29-30 March, 2023
EPIC Annual General Meeting 2023
Helsinki, Finland

EPIC Members
450.00 Excl. VAT


This is EPIC’s most important event, dedicated exclusively to its members. Attendance of CEOs or contact persons. 1 person per company policy.

EPIC AGM 2022 participants biographies, photos and companies descriptions are available HERE

Agenda

27 March, Monday

08:00 Departure by bus from Scandic Park Helsinki hotel (address: Mannerheimintie 46, 00260)
10:00 – 19:00 Visiting EPIC member companies in Tampere (detailed schedule available HERE)
19:00 – 22:30 Dinner in Helsinki (venue – TBA.)

28 March, Tuesday

08:00 Departure by bus from Scandic Park Helsinki hotel
08:00 – 18:00 Visiting EPIC member companies in Helsinki (detailed schedule available HERE)
18:00 – 20:00 Welcoming Reception at the City Hall of Helsinki (address: Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170)
20:00 – 22:30 Networking Dinner at the Scandic Park Helsinki hotel

29 March, Wednesday

07:30 – 09:00 Run/Walk and Breakfast (map of the Run/Walk available HERE)
09:00 – 09:45 Registration, networking coffee break & expo at Scandic Park Helsinki hotel
09:45 – 11:30 EPIC members from Finland presentations
11:30 – 13:00 Registration, networking lunch  & expo
13:00 – 13:30 Opening of the Annual General Meeting 2023
13:30 – 15:15 Conference
15:15 – 16:00 Networking coffee break & expo
16:00 – 18:00 Conference & presentation of the EPIC CEO Award 2023 & EPIC Lifetime Achievement Award 2023
18:30 Gather in the lobby to walk to the dinner venue
19:00 – 23:00 Dinner @ Little Finlandia (address: Karamzininranta 4, 00100)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (total 20 speakers discussing a wide range of topics from geopolitics, innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, investment, recruitment, market trends, supply chain resilience, sovereignty… 

  • Basil Garabet, CEO, NKT photonics (Denmark)
  • Benno Oderkerk, President, EPIC (Netherlands)
  • Carlos Lee, Director General, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium (Belgium)
  • Jan Goetz, CEO, IQM (Finland)
  • Jean-Christophe Eloy, CEO, Yole Développement (France)
  • Juha Purmonen, Executive Director, Photonics Finland (Finland)
  • Jyrki Saarinen, Professor at University of Eastern Finland, Portfolio Entrepreneur, Biz (Finland)
  • Mircea Guina, Head of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University (Finland)
  • Reinhard Völkel, CEO, SUSS MicroOptics(Switzerland)
  • Ronny Timmreck, CEO, Bahama Invest & Consult (Germany)
  • Seppo Orsila, CEO, Modulight (Finland)
  • Shahida Imani, CEO, Chromacity (United Kingdom)
  • Tapio Kallonen, CEO, SPECIM (Finland)
  • Thomas Renner, Member Of The Management Board / CSO, Toptica (Germany)
  • Tjin Swee Chuan Chairman, LUX Photonics Consortium & Co-Director, The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Firechat discussion with Noel Moore on “China and Europe/World Collaboration Perspectives in the Future”

30 March, Thursday

08:00 – 08:30 Networking coffee & expo
08:30 – 10:00 Conference
10:00 – 10:45 Networking coffee & expo
10:45 – 13:00 Conference
13:00 – 15:00 Networking lunch
15:00 Official end of the meeting and optional bus transfer from Scandic Park Helsinki hotel to Helsinki airport
From 15:30 Informal agenda:  sauna + ice bear dipping + dinner (full agenda available HERE)

Accommodation

Please book your room at the conference venue – Scandic Park hotel website . Code BEPI270323.

An individual room booked from the allotment can be cancelled without costs until 6 pm on the date of arrival.

Prices:
129 € / night/ Standard single room
149  € / night / Standard twin  room

If you wish to make a booking directly to the hotel, please contact
Scandic Park Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki
Phone: +358 9 47 371
Email: parkhelsinki@scandichotels.com

Reservation code BEPI270323 must be mentioned.
Reservations must be made by March 14th, 2023.

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