Forum Leadership

The Forum is uniquely built on the partnership between the public and private sectors, with a strong input from responsible businesses.

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is part of the Finnish Government. It is in charge of the planning, steering and implementation of social and health policy. The goal of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to lead a healthy and socially secure life. The ministry’s mission is to promote healthy, disability-free life, a healthy working and living environment and gender equality as well as to secure sufficient social and health care services and a decent income at different stages of life. For more information, visit:

The Forum will explore new thinking on the success story of longevity and to support a socially and economically sustainable future for Europe and worldwide.

Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Global Coalition on Aging

The Global Coalition on Aging aims to reshape how global leaders approach and prepare for the 21st century’s profound shift in population aging. GCOA uniquely brings together global corporations across industry sectors with common strategic interests in aging populations, a comprehensive and systemic understanding of aging, and an optimistic view of its impact. Through research, public policy analysis, advocacy, and strategic communications, GCOA is advancing innovative solutions and working to ensure global aging is a path to health, productivity and economic growth. For more information, visit

21st century successful businesses will need to reimagine and reframe their strategies through the megatrend of aging.

Michael W. Hodin, CEO, The Global Coalition on Aging, Managing Partner, High Lantern Group

Ministry of Finance, Finland

The Ministry of Finance is one of 12 government ministries in Finland. The Ministry’s vision is to establish a solid foundation for the economic prosperity and wellbeing of coming generations. The Ministry is tasked with establishing, overseeing and reforming the operating framework for public finances and public governance, including the Government’s Budget each year. The Ministry of Finance enables conditions for employment and productivity, creates structures and operating models for effective public services, secures the sustainability of public finances and influences internationally and in the EU. For more information, visit

Bank of Finland

The Bank of Finland is the national monetary authority and central bank of Finland. The Bank of Finland belongs to the Eurosystem, which is responsible for monetary policy and other central bank tasks in the euro area and administers use of the world’s second largest currency – the euro. The primary objective of the Eurosystem and the Bank of Finland alike is price stability, which means a moderate rise in consumer prices. The Bank of Finland has tasks relating both to Finland and to the Eurosystem. In addition to monetary policy, the Bank’s core tasks are financial stability and financial statistics, banking operations and currency supply. For more information, visit:

Finance Finland

Finance Finland (FFI) is the common voice of the Finnish financial sector, representing the interests of banks, life and non-life insurers, employee pension companies, finance houses, fund management companies and securities dealers operating in Finland. FFI’s members also include providers of statutory insurance lines, which account for much of Finnish social security. FFI’s mission is to influence the regulation and decision-making that affects the financial sector. FFI is committed to building an operating environment where its members can increase Finnish and European wellbeing through their business. For more information visit

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs concentrates on foreign and security policy, trade policy and development policy as well as on significant foreign policy issues and international relations in general. The Ministry also assists other branches of government in the coordination of international affairs. For more information, visit

City of Helsinki

Helsinki’s vision is to be the world’s most functional city. In pursuing this vision, it seeks to create the best conditions possible for urban life for its residents and for visitors. For more information, please visit and

Business Finland

Business Finland is the Finnish innovation funding, trade, investment, and travel promotion organization, headquartered in Helsinki. Business Finland is fully owned by the Finnish Government employing some 600 experts in 40 offices globally and in 16 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network. For more information, visit

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Sitra is an active fund for the future who studies, researches and brings together partners from different sectors in open-minded trials and reforms. Our future-oriented work is aimed at making Finland succeed as a pioneer of sustainable well-being. For more information, visit


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together. VTT – beyond the obvious.

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