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Online 22.4.2021

Team Finland Italy: Smart, efficient and green ports - Finland’s experiences

Participation is free of charge, however, requires a pre-registration via the link below.


Event language is English.



Further information


Ms. Pauliina Järvinen
Office Administrator, Embassy of Finland
Mobile +39 335 5615115
pauliina.jarvinen (at)


Ms. Birgitte Kankaro
Public Diplomacy Officer, Embassy of Finland
Mobile: +39 344 096 0474
birgitte.kankaro (at)


Ms. Ulla Lainio
Commercial Counselor, Region North America, Business Finland
Mobile: +1 332 223 0027
ulla.lainio (at)

The Ambassador of Finland to Italy would like to invite you to join an online event on Smart, efficient and green ports - Finland’s experiences on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 15:00-16:30 (Helsinki time).

Finnish high-tech solutions can already be found in Italian ports. Finland is a global forerunner in developing digital technologies that lead into more efficient and safe port operations as well as smart and sustainable solutions. Together we can find even more ways to collaborate.

During the event, through two case study ports in Finland, you will discover how digital technology speeds up port operations and creates new business opportunities. You will also get to know the dynamic Finnish ecosystem with its various solutions from zero emissions to 5G technology. The roundtable conversation with Italian and Finnish ports will lead the way to understand better the future collaboration opportunities between our countries.

The event is supported by the Port Authority of Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea, Civitavecchia Italy.


Welcoming remarks Ms. Pia Rantala-Engberg, Ambassador of Finland to Italy
Executive remarks  Mr. Pino Musolino, President and Managing Director, Port Authority of Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea
Finnish ecosystem solutions for smart and green ports Ms. Ulla Lainio, Commercial Counselor, Head of Marine & Ports Industry, Business Finland
Experiences by two Finnish companies operating in Italy

Ms. Giuseppina Di Foggia, CEO of Nokia Italy (digitalization of ports)

Mr. Patrick Baan, Director, System Integration & Performance, Wärtsilä Italy (zero emission ports)


Finland´s Ports in the 2020s – Case Studies by Port of Oulu and Port of Helsinki


"Strategic Digital Development in Port of Oulu’, Ms. Mira Juola, Head of Port Digitalisation, Port of Oulu

”Port of Helsinki towards carbon neutrality”, Mr. Andreas Slotte, Head of Sustainable Development, Port of Helsinki

Finnlines hybrid ships with zero emission in ports Mr. Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director, Grimaldi Group
Executive remarks by the President of The Italian Ports Association Mr. Daniele Rossi, President, Assoporti
Roundtable discussion between Italian and Finnish ports on North-South Port cooperation and port reforms in 2020s

Mr. Pino Musolino, President, Port Authority of Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea, Civitavecchia

Mr. Zeno D’Agostino, President, Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, Trieste

Mr. Ville Haapasaari, Managing Director, Port of Helsinki, Finland

Mr. Marko Mykkänen, Managing Director, Port of Oulu, Finland

Moderated by Ms. Annaleena Mäkilä, Managing Director, Finnish Ports Association

Closing remarks

Ms. Pia Rantala-Engberg, Ambassador of Finland to Italy


The event is moderated by Mr. Teemu Laakkonen, First Secretary, Embassy of Finland, Rome

We are looking forward to your participation!