Business Leaders & Corporate Strategists

Unlock Geoeconomic Insights for Business Leadership

As a Business Leader or Corporate Strategist, Helsinki Geoeconomics Week offers you a unique opportunity to gain cutting-edge insights into the role of geoeconomics in shaping global markets and strategies.

Engage with world-renowned experts such as Mikael Wigell (FIIA), Sarah Bauerle Danzman (Indiana University), and Risto Siilasmaa (F-Secure, WithSecure and First Fellow) to understand how geopolitical dynamics influence corporate decisions. High-level opening keynote speakers, including Elisabeth Braw (Atlantic Council) and Denis Redonnet (European Commission), will set the stage for impactful discussions. Panels like “Geoeconomics in Corporate Strategy: The New Normal” (Day 3), featuring Heiko Borchert (Borchert Consulting & Research), Ann-Nina Finne (Hill & Knowlton), Susanna Mäkelä (Laissa), Risto E.J. Penttilä (Nordic West Office), Henrik Seip (Equinor), and Simon Wunder (Volkswagen AG), and “Geoeconomics in Investment Analysis: Risk and Opportunity” (Day 3), featuring June Park (Schmidt Futures), Teddy Bunzel (Lazard), Ashley Thomas Lenihan (Georgetown University), Minna Kuusisto (Danske Bank), and Juho Romakkaniemi (Finland Chamber of Commerce), will provide invaluable perspectives on integrating geoeconomic analysis into your strategic planning.

Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of international economics, fostering innovation and competitive advantage in your business strategies. Sessions like “Geoeconomics by Design: Impact on Technological Innovation” (Day 3), featuring Raluca Csernatoni (Carnegie Europe), Patrik Gayer (Silo AI), Johannes Koponen (, Stefan Lindström (Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and Tim Rühlig (German Council on Foreign Relations, DGAP), and “Geoeconomics in Government Relations: A Common Language” (Day 4), featuring Akira Igata (The University of Tokyo), Sari Arho Havrén (Business Finland, RUSI), Braz Baracuhy (Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Björn Fägersten (Politea), Pär Malmberg (Stockholm School of Economics), and George Shambaugh (Georgetown University), will highlight best practices and case studies relevant to maintaining a competitive edge and resilience.

Join us to transform your perspective and lead your organization to new heights in an interconnected world. Participate in discussions on “Professional Standards: Towards the Chartered Geoeconomist?” (Day 4), featuring Mikael Wigell (FIIA), Jens Hillebrand Pohl (FIIA), and others, to explore the future of geoeconomic expertise and its role in corporate leadership.

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