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Finlandia Hall is located in a park on Töölönlahti Bay in the centre of Helsinki, not far from main bus and railways stations and easily accessed from Helsinki Airport. Tram and bus stops can be found right in front of the building, and Finlandia Hall is only a short walk from the city centre. Visitors are also welcome to use the car parks near Finlandia Hall. Q-Park Finlandia is located nearby and connected to Finlandia Hall by an underground walkway during Finlandia Hall’s opening hours. The entrance to the car park is on Karamzininranta.
Trams 4, 7, and 10 stop on Mannerheimintie in front of Finlandia Hall (National Museum stop). Busses serving the Mannerheimintie stops are close to the Hall as well.
Finlandia Hall’s taxi stand can be found on Karamzininranta, in front of the K1 entrance. Taxis can also be asked to pick up guests on the Mannerheimintie side of the building.
The address is Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki.
AKL Summit -applikaatiolla pysyt tapahtuman menossa mukana läpi päivän. Lataa applikaatio taskuusi jo ennakkoon.
The first great AKL event was organised in 2014. It attracted more than 400 participants and the theme was Digitalisation.
In 2016 the theme was The Future - growth and profitability.
In 2017 the event was organised in Finlandia Hall and attracted more than 700 participants. The theme was Tomorrow is Made Today.
The event kept growing and 2018 about 800 participants gathered to the Finlandia Hall. The theme of the year was Responsibility - Innovation - Mindset.
Lindholm on perustanut Suomen parhaaksi verkkokaupaksikin valitun Varustelekan, joka on armeijaylijäämän ja ulkoilun erikoisliike. Perustaessaan Varustelekaa vuonna 2003 Lindholm oli 21-vuotias ja sai yrityksen perustamista varten kaveriltaan tuhannen euron lainan. Rahat hän sijoitti lavalliseen armeijaylijäämää Saksasta, koodasi nettikaupan itse eikä alkuun maksanut palkkaa itselleen. Tuo lainatonni oli äkkiä maksettu pois, eikä Varustelekaan ole sen jälkeen sijoittajia tarvittu – se on kasvanut nykyiseen kokoonsa Euroopan suurimmaksi sitä tonnin pesämunaa pyörittelemällä. Viime vuonna Varusteleka teki 1,3 miljoonan euron liikevaihdolla 340 000 euron tuloksen. Varustelekaa voikin sanoa melkoiseksi menestystarinaksi.
Tällä hetkellä Lindholmin tärkein työ Lekalla on hallitustyö, minkä lisäksi hän on avuksi markkinoinnissa ja omien brändien tuotteiden suunnittelussa. Lindholm valittiin 2015 Vuoden nuoreksi yrittäjäksi ja hän pääsi Linnan juhliinkin. Tähän liittyvässä julkisuusrytäkässä hän pääsi kärkkäine mielipiteineen entistä paremmin mediaan, ja häntä ruvettiin kutsumaan puhumaan ihan toden teolla.
AKL Summitissa Lindholm puhuu siitä, että koska internetiä ei voi kuitenkaan räjäyttää, niin olisi parempi ottaa ilo irti siitä. Ja jos on rehellinen ja ylpeä työstään, voi markkinoinnissakin olla räväkkyyttä.
Helsinki-sali klo 13:30
Anssi Rantanen learned whilst at Google how the fastest companies in the world systematise their growth. His 3-year tenure at the company give him a unique perspective on the future of growing companies. At Google, he worked closely with 40+ Finnish marketing organisations (from scale-ups to corporates), which gave him a unique birds-eye view of the growth capabilities and processes of companies today.
Rantanen believes that the future winners emphasize learning and self-directed teams. He’s noticed that many of the large companies lack the ability to take risks. "At the 100 000 employee Google taking risks and being entrepreneurial was celebrated. There continuous learning was inherent in the culture, whereas most other corporates don’t embrace similar values" Rantanen says.
Today Anssi Rantanen operates as the Finnish CEO of Growth Tribe. Growth Tribe is Europe’s first and leading growth academy. Anssi talks about the growth mindset and culture and how companies can systematise their growth.
Finlandia Hall at 3.45 pm
André Noël Chaker is a Canadian-born lawyer, former senior advisor with the Finnish gaming company Veikkaus and a multi-faceted operator in the technology and sports business. He has hosted and performed as a speaker at over 250 events in Finland and abroad since 2014. Among the events Chaker has moderated are the Nordic Business Forum – on four occasions – and has also hosted many major events for large companies and communities such as IBM, Fujitsu, OP, Orion, Nokia and the European Union. Chaker has also participated in many events in the automotive industry and has hosted several such events.
Chaker is a positive and witty presenter who is able to engage any audience with his explosive energy, sharp sense of humour, quick awareness of different situations and thorough preparation. He has been chosen as Speakersforum’s speaker of the year in Finland twice, in 2012 and 2014. Chaker is also a successful non-fiction writer. His book The Finnish Miracle, published by Alma Talent, is one of best-selling books in the publisher's history.
An extraordinary leader who led iconic brands Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini to unprecedented levels of success, before creating global businesses from scratch. A corporate trailblazer, serial entrepreneur and world class team builder recognised as one of the most outstanding leaders of his generation.
A highly motivational and engaging speaker, he believes that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results - and he has the experiences to prove it. He has led global corporations, start-ups, private equity portfolio companies and organisations large and small to create shareholder value in excess of $5 billion.
Despite the demands of his professional career Kevin celebrated his 40th birthday by climbing on Mount Everest. He has subsequently climbed, and continues to climb, some of the world’s highest mountains. He has also walked with his son, unsupported, to both the North and South Poles to raise money for Cancer Research and to support the personal development of special needs students.
Finlandia Hall at 4.45 pm