To the members of Finland-India Business Association,


The board has the honor to invite you to its annual general meeting:

Venue: WTC, Marski Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 17, Helsinki

Annual General Meeting

Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9.00 – 09.30

Meeting materials will be sent via email to those attending.


After the annual meeting the association will host a

Seminar on the topic: What does it take to attract talent from India?

Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9.30 – 11.30



9.30 Registration and light breakfast

9.45 Welcome words by Jukka Nuortio, Chairman of the Board FIBA

9.50 Talent Boost program by Ulla Hiekkanen-Mäkelä, Head of Talent Boost Finland, Business Finland

10.10 Recruiting people from India by Ilpo Järvenpää, CEO, ICTDirect Oy

10.25 Comptetence testing and customization for onboarding by Vesa Perälä, Founder, Member of the Board of Claned Group Oy

10.40 Panel discussion moderated by Ulla Koivukoski, Founder, HumanKeystones Oy

11.00 Q & A and discussion

11.15 Networking

11.30 Event ends


About the speakers:

Vesa Perälä:

International serial entrepreneur with 25-year experience and success in building up new businesses and companies. During the last 10 years founded companies in Finland, Denmark, UK, Germany, USA and UAE; and exited successfully from 3 ventures so far. Focus is on new business development, business modeling and strategic partnership creation.

Ulla Hiekkanen-Mäkelä:

Heading new function Talent Boost Finland, making Finland attractive to international talents and boosting companies’ growth through skilled international teams. Passion is developing customer-focused organizations. First 24 years in international business and moved to public sector in 2008.

Ilpo Järvenpää:

Your trusted adviser when developing talent acquisition. Can help you hire the best IT talents in Scandinavia or help immigrate them from India. 20+ years of experience in business development, line management and project and service deliveries in multinational consultancies. By now, have changed the customer hat to a consultant hat providing these services with ICT Direct, with an ambition to lift industry’s customer service standards to a whole new level.

Ulla Koivukoski:

Over 30 years’ experience in the leadership of international ICT and telecommunications business from sales and marketing to R&D and regional business – and country management as well as corporate ventures in Finland and abroad. Has been living and traveling to India since 2009 in multiple roles. Today, the key activity is research and consulting in the area of Caring Corporate Culture.

Registrations latest on May 3, HERE


Event is open to members as well as companies interested in membership!

Jukka Nuortio

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