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Julkaistu: 26.02.2018

The 9th Arctic Business Forum will be organized in April 11-12, 2018 in Kemi Finland, the Capital of Arctic Industry

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PROGRAM 2018
INVESTMENTS, COMPETITIVENESS & STARTUPS
Venue: City of Kemi, Kemi Cultural Centre (address: Marina Takalon Katu 3, 94100 Kemi)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH

9.00 OPENING SESSION
Mr. Juha Mäkimattila, Chairman of Board, Lapland Chamber of Commerce, Finland
Mr. Tero Nissinen, Mayor of Kemi, Finland
Other speakers TBC.

09.45 CROSS-BORDER CO-OPERATION IN THE EUROPEAN ARCTIC
Mr. Harri Mäki-Reinikka, Ambassador, Senior Adviser, Northern Policies Department of Europe, Finland
Mr. Peter Waara, Chair Haparanda Municipal Council, Sweden
Other Speakers TBC.

11.30 ARCTIC BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT POTENTIAL IN 2018

Mr. Timo Rautajoki, President & CEO, Lapland Chamber of Commerce, Finland
Mr. Mikå Mered, Professor of Arctic/Antarctic economics & geopolitics – Free Institute of International Relations Studies (ILERI, Paris), France

12.15 NETWORKING LUNCH

13.15 THE GREAT ARCTIC RAILWAY DEBATE
Moderator: Mr. Timo Rautajoki, President & CEO, Lapland Chamber of Commerce, Finland

Mr. Kjell Stokvik, Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics / Kirkenes, Norway
Mr. Andreas Lind, Business and Development Director, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, Sweden
Mr. Marko Varajärvi, CEO, Council of Torne Valley, Finland
Mr. Jaakko Ylinampa, Director General, Lapland’s Centre for Economic Development, Finland
Mr. Harri Mäki-Reinikka, Ambassador, Senior Adviser, Northern Policies Department of Europe, Finland
Other Speakers TBC.
15.00 COFFEE BREAK

15.30 ARCTIC STARTUPS – NEW ENTREPRENEURSHIP CREATES GROWTH

Mr. Marko Alamartimo, Business Advisor, Growth and International Business at Business Rovaniemi, Finland
Mr. Markus Pellikka, CEO, Santa Water Group, Finland
Mr. Antti Haukipuro, CEO, Suvanto Care, Finland
Mr. Kaj Kostiander, Director, Tornio Brewery, Finland
Other Speakers TBC.

17.00 END OF DAY 1

17.00–18.30 TRADE SHOW

20.00 CONFERENCE DINNER

(HOTEL MERIHOVI RESTAURANT, 2ND FLOOR, KESKUSPUISTOKATU 6, 94100 KEMI)

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

9.00 OPENING SESSION OF THE 2nd DAY
Mr. Timo Vuori, Executive Director at ICC Finland and Executive Vice President Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finland
Mrs. Mirva Antila, CEO, IBM Finland
Other Speakers TBC.

10.15 COFFEE BREAK

10.45 COMPETITIVENESS IN THE ARCTIC BUSINESS

Mr. Tomi Seppä, Vice President, Kemi Board and Pulp Mill at Metsä Group, Finland
Mrs. Tuula Untinen, Manager-Logistics Services, Outokumpu Stainless Oy, Finland
Mr. Andreas Lind, Business and Development Director, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, Sweden
Other Speakers TBC.

12.00 NETWORKING LUNCH

13.00 WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE EUROPEAN ARCTIC

Ms. Anu Fredrikson, Director, Arctic Economic Council
Mrs. Satu Luiro, Tourism Senior Advisor, Regional Council of Lapland, Finland
Mrs. Jaana Koivumaa, Project Manager, Hannukainen Mining Oy
Other Speakers TBC.

15.00 END OF PROGRAM IN KEMI CULTURAL CENTER

Other speakers to be confirmed.

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