Registration - "Smart Solutions from Finland" Workshops 18.10.2018 in HCMC
As part of the Week for Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship (WHISE 2018), celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Vietnam - Finland Diplomatic Relations, The Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee and Vietnam - Finland Innovation Partnership Programme Phase II (IPP2) are co-organizing a series of activities named "Smart Solutions from Finland" in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, 18 October, 2018.

We would like to invite you to join us and share experiences with Finnish and Vietnamese experts on 3 topics:
(i) Smart Cities;
(ii) Innovation Education, and
(iii) Digitalization & Data.

Tentative Agenda - 18 October 2018

OPENING CEREMONY
Venue: Thames Hall, Riverside Palace, 360D Ben Van Don Street, Ward 1, District 4, HCMC

08:00 - 08:45 Registration
08:45 - 09:00 Music Performance & Opening
09:00 - 09:10 Opening speech by Leader of HCMC People’s Committee
09:10 - 09:20 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam
09:20 - 09:30 Remarks by Leader of Ministry of Science and Technology
09:30 - 09:40 Introduction to Innovation and Startup Activities in HCMC
09:40 - 09:55 Keynote speech "Innovation Opportunities with Finland" by H.E. Mr. Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland

SESSION 1 - BUILDING SMART & INNOVATIVE CITIES FOR FUTURE PROSPERITY
Venue: Thames Hall, Riverside Palace, 360D Ben Van Don Street, District 4, HCMC

10:00 - 10:20: Keynote Speech "Innovation Hubs development for Industrial renewal and Innovation Ecosystem development" by Mr. Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Counsellor, Embassy of Finland in Singapore
10:20 - 11:30: Panel Discussion: Sharing Finnish experiences with reflection from Vietnamese cities, companies, and experts

SESSION 2a - FUTURE EDUCATION - CHALLENGES AND FINNISH SOLUTIONS
Venue: Thames Hall, Riverside Palace, 360D Ben Van Don Street, District 4, HCMC

13:15 – 13:35 Keynote Speech “Education in Vietnam - difficulties and challenges towards future education“ by Representative from HCMC Department of Education and Training
13:35 - 14:00: Keynote Speech “Specificities of the Finnish Education System - key takeaways to be adopted” by Ms. Kristina Kaihari, Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Agency for Education
14:00 – 15:15 Panel Discussion "Adopting new solutions to education - What needs to be done, How and with Whom?"
15:15 – 16:15 Finnish solutions showcases
16:15 - 17:15: Networking

SESSION 2b - DIGITALISATION & DATA OFFERING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Venue: in District 1, HCMC
PLEASE express your interest to join this event in the 'Note to organizer'- question via form below. Due to limited venue size, this event is by private invitation only.

15:00 - 15:15 Welcome remarks
15:15 - 15:30 Keynote speech "Global trends in digitalization" by Mr. Kimmo Myllymäki, CEO of TOIP Oy
15:30 - 15:45 Keynote speech "Access to Vietnamese talent and knowledge partners" by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thuc, Vice Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, VNU-HCMUS
15:45 - 16:00 Keynote speech "Fintech disrupting financial markets - the big picture and examples" by Mr. Armodio Corrado, CEO of Difitek Inc.
16:00 - 17:00 Roundtable discussion in two (2) groups:
a) Vietnam resources to data driven Finnish technology businesses
b) New business opportunities in digitalization of Vietnam
17:00 - 18:00 Finnish solutions showcases

Note: You would receive a confirmation email from us, and then QR Code for checking-in at the event venue would be emailed to you one day before the event.

Contact of Organizer:
VIETNAM - FINLAND INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME, PHASE II (IPP2)
Office in Ho Chi Minh City:
Room 702, 7th Floor, Women’s Newspaper Building,
No. 311 Dien Bien Phu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 38327753 - Website: http://ipp.vn

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