What will it take for family businesses to grow and thrive in the future? How can we build success sustainably? Join us for a weekend of learning and building connections at Ruka!
We are happy to invite members of the international Next Gen community to join us for a weekend of inspiration, learning and building connections at the annual Winter Academy.
We will explore what it will take for family businesses to thrive and grow in the future, with special focus on sustainability.
On Friday we will take a seminar day trip to the nearby Oivangin Lomakartano (Oivanki holiday mansion). The program on Friday includes the family business story of Oivangin Lomakartano Oy and engaging group workshops. Topics of the workshops are "Imagining the Future Responsibility" by Elo + Fennia, "Does sustainability equal good business? How to succeed in the #ESG-world and leverage sustainability by focusing on material and most important issues?" by OP Financial Group and "Total impact model game: Moving from a shareholder to stakeholder model" by PwC.
On Saturday, the seminar continues at Ruka with an inspiring keynote "The Future of Growth" by Growth Tribe's Finland CEO Anssi Rantanen, as well as compelling family business cases by Brigitta Deák of Biofilter Environmental Co and Lauri Voipio of Novametor Oy.
Stay tuned for more programme updates as we get closer to the event! On top of the seminar program, there will be plenty of opportunities for winter sports, enjoying the nature at the Ruka ski-resort and building connections that will last a lifetime.
Sign up today and join us at Ruka for an unforgettable adventure!
Perheyritysten liitto / The Finnish Family Firms Association members: The registration fee is 380€ (+ VAT) for our Finnish members.
FBN International members/Non-members: The registration fee is 600€ (+VAT) for our international guests. Our Finnish members pay a yearly membership fee to the Finnish Family Firms Association, which has been taken into account in their price.
The registration fee includes all fixed costs:
Accommodation in 2-6 person apartments at RukaVillage from Thursday to Sunday
Full seminar and workshop programme
Meals and organized bus transportation mentioned in the event programme.
GETTING TO RUKA
Please note, that you need to handle your own travel arrangements and make sure to do it well in advance! There are several ways to get to Ruka, depending on how you wish to travel.
Finnair flies directly between Helsinki and Kuusamo. We will arrage bus transportation between Ruka and Kuusamo airport for these flights:
||Finnair AY485 departing at 12:20
||Finnair AY486 departing at 14:05
||Finnair AY498 departing at 17:35
By train and bus
Looking for a comfortable and sustainable way to travel to Ruka? Train and bus combo is a great choice. There are three railway stations located near Ruka, but we suggest traveling by train to Oulu and then rest of the way to Ruka by bus. Here are a few train services we recommend:
||InterCity 273 departing at 23:13
||Pendolino 35 departing at 5:22
||InterCity 26 departing at 13:38
||Pendolino 56 departing at 16:27
You can find a detailed timetable and buy train tickets on the Finnish Railways (VR) website. Before booking your tickets, we recommend checking the bus connections between Oulu and Ruka!
Ruka is 800 km from Helsinki by the shortest road route. Helsinki and Kuusamo are connected by highways E75 and 5, or you can travel via the city of Oulu. There are plenty of round-the-clock service stations and food outlets along the way.
>> You can find more information, tips and links to help plan your travel here!
We reserve the right to make changes to the event programme.