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Talent Boost Summit 2019

Welcome to the third annual Talent Boost Summit – this time in Turku!

Talent Boost Summit 2019 will focus on talent retention.

The keynote speaker is an American economist and Harvard professor William Kerr. In 2018 he published his book “The Gift of Global Talent” where he examines the effects global competition for talent and talent migration have on economies and societies as a whole. His views on what should drive the next wave of policy and business practice to foster entrepreneurship and innovation as well as strengthen regional strengths in the competition for talent is ever so timely.

The significance of global talent to the Finnish economy, economic development and competitiveness in the aftermath of the pandemic is addressed by Aki Kangasharju, Managing director of ETLA Economic research.

The program will highlight especially those measures that can be taken to engage people who have moved to Finland for study, work or family reasons in strengthening the competitiveness of Finnish businesses. Also a virtual recruitment event will be organized as a part of the Talent Boost Summit program in order to provide companies an efficient platform for reaching out to global talents, also outside of Finland if the corona virus situation allows.

The seminar part of the program will be run either as a hybrid of on-line and a physical event in Dipoli or completely virtual
Talent Boost Summit is a joint effort of the Ministry of Employment and Economy, Ministry of Education and Culture, Business Finland, the cities, higher education institutions and representatives of the business sector. This year’s event is the fourth in order and coordination responsibility is carried by the City of Espoo.



Contact details

Anna Kivinen

+358 40 652 9765