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Business culture straight from horse's mouth - Talent Meet: Iran

“This event was super-useful for us”, says Sirkka Hagman from Black Donuts. “We have a desperate need for cultural know-how about Iran, and the practical advice we gained in Talent Meet is really valuable for us.”

Recently, Talent Tampere organized a Talent Meet to bring together local companies interested in Iran with Iranian talents residing in the Tampere region.

In a Talent Meet, companies wish to touch base with international talent pools and learn from their target market, whereas talents have a interest in getting to know Finnish business life and expanding their professional networks.

The content for this informal event was produced by participants: a company case followed by presentations by Iranian talents giving insight on Iranian business, culture and inter-cultural communication in Finnish-Iranian context. Talent Meet is strongly based on questions and answers, dialogue between all participants.

Iranian students living in Finland gave a concrete demonstration on intercultural communication issues

Talent Meet brings together both companies and talents for dialogue. “We got excellent contacts in this event”, says Sirkka Hagman. “We’ll invite two of the participants to give a presentation for our whole staff. It’s so concrete when Iranians living in Finland demonstrate the cultural issues and tell about business environment.”

Talent Meets are open for all interested companies and can be arranged easily. Talents are sought through Talent Tampere and Tampere Ambassadors’ networks. The company just needs to start the dialogue with an open mind.

“These services are truly useful”, concludes Tomi Pekkola from Black Donuts. “Go for it!”

Black Donuts has great interest towards the Iranian market, says Tomi Pekkola

The programme and presentations of Talent Meet: Iran on 15th June 2017

Company case: Black Donuts
Tomi Pekkola, Sales Director, Black Donuts Engineering Inc.
Company case Black Donuts

Highlights of Business in Iran
Humayon Shah, Managing Partner and Sepehr Fatemi, Translator & Client Advisor, 1Stop Group Oy
Business environment Iran

Investment in Iran: Supports and Market
Mohammad Boroujerdi and Alireza Aminlou, Baranhonar
Investment Support Iran

Gist of Intercultural Communication in Iranian and Finnish business context
Razieh Zare, Student of International Business Group at TAMK and Imaneh Ameli, Student of Global and Transnational studies at University of Tampere
Intercultural communication

More information on Iranian consulting companies can be found in the end of this article.

Talent Meet for you? This is how it goes (for companies):

  • Contact us and tell your need / interest.
  • We set the specifications for a Talent Meet. The venue can be either at your office or at Tredea’s premises.
  • Talent Tampere invites talents to attend and give presentations. The invitation is extended to other companies interested in the same market area.
  • The event is free of charge for all.
  • Target audience is small (ideally 12-20 persons) as Talent Meet aims for a true dialogue between the participants.
  • Duration: 2 hours, with time for informal discussions

Marjukka Hourunranta
Project Manager / Talent Tampere
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea
tel. 040 801 2687

Iranians have actively established consulting services to support Finnish business in Iran

Consulting companies facilitating business operations with Iran

1Stop Group's office is based in Espoo, Finland. The company operates in various areas; however, its special interest is business and trade consulting. The company is currently also operating in Tallinn, Estonia.

Baranhonar, based in Tehran, Iran, is specialized in exhibition services as well as advertising, branding and trade consulting. Baranhonar with more than 20 years of experience, 28 onsite designers and experts, 75 offsite workers, is one of the top 5 companies in this field.

East Consulting Ltd. supports companies for growing their business internationally, intensifying their existing international activities and investing and developing their businesses in new markets. Our market areas are: Nordic Countries, Baltic Countries, Eastern and Central Europe, CIS, Russia and Middle East (UAE and Iran). We have offices in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, St. Petersburg and Tehran, with a representative in Tallinn.