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Nordic-Baltic Business Summit 2019 – An Official Side Event of SLUSH “Collaboration – Mindset – Culture”

The Nordic-Baltic Business Summit 2019 is about sharing good practices and peer-to-peer learning in order to do better business in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

This Summit debates business mindset and cultural aspects as limiting success factors, serving as a platform to understand these underlying factors to overcome them; and finally offering solutions on how to innovate, develop and grow a cross-border business in Finland and the Baltic countries.

The Nordic-Baltic Business Summit is organized by the Finnish-Lithuanian Trade Association “SULI” in cooperation with the Lithuanian Embassy in Finland and Business Finland.

Date: November 20, 2019

Venue:   The morning sessions will take place at the impressive OP Bank headquarters in Vallila, address: Teollisuuskatu 1, Helsinki.
The afternoon sessions will be held in the adjacent Art Studio Vallila, a unique and inspiring space with ‘60-70’s Finland interior design, located on the second floor of an old mill, address: Pälkäneentie 18, Helsinki

Programme: Attached.   Map.

For registration, please, contact Ms Anne Hatanpää at

Speakers in brief:

Timo Kiuru – creative director, author.

Marketing executive specializing in experimental design and leading creativity with almost 15 years’ experience in transforming global brands. Timo helps businesses become and remain relevant through state-of- the art concepts, boundary-pushing design and authentic brand experiences. Timo has worked with global brands such as Samsung, SK-II, McLaren, Microsoft, Mini, The Huff Post, TheCoolHunter, Highsnobiety, Helsinki Fashion Week, Nokia, Kit and Ace and Sporty & Rich. As a result, Kiuru was awarded with a global “40 under 40” -industry award in 2016.

Inspiring businesses to embrace the unknown and do something different.”

Tomas Vitkus – Managing director of Tieto Lietuva

Innovation in the ITC business by utilizing cross-border cooperation is Tomas’s forte.

Sointu Kouki – Change Project Manager, Trainers‘ House

Passionate about change, growth and development in every form – be it organizational change in Finnish companies, or the development of entrepreneurship in Central Asia. Supporting companies in change management and strategy implementation.

Pekka Lettijeff – President & CEO at Tylohelo Group Oy

CEO, advisor, investor, board member and senior experienced visionary executive from multiple global companies, regions and industries/businesses. Extended experience and speciality in mergers and acquisitions, turn around programs, outsourcing, supply chain management (strategic sourcing, materials management, logistics, demand supply planning, manufacturing and distribution), digitalisation, people and leadership development, executive coaching, certified Incondia leadership assessor and coach, emerging markets, cultural diversity, strategy and business model creation and deployment. Focused on “hands on” work with executives, leaders and managers who desire rapid and sustainable change in their own business performance and/or leadership style.

Mikko Määttä -Global Head of Sales & Success, Aibidia Oy

Mikko has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Oulu, and career in medium sized and smaller IT businesses, including start-ups. As head of sales at Aibidia, he channels the expertise of his talented colleagues and the power of smart technology to the benefit of Transfer Pricing practitioners. We call this approach Digital Transfer Pricing. We help our customers save money and eliminate certain Transfer Pricing related risks.