SPEAKERS OF THE ARCTIC BUSINESS FORUM 2018

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Mikå Mered

Professor of Arctic/Antarctic economics & geopolitics – Free Institute of International Relations Studies (ILERI, Paris)

Pirkka Hartikainen

Area manager, Lappland at Sito Group, Finland

Kustaa Valtonen

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Finland

Marco Graziotto

Director of Promintergroup AG, Director Arctic Bulk, Italy

Yuri Sekretev

Director of Representative office in Russia, Promintergroup AG and Director of Arctic Bulk AG, Russia

Anatoly Glushkov

President, Murmansk Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russia

Kun Zhang

President of TUNGTAI International Holding Group, China

Clara Dumard

CEO Vaimiti Events – Nautical events in the Arctic, France

Kaj Kostiander

CEO, Tornio Brewery, Finland

Antti Haukipuro

CEO, Suvanto Care, Finland

Juha Mäkimattila

Director, Stora Enso & Chairman of Board, Lapland Chamber of Commerce

Peter Waara

Mayor of Haparanda town/municipality

Robert Hess

Vice Chairman, Global Strategy Team Leader, Newmark Global Corporate Services, United States

Christian Dumard

CEO – founder at Hokulea – Weather Analysis, France

Jaakko Ylinampa

MSc. Civil engineering, chartered engineer

Timo Vuori

Executive Director at ICC Finland and Executive Vice President Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finland

Tero Nissinen

Mayor, City of Kemi

Kjell Stokvik

Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics / Kirkenes, Norway

Satu Luiro

Senior Advisor in Tourism, Creative industries and Culture
Regional Council of Lapland

Jaana Koivumaa

Manager, Hannukainen Mining oy, Finland

Sun Liwei

Economic & Commercial Counselor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Finland, China

Mirva Antila

CEO, IBM Finland

Markus Pellikka

CEO, Santa Water Group Oy

Anu Fredrikson

Director of the Arctic Economic Council Secretariat

Marko Varajärvi

CEO, Council of Torne Valley, Finland

Tuula Untinen

Head of Logistics, Outokumpu, Finland

Vladimir Masloboev

Deputy Chairman of the Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Murmansk Region, Russia

Sirly Schinmann

Chef and owner at Aurora Estate – Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, Finland

Tomi Seppä

Vice President, Kemi Board and Pulp Mill at Metsä Group, Finland

Investments, Competitiveness & Startups in the Arctic


The 9th Arctic Business Forum will be organized 11. – 12.4.2018 at Kemi Finland, the capital of Arctic Industry.

While embracing the economic cooperation between the Arctic countries, the forum offers also valuable information about the possibilities and future investment potential of the Arctic region both for the local business representatives and international investors. Aim is to scrutinize the future and build network and relationships among region’s various representatives.

The Arctic Europe holds investment potential worth of at least 197 billion euro. In the forum will be presented the latest news in business development in this region. The speakers in the Arctic Business Forum are the key representatives and stakeholders on various branch of Arctic industry. The global and local trends at stake are addressed at the Arctic Business Forum. Moreover, the companies and organizations have a chance to present their own business at the trade show in touch with the forum.

The Arctic Business Forum is organized for the second time at the city of Kemi, which is, together with the city of Tornio, one of the biggest industrial centers in the Arctic region. The region’s future development in forest industry at Kemi and steel industry at Tornio offer various possibilities to SMEs in subcontracting and maintenance.

Welcome to the Arctic Business Forum 2018 to bond with other Arctic business representatives and stakeholders working for the Arctic prosperity.

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 (Presentation)
Mr. Tero Nissinen
,
Mayor of Kemi, Finland (Presentation) 
Mr. Sun Liwei, Economic & Commercial Counselor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Finland, China (Presentation)


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
Mr. Anatoly Glushkov
, President, Murmansk Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russia (Presentation) 


11.30 ARCTIC BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT POTENTIAL IN 2018

Mr. Timo Rautajoki, President & CEO, Lapland Chamber of Commerce, Finland (Presentation) 
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
Keynote: Mr. Pirkka Hartikainen
, Area Manager, Sitowise Oy, Finland (Presentation)
Keynote: Mr. Kjell Stokvik, Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics / Kirkenes, Norway (Presentation) 

Mr. Andreas Lind, Business and Development Director, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, Sweden
Mr. Marko Varajärvi, CEO, Council of Torne Valley, Finland (Presentation) 

Mr. Jaakko Ylinampa,
Director General, Lapland’s Centre for Economic Development, Finland (Presentation) 
Mr. Harri Mäki-Reinikka, Ambassador, Senior Adviser, Northern Policies Department of Europe, Finland
Mr. Kustaa Valtonen, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Finland (Presentation) 
Mr. Marco Graziotto, Director of Promintergroup AG, Director Arctic Bulk, Italy

Mr Yuri Sekretev, Director of Representative office in Russia, Promintergroup AG and Director of Arctic Bulk AG, Russia (Presentation) 


15.30 COFFEE BREAK


16.00 ARCTIC STARTUPS – NEW ENTREPRENEURSHIP CREATES GROWTH

Mr. Kustaa Valtonen, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Finland
Mr. Marko Alamartimo,
Business Advisor, Growth and International Business at Business Rovaniemi, Finland (Presentation) 
Mr. Markus Pellikka,
CEO, Santa Water Group, Finland
Mr. Antti Haukipuro,
CEO, Suvanto Care, Finland (Presentation)
Mr. Kaj Kostiander,
Director, Tornio Brewery, Finland
Ms. Sirly Schinmann, Chef and owner at Aurora Estate – Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, Finland (Presentation) 

 


17.30 END OF DAY 1

 


20.00 CONFERENCE DINNER

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


THURSDAY, APRIL 12th


9.30 OPENING SESSION OF THE 2nd DAY
Mr. Timo Vuori, 
Executive Director at ICC Finland and Executive Vice President Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finland (Presentation) 
Mrs. Mirva Antila
, Country General Manager, IBM Finland (Presentation) 


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 (Presentation)
Mrs. Tuula Untinen, Manager-Logistics Services, Outokumpu Stainless Oy, Finland (presentation)
Mr. Andreas Lind, Business and Development Director, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, Sweden
Mr. Robert Hess, Vice Chairman, Global Strategy Team Leader, Newmark Global Corporate Services, United States (Presentation)
Mr. Kun Zhang, President of TUNGTAI International Holding Group, China


11.55 SIGNING CEREMONY


12.00 NETWORKING LUNCH


13.00 WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE EUROPEAN ARCTIC

Ms. Anu Fredrikson, Director, Arctic Economic Council (Presentation)
Ms. Satu Luiro, Senior Advisor in Tourism, Creative industries and Culture, Regional Council of Lapland, Finland (Presentation)
Mrs. Jaana Koivumaa, Manager, Hannukainen Mining Oy (Presentation)
Mr. Vladimir Masloboev, Deputy Chairman of the Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Murmansk Region, Russia (Presentation)

Ms. Clara DumardCEO Vaimiti Events – Nautical events in the Arctic, France (Presentation)
Mr. Christian DumardCEO – founder at Hokulea – Weather Analysis, France
Other Speakers TBC.

15.00 END OF PROGRAM IN KEMI CULTURAL CENTER

15.15 VISIT TO THE SNOWCASTLE OF KEMI
Duration: 30–45 minutes
Address:  LumiLinnankatu, 94100 Kemi

Registration for the visit to the SnowCastle of Kemi at the same time as you will register to the Arctic Business Forum at Kemi Culture Centre. Distance to the SnowCastle from the venue for Arctic Business Forum is approx. 1 kilometer. One guided tour will have 15–20 visitors. Free pass to the tour is for everyone attending the Arctic Business Forum. Welcome to explore the beautiful SnowCastle of Kemi!

More info about the  SnowCastle of Kemi is here.

Other speakers to be confirmed. 

REGISTRATION


The registration for the 2018 event is open!

You can register from here.

Please follow us in social media and subscribe the Arctic Business Forum Newsletter (bottom of the page) to get the latest information of the 2018 Forum, the date & place and themes.

On the right side are introduced the ticket types to the event. Prices and other possible happenings included to participation are updated when the registration opens.


Partnership and exhibition opportunities at ABF2018!

Are you interested in becoming an ABF Partner for the 2018 event? With an ABF Partner deal you will be able to maximize your company’s visibility throughout the Arctic Business Forum 2018.
Read more about the sponsorship deals:

ABF Sponsorship – Gold

ABF Sponsorship – Silver

Contact abf@chamber.fi

Two days

  • Includes access for both days to Arctic Business Forum 2018
  • Lunch and coffee servings
  • One copy of Arctic Business Forum Yearbook 2018
  • Price 450 € + VAT 24 % = 558 € / person*

    Please note: Early bird ticket price 350 € + VAT 24 % = 434,00 € / person* ( valid till the 4th of March)

Chamber of Commerce Member Price, two days

  • Includes access for both days to Arctic Business Forum 2018
  • Lunch and coffee servings
  • One copy of Arctic Business Forum Yearbook 2018
  • Price: 390 € + VAT 24 % = 483,6 € /  person*

Please note: Early bird ticket price 290 € + VAT 24 % = 359,60 € / person* (valid till the 4th of March)

Conference Dinner

  • Dinner reception in the evening of 11th of April

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Accommodation options

Hotel Merihovi

Standard room for one 80 € per night
Standard room for two 100 € per night

Use the code “ABF” when booking your stay. Reservations directly to hotel(a)merihovi.fi or (+)358 40 6853500. Prices include sauna in the evening and a breakfast buffet.

Hotel Palomestari

Standard room for one 75 € per night
Standard room for two 90 € per night
Standard room for three 105 € per night

Use the code “ABF” when booking your stay. Reservations directly to info@hotellipalomestari.com or (+)358 16 257 117. Prices include breakfast, sauna in the evening and a parking space in the inner court of the hotel.

Cumulus City Kemi

Standard room for one 89 € per night
Standard room for two 104 € per night

Use the code “ABF” when booking your stay. You can book you room straight from this link. Prices include breakfast, sauna in the evening and free wifi.

Transport

Kemi is located at an intersection of river Kemijoki and the Gulf of Bothnia together with the shared border with Sweden, is one of the biggest industrial centers in the Arctic. You can arrive to the city of Kemi with plane, train, bus or with a rental car.

Kemi by plane
Distance to venue: 6,7 km

Helsinki–Kemi
10.45–12.20
14.00–15.35
18.20–20.40
23.45–01.20

Kemi-Helsinki
05.35–07.05
12.40–14.55
15.55–17.25
21.00–22.30


YEARBOOK 2018

The 9th Arctic Business Forum Yearbook is an overview of the European High North investments and business development published in association with the Arctic Business Forum.

The Yearbook 2018 by Lapland Chamber of Commerce addresses Arctic cooperation, policies and business, as well as an estimation of European High North investment potential for the same time frame. Regionally the Yearbook covers the Northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway as well as Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions in Russia.

You can download the book from here: ABF_2018_yearbook

ARCTIC BUSINESS FORUM PARTNERS 2018

Media


We welcome all representatives of media to the 8th Arctic Business Forum!

Media

  • Includes access for both days to Arctic Business Forum 2017
  • Lunch and coffee servings

Photos

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Media package

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Viivi Lakkapää
viivi.lakkapaa@chamber.fi
T. +358 40 511 1696

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