May 3rd, 2022

The Nordic Healthcare Event in Helsinki

Get new ideas, knowledge and networks


Hoiva&Terveys Arena welcomes top healthcare organizations and company decision makers, professionals, authorities and politicians for networking, discussions, business opportunities and analysis of social and healthcare industries.

The Arena offers a high-quality seminar program focused on the Nordics, combined with time for networking and an exhibition for partners to present their future visions. The event is hosted by Johannes Malkamäki and Satu Heikinheimo.

The Arena is held at the beautiful and historical venue Helsinki Congress Paasitorni. Following guidelines are made to ensure your stay is safe and pleasant.

vaccination certificate required

We require a full vaccination certificate from visitors. The EU Digital COVID Certificate is available in the My Kanta Pages. Certificate can be shown on a mobile phone or it can be printed on paper.

Key Note Speakers

Anna Stavdal


Family medicine specialist and associate professor at Oslo University. Active in public debate, experienced speaker and passionate advocate for primary care and family medicine.

Leading positions in family medicine organisations for 25 years, at the Norwegian, Nordic, European and now global level. WONCA World president - elect since 2018, will take office as president in November 2021.

A main area of interest is how family doctors can be enabled to adapt to current trends, - like digitalization, increased fragmentation and specialization in medicine -, and still provide personal, continuous and comprehensive care at first point of contact.

Michael van den Berg


Policy analyst at OECD, specialized in health systems performance assessment, quality of care, performance indicators and primary care.

Current work is driven by the ambition to move towards a new generation of indicators that will enhance international learning on value of healthcare as reported by patients themselves.

Michael studied sociology, defended his PhD thesis in 2010 and has been working on health services research and policy advice since twenty years. Before working at OECD, Michael led the Dutch Healthcare Performance Report and participated in several international research projects on health care performance.


Marko Rauhala

Managing Director, Nordic Health & Public Services, Accenture, Finland.

Anders Anell

Professor, Department of Business Administration, Lund University, Sweden.

Riikka-Leena Leskelä

Research Director, Nordic Healthcare Group, Finland.

Hannu Välimäki

CEO, Apotti, Finland.

Sabina Joyau

Head of public affairs at Vårdföretagarna, The Association of Swedish healthcare providers.

Mats Brommels

MD PhD, Professor and Director, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Consultant in the Finnish and Swedish Ministries of Social Affairs and Health.

Göran Henriks

Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Region Jönköping County, Sweden.

Juha Paakkola

Director of Health Capital Helsinki. Before joining HCH 2019, Juha Paakkola did a long career in big pharma and biotech industry, was the country manager for Sandoz (a Novartis company) and has 10-year experience from GSK.

Sisse Marie Welling

Mayor of Health and Care in the Municipality of Copenhagen since 2018. Sisse Marie Welling has been a member of the Copenhagen City Council since 2010.

Mikko Kauppinen

Village Chief at Silicon Vallila. The creator of Health Innovation Village - startup ecosystems and open innovation platforms around GE Healthcare.

Mauro Laudicella

Professor in Health Economics, DaCHE, University of Southern Denmark.

Jenni Tamminen-Sirkiä

PhD, Executive Director in Colores - the Finnish Colorectal Cancer Association.

Stella Cizinsky

Consultant in Cardiology, Head of Department of Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine and Clinical Physiology, University Hospital Örebro, Sweden.

Eero Rämö

Director of Tekir. Eero Rämö is an expert in public affairs and decision-making processes. He has worked in civil society managerial duties both in Finland and abroad in addition to being a member or chairman of several boards of directors. He also has a background in health and medical law.

Marina Erhola

CEO, Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing, Finland.

Mika Perttu

Director of Primary Healthcare, The South Savo Social and Health Care Authority (Essote), Finland.

Antti-Jussi Ämmälä

Medical Director, Quality and Efficacy, Terveystalo, Finland.

Main Partner


Premium Partners


Do you want to become a partner to Hoiva&Terveys Arena?

As a partner you will increase your visibility in the industry and benefit your business. Your company is able to expand its network by connecting with delegates from partner companies and organizations.

For further information, please contact Merja Aura.