“KVS14 Investment Opportunities in Eastern Europe” brings high-level speakers to Turku School of Economics


The course, organized by Pan-European Institute, brings interesting visiting lecturers to Turku in January. Among the speakers are representatives of business and the Ambassador of Belarus to Finland.

“Investment Opportunities in Eastern Europe” focuses on three countries: Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Three of the lectures will take a look at the situation of investments in Russia.

Professor Alexey Kuznetsov at Institute of World Economy and International relations (IMEMO), Russia, will discuss about Russian firms operating abroad. CEO of East Office of Finnish Industries, Ilkka Salonen, will talk about the Finnish-Russian Business relations. Moreover, Seppo Remes, Professor of Practice from Lappeenranta University of Technology will explain about the business environment in Russia as well as the strengths and challenges of the Russian energy sector.

Aleksei Samosuev, Ambassador of Belarus to Finland, will present a view about the export-investment potential of the Republic of Belarus. In addition, the Chairman of the Finland-Ukraine Association, Aki Pulli, will lecture with a topic “Realities, risks and benefits of investment and economic presence for EU companies and businessmen in Ukraine”.

- It is a priviledge for us to have these experts to give lectures at Turku School of Economics, says Professor Kari Liuhto, the Director of Pan-European Institute.

”Investment Opportunities in Eastern Europe” is part of Master’s level studies in International Business. The course gives an overview of the development of foreign direct investments in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. After completing the course, a student has gained a deep understanding of the business opportunities and risks in Eastern Europe.

The course, organized by Pan-European Institute, is held at Turku School of Economics between the 8th and 24th January. The lectures are open for all who are interested in the subject.

For more details, please contact Reetta Mansikkaviita / Research assistant at Pan-European Institute.

Created 04.01.2019 | Updated 17.01.2019