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Thought Leader's Talk

Talks worth talking about

Ready to get inspired? We bring some of the greatest minds in Finland to share their stories with you, for free.


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Big names, bigger ideas

Thought Leader’s Talk — TLT amongst friends — is AVP’s flagship talk series. We bring in people, who we believe can inspire you to become a better version of yourself.

CEO of Microsoft Finland speaking to the audience in an event

They might have decades of experience in leadership and entrepreneurship, or they might have just founded their first company, but they all have achieved something extraordinary, and they all have stories worth sharing. Whether it’s a lesson on running one of the biggest corporations in Finland or best practices for recruiting your first team members, we guarantee you’ll always leave having learned something new.

Audience member taking a selfie with Risto Siilasmaa

Even though we sometimes bring in big names, we always want to keep things relaxed. After the talk, there’s a Q&A session where you can ask any questions that came to your mind during the talk. We also encourage our speakers to stay a bit after the official session, so you’ll get the chance to have a more casual chat with them, possibly even one-on-one. And who knows, maybe you can get a selfie with them too?

Some of our past TLT speakers

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"Remember be kind to yourself. Then it's easier to be kind to others too."

Elina Siira — CEO of Aida Impact

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"Our greatest fear shouldn’t be failing but succeeding at something that doesn’t matter or isn’t important."

Perttu Pölönen — Author, Futurist, Entrepreneur

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Kirsi Piha interacting with the audience

"If you build something new, build it your own way. No matter if people say you can't do it."

Kirsi Piha — Founder of Ellun Kanat

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Annu Nieminen giving a presentation

"We are good at measuring performance, but not impact. This results in us excelling at incrementally tweaking the how – but not determining the what."

Annu Nieminen — Founder of the Upright Project

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Risto Siilasmaa talking to the audience

"Entrepreneurs are people who, when they see a risk somewhere, immediately take it."

Risto Siilasmaa — Chairman of Nokia and F-Secure

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Bengt Holmström giving a talk

"No innovation really starts without imitation first."

Bengt Holmström — 2016 Nobel laureate in economics

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