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 09:00 Program Stage Opening of the #IntelligenceHunt6 Finals: Maritime Future – Changing Business Environment

MARKKU MYLLY, Senior Adviser, SeaFocus

 09:20 Program Stage IntelligenceHunt6 Award and Jury Work

ULLA KEINO , Chairman of the Jury, Commercial Director, Ahlers Trade Facilitation Business Unit, Russia

CHIA PALKONEN and CALVIN KHO the Members from the WINNER TEAM of the IntelligenceHunt5

 09:35 Program Stage CASE: Global Megatrends and Their Effects on Cruising and on the Technologies Used at Cruise Ships

Case MEYER TURKU. Company representative:

KARI SILLANPÄÄ, Head of Research and Development, Meyer Turku Oy

Student Team Beyond Tomorrow
Student Team Mega Move Consulting

 10:00 - 14:00 Matchmaking lounge in hall B The NaviGate Matchmaking Event

The NaviGate Matchmaking Event will offer industry operators an excellent opportunity to find commercial or development partners. Registration is now open in this link.

 10:00 Conference room 4 Shipping company barometer of SPC Finland
 10:04 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Rolf Neise – Shipper’s Voice: Case Study Blue Chip and a Carrier

Rolf Neise is a freelance consultant supporting multinational companies and a lecturer at the International School of Management (ISM). In his presentation in IntelligenceHunt Company and Student competition, Rolf Neise will emphasize today’s shippers’ needs and what they require from the carriers.

 10:19 Program Stage CASE: Cargo Flows of Circular Economy and Sustainable Port Operations – Opportunities and Challenges

Company representatives: YRJÖ VAINIALA, Port Director, Port of Naantali Ltd and MARKKU MÄKIPERE, Managing Director,Stevena Ltd

Student Team Meri Voyagers


 10:30 - 14:00 Auditorium MaritimeWorks Speed Date

Students and job applicants, register here

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 10:42 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Johan Elzes – Growth in the Complex Markets – True Stories of Customer Innovation

Johan Elzes is a Dutch national who has been living and working in Russia since 2011. He is a Director at Ahlers of a Business Unit Trade Facilitation & After Sales Services, which supports international premium brands to develop their business in the complex markets. In his presentation in the IntelligenceHunt6 Company and Student competition, Johan Elzes will bring us to a journey of “Growth in the Complex Markets  – True Stories of Customer Innovation”.

 10:57 Program Stage CASE: Infobridge – a Quest for More Data-Driven Vessel Operations and Technical Management

Case ESL SHIPPING LTD. Company representative:

KIRSI YLÄRINNE,  Business Unit Manager, ESL Shipping Ltd

Student Team Innovation Crew

 11:16 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Blasco Majorana – Sustainable Commercial Shipping

Blasco Majorana, Line Manager, Finnlines

 11:30 Auditorium KEYNOTE: Empowering women in the maritime

Leena Vedenpää, President, Wista Finland

 11:31 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Alexander Varvarenko – Future Shipping

Alexander Varvarenko, CEO and Founder, SHIPNEXT

 11:41 Program Stage Remote Collaboration Off-shore

SeaFocus Developing partner. Marko Kuula, Head of Sales, Delta Cygni Labs Ltd

 12:15 Auditorium MaritimeWorks: PEMA in Shipbuilding Automation

Niina Nurmi, Human Resources Manager and Jyri Luhtio, Application Manager, Pemamek Oy

 12:35 Program Stage Mentors´ Chat

Moderators: Frank Kho ja Ulla Keino

Joining the conversation: Leena Vedenpää, Esko Mustamäki, Markku Mylly, Ulla von Weissenberg and Christer Antson

 12:45 Auditorium MaritimeWorks: WSY- laivakorjauksen ammattilainen

Chief Operation Officer Pasi Määttä. Western Shipyard Ltd

 12:53 Program Stage CASE: Quantifiable Environmental Benefits of MacGregor Solutions

Case MACGRECOR. Company Representative

Student Team SAFE – Shipping and Freight Efficiency

 13:00 Auditorium MaritimeWorks: Aaltovoima Oy
 13:12 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Ville Haapasaari – Future Capabilities and Competences in Ports

Ville Haapasaari, CEO, Port of Helsinki

 13:15 Auditorium MaritimeWorks: Yritysesittely ja vinkkejä työhaastatteluun

VPS Henkilöstöpalvelu Oy

 13:27 Program Stage CASE: Port of Raahe – New Cargo Lines and Cargo Flows in the Near Future

Case PORT OF RAAHE. Company representative:


Student Team P.O.R.O. – Port of Raahe Organisation

 13:30 Auditorium MaritimeWorks: Ajaako meriteollisuus karille, onko tekijöitä Suomessa?

Nordic Henkilöstöpalvelut Oy

 13:46 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Frank Kho – Man and Machine 2

Frank Kho, Kho Management Consulting B.V.

 14:00 Program Stage PANEL DISCUSSION: Future of knowledge and know-how in shipbuilding industry

The panellists will be executive level representatives from all three shipyards: Helsinki Shipyard – Esko Karvonen, COO, Meyer Turku Tapani Pulli, Executive Vice President, and Rauma Marine Constructions – Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO.

The panel discussion will approach the topic from a variety of aspects, such as e.g. the future skills needed in the industry and how digitalisation and smart use of data can improve the efficiency of ship design and building operations. The top leaders in the industry will also share their views on what could be learned from other industries and how the sustainability demands and emerging new business models will impact their operations.

Moderator: Satu Teerikangas, Professor, Management and Organisation, Turku School of Economics

 14:50 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Poul Woodall – Environment and Sustainability – New Career Opportunities in Shipping

Poul Woodall, Director Environment and Sustainability, DFDS

 15:00 Auditorium KEYNOTE: Shipbuilding 4.0 – Occupations and Skills in the Finnish Equipment Manufacturing industry

Ilkka Rytkölä, Chief Technology Officer, Auramarine Ltd

 15:05 Program Stage CASE: Increasing Customer Base and Traffic at the Port of Kalajoki

Case PORT OF KALAJOKI and RAHJA STEVEDORING. Company representatives:

PETRI NIKUPETERI, Commercial Director, Port of Kalajoki and LEENA RAHJA, Managing Director, Rahja Stevedoring

Student Team Port Mercury

 15:40 Program Stage CASE: Harbour2100

Case SWECO. Company representatives:

LASSE RAJALA, Business Area Director, Sweco Structures Ltd and JYRI NIEMINEN, Business Area Director, Sweco Structures Ltd

Student Team Portal to the Future
Student Team Aqua Marine

 16:01 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Per Westling – Roro and RoPax Newbuilds – Where, What, with Whom and How?

Per Westling, CEO, Stena Ro Ro

 16:16 Program Stage CASE: Water Treatment in Terminals of Dry Bulk Ports in Europe – Best Practices

Case PORT OF KOKKOLA. Company representative:


Student Team KID Kokkola in Dust


 16:35 Program Stage INSPIRING SPEAKER: Pekka Lettijeff – Case Studies Along the Change Journey in Age of Digitalization. Are We Disruptors or Will We Be Disrupted?

Pekka Lettijeff, CEO, TylöHelo Group

 16:47 Program Stage Closing of the IntelligenceHunt6 Seminar: Ulla Keino

Ulla Keino, Jury Chairman, Commercial Director, Ahlers Trade Facilitation Business Unit, Russia

 18:30 Forum Marinum Museum Evening Programme and Award Ceremony

The evening programme and Award ceremony are held at Conference room Ruuma, Forum Marinum Museum (Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku)

 18:30 Forum Marinum Museum INSPIRING SPEAKER, MAIN AWARD: Irene Rosberg

Irene Rosberg, Copenhagen Business School, Director Blue MBA, Denmark

This event is held at Conference room Ruuma, Forum Marinum Museum (Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku)

 19:30 Restaurant Gorän, Forum Marinum NaviGate 2020 Cocktail event at Forum Marinum

Dinner cards available from webshop

The NaviGate 2020 cocktail event is arranged for exhibitors and expo visitors at Restaurant Gorän, Forum Marinum (Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku) on 22nd of January 2020 from 19.30. The dinner card includes buffet dinner with two glasses of wine.

See the full menu here

 10:00 Program Stage KEYNOTE: SEA20 Network – A Collective Action for a Sustainable Future

Stefan Nysjö, Vice President, Marine Power Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine

Imagine a shipping industry mastered so completely that efficiency permeates every aspect of its complex being.

This is a world where everything is connected; where vessels voyage between harbours using only the cleanest available fuels. Where onboard power production is optimised, and routes are precision-planned to avoid hasards to navigation at sea. Traffic flows are managed so effectively that ships no longer wait to dock in congested harbours. Where sustainable energy supply chains and clean port technologies help preserve the living standards in marine cities and beyond.

To make this happen we need collective actions to achieve a smarter maritime ecosystem. In recognition of this, SEA20 was born.

 10:00 - 14:00 Matchmaking lounge in hall B The NaviGate Matchmaking Event

The NaviGate Matchmaking Event will offer industry operators an excellent opportunity to find commercial or development partners. Registration is now open in this link.

 10:30 Program Stage Maritime accelerator: Benefiting from growth companies outside maritime industry

Brief introduction of Maritime Accelerator program & case story


  • Jukka Laiterä, Turku Science Park
  • Sofia Tuominen, Turku Science Park
  • Gabor Gulyas, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Nils Lekeberg, Enjay
 11:00 Program Stage EfficientFlow – Creating a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector through improved information exchange

Hankepäällikkö, Merikapteeni, Heikki Koivisto, SAMK Merenkulun kampus, Rauma

Improved exchange of information is an important facilitator in maritime logistics for increased situational awareness, shortened lead times in the port call process and there by improved efficiency, safety of navigation and environmental performance. The transport eco-system of the two corridors, Turku – Stockholm and Rauma – Gävle, is complex and the introduction of new concepts of digitization, such as STM, requires willingness, time and resources. Turku – Stockholm route ships can change routes with each other and adjust their meetings to more open sea areas from narrows.

Rauma – Gävle corridor the new ship and Port ICT solution is tested on both ends at the ports of Rauma and Gävle. The purpose of the Ship and Port ICT solution is to streamline and simplify the port actors’ operations and also to get a digital communication channel to vessels. In connection to this, hinterland operations will be connected to see how they could benefit from the information sharing and vice versa.

 11:20 Program Stage IBM, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project and it’s applicability to marine technology today

Simon Holgate, Technical Research Manager, IBM Research UK and Jouni Salo, Client Executive, Maritime and Logistics, IBM Finland

 12:00 Program Stage KEYNOTE Nick Lambert: Navigating an ocean of data – tech is important but information is key to enabling the Blue Economy

Nick Lambert is one of the authors of the book “Technology and the Blue Economy”. His keynote and the book provide a clear and accessible account of the current and future potential of technology within different sectors of the Blue Economy: “Technology alone is not the solution. Rather, it is an understanding of user needs that must guide the application of technology. With a clear understanding of the desired outcomes the right technology can then be applied to generate real value and impact” says Co-author Jonathan Turner.

 12:45 Program Stage Intelligent Sea: Integrated digital services for efficient and safe maritime navigation

Nina Savijoki, Project Manager, Meritaito

 13:00 - 16:00 Conference room 3 Logistiikkaseminaari: Millä Suomi kuljettaa 2020-luvulla? (invitation only)

klo 13:00 Tilaisuuden avaus

Vuoden logistiikkayrityksen ja logistiikkahenkilön palkitseminen 

Kuljetuksen reunaehdot Suomessa, keskustelun moderointi ja yhteenveto
Tomi Solakivi, yliopisto-opettaja, toimitusketjujen johtaminen, Turun yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu
Liikenteen päästövähennykset sääntelyn näkökulmasta
Eleonoora Eilitta, erityisasiantuntija, Liikenne- ja viestintäministeriö
Päästövähennysten haasteet ja mahdollisuudet kuljetuksille
Heikki Liimatainen Tenure track -professori, Liikenteen tutkimuskeskus Verne / Tampereen yliopisto

klo 14.30 kahvitauko

Meriliikenteen päästöjen kehityskulkuja 2014-2018 ja suuntima tulevaan
Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, Senior researcher, Ilmatieteenlaitos
Elinkeinopoliittinen näkemys: Millä ja miten Suomi kuljettaa? 
Päivi Wood, johtava asiantuntija, liikenne- ja elinkeinopolitiikka, Keskuskauppakamari

klo 15:50-16:00 Tilaisuuden päätös ja yhteenveto


 13:10 Program Stage Tomorrow’s port today

Erik Söderholm, Managing Director of Port of Turku Ltd

 13:30 Program Stage Increase efficiency in supply chain and in production with digitalization

Jakke Vyyryläinen, Sales Director, Lemonsoft

 14:00 Program Stage KEYNOTE Sirpa Pietikäinen: You can´t sail around the world if you imagine it´s flat – how to achieve sustainability at seas

Sirpa Pietikäinen is a Finnish Member of the European Parliament, representing the European People’s Party (EPP) in EP since 2008. Earlier Minister of Environment from 1991 to 1995 and a Member of the Finnish Parliament from 1983 to 2003. Among her many duties at EP, she is a member of the Environment and Public Health Committee (ENVI) and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON). She is keen advocate of sustainability and resource efficiency.


 15:00 Program Stage Save the environment with Langh Tech hybrid scrubbers

Laura Langh-Lagerlöf