Author: Kalliopi Papadopoulou


Cool tech, hot startups – Launchpad’s new recruits

Business and investment opportunities – just like Amcham – are borderless. For investors, the Nordic countries are often seen as one.   That’s why we continue to build ties with our neighboring chambers. Since March, members of AmCham Estonia have been able to access our flagship program Launchpad...

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13 May


Innovative Ferry Solutions Carus offers specialized IT solution services for ferry operators. With expertise in sales systems, ecommerce, travel and transport booking, Carus will help you to make your business processes and your IT maintenance efficient and help you to get the right information at...

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06 May

Nordic by Nature: CEOs united on investment front

Mature. Competitive. Early adopters. These are just some characteristics that give businesses in the Nordic countries an edge. The trend towards Nordification, however, goes beyond company traits. It’s the rapid transformation of national markets into one Nordic economy – a place we call the New...

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30 April


[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][vc_column_text] TransferWise offers a clever new way to transfer money between countries. From the people who built Skype & PayPal.   The essence of TransferWise is that sending money abroad is deceptively expensive, thanks to the hidden fees we’ve all been forced to pay.   Now TransferWise...

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28 April


[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][vc_column_text] DigiFlak is the leader of a new innovative approach to data security management, protecting confidential data from most types of internal and network threats.   We produce Flak devices, which allow you to sign into Google as Security Key for 2-Step Verification, watch TV...

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28 April

Raising the Bar: Amcham’s Legal Committee

Maria Troberg felt slightly nervous as a junior associate amongst the cadre of senior lawyers at her first Amcham Legal committee meeting.   “All the other lawyers seemed so experienced. It was very much a partner-level gathering,” the now Nokia Senior Legal Counsel, recalls.   That was three years...

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24 April

Can your lawyer keep your secrets?

Confiding fully in your lawyer without having what you disclose used against you is a cornerstone of the legal profession. Clients and legal professionals alike can take it for granted that what they discuss freely won’t later be disclosed to authorities.   In legal lingo this is...

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24 April

Finland’s got foreign talent? Attracting skilled workers

Canadian Alexandre Marchand, 25, is the kind of immigrant Finland needs more of: highly-trained and hard-working. However, the bureaucracy in Finland does not always make life easy.   Marchand is working in an international Finnish company's financial department, on a half-year fixed-term contract. He got a continuation...

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17 April


Blic specializes in business critical advocacy. We assist companies in navigating through political and administrative decision-making processes. Our services cover advocacy and lobbying, policy analysis, public affairs strategy, stakeholder engagement, alliance building and EU advocacy....

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09 April


MedEngine combines medical science expertise with creative insight in order to provide our clients with the tools they need to thrive in the global marketplace. Diversity and attention to detail are our strongest assets, and our world-class team of scientists and communication experts move nimbly...

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08 April

Huippuosaaminen – kupla vai mahdollisuus?

Suomessa pitäisi olla vapaana harvinaisen paljon huippuosaamista. Kuitenkin meillä on liki yhdeksän prosentin työttömyys, eivätkä ulkomaiset investoijat suoranaisesti revi ihmisiä käsistä.   Mitä sanot asiasta, ManpowerGroupin Suomen ja Baltian toimitusjohtaja Iikka Lindroos?   Tämä ei ole ihan yksipiippuinen juttu. Riippuu ensinnäkin siitä, mitä huippuosaamisella tarkoitetaan. Entä mikä on...

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21 March

Full speed ahead for Amcham Member of the Year

Lockheed Martin may be a global player in aerospace, defense and security, but it’s more than the Defense Industry Dialogue that makes Amcham its Nordic landing pad.   International Business Development Director, Northern Europe, Luc Van de Winckel, says it’s also about the non-core business opportunities that...

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19 March

Get it right by taking the steps

“US-access is a bit like a game of Monopoly,” says Mike Klyszeiko, who runs the Launchpad USA program. Really?   Well, yes, kind of.   Unlike in Monopoly, in which a roll of the dice determines the pace at which you move around the board, the Launchpad USA program...

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15 March

Digital Dream or Online Nightmare?

During 2014, it became clear that the safest place for your information is in the analog world – digital means public. You don’t have to be a geek to read the news: the Heartbleed bug was named ‘the worst vulnerability since commercial traffic began to...

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09 March