Program of Kultaranta talks 2018

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Sunday 17 June 2018

Press Conference of the President of the Republic

On Yle Arena (in Finnish)

Opening: Power and strength or a shared order?

On Yle Arena (in English)

Opening remarks by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö (in English)

Panel discussion: Power and strength or a shared order? (in English)

  • Moderator Tuija Talvitie, Executive Director of Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)


  • Miroslav Lajčák, President of the United Nations General Assembly,
  • Carl Bildt, former Swedish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
  • Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD

Closing remarks by Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

On Yle Arena (in English)

Monday 18 June 2018

Panel discussion: The EU calling – can anyone hear us?

On Yle Arena (in Finnish)

  • Moderator: Matti Virtanen, journalist at Finnish financial magazine Talouselämä


  • Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister of Finland
  • Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission
  • Annamari Sipilä, London correspondent of the Helsingin Sanomat daily newspaper.
  • Teija Tiilikainen, Director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Concluding session: The economy and the environment – towards a common welfare?

On Yle Arena (in Finnish)

  • Moderator: Tuuli Kaskinen, Executive Advisor at Demos Helsinki


  • Mika Anttonen, Chairman of the Board, ST1
  • Heidi Hautala, MEP
  • Jyri Häkämies, Director General of the Finnish Confederation of Industries
  • Maija Itkonen, CEO, Gold&Green Foods
  • Oras Tynkkynen, Senior Advisor, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Closing address by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and UN Secretary-General António Guterres

On Yle Arena (in English)