Presentations: Seminars, Conferences, Roundtable Discussions

In this chapter you'll find information about the events, seminars, conferences and roundtable discussions in which staff members of Omnia have given / will give a presentation as a keynote speaker or as an expert. The list will be updated continuously.

Africa Brand Summit 

October 7-8, 2020, Hybrid Summit hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

General Director Sampo Suihko, speaker at Africa Brand Summit 2020, Interrogating Africa´s Brand Potential

The presentation of General Director Suihko is available here

Skills for Innovation Hubs (UNESCO-UNEVOC)

December 4, 2019, Progress Meeting in Bonn, Germany

I-Hubs Innovation Framework: Presentation of Roadmaps

How to implement the outcomes of the i-Hubs project’s innovation framework – future activities related to the Guided Self-Assessment Process piloted in September 2019: Omnia’s role as an i-hub disseminating best practices on a national and international levels. The progress meeting was combined with the Global Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET (December, 2nd and 3rd).


Kati Valtonen, Service Manager – International Activities in Omnia

I-Hubs Progress meeting Bonn, 4.12.2019

Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET BILT Project meeting Bonn

December 4, 2019

Päivi Korhonen (Director, Communications) participating in UNESCO-UNEVOC BILT project meeting. On the agenda the summary of the thematic BILT workshops autumn 2019 and the next steps to the BILT Summit December 2020.

In the BILT Omnia concentrates on Sustainability, Cities as local drivers for sustainability, Competences in TVET and Migration.

UNEVOC Global Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET

December 2-3, 2019. UNESCO-UNEVOC, Bonn

The Forum will draw on the discussions and examples of two ongoing projects managed by UNESCO-UNEVOC: Skills for Innovation Hubs and the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET.

General Director Sampo Suihko in Plenary Discussion: Adopting curricula and training changes to prepare for digital and inclusive societies and circular economies.

Scuola Centrale Formazione, Bologna

December 3-5, 2019

'The Social Impact of Learning Mobility: thinking about the future!’

The Social Impact in the framework of the EU mobility also means measuring the social "VALUE" of the mobility itself. This can influence the choices for the future in undertaking renewed strategies and generating new standards of quality within the international and cooperation activities.

The impacts of the internationalisation strategy in VET systems - the Finnish approach - Mika Heino, Expert of international activities OMNIA

What is the impact of internationalisation strategy work for a VET organisation and the impact of international mobility for the learner?

Do your MOB 2019 3.-5.12.2019 

The Estonian Association for Advancement of Vocational Education , Tartu

November 20, 2019

'Cooperation as an unused resource '

Is cooperation a source of treasure or an outdated antiquity? Does one cooperate only in words or in actions as well? What inspires people who are active in the field of education and what can one learn from good practices?

Cooperation Opportunities and Challenges of an Education Center, Finnish case study - Sampo Suihko, General Director OMNIA

Managing an education center with innovation and collaboration which focuses on the needs and development of the learner.

Eesti Kutseõppe Edendamise Ühingu sügisseminar 20.-21.11. 2019

BILT- Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (UNESCO-UNEVOC)

November 12-13, 2019, Workshop on new qualifications and competences in Lausanne, Switzerland

“Individual learning paths and use of modern technologies in learning”

How to respond to the individual needs for learning in VET? Teacher’s role is becoming more versatile: how does Omnia develop teachers’ competences and responsibilities towards the changing needs in the labour market?

Kati Valtonen, Service Manager – International Activities in Omnia

BILT-workshop Lausanne, 12-13.11.2019

National Conference Re-imagining technical and vocational education and training for the changig world: Perspetives and practices at Psscive Bhopal, India

February 11-12 2020

Tuukka Soini


Sustainable Development Goals for the future: from strategy to practice

XXI  Xarxa FP General Assembly and Mobility Managers´meeting

Viborg, Denmark February 19 – 21, 2020

Päivi Korhonen and Kati Valtonen

European Alliance for Apprenticeships: ‘Green and digital transition. The role of Regions and Cities’

On 26 January 2021, the European Alliance for Apprenticeships hosted its online event in collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). Titled ‘Green and digital transition. The role of Regions and Cities.

The event focused on the role of regions and cities to prepare apprentices for the future.

Päivi Korhonen, Director of Communication and Marketing at Omnia presented A Finnish perspective on how cities are managed for the green and digital TVET.