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Talent Boost Summit highlights importance of diversity for the success of companies and Finland

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 14.10.2021 12.22
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The Talent Boost Summit, which will be held at the end of October, will draw attention to the role of diverse work communities for business activities and the importance of international talents for Finland’s growth and competitiveness. Employers and employees will also be able to meet at the event.

In her keynote speech at the Summit, Nokia’s Head of Inclusion & Diversity Anneli Karlstedt will describe how diversity of staff and an inclusive culture that takes everyone into account support business activities. The part of the Summit open to all will be concluded by Aki Kangasharju, Managing Director of Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), who will speak about the significance of international talents for the Finnish economy.

The annual Talent Boost Summit is a cooperation forum for public and private sector representatives and international talents. The Summit seeks cooperation models and other solutions in order to increase the inclusion of international experts in Finnish working life and society. 

A panel discussion in virtual event on 28 October 2021 will explore how cooperation between the public and private sectors could make Finland a more attractive destination for international experts. 

Private meetings and improved employer profiles

The event offers employers a good opportunity to meet international talents and raise their profile beyond Finland’s borders. At the same time, employees will be able to showcase their expertise. Information is also available on current vacancies and services that support international recruitment.

As in the previous years, the event will end with virtual one-to-one meetings between employers and employees. The platform is also open on the Summit’s second day.

Summit is free and open to all registered participants

The fourth Talent Boost Summit will be held in English. Those interested can register for the free event by 20 October by using this form. Registered participants will receive an invitation to the virtual platform. 

The Talent Boost Summit will be organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Education and Culture, Business Finland, the ‘Kokka kohti Suomea’ project of the ELY Centre of Southwest Finland, and TE Office of Uusimaa, which is responsible for the national coordination of the international recruitment model.

The City of Espoo is responsible for coordinating this year’s event.

Petra Lehto, Programme Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 047 188
Melissa Arni-Hardén, Chief Specialist, City of Espoo, tel. +358 40 508 2234

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