YoungTalk 23 & Wasa Future Festival

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Datum: 8.8.2023
Tid: 16.15-21.15
Plats: Wasa Innovation Center

YoungTalk23 - International Talents and SME's: An Evening of Soulutions in the Spirit of Co-Creation 8.8.2023

Please register no later than fifth August: 


16: 15 Networking - Get out of your own bubble
16.45 Welcoming words by Moderators Laila Fe Balinggan and Sabbir Ahmed Bhuiyan, Get Inspired: How to make our region globally interesting for young smart people?

  • Joakim Strand, Parliament member
  • Tuomas Saikkonen, Chief Executive Officer,VILPE
  • Tomi Paalosmaa – Project Researcher, Innolab, University of Vaasa
  • Arshed Iqbal - Doctoral Researcher School of Marketing and Communication, International Business, University of Vaasa

At 17:30 Co-creation Starts

17.30 A moment of interaction with the audience Theme 1: Young Talent´s Perspectives: How to overcome the challenges to be employed in SME's?

Pitch Talk: Hagar Elbarbary - MOOC Project Coordinator, Hanken School of Economics Solution discussion at the tables

18.30 A moment of interaction with the audience Theme 2: SME´s perspectives: Success Stories in Hiring Foreign Employees

Pitch Talks: Heidi Saarinen, HR Generalist, Danfoss and Samuli Kuusisto, Sales Development Director, Uwira Solution discussion at the tables

19.30 Break
19.45 A moment of interaction with the audience Theme 3: Perspectives of Young Talents and SME´s on how the Finnish language affects employment

Pitch Talks: Tuomas Saikkonen, Chief Executive Officer, VILPE and Zhang, Yue - Student, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences Solution discussion at the tables

20.45 Solutions on the table – how to proceed Moderators Laila Fe Balinggan and Sabbir Ahmed Bhuiyan 

21.15 Event ends