Tapahtumat ja valmennukset / Kalenteri

Nordic Summit – Purpose

syys 17

to 16.09.2021
pe 17.09.2021

Scandic Park


Jäsenille 500 € (+ ALV)

Ilmoittautuminen tulossa


At the 4th FBN Nordic Summit we will explore and discuss the importance of shared purpose and its role as a powerful driving force for successful enterprising families.

Why do we own together? What is our purpose? Can our purpose change over time?

The 4th FBN Nordic Summit will take place at the Scandic Park Hotel in Helsinki on September 16th and 17th, 2021. We have the pleasure of inviting current and future family business owners to join us for two days of interesting family business stories, ample opportunities for peer discussions and learning, as well as creating new connections and enjoying our time together in beautiful Helsinki!

We will discuss the importance and role of shared purpose within enterprising families. The programme will feature interesting case presentations from the family business owners of Aho Group, Antti Ahlström Perilliset OyFerd and Mills. Stay tuned for more programme updates and speaker introductions as we get closer to the event!


Pricing: Registration fee is 500 euros (+ VAT 24%) for regular attendees and 450 euros (+ VAT 24%) for Next Gens. Ticket price includes the full summit programme and dinner at restaurant Meripaviljonki on September 16th.

Accommodation: Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee. We have an open room quota at the Scandic Park Hotel for 16.-17.9.2021. Attendees can make room reservations using our link http://www.scandichotels.fi/?bookingcode=BPER160921

There are limited tickets available, so we recommend marking your calendar and registering for the event as soon as possible.





Disclaimer: We are hopeful that the COVID-19 situation in the Nordics continues to improve and we get to meet in September as planned. As of right now, the plan from the Finnish government for lifting travel restrictions etc. looks promising, but we will follow the situation closely and will make adjustments if necessary.

We reserve the right to make changes to the programme.


The event is suitable for all family business owners and Nex Gens from the Nordics.

Mitä hyötyä?

  • Interesting family business stories on the topic of purpose
  • Ample opportunities for peer discussions and learning
  • Creating new connections and enjoying our time together in beautiful Helsinki!



10.00 - 12.00

NxG Peer discussion

Hosted by the nordic NxG Committees

12.00 - 13.00

Networking lunch

13.00 - 13.15

Opening remarks - Welcome to Helsinki!

13.15 - 14.30

Afternoon session 1

Why do we want to own together?
Miia Porkkala and Ville Aho, Aho Group

14.30 - 15.00

Networking break

15.00 - 15.45

Afternoon session 2

Johan Henrik Andresen, Ferd, Norway


Afternoon session 3

Bringing purpose to life - in the family business, the business family, and myself
Francisca Nacht, Mills, Denmark/ Brazil

18.30 - 22.00

Drinks & dinner at restaurant Meripaviljonki


8.30 - 9.00

Good morning! Coffee is served.

9.00 - 10.30

Morning session 1

Johannes Gullichsen, Vera Backström, Anne Karell, Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy
Moderator: Peter Therman

10.30 - 11.00

Networking break

11.00 - 12.00

Morning session 2

12.00 - 12.30

Key learnings & closing remarks

12.30 - 14.00

Networking lunch & goodbyes


Johannes Gullichsen

Chairman of the Board, Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, 5th generation

vera backström

Member of the Board, Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, 5th generation

anne karell

CEO, Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, non-family executive

Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy is a family owned holding company. Our main responsibilities are to define owner strategy and to set the framework for governance and business operations. We also guarantee Ahlström Family succession planning and handle communication between owners. The Ahlström Family’s business operations are taken of Ahlström Capital Oy and Ahlström Invest B.V.. Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy works closely with our business companies, our foundations and the family heritage home Noormarkku. We support the family cohesion and our identity. The family values Ambition & Responsibility, are the core of everything we do.


“The Ahlström family values Ambition and Responsibility,

continuously inspire our businesses to take actions towards a better

world for future generations. Celebrating 170 years of industrial

progress, our new Ahlström verbal and visual identity marks our enhanced and

unified commitment to people, planet and prosperity.”


Miia Porkkala

Family entrepreneur and owner, Aho Group Oy


Ville Aho

Family entrepreneur and owner

CEO, Rukakeskus Oy

Aho Group is a Finnish family business active in the travel and healthcare sectors. Subsidiaries include Ruka and Pyhä skiing centers in Northern Finland as well as Medical Center Aava, Medical Center Pikkujätti, and Docrates Cancer Clinic which attend to their patients’ health at different stages of life. 


5G owner of Ferd, the largest family investment company in Norway

Johan  has worked from 1993 in the family-owned company Tiedemanns Tobakksfabrikk and in 2001 established the holding company Ferd.He is the fifth generation of the Andresen family to own and manage the business.

Under his  leadership Ferd is cultivated as an industrial and investment company with an emphasis on active and professional ownership. The Group has experienced significant growth. At the end of 2020, value-adjusted equity was around NOK 41 billion, compared with NOK 7.4 billion in 2003.

Andresen has a number of non-commercial engagements in organizations  like Junior Achviement -Young Enterprise Europe and in the liberal think tank Civita. He is also an active member on FBN Norway. 


Ferd is a Norwegian Holding company which holds partial ownership in companies within industry and finance as well as a real estate  portfolio. The company has 75 employees and is owned by Johan H. Andresen and his two daughters. The company was established in 2001 after exiting their legacy business (Tiedemans tobakksfabrikk). The group also has a number of  venture and private equity holdings. The company's name ferd is a Norwegian word meaning journey.  

Francisca Nacht

Co-Chairman of the Board at Mills

Francisca is half Danish and half from Brazil. She has lived more than half of her life in Denmark with her children. Nevertheless very connected to the Family Business in Brazil. Francisca is also member of the FBN-Denmark board and is very active with Now, Circle and Entreprenurs.

Mills is a Brazilian pioneer in providing solutions for work at heights, starting with scaffolding in the early 1950s. Today Mills is the largest rental company of aerial platforms in Latin America with 30+ branches throughout Brazil, as well as formwork, shorage and specialized engineering services for highly complex constructions. Mills is listed at the São Paulo stock exchange (MILS3), and was founded by  Francisca`s grandfather José Nacht.


  • Jäsenille: 500 € (+ ALV)

Regular: 500 euros + VAT 24%

Next Gen: 450 euros + VAT 24% (Includes the NxG Peer Discussion on September 16th)

The registration fee includes the seminar programme, as well as meals and organized bus transportation mentioned in the event programme. Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

Cancellation policy: Registrations can be cancelled for free until Wednesday 1.9.2021. We will charge 50% of the registration fee for late cancellations and 100% for no-show.




Scandic Park
Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki


pauliina tornberg

Event Producer

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