The US President Barack Obama is ready to take off from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport in September 2013. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The former US President Barack Obama will be traveling to Helsinki for the Nordic Business Forum, which takes place on September 26-27 at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center in Pasila. President Obama will be speaking to an audience of 7,500 business executives and business owners from over 40 nationalities.

“We are undoubtedly honored to host President Obama—but this moment really belongs to our audience and the Nordic region as a whole. It’s unprecedented and is set to be unforgettable,” said Aslak de Silva, CEO of Nordic Business Forum, in a bulletin.

According to Ville Saarikalle, the head of speaker relations at Nordic Business Forum, President Obama is one of the most remarkable leaders of this era. His life journey is unique: from modest circumstances to the presidency of the United States of America. “It’s truly an honor to have him at Nordic Business Forum this September.”


Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He took office at a moment of crisis unlike any America had seen in decades—a nation at war, a planet in peril, the American Dream itself threatened by the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression.

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In times of great challenge and change, President Obama’s leadership ushered in a stronger economy, a more equal society, a nation more secure at home and more respected around the world.