Wednesday 20.9.2023

Welcome to ShipCon preconference after work on Wednesday the 20th  September at 18.00!

We will gather in Hietalahti on the S/S Turso icebreaker to mingle and kickstart the Shipcon conference with fellow participants. Come and explore the old icebreaker and expand your network while having fun!

Our sponsors have made sure not to leave you thirsty and provided some snacks as well.

Turso is the only remaining Finnish vessel handed over to the Soviet Union as part of war compensation, returned in 2004. The icebreaker was completed in 1944 but got handed already in 1945 to the Soviet Union. Turso's historic value is heightened by the fact that it remains to be steam-powered. The reconstruction work has been completed now.

The adress is: Hietalahti, Sillilaturi, Hietalahdenranta 1, close to Hotel Radison Blu Seaside at the pier.

Read more about Turso and its history at:

Thursday 21.9.2023 - Advancing Sustainable Practices

08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee at Oodi, Helsinki                                                    

09:00-09:20 Opening of ShipCon 2023     


Hanna Donning, Chair of YoungShip Helsinki & ShipCon and Campaigns & Customer Experience Manager, ABB Process Automation

Eero Hokkanen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Government of Finland

Mikko Niini, Chair of the Finnish Maritime Society


09:20 - 10:45   Module 1:  Ecosystems


Moderator: Leena Vedenpää, Senior Project Manager, Spinverse


Riku Mäkelä, Ecosystem Lead, Innovation Ecosystems, Industry, Business Finland

Kenneth Widell, Senior Project Manager, Smart Technology Hub, Wärtsilä

Ilkka Rytkölä, Ecosystem Lead, Meyer Turku Shipyard 


10:45-11:15 Coffee break


11:15-12:45 Module 2 - Green contracts  


Erika Lindholm-Kuhlefelt, Senior Claims Executive, Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab


Mats Björkendahl, Specialist, Environmental and Technical Affairs, Finnish Shipowners’ Association

Risto Kariranta, Founder, Ahti Consulting and CEO, Ahti Climate

Ella Parviainen, Senior Legal Counsel, Logistics, Neste Oyj

Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger, Partner, HPP Attorneys Ltd


12:45-13:45 Lunch                                                                  


13:45-14:15 Departure from Oodi to West Terminal 2             


15:15 Departure with m/s FINLANDIA from West Terminal 2, Helsinki                                                               


15:30-15.45 Welcome onboard m/s Finlandia


Taru Keronen, CEO Eckerö Line, Bar Nosturi      


15.45 -16.25 Module 3 - Theory in action 




Cea Mittler, Specialist Lawyer, Specialist Lawyer, Climate and Environmental Affairs in Transport




Daniel Olsén, Technical Manager at  Rederi Ab Eckerö


16.25 - 16.35 Young Corporation Award                                                                   

16:35-17:00 Lottery with Negota, Bar Nosturi

17:00 -18:00 Free time

18:15: Dinner 

21:00-21:30 Arrival at West Terminal 2, Helsinki                                

21:30-00:00   Afterparty in Helsinki 

Friday 22.9.2023 - Future proofing shipping        

08:30-09:00 Coffee

09:00-09:15 Opening of Day 2, Oodi 


Maija Mattila, Labour Market and Legal Director, Finnish Shipowners'​ Association                       

09:15-10:45 Module 4: Leadership 


Maija Mattila, Labour Market and Legal Director, Finnish Shipowners'​ Association 

Sine Ravn, Managing Partner at Helm HR Consultancy

Gabrielle Dannberg, Managing Partner at Dittmar & Indrenius

Tuuli Peltonen, Hotel Director, Viking Line

 10:30-11:00 Coffee break                                                                                   

11:00-12:30 Module 5 Design       


Mia Elg, R&D Manager, Deltamarin

Tuomo Salmi, Global Commercial Manager, ABB Marine & Ports  

Vincenzo Dario Barbaro, Director, Marine North-East Europe Area

Jussi Mälkiä, Chairman of the Board, Meriaura Group

12:30-13:15 Lunch                                                                        

13:15-14:30 Module 6 - Future     


Sinikka Hartonen, Secretary General at One Sea

Sanna Sonninen, Pilotage Director, Finnpilot 

Mashrura Musharraf, Assistant Professor, Aalto University                 

14:30-14:45 Closing remarks


Minna Kivimäki, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Transport and Communications (video greeting) 

Hanna Donning, chair of YoungShip Helsinki & ShipCon and Campaigns & Customer Experience Manager, ABB Process Automation

 15:00 Post-conference excursion 

Excursion in Helsinki. Attendance requires pre-registration. Stay tuned for more info.