Join the Vantaa Mayor for a Matchmaking Delegation to Jinan (Registration by Feb 24)

Time:  Wed / March 29 / 2017  -  Fri / March 31 / 2017

Venue: Jinan

Want to start Business in Jinan? Want Someone to Open the Door?

Mayor of City of Vantaa Mr. Kari Nenonen is cordially inviting you to join Jinan - Vantaa Life Science Company Matchmaking Delegation in Jinan, China on March 29th – 30th 2017. The Matchmaking Forum is offering Finnish companies an excellent opportunity to establish new business contacts with Jinan High-tech Zone Life-science City and its companies, Jinan governmental organizations and investors.

Sister cities Vantaa and Jinan have built strong and reliable relationships in economical, educational and cultural exchange over last 15 years. Jinan is the capital city of Shandong province that has around 7 million inhabitants, and only a couple of hours’ train trip away from Beijing or Shanghai.

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HR Event (in Chinese): Insurance - a Great Tool for HR on Feb 22

Time: 13:30 - 17:00  Wed / February 22 / 2017

Venue: Renai Hospital, Xuhui

How to Utilise Insurance for Better HR?

Please note that this event is held in Chinese!

Come learn how to utilise insurance as a tool for HR! Insurance is a vital part of risk management, but it can also be used as non-monetary benefit, or a tool for employee retention. Come with your questions and learn how to use insurance for both professional and personal development!

Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 14:00-17:00 (registration starting 13:30)

Venue: Renai Hospital
Address: No.127, Caoxi Rd.
漕溪路127 (close to IKEA and Shanghai Indoor Stadium), Xuhui District


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Joint Nordic Breakfast Seminar: Change Management on Mar 16

Time: 08:00 - 10:00  Thu / March 16 / 2017

Venue: TBA

How to manage Change in China?

Charlotta Lagerdahl Gandolfo and Liza Zhang will share a framework for how to manage change in China. They will provide a real case study with practical examples that showcase what the framework can do when deployed in China.

Time: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 08:00-10:00

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Joint Nordic Event: Alibaba - The house that Jack Ma built Mar 9

Time: 18:00 - 20:00  Thu / March 9 / 2017

Venue: TBA

Insider View into Alibaba

A unique insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies - rivaling Walmart and Amazon - and forever reshaped the global economy.

In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector and the gatekeeper to hundreds of millions of middle-class consumers.

Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early advisor to Alibaba and two decades in China chronicling the Internet's impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba's rise.

How did Jack overcome his humble origins and early failures to achieve massive success with Alibaba? How did he outsmart rival entrepreneurs from China and Silicon Valley? Can Alibaba maintain its 80 percent market share? As it forges ahead into finance and entertainment, are there limits to Alibaba's ambitions? How does the Chinese government view its rise? Will Alibaba expand further overseas, including in the US?

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Joint Nordic Event: How to make innovation & business happen? on March 2nd

Time: 08:00 - 12:00  Thu / March 2 / 2017

Venue: TBA

Business Model Innovation

Join your Nordic peers for a breakfast workshop and learn how to tweak your business model. During the workshop we will explore the fundamentals of the business model innovation approach and illustrate the success of reshaping business models based on research and business practice perspectives.

Technology by itself has no single objective value. The economic value of a technology remains latent until it is commercialized in some way via a business model … Companies commercialize new ideas and technologies through their business models … In fact, it is probably true that a mediocre technology pursued within a great business model may be more valuable that a great technology exploited via a mediocre business model”. A successful business model creates heuristic logic that connect technical potential with realization of economic value”. (Source: Chesbrough, 2010).

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