On 29 and 30 March Tokyo will host 5,000 founders, investors, media and students from all over the world. They will all gather at Slush Tokyo – and so will Wärtsilä.
The basic philosophy of Slush has always been to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward. Finnish originated Slush has grown from a 300-person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. Wärtsilä is partnering with Slush in four different events during 2017: Slush Tokyo, Slush Shanghai, Slush Singapore and the main event, Slush Helsinki.
Our aim is to build the Wärtsilä thought leadership in the industry, especially in the marine industry at this point. Our thought leadership activities tie together in particular with innovation and digitalization. Being active and visible at Slush also gives us good opportunity to do employer branding.
"We are in the beginning of our global Slush journey and this first one for us outside Helsinki in particular is a learning opportunity – what works, what does not work, where to focus during the event and so on. I am really excited about our cooperation with Slush. It is supporting Wärtsilä's transformation in an excellent way," says Tero Hottinen, Director Digital Ventures at Wärtsilä.