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9.00 – 9.20 - Welcome address:

  • Jyri HÄKÄMIES, Director General, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
  • Jacek KRAWCZYK, President, EESC Employers' Group

9.20 – 10.00 - Keynote speeches:

  • Jari LUOTO, Ambassador, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, Prime Minister's Office
  • Leena MÖRTTINEN, Director General of the Financial Markets Department, Ministry of Finance 
  • Antti VASARA, CEO of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, President of European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), Chairman of Service Sector Employers' PALTA


10.00 – 10.15 - Coffee Break

10.15 - 11.30 - Panel 1 – Open economy – back to basics


  • Jason TOLLAND, Ambassador of Canada to Finland
  • Nina VASKUNLAHTI, Under-Secretary of State, External Economic relations 
  • Minna AILA, Executive Vice President, Konecranes Marketing & Corporate Affairs and Chairwoman of EU and Trade Policy Committee of the Condeferation of Finnish Industries
  • Timo VUORI, Secretary General of ICC Finland, Executive Vice President of Finland Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Employers' Group

Moderator: Jacek KRAWCZYK, President of the Employers' Group

11.30 – 12.45 - Panel 2 - Open society - values in practice


  • Carola LEMNE, Former Director General of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Teija TIILIKAINEN, Director of Finnish Institute of International Affairs; appointed Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE)
  • Jarkko ELORANTA, President, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)
  • Jukka AHTELA, Member of the Employers' Group, Vice-President of the EESC SOC section

Moderator: Annu MARJANEN, News Editor, Finnish News Agency


12.45 – 13.00 - Concluding remarks:

  • Tellervo KYLÄ-HARAKKA-RUONALA, Vice-President of the Employers' Group

13.00 – 14.30 - Networking lunch