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: ws18.show@kissaliitto.fi

Entering your cat to World Show

Please note that the entry period is open 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

By signing up to the Omakissa website in advance, you are able to add the cats taking part in the show to the database. This will speed up the process of entering your cats to the show.

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 omakissa.tuki@kissaliitto.fi.

Please 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, the entry fee will not be refunded.

Payment instructions for FIFe World Show 2018

After entering the cat to the show via Omakissa (MyCats) program, you will receive an email with payment instructions (Instructions as below). IF you are not using Omakissa for some reason, please see the below section “For exhibitors NOT using Omakissa”

For exhibitors abroad (using Omakissa for registering to show)

After entering your cat to the show, you will receive payment instructions in to your email.
Email will include the following details (details are in the email you will receive):
Due date:
Receiver: Suomen Kissaliitto ry
Address:  Palkkatilankatu 7 B 109, 00240 Helsinki, Finland
Reference number: 

Exhibitors from outside Finland! Please add the reference code to payments MESSAGE FIELD 

Account number (IBAN): FI34 1800 3600 2582 59
Bank details: Nordea Bank AB (publ), Suomen Sivuliike, Satamaradankatu 5, 00020 NORDEA
Please remember to choose that all the transaction charges will be covered by sender. 


For exhibitors from Finland (using Omakissa)

After entering you cat to the show, you will receive payment instructions in to your email. Please remember to use the reference code for the payment.


For exhibitors NOT using Omakissa

If you are not able to use Omakissa – please contact the show secretaries for instructions: ws18.show@kissaliitto.fi



Veterinary examination 8:00 - 10:00 am

Opening ceremony 10:30 am

Judging begins at 11:00 am

Show closes by 6:00 pm



All cats need to be present at the show venue by 10:00 am

Show closes by 6:00 pm


Exhibitors will be accredited to the show on entering the show hall.

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


Own show shelters are allowed. If you are bringing your own show shelter for your cat, please state this on the registration form. Minimum dimensions for the show shelters are 50x50x50 cm and maximum 68x68x68 cm. If you have a double show shelter, please state this as additional information on the registration form. 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).


FIFe and Kissaliitto 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.


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: 10041
When calling from a mobile phone: +358 100 4131


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

Finnish railway operator VR adds more pet seats to trains during the World Winner Show

VR has increased the number of pet seats on their trains to 42 seats from the normal 14 seats for some train connections running between Helsinki and Tampere during the World Winner Show. This special arrangement aims to make travelling from Helsinki to Tampere easier for exhibitors on their way to the World Show.

Travellers arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa airport take the commuter train P from the airport to Tikkurila station where they will catch a connecting long-distance train to Tampere.

Special WS2018 train connections:

Thursday 25 Oct 2018

From Helsinki at 14:49 – arrives in Tampere at 16:46 (Inter City 151)
From Helsinki at 16:49 – arrives in Tampere at 18:46 (Inter City 177) 
From Helsinki at 17:49 – arrives in Tampere at 19:46 (Inter City 179) 
From Helsinki at 18:49 – arrives in Tampere at 20:46 (Inter City 149)

Friday 26 Oct 2018

From Helsinki at 14:49 – arrives in Tampere at 16:46 (Inter City 151)
From Helsinki at 16:49 – arrives in Tampere at 18:46 (Inter City 177) 
From Helsinki at 17:49 – arrives in Tampere at 19:46 (Inter City 179) 
From Helsinki at 18:49 – arrives in Tampere at 20:46 (Inter City 149)

Sunday 28 Oct 2018

From Tampere at 18:02 – arrives in Helsinki at 19:44 (Inter City 50)
From Tampere at 19:02 – arrives in Helsinki at 20:44 (Inter City 26)
From Tampere at 20:13 – arrives in Helsinki at 22:09 (Inter City 186)

Monday 29 Oct 2018

From Tampere at 8:17 – arrives in Helsinki at 10:13 (Inter City 150)
From Tampere at 9:13 – arrives in Helsinki at 11:09 (Inter City 140)
From Tampere at 10:02 – arrives in Helsinki at 11:44 (Inter City 20)



25 euros per person + max 2 pets in the same carrier per direction. Fee for extra carrier is 5 euros. The price of the ticket includes a one way trip between Helsinki/Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Tampere.



Should you want to reserve a seat in one of the WS2018 special train connections, please send an email to agent.service@vr.fi . Please write "World Show 2018" in the subject field. In the message, please state your name, the train you wish to make a reservation for, how many carriers you have with you, your email address for delivery of the tickets and your phone number for payment purposes.



The payment is made over the phone. VR customer service will call you in the number provided during office hours and you will need to provide your payment card details (card number, expiration date and CVS card security code). The tickets will be delivered to the email address provided after the payment is made. Accepted payment methods are Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron and Maestro.


Validity period

Reservations can be made until 27 Sept 2018.

NB! Should the abovementioned train connections not be suitable, pet seats can also be bought through VR webshop to a train connection of your choice. All VR trains have 14 pet seats and a 5 € pet fee applies on top of valid ticket prices. Please note that you cannot travel in regular train carriages if you are travelling with pets - a pet seat must be reserved.


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 www.scandichotels.com.

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.