Tampere Business Forum 2021

TIME:FRI 29.1. 10:00-12:30 (UTC +2:00)
LOCATION:Online event, streamed from Tampere

Why invest in the Tampere region?

Tampere is one of the fastest growing city regions in Finland, as well as the industrial capital of the country. In surveys, Tampere shines as Finland’s most attractive city to live in and run a business. The city is preparing for growth and investing over EUR 6 billion in the development of the city by 2030.

Tampere is a great place to do business, where the scale makes it easy get around, meet the right people and collaborate with other businesses. According to studies, Finland is also home to the happiest people in the world.

Join Tampere Business Forum to learn more!

The main theme of the Tampere Business Forum 2021 online event will be the pull factors of the Tampere region – reasons why companies and investors should find the region an attractive place for business.

The event will be organised as an online production for you to enjoy the programme safely and directly from your homes and offices!

Language of the event: English.

Produced in collaboration between Tampere Chamber of Commerce, Business Tampere and the City of Tampere. The event is part of Tampere Smart City Week.


The event is free of charge but registration is required. Registered people will receive more information on the programme via email in January, and a link to join the event. Registration ends on Jan 27, 2021.

Please make sure to check the spelling of your email address when registering to the event.



10:00                 Studio

Greetings from Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade | Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Ilkka Rahkonen, Director | Film Tampere
Tuomas Pahlman, Angel investor                                                   
Perttu Pesä, Director, Major Events | City of Tampere
Niina Venho, CEO | Moodmetric             

Discussions on the safety and predictability of the Tampere region from investment point of view, Tamperean culture and “edge”, as well as health, well-being and recreation.

11:00                 Break                

11:30                 Studio              

Liisa Peltonen, General Manager | Microsoft Tampere
Mari Walls, President | Tampere University
Tommi Pettersson, VP, Digital Solutions Hub | Cargotec
Pekka Koski, Site Manager, Tampere and Rock Drills Head of Quality | Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Antti Eskelinen, Managing Director | Tampere Chamber of Commerce
Mika Sulin, Chairman of the Board | Starsquad

Discussions on R&D, city development, education, competence and talent in the Tampere region.

12:30                 Event ends

Teppo Rantanen,
Executive Director, Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness | City of Tampere
Harri Airaksinen, CEO | Business Tampere and Visit Tampere

Jenna Myllykoski, Events and Communications Coordinator | Tampere Chamber of Commerce

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Jenna Myllykoski
Project Manager, Tampere Business Forum
Tampere Chamber of Commerce
Email: jenna.myllykoski[at]chamber.fi

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Participation is free of charge but requires a registration.