Opportunities in Russia seminar

Russia 2018

Opportunities in Russia

29.11.2018 at 15.00-18.00
Aalto University Töölö Campus, Main building, C-350, 3rd floor, Runeberginkatu 14-16

What kind of prospects does Russia provide for foreign firms? Is the Russian economy recovering? What can we expect from the Russian politics? How to build a career in / with Russia?

These and other questions related to future developments in Russia will be discussed by invited keynote speaker and experienced discussants at the seminar. A floor will be given also to Russia experts on their views of building a career in and with Russia.


14.30 Registration and coffee

15.00 Opening of the event: Riitta Kosonen, Professor, Aalto University School of Business

15.10 Keynote by Pekka Viljakainen, Advisor to the President of Skolkovo at Skolkovo Foundation

15.30 Q&A

15.40 Panel discussion among invited discussants:
Jussi Tuisku, Head of Business unit in Russia, Ruukki
Maaret Heiskari, Managing Director, Founder, Oljami-palvelut Oy
Wilhelm Lindholm, Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Innovestor Ltd
Sinikka Parviainen, Analyst, East Office of Finnish Industries
Outi Jäppinen, Senior Advisor for International Relations (Russia, Estonia), City of Helsinki Executive Office (tbc)
Discussion moderated by Susanna Niinivaara, Communications Director, Ministry of Transport and Communications

           End of seminar

17.00 Networking accompanied by food and wine

After the seminar, you have a chance to network with the experienced and future Russia professionals while enjoying some food and wine.

The seminar is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the topic. However, prior registration is required. Kindly register by 26 November by using this link:

The event is organized by the Finnish-Russian Commission for Scientific and Technological Cooperation/Working Group for Social Sciences and Finland’s Russia Club in cooperation with Aalto University School of Business/CEMAT.

Welcome to the seminar!

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