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Education Day – provided by the Touch Nordic.


Turku, Finland


Big trends in education and especially in skill and vocational training and academic collaboration & research. We also talk about primary education, teaching the teachers, training the trainers. All that on stage in Turku, the biggest city of education in Finland. Let’s look at the future of education!


See you soon in Turku – city where nowadays world-known Finnish education all started – please follows us for updates on timing and venue!


Education Day.

world without education?

It is easy to say: without education we don’t have anything. And we cannot do anything. Whether you talk about business, leadership, building houses, doing research, taking care of patients, driving a truck or flying the planes, it is the education that counts.

Education Day is for education only. We are bringing the best international experts to talk especially about two things. Skill and vocational training to ensure that the best skilled workforce is available globally over the next decades and beyond. Another area is the whole area of higher education including academic research and collaboration but also about industry needs and future requirements. And let’s not forget teaching the teachers and training the trainers – the core of every step of development globally right now!

Finnish education has been recognized as one of the best in the world for years, so we believe it is clear that the location of Education Day 2019 is Finland. On 18 June 2019, parallel to global Touch Nordic B2B event, we are taking the best brains and experts to meet, talk and think about the next moves and trends in education to Turku, the birth place of education in Finland.

Turku is the biggest city of students of Finland and the first university was established in Turku (Åbo in Swedish) in 1640, back then it was the third university of Sweden and the first one established in the Finnish side. Nowadays Turku is the home of two universities and four universities of applied sciences, one of the biggest vocational institutes in the country and total 40,000.students.

Welcome to join the Education Day.


Next trends?

 What is happening next in the world of skills? Are we seeing a new trend of teaching our children in this digital world? What is happening  with the teachers skills? Who can see the change? Where the workforce is needed and what they should know? Who will train and tech them and where?

There is a huge global need for skilled professionals but how to provide the best and most modern skills to our youth in the 2020s or beyond? What will be the requirements from businesses and industries, what happens with the old skills and who is the winner to get the best skilled workforce to work with them and where?

Is the higher education system flexible enough to follow the big changes happening in the world right now? What is the world around university graduates in 2030s and what are the missing skills or understanding we might see already? Have we seen everything we could do in the academic research and other collaboration globally?

All that and much more will be discussed on the stage and in round tables during the Education Day in Turku –  Let’s look at the Future of Education!




Education today, what are the trends, challenges and opportunities we might see in the next 10-20 years.
We know there will be a lot changes for sure but how we educationists can see those changes already now and to be able to tune the structures to match those?
That’s what we are talking about in Turku!”





World of education from primary education to vocational to universities, research and beyond, that’s what we discuss, plan and think during the Education Day in Turku.


Where are with the primary education in the world nowadays? Are we seeing a “Finnish Education 2.0” copied around the world or is there some totally new ways of learning and teaching coming from other parts of the world? How to keep the teachers with the pace of the changes in technology, societies and education needs?

There are plenty of big questions on teachers table around the world, and definitely not least due the revolutionary changes in use of technology around the world. But outside all the gadget and digitalized world, the core of primary education is to prepare the children to the world and those topics are discussed on stage and round table discussions lead by the key international educationists.


The skills of the 2020s? What the next roaring twenties mean for skills and where that skilled workforce is heading? Who knows what are the new skills and what is happening with the people with old skills, who updates those?

The change in skills is phenomenal and is not getting easier in the future either. Simultaneously there is a huge need for new skills knowing the latest and coming technology but also lack of more old fashioned skilled workers like plumbers or electricians. Tourism is booming around the world and need of skilled hospitality professional is already a global issue running a huge relocation industry. Would a global cooperation in skill training be the answer for standard recognized workforce? 

higher education, universities, academic research and collaboration

Universities have been there for centuries but are they able to follow the macro changes in the societies around the world? What is the university life is the all digital online world, how are the new requirements from students pushing the universities to change? How universities will work together for research and other collaboration in 2030 or beyond?

Talks and detailed round table discussion are held by the international academic experts to draw the future picture of global higher education during the Education Day 2019.

world around us, needs from the industries

How the representatives of various businesses and industries see today’s education and their needs when recruiting new people? Is there a gap or enough communication between the private and public sectors looking for new talent and employees and the educational sector training and creating the knowledge?

It is clear that today’s even globally changing labour market poses huge challenges to education, businesses and leaders and it is not always easy or even possible for education sector to tailor skills to perfectly match the labour market needs. Can we find the solution e.g. from modern apprenticeship programs or is the new work-based learning the way to accelerate transition from education to employment?

Education Day in a nutshell.


09:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 – 12:00 Plenary Sessions

Opening note “Education today – trends, challenges and opportunities?”

“What is going on in the primary education now and in ten years”, 

“Skill and vocational training in the digital era”, 

“Higher education yesterday, now and tomorrow”, 

12:00 – 13:30 Networking lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Round table discussion (parallel)

Primary education.

Vocational education.

Higher education and international collaboration.

15:00 – 16:30 Wrap-up and Next Steps

Presentation of round table ideas and outcomes.

Panel discussion.

Closing remarks. 

Did you know?

So there is certainly a lot of trade, deals, negotiations and deals going on!

EDUCATION DAY IS PROVIDED BY FPBC Global Business Summit Events by us and our partners

We are connecting people, businesses, industries and educationists to think and plan something new for this world.

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If you have any further questions about participation, registration, sponsoring opportunities, booths available for you stand or if you even want to speak at the Education Day , please contact us.


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