during registration on Saturday morning. Please note that there will only be one access permit per cat - if the cat is accompanied by more than one person, the others require a ticket bought either at the door or in advance from

A two-day ticket for adults will cost 15€ at the door, pensioners and children (7-16 year old) pay 5€ per day.

Own show shelters are allowed. Minimum dimensions for the show shelters are 50x50x50 cm and maximum 68x68x68 cm. Kindly note that double shelters are allowed only for two or more cats. 

The organizing club provides single cages (65cm x 65cm x 56cm, no double cages available).

Litter for show cages is provided by Playrosett and available in both show halls.

Chairs can be rented at the show venue for a 5 € fee + a 5 € deposit which will be refunded when the chair is returned.

FIFe show rules apply. The owners may present their cat(s) to the judge(s) themselves.

The last day to vaccinate competing cats for show is Friday 12 October 2018. Rabies vaccination should be given according to import legislation.

Please note: No permissions to leave the show early will be granted. 

FIFE World show 2018

27. - 28. October 2018

Tampere, Finland

Venue: Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskus

Address: Ilmailunkatu 20, 33900 Tampere

Placing of the cages in C and D halls

Cats are divided between the halls according to their show categories: 
In hall C categories 1&2 and Housecats
In hall D categories 3&4.

The cats of the same owner are placed together, according to the first category (eg. having category 2 and category 3 cats, you'll be placed in the category 2 area with all the cats you are the owner of). Other cage wishes we were unable to carry out.

The cats will be arranged by breeds and categories. The cage placing is set by the organizer and all places are pre-numbered and it is not allowed to change the cage order.

The show will be euro-style with cage curtains on two sides only - the back of the cage must be uncovered for the audience.

Upon entrance, please choose the registration line marked with the category of the cat with lowest number in your confirmation letter. Veterinarian control will be performed randomly. Vaccinations certificates will be checked from all entering cats.

Consumption of alcohol in the show venue

Please note that the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in both show halls.

We are aware that it is normal in many countries to bring your own beverages and snacks to enjoy at the shows. You are allowed to bring your own snacks as well as non-alcoholic beverages with you to the WS, but please note that according to Finnish legislation, it is strictly prohibited to consume alcoholic beverages in the show halls. Alcoholic beverages can however be bought and consumed at the restaurants and other licensed areas at TESC.

Thank you for understanding.


Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre,
Ilmailunkatu 20, 33901 Tampere

Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (TESC, previously known as Pirkkahalli) is one of the largest exhibition and sports centres in Finland. 

The show takes place in halls C and D of Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. The exhibition halls of this versatile and contemporary facility offer an excellent environment for functions and events.

TESC is located within 15-minute drive from Tampere railway station, bus station and airport, and is easily accessible by both public transport and by car.

Read more about the venue here.


Weather in Tampere


For GPS devices, please type in the following address:

Venue name: Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, TESC
Street address: Ilmailunkatu 20, 33901 Tampere


There are road signs to “MESSU- JA URHEILUKESKUS” on all main roads leading to Tampere. The nearest exit on the E12 motorway is the exit number 42.

Tampere is easily accessible from Helsinki by train, by bus and by car. 

See here the driving directions to TESC:
From Helsinki
From Jyväskylä




SAS, AirBaltic and Finnair airlines fly to Tampere-Pirkkala airport from Stockholm, Riga and Helsinki.

For more information, please visit Tampere-Pirkkala airport site:

TESC is conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from Tampere railway station, bus station and Tampere-Pirkkala airport, and is easily accessible by both public transport and by car. There's also plenty of outdoor parking spaces available for visitors and exhibitors.



bus and other transportation connections

Bus connections: Matkahuolto

Journey planner: Reittiopas Tampere

Taxi: local taksitampere

or download national taxi application for your smart phone valopilkku

Phone number for booking a taxi: 0100 4131
When calling from a mobile phone: +358 100 4131

Or download the Taksi Tampere app to your smart phone. The app is free to use and download. All you need to do is register with the service. Read more here.


Train connections to Tampere

Tampere is easily accessible by train. Please note that the train tickets must be purchased before boarding the train! (Only the long distance trains have availability purchase tickets also from the train)

If you wish to know more about the trains, please visit trains to Tampere

Helsinki-Vantaa airport also provides a train connection to Tampere. To read more, please visit: from Helsinki airport via bus or train

NB! All VR trains have 14 pet seats and a 5 € pet fee applies on top of valid ticket prices.

Please note, you cannot travel in regular train carriages if you are travelling with pets - a pet seat must be reserved.

Entering your cat to World Show

Registration is closed!

The entry period from 1 August 2018 until 25 September 2018. Enter your cat(s) to World Show via online in the Omakissa website. Please read the instructions here

Please follow the instructions carefully. If you have any questions or problems when signing up and entering your cat's information, please don't hesitate to contact

Please note the entry fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Kindly note, the entry is not valid until the online entry application is accepted and the entry fee has been paid. If your cat does not meet the necessary qualification requirements in time, or you need to cancel the participation due to any other reasons, the entry fee will not be refunded.


Only cats of fully recognized breeds and house cats belonging to individual FIFe members can qualify for and may compete at the World Show.


Participating to the World Show is only possible for cats who have

A) achieved the following qualification within 13 months prior to the show in Kittens & Juniors (class 12 & 11) 

  • Best in Variety (BIV) or

  • Nomination for Best in Show (NOM) or

  • 3x Excellent 1


Addition for class 12

Kittens 4-7 months may participate in class 12 at the World Show, if they have achieved at least one Excellent 1. This is valid only for class 12.


Adult (classes 1-10)

  • Best in Variety (BIV) or

  • Nomination for Best in Show (NOM) or

  • Each adult cat that qualified in the kitten or junior class within 13 months prior to the World Show.


B) obtained one of the following titles 

  • International Champion, International Premier or higher

House cats (class 14)

  • Nomination for the Best in Show (NOM) house cat or

  • earned the title Distinguished Show Merit (DSM)


The qualification for the World Show is confirmed by the national federation or by the club where the exhibitor holds their membership

For more information about the qualification, please contact:


  • Scandic Tampere Koskipuisto

  • Scandic Tampere Hämeenpuisto

  • Holiday Inn Tampere-Central Station

The reduced prices are as follows:
Scandic Tampere Koskipuisto and Scandic Tampere Hämeenpuisto:
Single standard 90,00 EUR / night
Double standard 105,00 EUR / night


Holiday Inn Tampere-Central Station:
Single standard 88,00 EUR / night
Double standard 103,00 EUR / night


The negotiated prices include continental breakfast, option to the sauna department and free usage of the hotel wifi. Pets are allowed with no additional fee.

Please note, there are only limited number of rooms available for the reduced prices.

Please check availability via

Use the code ‘WS2018’ for reduced prices.
The promotional code "WS2018" for the Scandic hotels, is valid for a period of time 25. - 29.10.2018.