Photos and videos from the previous Homecoming Day events

Homecoming Day 2018 ¦ Homecoming Day 2016 ¦ Homecoming Day 2014

Homecoming Day 2018

The theme of the Homecoming Day 2018 was Brave New Work — future of the business school graduates. Keynote speech was given by Casper von Koskull, the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nordea Bank AB (publ). You can find pictures, videos and presentations of the event from this site.


You can see all photos in full-size in Flickr-gallery. Photographer Lasse Lecklin.

The participants had the possibility of taking a Memory Picture of themselves at the School of Business Main Building in Töölö. These pictures can be downloaded from the Flickr-gallery. Photographer Rasmus Karppinen.
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Below you can find complete video recordings from the Homecoming Day Main seminar on August 31, 2018. The recordings have been divided into four videos: Keynote, Panel Discussion, School update and Greeting from the Alumna of the Year.

Keynote: “Brave new banking world in a changing environment” by Casper von Koskull, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nordea Bank (in English):

Panel discussion: “Future of the Business School Graduates” (in Finnish):

School update: “Past, Present and Future” by Dean Ingmar Björkman and Professor Emeritus Eero Kasanen (in English):

Video greeting from the Alumna of the Year 2018 of Aalto University School of Business, Elina Björklund (in English):


After the main seminar, the Departments organized parallel sessions around the theme. Some of these presentation are publicly available and can be found through this link in a Dropbox folder.

Homecoming Day 2016

In 2016, the theme of the day was Business and Society in 2020 and it was discussed from different perspectives with the School’s alumni, academic community and influential opinion leaders in the Finnish economy. In addition to the day seminar, alumni had the opportunity to continue enjoying the day at the dinner at Kalastajatorppa. 

Photos from the Homecoming Day 2016, taken by Maija Astikainen.

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“Society in 2020” – Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Laureate, former President of Finland, 26.8.2016

“Business in 2020” – Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, CEO of Marimekko, 26.8.2016

“Business and Society in 2020” – Panel discussion 26.8.2016 Homecoming Day

Homecoming Day 2014

The first Homecoming Day for alumni started a new tradition at the Aalto University School of Business. The event brought 600 alumni and influential opinion leaders in Finnish economic life back to home campus for discussing and networking on 22 August 2014. The event was sold out.

The theme of the first Homecoming Day was Competitiveness, and it was discussed from different perspectives, i.e. from large and small companies’ as well as communities’ and individual’s point of view. The conversation was vivid also on Twitter.

The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö gave a speech about national competitiveness in Leading the Way seminar. Among other things he drew attention to the need for responsible public sector management. Other influential speakers of the main seminar included The President and CEO of Metsä Group Kari Jordan, Professor Matti Pohjola, Professor Sixten Korkman, Slush conference Main Organizer Miki Kuusi, pension insurance company Varma CEO Risto Murto and Ellun Kanat CEO Kirsi Piha.


President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö

Panel discussion, Pohjola, Korkman, Murto, Kuusi and Murto

Alumnus of the year, Riku Asikainen


Photos from the Homecoming Day 2014

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