At our first luncheon meeting in 2008, held on Tuesday the 22th of January, we had a prominent speaker from Finland, Dr. Vesa Vihriälä, State Under-Secretary, Economic Affairs, Secretariat of the Economic Council. Dr. Vihriälä spoke about "Finland's growth policy in the age of globalisation
In his presentation Dr. Vihriälä first gave an overview of the long perspective of Finnish growth policy, where education, R&D, and innovation moved into the centre stage.
He then moved on to the triple challenges for Finland: globalisation, ageing, and climate change and Dr Vihriälä pointed out that there is a need for further reform in Finland to meet these challenges.
For more about the meeting, attended by 28 members and guests,