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So far Mari Orpana has created 12 blog entries.

Securing Our Cyber Future

What do Finnish first graders, business leaders, and the Ministry of Defence have in common? They’re all intimately involved in Finland’s cyber security strategy. Each child must be trained to surf the Internet and analyze texts critically, while business leaders must protect their brand and reputation—and data—from possible cyber threats. The government must oversee coordination [...]

Empower Yourself!

To secure your position as a dynamic communicator and leader of people, it is worth investing the time to listen carefully to experts, internalize what they teach, and use it daily. The world is overloaded with information, but learning how to engage people can change everything. Communicating well is the key to empowering yourself. Some [...]

Air France KLM and Amcham Finland Sign Partnership

Amcham Finland and Air France KLM signed a partnership last year. We’re proud of their leading efforts in sustainability and innovative Co2Zero compensation service, which enables passengers to compensate for their flight-related carbon emissions and neutralize their flight’s carbon footprint. The actual level of CO2 emissions for each flight is calculated based on the type [...]

Get Your Facts to Pitch Finland Right

From an investor’s perspective, there has been a need for an up-to-date overview of the Finnish economic climate. What are the facts on the ground? What is changing, and how? Putting various indicators together, what is the big picture? Member company August Associates realized that, while Finnish economic indicators and business mood are improving, it [...]

Brexit and the Importance of Continuity

Following a fantastically enjoyable visit to Finland a few weeks ago to discuss the UK Government’s approach to our future trade policy, I have been reflecting on the importance of consistency, certainty and continuity in everything we do in our lives. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, but would I have gone or indeed been comfortable [...]

Stop Being Afraid and Start Loving E-Commerce

Recently, Amcham Finland hosted the event ‘Stay on Top of the E-Commerce Shake-Up’ in order to outline the concrete steps Finnish companies can take to transform with the changing face of retail. According to Ed Kennedy, the e-commerce strategist from Episerver, the most frightening person in the world for retailers is most likely Jeff Bezos, [...]