A'Pelago Initiative 2023
Dear A'Pelago Initiative Guest,
Welcome to the A’Pelago Initiative 2023 on August 10-11. Our 1st ever Initiative event will make its debut as the biggest business camp in the Finnish Archipelago Sea Region in history.
This year, we will embark on an immersive exploration of business concepts that benefit the Archipelago Sea, delving into research, digitalization, and innovation culture, while addressing the crucial question: how can we secure funding for such initiatives?
The event will be chaired by prominent speaker André Noël Chaker. We are very excited to have you as our guest, featuring our stellar speakers each with a unique perspective on the archipelago.
Before and during the event you’ll find some housekeeping notes for all attendees on this page. Please read them carefully. We are more than happy to help you and answer any questions that might arise at email@example.com.
Welcome to our first A'Pelago Initiative!
This years venue is the Archipelago Centre Korpoström, Korpoströmintie 21720 Pargas.
As we have a full house of 150+ participants each day, we recommend that you arrive no later than 9.30 am on Day 1 (Thursday 10th) and no later than 8.45 am on Day 2 (Friday 11th).
Transport and parking
The event venue can be reached by public transport line 902 from Turku bus station. If you arrive by car, please use the signed parking area at Korpoströmintie 820, which is a 2 minute walk from the venue. Ferry timetables can be found from the Finferries site.
The venue can be also reached by boat - if you opt for this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a berth (if needed).
An excellent accommodation choice for A'Pelago Initiative is Hotel Stallbacken. Please contact the venue host at email@example.com to inquire about a room and let them know you are an A'Pelago Initiative guest. Rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you stay at Hotel Stallbacken transportation from Stallbacken to Initiative Event venue will leave 8.30a.m. Transport from Event Venue to Stallbacken will leave after Initiative party on Thursday at 11.00p.m.
Other accommodation options we warmly recommend from the area are:
- Norrskata - Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tackork Gård & Marina
- Hotel Nestor
- Hjalmars Hotel
If you plan to arrive at the event by boat, please contact email@example.com to secure a berth.
Lunches and breaks
Between sessions, a fresh lunch is served based on local cuisine of the archipelago area. Refreshments will also be catered during breaks. Please provide us with your possible food restrictions by August, 1st via a questionnaire sent to you separately.
Dinner and seating (Day 1)
The Initiative Dinner will take place on Thursday 10th at 6.00- p.m. Before the start, please find yourself a seat freely from the dinner venue. We kindly ask you not to leave empty seats. The dinner will start with a toast and continue as a three-course menu. The Initiative party will start immediately after the dinner party featuring the She's Leaving Home Band and Nagu Distillery Bar.
Dress code: Archipelago Club or Smart Island Dinner Attire.
That's all at this point - please join us for the Initiative soon!
The A'Pelago Team
Day 1: A conceptual and macro-level thinktank
The purpose is to generate new business ideas that will benefit the Archipelago Sea region. Our inspirational keynote speakers and investor panelists will address different topics, but all topics will have an archipelago twist.
All speakers have a direct connection to the region and a penchant for the wellbeing of the sea. We will hear both representatives from research relating to the Archipelago Sea and from the business community.
The day will end with a panel summarizing what concrete business action could be taken for the Archipelago.
Opening & Purpose
Greetings from the Parliament of Finland
Welcome to Korpo
Welcome to Archipelago Center
The Research Perspective
Archipelago Sea Ecosystems
The road to a vital archipelago
The Digital Perspective
From exploring Helsinki to exploring the archipelago
Global platforms, local relevance
Strategic community building and AI
Investments in DeepTech
Sustainable Innovations for the Archipelago (live from San Francisco)
Panel discussion - how to create an ecosystem for innovation
Facilitated by Patrik Anckar
Summary of Initiatives
Live music with She's Leaving Home
Day 2: Moving from vision to action at a micro level
The purpose is to showcase and facilitate business solutions and start-ups with an Archipelago Sea impact. We will have representatives of different businesses addressing topical solutions, all solutions having an archipelago twist. All presenters have a direct connection to the region and a fondness for the sea.
We will match business operators with investors to generate funding for viable and sustainable solutions. The day will end with an investor panel evaluating the potential of showcases and archipelago related business in general.
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Investor panel 1: What to look for in an investment case - criteria for Private Equity investments and Venture Capital
Facilitated by Timo Ketonen
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Four Ferries eMathStudio
The learning platform for mathematics
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Transform your business processes into digital experiences
Intuitive Control makes Boating Safe and Easy
ServoProp electric propulsion
Brush 'n Go
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Investor panel 2: Feedback to the pitches and advice how to go forward when looking for funding
Facilitated by Turo Numminen
Summary and call for actions