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Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
Grand Opening of Rubicon Forum
Key note speakers share their views on attractiveness of Finnish innovation ecosystem for Russian businesses, shed light on the Finnish innovation support system and introduce some on-going Russian investment projects in Finland.
Themes for discussion:
Russian companies share their experiences of doing business in Finland, tell about their success and failure, clients and partners, how to overcome barriers and how they see the characteristics of Finnish business culture. Wide range of viewpoints represented in Rubicon Forum gives an objective and comprehensive insight on Russian business in Finland. Interactive format of the session provides participants with an opportunity to give comments and questions to the speakers.
Invited speakers of the session are Russian owners and managers of manufacturing and IT-companies, innovative startups, service and logistics companies, hotels and other businesses with Russian capital operating in Finland.
See and experience Otaniemi - the largest technology, innovation and business hub in the Northern Europe
An excursion for startups, business incubators and all other participants of the Forum to get to know the most important element of the Finnish innovation system.
The following topics will be presented to the visitors:
World Caf: moderated discussions between Russian investors and Finnish experts
Finlandia Hall, Veranda 1, ground floor
Forum participants will get an opportunity for group and one-to-one discussions on the following topics:
Reception is hosted by Helsinki City. Champagne, entertainment, networking and many new useful contacts are guaranteed.
Rubicon Test Drive: pitching session of Russian businesses and organisations
Russian companies present their business ideas, needs for partners and services in Finland and receive feedback from Finnish experts. The format of the session: 10-minute presentations and 5 minutes of comments.
Moderator: Maxim Balanev, Executive director, St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development
Rubicon Business Arena: master classes and training from Finnish business experts
Lunch and networking
Possibility for one-to-one meetings with Russian investors to discuss their investment projects, business ideas and service needs in Finland.