Wednesday, November 7
Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere Conference Center
Ratapihankatu 43, Tampere

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This event is part of the Talent Boost growth program created by the Finnish government and is organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in cooperation with Business FinlandBusiness TampereCity of Turku & Turku Business Region, City of Helsinki and Amcham Finland.

The event is aimed at companies, change-makers in professional and business communities, international talents, city and government representatives, higher education institutes, business service providers and policymakers.

Please view the event schedule here:

Event host – Sean Ricks

8:45 Registration & coffee
9:30 First session: Wake up Finland!
9:30 Opening words: Why Talent Boost? – Director General Antti Neimala, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
9:45 Keynote speech –Product Marketing Manager Yacine Samb, Google
10:05 Keynote speech – CEO Miriam Holstein, Bayer Nordic
Digitalisation & AI as a tool for talent attraction – Country Manager in Finland, Anil Joshi, TATA Consulting Services
Speech – Title to be specified – Executive Director Laura Juvonen, Technology Industries of Finland
 Importance of getting involved in the tech communities – CEO Iiro Nurmi & Vice President Aleksi Heinonen, JunctionHack

***11:30 Lunch and Networking
Side programme: The ABC’s of international recruitment – clinic for beginners (in Finnish)

12:45 Second session: Roadmap for successful international recruitment
12:50 The Success Formula – How Vaadin attracts the Best Talent – VP of People Anne Koskinen-Kannisto, Vaadin Oy
 Fireside chat: How did we do it? –Talent Acquisition Specialist Salla Reinikainen, RedLynx, Product Development Director Eeva-Liisa Lennon, HappyOrNot, and Director KP Hiltunen, Neogames
 Speech – Title to be specified – Senior Adviser Piia Stranden, Finnish Immigration Service   

***14:00 Coffee

14:30 Third session: Why mindset matters
14:30 Diversity & inclusion for Finnish businesses: better working, better earning, better living – Entrepreneur, Kamilla Sultanova, Global Dignity Girls & Boys ry
14:45 Fireside chat: Is my company ready for international talents? – Managing Director Rasmus Roiha, Ohjelmistoyrittäjät ry & Chief Operating Officer Topi Koskinen, Gofore
 Rethinking the academia-to-industry talent supply – Director Peter Hellström, Regional Digitalization Academy in Vaasa, Director Mari K. Niemi, InnoLab research platform – University of Vaasa & Head of Business Development Andreas Paschinski, Devatus Oy
15:30 Closing words – Migration Director Sonja Hämäläinen, Ministry of Economic Development and Employment

For more information contact:

Rosa Thurman

Director, Investment Programs
+358 45 699 5997

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