Oulu Event at Dubai Expo


City on the Edge:
Exci­ting Futu­re of 6G and the Smart North

Whe­re: Fin­nish Pavi­lion, Expo 2020 Dubai
When: March 18, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Regi­stra­tion: Regis­ter here by March 17, 6 pm

Oulu offers the opti­mal eco­sys­tem for cut­ting-edge inno­va­tions and exper­ti­se. During half a cen­tu­ry of glo­bal ICT lea­ders­hip focused on tech­no­lo­gical breakth­roughs, we have lear­ned that our edge does not just cut – it crea­tes.

Eve­ry day, near­ly three bil­lion people glo­bal­ly use mobi­le tech­no­lo­gies deve­lo­ped in Oulu. The city has been at the forefront of 3G, 4G and 5G deve­lop­ment, and is now going fast towards 6G. 6G Flags­hip of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu was even the first – and still lea­ding — 6G RDI pro­gram in the world..

Oulu, the fas­test growing region in the Nor­dics, is an inter­na­tio­nal busi­ness city full of oppor­tu­ni­ties in tech­no­lo­gy, cul­tu­re, and eve­ryt­hing in between, and a hub for research, deve­lop­ment, educa­tion, and co-crea­tion. The col­la­bo­ra­tion between com­pa­nies, the public sec­tor, and aca­de­mia is inten­si­ve.

Join us for Oulu Day in Fin­nish Pavi­lion at Expo 2020 Dubai to learn more!

In the com­pa­ny of our spea­kers and pane­lists, you will disco­ver how futu­re is being crea­ted in Oulu and how it will chan­ge all of our lives.

Mor­ning Recep­tion:

Disco­ver How Futu­re Will Chan­ge Our Lives – Deep Dive into 6G

10.00 am
Pavi­lion opens
Mor­ning Cof­fee

10.30 am
Ope­ning of the event
Mr. Simo Kekä­läi­nen hos­ting

Ope­ning speech
Ms. Tyt­ti Tup­pu­rai­nen, Minis­ter for Euro­pean Affairs and Owners­hip Stee­ring of Fin­land (onli­ne)

Welco­me to Oulu
Mr. Mik­ko Sal­mi, Direc­tor of Com­mu­nica­tions, City of Oulu

Key­no­te pre­sen­ta­tion: 6G – What does it mean?
Prof. Ari Pout­tu, Vice-Direc­tor, 6G Flags­hip, Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu

Panel discus­sion
Mr. Aji Ed, CTO Mobi­le Networks MEA, Nokia
Prof. Ari Pout­tu, Vice-Direc­tor, 6G Flags­hip, Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu
Mr. Juha Ala-Mur­su­la, Direc­tor, Business­Oulu

Conclusion of the discus­sion

12.00 pm
Clo­sing of the event

12.00 – 2.00 pm
Networ­king and lunch

Expe­rience the amazing pos­si­bi­li­ties of Digi­tal Magic, brought to you by asto­nis­hing magician Mr. Joni Paka­nen during the event.

After­noon Recep­tion:

Visit Oulu – cent­re of educa­tio­nal pro­gram­mes and des­ti­na­tion of fast-growing tou­rism

2.30 pm
After­noon Cof­fee

3.00 pm
Ope­ning of the event
Mr. Simo Kekä­läi­nen hos­ting

Oulu Educa­tio­nal offe­ring – How inno­va­ti­ve solu­tions are found through col­la­bo­ra­tion in educa­tion?

Oulu and Poh­jo­la Rou­te sce­nic ring road – a new way to disco­ver Fin­land from the sea to the arc­tic fells.
Mr. Yrjö­ta­pio Kivi­saa­ri, Mana­ging Direc­tor, Visi­tOu­lu

Networ­king and mee­tings

4.30 pm
Clo­sing of the event

Expe­rience the amazing pos­si­bi­li­ties of Digi­tal Magic, brought to you by the asto­nis­hing Mr. Joni Paka­nen during the event.

Regi­stra­tion: Regis­ter here by March 17, 6 pm

More infor­ma­tion

Welco­me to Oulu — the city on the edge

Oulu offers a hig­her gra­de of living. Get to know Oulu. It is a nort­hern Euro­pean city of cul­tu­re, exu­ding com­pas­sio­na­te ener­gy and buzzing with tech­no­lo­gical inno­va­tions for the futu­re.

Oulu is known for the amazingly high qua­li­ty of eve­ry­day living, inter­na­tio­nal career and self-deve­lop­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties that are open to all, and an ins­pi­ring cul­tu­re for invest­ments, inno­va­tion, and busi­ness. Oulu is an insight­ful and down-to-earth city that lives and breat­hes on the terms of the nort­hern natu­re. It is also a mee­ting place for talent and mea­ning­ful oppor­tu­ni­ties for the futu­re. Oulu has space and time for encoun­ters that can turn your who­le life around. A hig­her gra­de of living!

oulu.com site (opens in new tab)

Welco­me to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu – 6G Flags­hip pro­gram­me

The pro­gram­me sup­ports the industry in the fina­li­sa­tion of 5G. The Flags­hip will car­ry out tech­no­lo­gy and sys­tem pilots for selec­ted ver­ticals by co-crea­ting with com­pa­nies and ensu­re the avai­la­bi­li­ty of time­ly rele­vant wire­less exper­ti­se for industry needs. It will enable eco­no­mic growth via ear­ly adap­tion of cri­tical smart socie­ty tech­no­lo­gies and speed up digi­ta­liza­tion in the socie­ty.

Digi­ta­liza­tion via 5G is strongly dri­ven through the key ver­ticals. The Flags­hip pro­mo­tes deve­lop­ment of ver­tical applica­tions and ser­vices in a full-stack model inclu­ding con­nec­ti­vi­ty, ser­vices, con­tent, end-user com­mu­ni­ty and appropria­te devices. The Flags­hip inc­rea­ses the impact of the 5G-dri­ven socie­ty in buil­ding exper­ti­se around cri­tical ver­ticals and in deve­lo­ping tho­se eco­sys­tems furt­her, both in co-ope­ra­tion with the exis­ting eco­sys­tems and by pro­mo­ting new forms.

6G Flags­hip site (opens in a new tab: oulu.fi)

Welco­me to the Futu­re of Educa­tion- PINO Network

PINO Network is a col­la­bo­ra­tion network of educa­tio­nal pro­fes­sio­nals in Nort­hern Fin­land. The mem­bers are eit­her public educa­tio­nal orga­ni­sa­tions or pri­va­te enterpri­ses wit­hin the region. PINO mem­bers showca­se the best educa­tio­nal pro­ducts and solu­tions for both educa­tio­nal con­tent and infra­struc­tu­re. We help educa­tio­nal orga­ni­sa­tions in our area to deve­lop their skills and find part­ners to crea­te inter­na­tio­nal pro­ducts and ser­vices for educa­tion and par­tici­pa­te in glo­bal educa­tion deve­lop­ment. Our mem­bers’ pro­ducts inclu­de lear­ning mate­rials, pro­fes­sio­nal deve­lop­ment pro­gram­mes, educa­tio­nal games, softwa­re pro­ducts, school buil­dings and infra­struc­tu­re, educa­tio­nal concepts, and con­sul­ting ser­vices.

PINO Network site (opens in new tab: pinonetwork.fi)

Welco­me to the Oulu region – just for fun

From city life to the sound of silence, the Oulu region pam­pers you with colour­ful nort­hern expe­riences and adven­tu­res that refresh and ins­pi­re you to the core. The Oulu region ties toget­her 9 des­ti­na­tions which all pro­vi­de you with special­ties of their own. Expe­rience the magic by tra­vel­ling the new Poh­jo­la Rou­te nort­hern ring road.

Visi­tOu­lu site (opens in new tab: visitoulu.fi)

Vir­tual magic show is inte­rac­ti­ve and enter­tai­ning!

It brings par­tici­pants toget­her and pro­vi­des sha­red expe­riences.

Joni Paka­nen is a top class magician who crea­tes an inter­na­tio­nal career by com­bi­ning humor, visua­li­ty and clo­se inte­rac­tion with the audience. Paka­nen, who main­ly per­forms for cor­po­ra­te clients, has been seen in the background teams of other artists, thea­ter and show­pro­duc­tions in recent years. The past two years he has devo­ted for buil­ding a magical vir­tual expe­rience. Paka­nen won the 1st price in the Strea­ming Magic com­pe­ti­tion on Octo­ber 2021.


”1st price in Strea­ming Magic Cham­pions­hips 2021”

“Per­for­mer of the Year 2019”

“Magician of the Year 2018”

Joni Paka­nen official web­si­te (opens in new tab: virtuaalitaikuri.fi):

Oulu offers you pio­neers­hip in tech­no­lo­gy along with an inter­na­tio­nal ope­ra­ting envi­ron­ment at the heart of nort­hern poten­tial and purc­ha­sing power.