The biggest and most important business forum in the Nordic countries – the Nordic Business Forum will take place on 9 – 10 October in Helsinki, bringing together ca 5000 of the region’s top business people. Among the forum’s keynote speakers is actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and one of world’s top football coaches, Sir Alex Ferguson. For the first time, Estonia is among the event partners.
According to the Enterprise Estonia foreign representative in Helsinki, Valdar Liive, the partner status in the forum will help improve Estonia’s reputation and name, and to create contacts with potential and existing foreign investors. „Being a partner will make us more visible and demonstrate our dedication and trustworthiness, and will also support the idea of a Talsinki economic area. Economic co-operation between Estonia and Finland is already efficient, but it could be better in the sense of co-operation between “brains”. In addition, we will have a great opportunity to introduce important international events held in Estonia, for example, the Estonian ICT Week, taking place for the second time in May of the following year,“ Liive said.
Aare Tammemäe, the chairman of the board of FinanceEstonia, the organisation representing the financial sector, believes that the Nordic Business Forum is an important meeting venue for decision-makers of the Nordic Countries. „Finland is one of the export markets closest to Estonia. The presence of our financial sector together with our Nordic neighbours’ will give us the opportunity to present the opportunities of the Estonian financial sector and to show that, in addition to the banking sector, Estonia has many alternative companies active in the financial sector,” Tammemäe explained.
„The most innovative business workshop in the Nordic Countries provides its participants with a chance to meet with real leading entrepreneurs. SignWise will be happy to present a new milestone in their cross-border electronic signature and authenticating service – an option to sign business documents electronically with Belgium,” Tiit Anmann, the CEO of SignWise added.
Enterprise Estonia along SignWise will be hosting the Official After-Party and Networking night on the first day of the forum where the Finnish Minister of Blues Esa Kuloniemi and Estonian Tanel Padar with his Blues Band will guarantee an evening to remember.
Nordic Business Forum 2014, taking place for the fifth time, has become one of the most important business events in the Nordic Countries, bringing together over 5300 leaders and entrepreneurs across the world, including 400 participants from Estonia this year. The participants will be world-famous leaders in entrepreneurship and opinion. Nordic Business Forum 2014 will take place on the 9th and 10th of October, in the Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki.