Manage change in a global HR environment

The importance of HR increases exponentially in rapidly changing times. But how can HR help navigate and make the most out of these changes? Sympa TALK 2020 will discuss the way in which HR can lead the way through a changing playing field and become an even stronger driving force amongst all leaders in the organisation.

Join us October 1st, when we gather HR professionals from around Europe in a one of a kind virtual event experience!

Always desire to learn something useful. See you online!

Sympa TALK online 2020

PLACE: Virtual event streamed on your computer, tablet or phone
DATE: Thursday, October 1st 2020
TIME (CEST): 13.00 – 15.00
TIME (EEST): 14.00 – 16.00

Looking for the Sympa TALK stream page? Find it here!



Opening remarks and welcome. 
Meet our hosts Linda Liljeström and Nick Vertigans that will guide you through the program.

Post-COVID thoughts – a case story from the restaurant industry. Elli Holappa – CEO – Jungle Juice Bar.

Change management at a multinational network of creative digital agencies. Marte Alvfalk – Head of People & Process – The North Alliance.

The changing landscape of Nordic HR – An HR panel chat. With Morten Jakobi from Dustin, Denmark, Björn Lorentzon from Sympa, Sweden, Wouter Hofstede from Matrix Fitness, Benelux, and Marte Alvfalk from The North Alliance, Sweden and Norway.

How AI is changing the way we do business. Antti Merilehto – Chief Growth Officer – Houston Analytics and Bestselling Author on AI

A virtual event experience

Sympa TALK 2020 is not your average Monday webinar – the event is being held in a studio, from where it will be streamed all across Europe. We’ll be using a high quality streaming service to offer you the perfect virtual event experience.

So make sure to gather your colleagues, broadcast Sympa TALK in your very own conference room and get the most out of the event!

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You will receive the streaming-link by email before the event. All you need is your computer, tablet or phone and a stable internet connection.




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Our keynote speakers

Elli Holappa

Elli is the CEO of Jungle Juice Bar, a fresh smoothie restaurant chain with operations in Finland and Sweden. In addition to managing over 60 smoothie restaurants at Jungle Juice Bar, Elli also has strong experience from specialised pet trade from last 13 years, both from brand and retail side.

Elli also has an excellent track record on creating sustainable sales growth and optimizing profitability, with strong capabilities on building collaborative teams enhanced with passion for people leadership, and a strong drive for results.

Get to know Elli

Marte Alvfalk Employee Engagement Sympa TALK

Marte Alvfalk

Marte Alvfalk is the Head of People & Process at The North Alliance (NoA), a multinational network of digital agencies with 850 employees within marketing, tech and design. She’s a Norwegian living in Sweden, leading the HR work at NoA in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.

She will discuss the need for a wider strategy around employee engagement and talk about strategy, branding and people and how working in all those dimensions at the same time really powers growth strategy and transformation.

Get to know Marte

Antti Merilehto

Antti Merilehto is an author on AI, his book (available in English in Feb 2019) is the bestselling business book in Finland. Antti is an ex-Googler and currently Country Manager for Finch Finland, having done most of his career in digital B2B.

Finnish event organisers awarded Antti Merilehto as the Speaker of the Year 2018. Antti’s talk on the reality of AI today is constantly rated top of the event.

Check out Antti's TED speech

Antti’s video greetings:

Our hosts

Linda Liljeström

Linda is a Product Marketing Manager at Sympa. She is responsible for carrying out and developing internal and external communication on product related information.

Linda started out at Sympa as a consultant, prior to which she had several years of experience from project management, as well as teaching and translating. Her studies in anthropology and interaction design have helped her to understand how to be able to assist others in the best possible way, which still is her main passion

Get to know Linda

Nick Vertigans

Nick is a senior accredited PCC coach, mentor coach, facilitator and speaker from London, helping people & teams to develop successful habits and better results.

Nick works on leadership, team and individual development. He is an NLP Practitioner, DISC facilitator, challenging people to find their own voice, in order to communicate, motivate, and perform for themselves and their teams.

Get to know Nick

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