Plenary 01

Opening Plenary

  • Wednesday 25 Sept
  • Hall 1, Level 0, Messukeskus Expo and Convention CentreShow location on map

The Opening Plenary will give a warm Finnish welcome to the 31st Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition. EAIE President Sabine Pendl will host the official conference kick-off. Greet old friends and colleagues and gather for words of inspiration from our keynote speaker and two-time TED Talker, Simon Anholt. We will also honour this year’s EAIE Award winners. Of course, no Opening Plenary would be complete without some local entertainment to get us excited about everything Finland has to offer. Don’t miss this must-see event!

Introducing keynote speaker Simon Anholt

The Opening Plenary features founder of the Good Country Index Simon Anholt. He’ll reflect on the theme ‘encompassing all voices’ suggesting what international higher education institutions can do to make the world more inclusive. Read Simon’s biography to learn more about his projects.