Author: Kalliopi Papadopoulou

Maarit Rossi is paving the way to success

Launchpad USA helps business break down barriers.  Paths to Math C.E.O. Maarit Rossi tells us what it means to be a part of the community. The U.S. is the biggest consumer market in the world. Could you be doing more business there? What tools do you need? What...

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18 June

Big Apple, Big Business

Our international business hub is expanding in size, and location, with our U.S. office set to open this fall. Before we embark on this new venture, we’d like you to introduce you to the business leader who will be leading Amcham’s operations there. Meet Erika Sauer, our...

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12 June

Masters of Art. Your 90-second video.

  Guggenheim put the city of Bilbao on the world map. How can Helsinki recreate the recipe for success? Read More     The Legal Committee acts as Amcham’s legal advisory board by helping to form processes, rules, and regulations that pertain to policy and works in close cooperation with...

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28 May

Maria Parker: The Legal Eye View

The Legal Committee acts as Amcham’s legal advisory board by helping to form processes, rules, and regulations that pertain to policy and works in close cooperation with the Board of Directors, the Policy Committee, and the Amcham Team. Maria Parker, PwC, gives her first hand view...

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28 May
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The art of doing business

A Guggenheim Museum is the dot on the exclamation mark that Finland needs, according to global branding expert, and Amcham board member, Andreas Rosenlew. The contemporary art museum is likely to solidify Helsinki’s spot on the world map, but realizing the true potential depends on much more...

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28 May

Attitude is the new black

Politicians can boost business simply by talking up existing opportunities in the Nordic market, rather than talking them down. That was a key message of the EU election debate hosted by Amcham Finland, the voice of international business in the Nordics, and telecommunications group DNA. The debate,...

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22 May

Classroom collaboration

Finnish startups are teaming up with one of the world’s best business schools to develop international expertise, and crack into the U.S. market. A quarter of the SMEs taking part in the Global Access Program are from Finland, including Amchampions Magisso and Relaxabirth. Working with MBA students from the UCLA’s...

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08 May

Wind of opportunity

From an investor’s perspective, Finland’s wind power market has many desirable attributes: a stable political climate, a good feed-in-tariff system, and most importantly wind. But with 234 MW (2012) up and running wind turbines, compared to 4400 MW (2013) in Sweden, and 4700 MW (2013)...

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05 May

Ready Set Grow. Your Amcham Community Update

  Seeing the forest for the trees From small things, big things grow. Find out how new thinking is driving success, and sustainability, in an age-old industry. [read more]     Mette Henius tells how Amcham’s longest running program is giving women in business what they want. [read more] Thinking forward? So are we. Visit the Amcham calendar to...

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23 April

Seeing the forest for the trees

When Juuso Konttinen joined UPM it was a run-of-the-mill paper company; energy and pulp took a back seat. Fast forward 15 years, and the company has reinvented itself as the face of the new forest industry. Once rendered useless, forest residue biomass is being turned into new material: plastics, fuel, even...

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23 April

Mette Henius, where women lead the way

A high-level forum dedicated to identifying and addressing issues that are important to women in the business world and encouraging dialogue through consciousness-raising themes. Dozens of executives can attest to the career-boosting contacts and insights Amcham’s longest-running program has brought within their reach. In this video...

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23 April

Economies out of sync

The latest snapshot of trade and investment between the world’s largest economic partners shows the EU-U.S economies are out of sync. While real GDP in the U.S. is up, in Europe it remains at pre-crisis levels, according to The Transatlantic Economy report 2014. For the U.S.,...

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17 April

Small thinks big

Celebrating transatlantic partnerships was the flavor of both the conversation and cuisine at AmCham Estonia’s spring gala. More than 100 guests, including prominent business leaders and politicians, attended the dinner hosted byAmcham Finland’s close partner in Tallinn. Baltic beetroot-cured salmon and American apple pie was served with updates...

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16 April

Solution seekers

Attracting foreign investment and improving market access are key priorities for the recently elected Policy Committee.  And the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP deal, under negotiation between Europe and U.S., is an ideal tool to drive both. The 12-member committee, representing a cross-sector of business,...

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13 April

The sky’s not the limit. Your Amcham Community Update.

  Helsinki is becoming a transport hub of the future. The gateway between Asia and the west. Find out what business is doing to capitalize on the rapid expansion. [Read more] Lars Hanseid, Managing Director of 3M Nordics, tells us how the New North Forum is fostering business success. [Watch interview] Stay ahead of the pack...

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27 March

Trespass Helsinki

Developments are underway to turn Helsinki into a transport hub of the future. The gateway between Asia and the west. Find out how business is already capitalizing on this emerging ecosystem.   "Connecting Flights,” reads a large neon sign in languages including: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Arabic....

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26 March

Lars Hanseid, a Nordic Manager’s strategy

The New North Forum is a program for C-level executives. The Forum’s working lunches raise issues facing the rapidly-developing Northern European market and find solutions through themed discussions. In this video Lars Hanseid, 3M's Nordic Manager, explains why he is part of The New North Forum. To know more...

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26 March

A league of their own

When international recruitment company Mercuri Urval joined Amcham a year ago, they hit the ground running.   The Amcham Rookie of the Year award winner was keen to team up to promote business opportunities in the U.S.   An ideal opportunity soon presented, says Mercuri Urval C.E.O. Karl-Johan Kronberg, referring to the inaugural Launchpad USA program.   Minister for European Affairs...

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25 March
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My kitchen rules

Magisso is a Finnish brand on a mission: to create innovative functional design products and place them in every kitchen in America. The man at the helm, and Amchampion of the Year, Juhani Sirén (Magisso) says its full speed ahead into the biggest consumer market in the world. “Our focus is the U.S....

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21 March