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FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER 2018, 9AM – 2.30PM

As part of the international Tampere Smart City Week, we have the pleasure to introduce to you the first ever Investor & Business Forum Tampere. We are bringing together some of the most influential personas in the fields of business and politics to discuss the image and appeal of Finland to investors. CEOs and leaders of multinational companies, high-profile politicians, and local SME representatives will come together at the event.

  • What is it that makes a city an attractive place for business and investment?
  • Do smart developments and technologies contribute to the allure a city has on investors?
  • Do we accommodate equally for both, foreign and domestic companies?
  • What more could we do to pull in additional investment, or to support the operations of existing businesses?

The objective of this forum is to reveal fresh points of view on the subject matter in order to learn from each other, and to enable the creation of a more responsive urban environment in which to build further successful businesses.

The event is organised by the City of TampereBusiness Tampere and Tampere Chamber of Commerce. In cooperation with Amcham Finland and COSS ry. Hosted by Trent Pancy.


9:00 Check-In & Morning Coffee
10:00 Event opening & Elias robot
10:20 Keynote: Miriam Holstein, CEO, Bayer Nordic
10:50 Keynote: “How to Change an Industry – Case Autonomous Shipping”, Sauli Eloranta, Head of Innovation & Technology, Rolls-Royce Marine
11:20 Break – Complimentary coffee & light refreshments provided.
11:50 Panel Discussion: “What makes a city a fruitful place for business and investment?” with Alexandra Pasternak-Jackson (CEO, Amcham), Juha Latvala (CEO, Intopalo), Patrick Murphy (President, Rock Drills & Technologies, Sandvik), and Mari Walls (Rector from 1.1.2019, Tampere University).
12:35 Keynote: Tuomas Laakso, Vice-President, Marriott Hotel
13:05 Closing Words
13:15 Lunch & Networking – Complimentary lunch served after the official programme.
14:30 Event Ends

*Rights for changes reserved by the organisers.

General Registration Now Open!
The event is primarily by invitation, but a number of seats have also been reserved for the public. You can now register to the event at  Note that the seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments and lunch provided by the organisers. Free of charge.

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