In the competitive world of business, ideas are what take you ahead. But simply having the idea is not enough – you have to connect with people and propel them into action!


Leadership Communications Expert, international keynote speaker and TED and TEDx trainer John Bates will be in Finland to help you develop the principles and method for successfully communicating great ideas.


Want to get your ideas heard at Slush? Wow the crowd at Nordic Business Forum? Or be a leader in your company and take your career to the next level? An exciting and much-loved speaker himself, John will teach you how to do it all by inspiring and leading your audience into action. This is a personal professional development opportunity to take your influencing skills for successfully delivering messages to the next level.


Use your full potential, make yourself heard, and inspire change in the world around you by learning from one of the people behind the TED experience!


Event price for Amcham Finland member organizations’ participants is EUR 35; for non-members the price is EUR 50.


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John Bates

International Leadership and Communication Expert


John Bates is a world renowned expert in leadership and communication. Many of his clients call him one of the absolute best leadership communications trainers and coaches working today. He is also a keynote speaker and a savvy entrepreneur. Bates has been actively coaching since 2005, working with C.E.O.s and the executive teams of Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs, the VW Electronics Lab, Janssen Labs, DudaMobile, Motorola, Goldstar, Oculus International, LAZ Parking,, Stone Brewing Co., and many others on their leadership, presentation, media and business skills.


Prior to his training career, he has been involved in helping to found and start up Goldstar, (which raised over USD 80 million) and VirtualVegas, the first online ‘destination site.’ He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funds, successfully opened resistant markets for new products and has run the customer service department for a multi-million dollar company. Bates is also a contributing author to the book World Class Speaking in Action: 50 Certified World Class Speaking Coaches Show You How to Present, Persuade, and Profit, which became a multiple Amazon best seller.

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti


Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100 Helsinki




Monday, November 6, 5:00 – 7:00 PM



Event partners

For more information contact:


Mike Klyszeiko
Director, Launchpad USA
+358 45 140 4911