Post - Congress Program

Post-Congress/ Thursday June 20th, 2013
Day in Finland organized by Laatukeskus Excellence Finland


06.45 Bus departs in front of Swissotel to Port of Tallinn
08.00 Viking Line departures from Port of Tallinn, A - Terminal
conference room at deck 7
Seminar opening
Kari Keskinen
Laatukeskus Excellence Finland
08.10 Viking Line, Journey to Excellence
08.30 Keynote speaker TBC
09.00 Quality & Innovation 
Juhani Anttila, Academician, International Academy for Quality
09.45 Closing of part 1
10.40 Viking Line arrives at Port of Helsinki, Katajanokka terminal
10.45 Transportation to Fiskars
11.10 Company visit Fiskars**, Arabia Ceramic Factory*
Welcome to Fiskars Campus at Pavillion
Jarkko Metsola, Quality Manager
Päivi Nurmi, Manager, Material Development & Laboratory
Pentti Hytönen, Environmentan Safety Manager
11.20 Factory tour
Quality at Arabia Factory
Jarkko Metsola, Quality Manager
12.15 Lunch at resraurant Arabianranta
Quality at Fiskars Home
Kirsi Lainpelto, Director Quality & Engineering
13.00 Closing of the seminar day and transfer to city center
(ruotsalainen teatteri/swedish theater)
(chance do to shopping in Fiskars´s/Iittala`s at flag ship store)
15.00 Departure to Tallink Silja terminal from ruotsalainen teatteri/swedish theater
15.30 Latest to be in terminal
16.30 Tallink Silja departures from Port of Helsinki, West Harbour (Länsiterminaali, Tyynenmerenkatu 8, 00220 Helsinki)
18.30 Arrival at Port of Tallinn, D-Terminal

 * The home of Arabia is in the Arabia region of Helsinki. It is quite extraordinary for an industrial plant so close to the centre of the capital to have remained in the same place since 1873. Even today, thousands of ceramicobjects are fired in the long tunnel kilns of the Arabia ceramics factory owned by Fiskars Corporations.

** Fiskars is a leading global supplier of branded consumer products for home, garden and outdoors. Fiskars products are renowned worldwide for their functionality and cutting-edge design. Founded in 1649, Fiskars celebrated 360 years of operations in 2009 as Finland's oldest company.