On February 14, 9:30 – 11.30 AM, join Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori, acclaimed FDI expert Douglas van den Berghe, and Marja-Liisa Niinikoski, C.E.O. of Helsinki Business Hub, to address the Future Trends of Investment Decision-Making, followed by a light buffet lunch.


What will drive investment decisions in the quickly evolving future? How can companies fine-tune globally distributed value chains and build up networks and alliances to enhance global competitiveness? How does the Helsinki region fit into the global picture?


Join Helsinki Business Hub and Amcham Finland as we bring Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expert Douglas van den Berghe to share the latest trends in the field. He has assisted many large multinationals, including Philips, Electrolux, John Deere, Shell and ING, in determining investment and location decisions.


The Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, will lay out the city’s vision of the future and how to ensure the Helsinki region becomes an ever-more attractive investment destination.


Marja-Liisa Niinikoski, C.E.O. of Helsinki Business Hub, will give an overview of regional headquarters opportunities and strengths in the Helsinki region. We will hear from companies that have invested in Finland and the tangible evidence of what motivates companies when choosing their path in the global economy.


If you are interested in the future of investment to this region, then this is one you don’t want to miss.



Douglas van den Berghe

C.E.O., Investment Consulting Associates


Jan Vapaavuori

Mayor of Helsinki


Marja-Liisa Niinikoski

C.E.O., Helsinki Business Hub

Ravintola Palace, Eteläranta 10, Helsinki






Wednesday, February 14, 9:30 – 11:30 AM followed by a buffet lunch



Event partners

For more information contact:


Rosa Thurman
Director, Investment Programs
+358 45 699 5997