Deadline for registration:
Maanantai 9 Syyskuu 2019 - 5:31

Non-members of the CCFF 200€/person for the whole day, with a 50% discount for the members of the CCFF. The participation only to the gala dinner is 100€/person.

S'inscrire *please note that booking the event in your calendar does NOT mean that you are registered. You need to register first if you want to attend an event.


Finnish - French Business Forum

20th of September 2019 in Helsinki


The French-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (CCFF) organises every two years, alternately in France and in Finland a Business Forum.

The prestige and success of this event is directly linked to the participation of French and Finnish companies and personalities whose aim is to further develop the relations between the two countries. Moreover, the companies who have joined us in the past have a strong desire to develop and globally promote both countries and European values of good work practices and innovation.


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


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”.


Ms Johanna Korpia, Business Director at Hanken University


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  present 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   French Embassy -Round tables and debates (Doors open at 13.45) 


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

Mrs Anne Berner

Chairman of the Board, Vallila Interior

Mr Maxime Krummenacker

Communications Officer - Business France Nordic

“Presentation 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 - 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



19.00    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

“Milou” Scandinavian melancholy and French romanticism


For the non-members of the CCFF, he participation to the whole day is 200€/person with a 50% discount for the members of the CCFF. The participation only to the gala dinner is 100€/person.


Any new person who register to the event at 200€ will automatically become a member of the CCFF Helsinki till the month of March 2020.

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, please contact 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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