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May 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Duke of Kent
2315 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2C6

Navigating the Business Landscape in Canada

With a group of 25 eMBA students from Finland

FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS – An informal panel discussion over snacks and drinks

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Tickets: $35 members and their guests, $40 non-members

May 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Duke of Kent
2315 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2C6

business-partners-CA-FIN

Navigating the Business Landscape in Canada

With a group of 25 eMBA students from Finland

FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS – An informal panel discussion over snacks and drinks

Registration is open for

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Tickets: $35 members and their guests, $40 non-members

You Will Learn

How business plays out differently when conducting it in Canada as compared to Finland

Recognize how to navigate through business situations in Canada

CFCC – Retail is Detail Event 2

Come learn more about the nuances of operating a business from a panel of Finnish-Canadian entrepreneurs.

Panelists will be shedding light on what they have learned about the Canadian financial & legal, sales & marketing, operations and people realms of running a business.

At the same time, we invite you to join in the discussion with your questions and own insights.

At this event, you will also have an opportunity to interact with a group of Finnish real estate and construction sector Executive MBA students who will be visiting Toronto and partaking in our event. 

Ilari Arovuo

MC

Ilari Arovuo

Partner & CTO, GRIT Online

Ilari is entrepreneurial mind with extensive experience in telecom networks, business, people and cultures across three continents. He adds value by connecting the dots, generating ideas, challenging status quo and always looking for the next challenge.

Along with his 40 years of focus, the computer sciences are his natural passion still today, powering the mind and the business.

In his view, the world is full of opportunities, which one are we going to challenge today?

Ritva Nosov

Founder & Principal Consultant, TalentEd Consulting Inc.

Ritva is an Organizational Development (OD) professional who optimizes organizational design, talent management practices and talent development strategies to meet current and future business needs. She has extensive experience in assessment, design and development, facilitation, consulting and coaching across a range of people management areas, with a specialized focus on leadership development and cross-cultural workplace integration.

She founded TalentEd Consulting Inc. to serve as a bridge between people and their potential. TalentEd Consulting help people grow into their best selves.

Ritva Nosov

Panelist

Ritva Nosov

Panelist

Ritva Nosov

Founder & Principal Consultant, TalentEd Consulting Inc.

Ritva is an Organizational Development (OD) professional who optimizes organizational design, talent management practices and talent development strategies to meet current and future business needs. She has extensive experience in assessment, design and development, facilitation, consulting and coaching across a range of people management areas, with a specialized focus on leadership development and cross-cultural workplace integration.

She founded TalentEd Consulting Inc. to serve as a bridge between people and their potential. TalentEd Consulting help people grow into their best selves.

Eric

Panelist

Eric Härkonen

Founder & President, Vetta Nordic Spa Inc.

Eric Harkonen is the Founder & President of Vetta Nordic Spa (Vetta) which will become a world class, luxury Nordic Spa in the Barrie, Ontario area.

As an Entrepreneur and Professional Engineer, Eric led a team of Engineers and Designers and external consultants working for Vetta Nordic Spa Inc. and interacted with many external agencies (Nottawasaga Conservation Authority, Township of Oro-Medonte, Simcoe County, etc.) to a produce a fully permitting site plan at Horseshoe Valley.

Permitting was accomplished in just under one year from start to finish. As part of the project, Eric was also successful in raising $4.4M in private equity as well as senior debt financing which he will discuss in the panel. Eric has a P.Eng., MBA, and PMP.

Marika Arovuo

Founder & Chief Digital Marketer, GRIT Online Inc.

Marika is a driven international business owner who has lived and operated successful businesses in three continents over the past 12 years. She helps businesses grow through designing elegant digital experiences that generate leads, convert clients, and encourage ongoing transactions.

For Marika nothing is more satisfying than working together with entrepreneurs to plan and execute custom digital marketing strategies that propel their businesses to a higher level. She has a holistic approach that aligns both the business and digital marketing aspects for success. She loves to see clients reach their goals, and feel proud of their achievements.

    Marika Arovuo

    Panelist

    Marika Arovuo

    Panelist

    Marika Arovuo

    Founder & Chief Digital Marketer, GRIT Online Inc.

    Marika is a driven international business owner who has lived and operated successful businesses in three continents over the past 12 years. She helps businesses grow through designing elegant digital experiences that generate leads, convert clients, and encourage ongoing transactions.

    For Marika nothing is more satisfying than working together with entrepreneurs to plan and execute custom digital marketing strategies that propel their businesses to a higher level. She has a holistic approach that aligns both the business and digital marketing aspects for success. She loves to see clients reach their goals, and feel proud of their achievements.

      Tomi

      Panelist

      Tomi Alatalo

      Founder & CEO, Aalto Development Inc.

      With years of education in civil engineering, accounting, home design, and construction, Tomi has created many successful residential and commercial projects over his storied career.

      As the founder, partner and CEO he carries on his father’s tradition of excellence in the building arts, with a dedication to superior product and customer satisfaction.

      Aalto Development is currently building a condominium in Barrie. Lākhouse is a resort-inspired condominium community with walkout access to Lake Simcoe, rooftop amenities, and beautifully designed suites that exude tranquility.

       

      AGENDA

      5:00 pm Drinks and finger foods
      5:30 Panel discussion
      6:15 pm Q&A session
      6:30 pm Networking opportunity

      Both members and non-members are invited to attend.

      Thursday, May 23rd 5 pm

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      Duke of Kent

      Duke-of-Kent

      Date: 23rd of May 2019
      Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
      Location: Duke of Kent, 2315 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2C6
      Fee: $35 members and their guests /  $40 non-members
      Dress Code: Business Casual

      Duke of Kent

      FAQ

      Can I register at the door?
      To eliminate any seating and catering shortages we respectfully request that you preregister yourself and your guests  for this event.
      What is included in the $35/$40 fee?

      All attendees will be provided with personalized name tags. Fee also includes welcome drink, finger food, and soft drinks.

      When does the registration close?

      Monday, May 20 at midnight.

      How do I register to the event?
      You can register to the event by clicking the ‘Register now’ button on this page.
      What are the payment methods you accept?
      Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute. No cash payment by the door is accepted.
      Who can I contact for more information?
      You can send an email to: info@canadafinlandcc.com 

      Event Organizer

      The Canada Finland Chamber of Commerce

      The Canada-Finland Chamber is the ultimate network within the Finnish-Canadian business community.

      It is known for quality networking, business support, facilitating valuable business connections and for its educational events that are open to all.