16th Annual European Procurement Forum
to Apr 2

16th Annual European Procurement Forum

Who should attend?

Representatives from EU companies who seek to become long term suppliers to the UN.

What to expect?

Companies seeking to do business with the UN will gain an in-depth understanding of where to find procurement notices, how the tender process works and the type of products that the participating UN organizations procure.

Various interactive workshops will also help companies understand how their products and services can be best promoted to the UN.

The 1-on-1 meetings will allow companies to meet individually with UN organizations. Furthermore, this event serves as an exceptional networking opportunity with other EU companies.

Why you should attend the seminar?

Endorsed by major UN procurement organizations & EU Missions in New York.

Presentations offering unrivaled insight of the largest UN organizations, their procurement procedures, projects and activities.

Theme-Specific Workshop and group discussions selected and presented by UN-staff focusing on specific industries

Meet directly with UN buyers, prescribers and decision makers in 1-on-1 meetings.

Invited organizations: UN Secretariat/DOS, UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, UN Global Compact and World Bank among others.

Excellent B2B Network opportunities with more than 60 other EU companies.

Registration for the eupf seminar 2019 is now open

Registration: $975* per person/representative. Limited Number of Registrations (First Come – First Served)

*Early Bird: $850 / PP, valid through January 31 or for first 35 companies registered, whichever comes first

Special Hotel Deals available for seminar participants.

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India's Basic Education – Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration
1:40 PM13:40

India's Basic Education – Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration

The Embassy of India welcomes you to a free Business Seminar on:

India's Basic Education – Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration

In recent years there is increasing awareness in India about Finland as a country that has done well in education. There is a growing number of visits from Indian school teachers, principals and owners to study schools in Finland. Finnish education companies have shown interest in reaching out to schools in India, but have rarely been successful in tapping these opportunities. One of the reasons is that the education systems and the socioeconomic context are very different in the two countries.

Our event is an attempt to bridge this information and knowledge gap. It will feature Indian education experts based in Finland, and Finnish education companies and other stakeholders exploring collaborations with Indian schools and opportunities in the Basic Education sector in India. It will provide an overview of the structure, functioning and requirements of Indian schools and the differences in infrastructure, curriculum and pedagogy when compared to Finland. The event is divided into two parts - the first section will feature presentations on "Understanding the Basic Education Ecosystem in India" and the second section will feature presentations on "Finding a Way of Collaborating in the Basic Education Sector". Both sections will be followed by Q&A segment with all the speakers. There will also be ample time for networking.

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The Finnish Education Expo Middle East
12:30 PM12:30

The Finnish Education Expo Middle East

Join us for an afternoon of discovery and innovation on the 25th of February 2019 at the beautiful Radisson Blu Waterfront, where school leaders and educationalists will gather in Dubai for the first Finnish Education Expo Middle East.
This event, which is a first of its kind in the region, will attract participants from across the GCC. The event is being organised by Education House Finland in association with Education Finland boasts a list of high calibre presenters who will be sharing real-life learnings and discussing how Finnish solutions can work in a local Middle East context. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Gamification of learning – real-life experiences from UAE (examples of Arabic language and math learning)

  • Moral Education and Finnish Curriculum Transversal Competencies – can we use the same learning methods?

  • Digitalisation and data-driven school leadership

  • Entrepreneurship and life skills in education

  • Early childhood education

We are delighted to have; H.E. Olli-Pekka Heinonen Director General, Finnish National Agency for Education, and Mr Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of the Kanoo group as our keynote speakers for the event.

More about the event: Finnisheducationexpo.com

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Suurlähettiläs Riitta Swan Suomen Abu Dhabin lähetystöstä tapaa koulutusvientitahoja Oulussa
1:00 PM13:00

Suurlähettiläs Riitta Swan Suomen Abu Dhabin lähetystöstä tapaa koulutusvientitahoja Oulussa

Paikka:  Sepänkatu 20, Meeting room Reykjavik, Technopolis

Ilmoittautuminen 12.50 -13.00

13.00 Tilaisuuden avaus, Seppo Keränen, Business Finland

Suurlähettiläs Riitta Swan: Arabiemiraattien markkinan mahdollisuudet koulutusviennille. Ulkoministeriön / suurlähetystön tapa toimia ja järjestää tapaamisia Persianlahden alueella. Käytännön vinkkejä yhteistyöhön (ml. Kulttuurituntemus, islamilainen viikko- ja vuosirytmi)

Business Finland Lähi-idässä, Jukka Hahlanterä. Alueen markkinamahdollisuudet ja asiantuntijaverkosto.

Osallistujien lyhyt esittäytyminen

Koulutusviennin esimerkkejä Pohjois-Suomesta

-        Case 1: Qridin ohjelmistovienti Arabiemiraatteihin. CEO Toni Eskola

-        Case 2: Oulun Ammattikorkeakoulun (Oamk) rakennusalan yhteistyöprojektin esittely Sharjahissa (www.auselabs.com). Jussi Haukkamaa

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan vierailu Arabiemiraatteihin lokakuussa 2018: Tiina Rajala, Pohjois-Pohjanmaan liitto.

Kahvitarjoilu ja keskustelut: Jatkosuunnitelmat Emiraateissa ja Persianlahden alueella. Seuraavista askelista sopiminen.

Tilaisuus päättyy klo 14.30

Ilmoittaudu viimeistään 30. elokuuta tästä linkistä


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PINO Network Business Clinic: Sales and Marketing
12:30 PM12:30

PINO Network Business Clinic: Sales and Marketing

PiNO Network Business Clinic: Sales and Marketing

Instructor: Arto Tenhunen / Soprano Oyj

Free entry + coffee will be served. 


PINO Network Business Clinic: Sales and Marketing

June 29, 2018

Time: 28.8.2018 / 12.30 - 16.00

Venue: University of Oulu, Meeting room AT122 Entry from the University main entrance doors (Kaitoväylä side/ Erkki Koiso-Kanttilantie) and follow the Pino Network signs.

Instructor: Arto Tenhunen / Soprano Oyj

Free entry + coffee will be served. 


12.30 The goals for the clinic

12.40 The cornerstones of the successful international sales and marketing

13.10 The current special features of the Finnish education export

- The situation of the global education export

- The strengths and weaknesses of the education export companies and their products according to the potential partners

- Examples and practices of education export from five continents 2016 - 2018

14.00 Coffee break

14.15 International competition in the education export

14.30 Collaboration as the key strategy

- What does that mean from the viewpoint of a Finnish education exporter

- How to apply it in action

14.45 Workshop

- How to make use of the models and the tools in the companies of the Northern Ostrobothnia

- Guided group work

15.15 Summing up the clinic and the companies' sales and marketing plans

15.30 PINO Network members pitching to each others. 2min/ company: Who we are?, What we do? What we are looking for in order to boost our export business?.  If you are interested to pitch and want to have feedback about your pitch send a message to Suvi/ 050 310 4082 or suvi.ilvesviita(at)diak.fi

16.00 End of the event


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Worlddidac Offer@MENA Innovation
to Jul 31

Worlddidac Offer@MENA Innovation

Within the main conference arena, over 60 dedicated meeting tables will be set up for ministries of ICT, education, higher education, finance, science & technology, universities, colleges and consortium for private schools from Middle East and North African countries.

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PINO Networking & wrap-up
12:30 PM12:30

PINO Networking & wrap-up

Welcome to meet the PINO Network members, hear news about our target markets and enjoy the coffee in a good company!

Time Tuesday 5.6.2018 12.30 - 15.30

Place : EDULAB, OAMK, Kotkantie campus



12.30 Refreshments and networking
13.00 China! News, updates and opportunities
United Arab Emirates! News, updates and opportunities
Kazakshtan! News, updates and opportunities
13:40 India, UAE, Africa and CH! Päivi Korhonen - Project Development Group Europe
14:00 China! Lauri Tammi - Mingle Advisors
14:20 PINO Network Autumn activities and events
14.40 Member enquiry

- More coffee and networking-

Let us know if you are coming: use the Facebook event link or send a sms to +358 50 310 40 82 / Suvi


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8:30 AM08:30

Oppimisen uusi aika alkaa Oulussa 18.5.2018

Aika: 18.5.2018 klo 8.30-11.00

Paikka: Voimala 1889, Kasarmintie 1, Oulu

Tarjoamme mahdollisuuden päästä kehittämään yrityksesi tuotteita, palveluja tai ratkaisuja aidoissa oppimisympäristöissä yhteiskehittämisen keinoin. Tilaisuudessa kerrotaan yritysten mahdollisuuksista tehdä kokeiluja ja demoja Oulun kaupungin kouluissa ja monitoimitaloissa sekä Oulun ammattikorkeakoulun Kotkantien kampuksella. Tarjolla myös asiantuntijapuheenvuoroja, jotka käsittelevät yritysten kokemuksia nopeista kokeiluista ja yhteiskehittämisestä sekä oppimisympäristöistä innovaatioalustana.

8.30 Aamukahvit
9–9.30 Oulun kaupungin ja Oulun ammattikorkeakoulun osahankkeiden esittäytyminen
9.30–9.50 ”Yhteiskehittäminen yrityksen näkökulmasta: kokemuksia koulussa toteutetusta nopeasta kokeilusta” Jani Vallirinne, Suomen Koodikoulu
9.55–10.15 ”Koulujen ja yritysten yhteinen Innovaatioalusta on kaikkien voitto – Miksi?” Niko Lindholm, Forum Virium
10.25 ”Yhteiskehittäminen TKI-hankkeissa”, Kirsi-Marja Lonkila, Demos Helsinki
11.00 Tilaisuuden päätös

Tilaisuuteen tulee ilmoittautua 11.5. mennessä. Ilmoittaudu tästä!

Lisätiedot: Anne Koskela, anne.koskela@ouka.fi tai Johanna Pihlajamaa, johanna.pihlajamaa@oamk.fi

6Aika: Tulevaisuuden älykkäät oppimisympäristöt -hankkeen päätavoitteena on vahvistaa oppimiseen sekä erilaisiin älykkäisiin fyysisiin ja virtuaalisiin oppimisympäristöihin liittyviä palveluja, tuotteita ja teknologioita kehittävien ja tarjoavien yritysten liiketoimintamahdollisuuksia. Vuoden 2020 huhtikuun loppuun kestävä hanke on saanut rahoitusta Euroopan aluekehitysrahastosta ja on osa 6Aika-strategiaa.


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