September 30, 2021 (Thursday)

14:00 - 16:00


Hybrid networking event

Kotka Day in St Petersburg 2021

The City of Kotka is pleased to invite you to the hybrid Russian-Finnish networking event "Kotka Day in St. Petersburg 2021". The event will be held in offline and online format with simultaneous Russian-Finnish translation.

The livestream will start at 14:00 on September 30, 2021


Why participate?

The event program combines a range of activities for all target groups.

PART 1: Welcome words

Discover the vision of future of cooperation from the top-level decision makers.

PART 2: News & updates

Find out the latest news and outline ideas for the new cooperation projects.

PART 3: Networking

Make new contacts and meet your long lasting partners.

Event programme

14:00 - 14:15

Welcome words

Esa SIRVIO - Mayor of Kotka
Evgeny GRIGORYEV - Chairman - Committee for external relations of St Petersburg (TBC)
Janne HIRVONEN - Consul - Consulate General of Finland in St Petersburg
- CEO - Cursor Oy - Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company

14:15 - 14:55

Kotka-St.Petersburg cooperation drivers: business, travel, culture

Satama Areena - world-class event center in Kotka: from plans to reality"
Minna NYMAN - Managing director - Satama Areena

“Business in Kotka-Hamina: key industries and cooperation opportunities"
Toni VANHALA - Senior Advisor - Invest in - Cursor Oy – Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company 

“Tourism in Kymenlaakso and Loviisa: travel will be back”
Katri MIETTINEN - Director, Tourism Services - Cursor Oy – Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company

15:00 - 16:00

Cooperation goes on

Presentation of joint CBC projects and other cooperation opportunities
- Latest news from the Port of HaminaKotka
Ville Kuitunen
- Director - Traffic Operations - Port of HaminaKotka

- VIP&KO – Connecting Vyborg, St.Petersburg and Kotka by sea routes & improving safety and border crossing customer experience of future passenger lines
Meri NASKI - project manager - Cursor Oy – Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company

- 30Miles RUSFIN

Anniina MERILINNA - Project Manager - Cursor Oy – Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company

- Race4Scale – Development of automotive and motorsport ecosystems 
- Project Manager - Race4Scale

- Twin Campus project – cross-border cooperation
 - Project manager - Twin Campus | XAMK

- International startups in Kotka - *ship Startup Festival Henrik DOMBOVARI - XAMK

- Bachelor of health care, nursing
- Director of education- XAMK

- Xamk Pulse - presentation of Russian and English language education offerings
- Lecturer - XAMK

EKAMI – St. Petersburg: cooperation goes on  
Irina KÄRKKÄINEN - Lecturer - EKAMI

Tarja JAVANAINEN - Project manager - Merikotka

Open microphone in St Petersburg studio