8.30 - 11.00

Helsinki City Hall - Finnish Education System, One of The Best in The World!


Conferences and presentations about

“Today’s education and its impact on our societies.”





Mr Sébastien Cailliau, Welcoming words from the Chairman of the CCFF


Introduction from a City Hall representative


Ms Pia Pakarinen, Deputy Mayor for Education: "Helsinki - the most impactful place for learning in the World!"


Mr Sasu Tarkoma, Computer Science in Helsinki: "Roadmap for Research and Education"


Dr. Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Head of Growth, Director, Russia and Talent Management, AaltoEE: “Talent Management – a crucial strategy component in the VUCA world”


Mr Marc Hinnenberg, CEO at Hanken & SSE Executive Education: “The impact of education, case: Integration Program Business Lead”


Mr Maadh Alsammarreien, Fortum


Finnish and French student exchange program visiting Konecranes


Questions and exchanges with the speakers


End of the session by Mr Sébastien Cailliau



12.00 - 13.00

Ravintola Sunn - Lunch around the Arctic thematic


CCFF Paris team and Mr Mikaa Mered, presenting the result of the four workshops organised throughout the year in Paris with testimony of participants specific subjects covered: Navigation – Data Centers – Infrastructures – Energy

Mikaa Mered is a professor of Arctic & Antarctic geopolitics, he will be presenting his new book and having a signing session.



14.00 - 17.00 (Doors opening at 13.45)


French Embassy -Round tables and debates


Welcoming words from our host His Excellency Ambassador Mr Serge Tomasi


Keynote Speakers


Mr Olli Rehn

Governor and Chairman of the Board of Bank of Finland

Mr Olivier Cadic

Senator representing French citizens living abroad

“The French professional education system and method; the latest evolutions”

Mr Juho Romakkaniemi

CEO of Finland Chamber of Commerce

Ms Carole Cunisset

Country Director - Business France Finland

“The benefits of the VIE program”




Mr Heikki Leskinen - Founder and CEO of Millennial Board


First debate


Different aspects of education, how does it correspond to companies’ needs and expectations in the specific European environment we are living in.

Mr Risto Penttinen - SVP Strategy, People & Performance


Mr Pietari Päivänen – Admin Lead


Mr Mikko Hakala - Vice President


Mr Juha Pankakoski - Executive Vice President Technologies



Second debate

The impact of digitalization on business and education


Mr Sampo Hietanen - CEO

Maas Global (WHIM App)

Mr Kristo Ovaska - Co-founder and CEO

Smartly Io

Mr Tero Salonen - VP, Head of Business development


Mr Mikko Jaskari - COO

Enersense Solutions

Mr Pierre Guillemin - Director, Head of Digital R&D





Evening Gala at the French-Finnish High School (HRSK)


Welcoming words from our host, Principal Mr Kari Kivinen


Guest of honour


Mr Erkki Liikanen


Chairman at IFRS Trustees, Helsinki Graduate School of Economics,

Former Governor of Bank of Finland


Special Concert Duo


Mr Ossi Tanner (piano)  & Mrs Liisa Ketomäki (Mezzosoprano)


Surprise singer



Scandinavian melancholy and French romanticism

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, participation at daytime events is FREE for all. The price of the gala dinner is 100€/person. Registration to events is compulsory.

With our gratitude to:

And with the collaboration of:

French Embassy in Finland

Business France

Helsinki City Hall

French Institut in Helsinki

French-Finnish High School (HRSK)

Business Finland     

For having us on their premises    

Finnish Embassy in Paris


The initial program can be subject to last minute changes.

Further information is available at

Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise d’Helsinki, Raumantie 4, 00350 Helsinki

Ms Saara Sipilä – Tel : +358 (0)44 55 35 377 – info(@)

Or Ms Martine Balzani – Tel: + 358 (0)40 77 58 338 – contact(@)


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