By personal invitation only


Where is FUSE held?

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Soi 57

When is FUSE?

November 11th, 2019

How much does FUSE cost?

Free for the invitees

Enrolment closed

Only 100 seats available.


FUSE is not just another anonymous business summit for the masses. FUSE is a co-creative knowledge sharing lab for selected innovation-driven business leaders and influencers from Nordic and Asian organisations. FUSE is about boosting insight, sharing experiences and co-creating practical solutions to business issues critical to future success.

In many aspects Nordic organisations are considered very innovative. On the other hand, much of innovation is happening in Asia. Focusing on the soft side of innovation, what can we learn from each other regarding:

Building innovative and future-fit organisations

- creating the new and ambitious innovation agenda -

Every organisation wants to be considered innovative and future-forward. But honestly, how many of us really are – as an organisation? As leaders, when we through our leadership and management actions are claiming to be building the best possible future for our organisation, are we actually inhibiting or enhancing innovation?

Creating sustainable businesses driven by co-creative innovation has long been a key success factor for leading Nordic organisations. To them, innovation is more than the end-result of R&D – it is a value and a mindset fuelled by an entrepreneurial culture and empowering leadership. It is driven by an ambitious strategy and shared values, engaging the whole business environment in building future success to both businesses as well as society.

What does this require in terms of talent, attitude, culture, ways of working as well as structures and leadership? In practice, not only in theory? And how do you actually make it happen? Let’s join forces, dig into the underlying real challenges and find some concrete ideas and initiatives on how to build innovative and future-fit organisations.


Inspirational Keynotes

To fuel our thinking and open our horizons, we will be treated to two inspirational keynotes delivered by two true high-profile innovation thinkers and practitioners.

Alf Rehn

Professor Alf Rehn

Innovation Guru and Global Top 50 Thinker from Denmark

Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana

Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana

Director of the National Innovation Agency (NIA) in Thailand


Interactive Innovators’ Panel

Armed with vast personal experience and inspired by the keynotes, these five Innovation Leaders will share with us their houghts, ideas and insights on the soft aspects of innovation in an open dialogue moderated by Professor Rehn.

Heikki Rintala

Mr. Heikki Rintala

Area Business Development Manager, Asia-Pacific & India, KONE

Jurgen Thoelen

Mr. Jurgen Thoelen

Head of Solution Sales, Asia North and Singapore, Nokia

Petri Lakka

Mr. Petri Lakka

Vice President, Services Development and R&D, Valmet

Wilaiporn Chetanachan

Dr. Wilaiporn Chetanachan

Principal Innovation Advisor, Office of the President and CEO, SCG

Naveed Anwar

Dr. Naveed Anwar

Vice President for Knowledge Transfer, Asian Institute of Technology

Phanart Chairat

Dr. Phanart Chairat

Director of the National Innovation Agency (NIA) in Thailand


Thematic Round Tables

Leaning on the Inspirational Keynotes and the Innovators’ Panel, do you have ideas you want to test or issues from your organisations that you might need solutions to? Or practical questions pertaining to a certain aspect of innovation that you would like answered? Or maybe just share personal experiences and help others on the topics we’ve just heard?

This deep-dive and insight sharing will take place in our facilitated Round Table -discussions, addressing the following themes:

→ The next-generation of innovation leadership

→ Driving purpose and sustainability into innovation

→ Building co-creative innovation cultures

→ Developing capabilities for future innovation

→ Governments and institutions fuelling innovation

In order to help the practical preparations, when enrolling to the event, you will be asked to select your preferred theme to participate in.

The overall program and timetable

Registration & coffee

Welcome by Renesans

Opening speech by the Ambassador of Finland to Thailand

Keynote speech by Dr. Phanart Chairat, Director of NIA

Keynote speech by Professor Alf Rehn

Innovators’ Panel

Coffee break & Mingling

Thematic Round Tables on specific innovation subthemes

Sharing the outcomes from the Round Tables & Conclusions

Cocktails & mingling

Where is FUSE held?

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Soi 57

When is FUSE?

November 11th, 2019

Enrolment closed

Only 100 seats available.

Why should I enrol?

What makes Nordics so innovative and what could and should they learn from the Asian innovation landscape? And vice versa. Get inspired, learn from others, test your own ideas and get solutions to your own challenges, while meeting the most interesting and relevant people.

FUSE is sponsored by Business Finland, which means we can offer you this unique event completely free of charge!


FUSE is arranged by Renesans Consulting in cooperation with the Finnish Embassy to Thailand, the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) and Bisnis Nordic Indonesia.

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