Talent Boost
Summit 2018 
In Tampere 7.11.2018
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Talent Boost Summit 2018

Welcome to the second annual Talent Boost Summit – this time in Tampere!



Talent Boost Summit 2018 will be focusing on talent attraction, and on the numerous ways that companies can succeed through it.

We welcome HR specialists and other personnel responsible for recruitment, as well as other company representatives, company executives, entrepreneurs, public sector representatives, decision makers, university representatives, public service providers and international talents.

The Summit is free of charge and in English. The event will be streamed online, and photographs will be taken. 

For train & bus travellers

The venue Congress Centre Paja (at Ratapihankatu 43) is located

  • 200 metres from the Tampere Train station.
  • 700 metres from the Tampere Bus Station

For guests with cars

P-Hämppi, P-Tullintori & P-Tampere talo. Visit https://www.finnpark.fi/p-haemppi/ for more details.

The event is part of the Talent Boost – International talents boosting growth -program of the Government and is organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in cooperation with Business Finland, Business TampereCity of Turku & Turku Business RegionCity of Helsinki and Amcham.

Join the live stream here: https://tem.videosync.fi/talent-boost-summit 


Schedule for the Summit + Side programmes

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 Digital Transformation = People First
Product Marketing Manager Yacine Samb, Google

10:05 Attracting and Employing Talent in Finland – Bayer's Perspective
CEO Miriam Holstein, Bayer Nordic

10:35 53 000 employees needed in Finnish tech industry – can international talent help to solve the problem?
Executive Director Laura Juvonen, Technology Industries of Finland

10:50 The Success Formula how Vaadin attracts the Best Talent
VP of People Anne Koskinen-Kannisto, Vaadin Oy

11:10 Importance of getting involved in the tech communities
CEO Iiro Nurmi & Vice President Aleksi Heinonen, JunctionHack

***  11:30  Lunch & networking  ***

The ABC's of international recruitment – clinic for beginners 

12.45 Second session: Roadmap for successful international recruitment

12:50 Digitalisation & AI as a tool for talent attraction
Country Manager in Finland Anil Joshi, TATA Consultancy Services

13:10 Fireside chat: How did we do it?
Product Development Director Eeva-Liisa Lennon, HappyOrNot
Director KP Hiltunen, Neogames
International HR Specialist Nuppu Suvanto, Tampere University

13:40 Specialist speech
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

15:15 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 Paschinsky, Devatus Oy

15:30 Closing words
Migration Director Sonja Hämäläinen, Ministry of Economic Development and Employment

Side programme during the event:

8:30-17:00 Tampere University: “Explore the new worlds of recruitment and talents. Expose the Hidden Gems!” – VR & recruitment side program in the second floor of Paja Congress Centre, room Jumbo.

During the day: Recruitment clinic for beginners, Track 1, Paja Congress Centre

Contact details

Eero Miettinen

Project Assistant, Business Tampere
eero.miettinen (at) businesstampere.com