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Creative Finland seminar 9.5.2012

09.05.2012 / 12:00 - 17:00
Location: Kanavaranta 7, 00180, Helsinki, FI

The opportunities offered by international experts as well as the success stories of Finnish companies and universities will be presented in Creative Finland seminar. An international and creative Finland is competitive. In this event, 'Creative Finland’ is understood as a very broad concept – and creativity stems from the ability to think outside the box.

The event consists of captivating speeches and a networking session. Speakers include Marita Aho (EK), Kimmo Heinonen (City of Helsinki, Economic Development), Sanna-Mari Jäntti (World Design Capital 2012), Outi Kuittinen (Demos think tank), Anton Schubert (358 creative agency) etc. The event is hosted by Tino Singh.

International higher education programs and collaboration opportunities are presented during the event. The event is bilingual.

Preliminary program

12.00 noon The event is hosted by Tino Singh. Welcome speech!
12.10 pm Opening of the event: EK, Senior Advisor Marita Aho
12.20 pm What constitutes an innovative work environment? Demos think tank, Outi Kuittinen
12.45 pm International Helsinki, a city of successful companies: Kimmo Heinonen, Business Development Advisor, City of Helsinki
1.00 pm World Design Capital 2012: Sanna-Mari Jäntti, Development Director
1.15 pm Why hire non-Finns? Anton Schubert, creative agency 358
1.45 pm Coffee break
2.15 pm BeGlobal Now! Interviewees: Arja Martikainen (Digital Shocolate), Mike Starr (University of Helsinki), Mika Lackman (Viope Solutions)
2.45 pm Keynote
3.00 pm Conclusion of the VALOA project
3.15 pm Networking: presenting international higher education programs

Finally, a buffet and sparkling wine are served.

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VALOA-project promotes the employability of international degree students studying in Finnish universities in the Finnish job market.The VALOA project is partly funded by the EU’s European Social Fund, and co-ordinated by the University of Helsinki.

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