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Santa in HEL? Business backs Helsinki Airport rebrand

Helsinki-Vantaa airport could become Helsinki-Santa airport in a bid to capitalize on Finland’s most famous resident.   The international business community is backing the proposal, which has been submitted to a special parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing airport expansion.   Accommodating 15 million passengers a year, Scandinavia’s leading long-haul...

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19 December
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Shaping Finland’s future – a discussion with Minister for Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka

Practical ways of boosting Finland’s competitiveness to offset the shrinking share from Russia were raised when business leaders met with Minister Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka.   Championing the transatlantic trade partnership, leveraging the startup, education, ICT and life science sectors, were among the talking points at the...

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16 November
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Summer time growth

Before moving to Finland four years ago, I had lived my whole life in warm sunny California. Well, apart from a few Navy postings to locations in even warmer climates. Now, I appreciate sunshine like never before. Trips to the summer cottage, mökki in Finnish, are a welcome reward...

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23 July
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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
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Guggenheim wants Helsinki. Why?

Let’s forget the lively discussion on whether Helsinki should welcome a new museum of modern art. Let’s just focus on why the Guggenheim foundation is interested in picking Helsinki in the first place. After all, if Guggenheim is interested, should you be, too? Right?   Amcham Finland is...

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31 October
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How to ride change in 2014

Everything seems to be shifting: the way we work, connect, play, and buy. Staying in the game is a taxing demand.   Unless you learn to leverage networking.   Networking helps you pick up the weak and strong signals alike and benchmark everything you do in a manageable fashion....

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30 October
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Data privacy – protect or perish!

When was the last time your organization had a data privacy health check? Prepare for the EU Data Protection Regulation.   What if customers’ personal data held by your organization were illegally or mistakenly disclosed or leaked to the public? The organization would end up in the news...

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08 October
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Running the mobile future

So, how does the acquisition of Nokia’s cellphone business by Microsoft look to the Finns? Nokia is, after all, the pride of an entire nation. We’re kind of sad that an era has come to and end – thanks for asking – but of course we...

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25 September
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Your Social Network

How can you make social media work in your favor?  Consider these four things before getting started. BE YOURSELF You know the person who plays the philosopher on Twitter and then makes a complete fool of himself or herself in person?  My personal favorite is the critic...

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25 September