What is a NESU Conference?
The main function of NESU is to organize semi-annual conferences in some Nordic university city. Every spring and autumn, NESU-members from different Nordic countries gather to spend a week together and participate in different activities. Conferences play a very important role in enhancing the inter-Nordic relations of NESU-members and in supporting networking and co-operation.
Every conference has a specific theme and the program of the conference-week revolves around this theme. Themes are chosen by the organizing team and they relate to business studies. The theme of the week will be discussed in company visits, lectures and workshops.
Besides this formal program, the week includes also more relaxed evening program. This enables participants to get to know each other better and form even wider networks between Nordic business students.
Every spring and autumn NESU organizes a week long conference that gathers nordic business students together in a nordic city. During the week nearly a hundred students from Finland and other Nordic countries participate in multiple academic, social and business events. During recent years the NESU Conference has been held in e.g. Reykjavik, Tallinn, Helsinki, Turku and Vaasa.
Every conference has a theme related to current business issues. The themes vary from marketing to business management to nordic co-operation. During the week lectures, workshops, cases and company visits are organized in intensive cooperation with corporate partners drilling deep into the theme from several different perspectives. An active and enthusiastic group of current students and future managers and entrepreneurs work on business ideas and models while simultaneously creating contacts with their possible employers and colleagues.
The conference’s interesting day program is supported by various evening activities.The week offers a perfect opportunity for students from different Nordic universities to network with each other while having the time of their lives! Evening programmes vary between the conferences but there are always a few evenings one can expect! The week starts with a cottage trip and concludes with a mind-blowing gala evening. The rest of the week consists of a sitsi party and a karaoke night.
Conferences are open to all nordic business students. Participants for each conference are selected based on applications. The application period is usually two to three months before the conference and selected participants are informed within a few weeks after the application period ends.
|2018 Spring||Helsinki||"Design Thinking in Services"|
|2017 Autumn||Lappeenranta/Tallinn||"Value Creation with Technology"|
|2017 Spring||Vaasa||"Risk Management in Global Markets"|
|2016 Autumn||Oulu||"Startups and Entrepreneurship"|
|2016 Spring||Jyväskylä||"Game Business"|
|2015 Autumn||Tampere||"Operation: Innovation"|
|2015 Spring||Turku||"Professional Event Management"|
|2014 Autumn||Reykjavik||"International Image"|
|2014 Spring||Helsinki||"Experience it"|
|2013 Autumn||Vaasa||"Advertise Now!"|
|2013 Spring||Tallinna||"Penetrating New Markets"|
|2012 Autumn||Oulu||"Responsible Management – The Way to Success"|
|2012 Spring||Jyväskylä/Tampere||"Keen On Green"|
|2011 Autumn||Turku/Stockholm||"Innovations to Revenue"|
|2011 Spring||Reykjavik||"Brand Management"|
|2010 Autumn||Helsinki||"Doing Business in Social Media"|
|2010 Spring||Vaasa||"Process management in different fields of business"|
|2009 Autumn||Tampere||"Foundation for Boom"|
|2009 Spring||Århus||"Risk Management"|
|2008 Autumn||Turku||"Corporate Social Responsibility"|
|2008 Spring||Reykjavik||“Mergers and Acquisitions in the Nordic Markets”|
|2007 Autumn||Helsinki||"Entertainment Business"|
|2007 Spring||Vilna||"Utilizing Nordic-Baltic Potential"|
|2006 Autumn||Århus||"Corporate Branding"|
|2006 Spring||Tampere||"High Performance Through Outsourcing"|
|2005 Autumn||Reykjavik||"International Expansion"|
|2004 Autumn||Helsinki||"Baltic Opportunities"|
|2004 Spring||Århus||"Change Management"|
|2003 Autumn||Reykjavik||"Natural Resources"|
|2003 Spring||Turku||"Managing Mergers & Acquisitions"|
|2002 Spring||Reykjavik||"The Viking Firms"|
|2001 Autumn||Helsinki||"Telecommunication enabling business"|
|1999 Autumn||Helsinki||"Change Management"|
|1999 Spring||Reykjavik||"Research & Development"|
|1998 Autumn||Århus||"Personal Development"|
|1998 Spring||Turku||"Globalizing Businesses"|
|1997 Autumn||Visby||"Future Organizations"|
|1997 Spring||Helsinki||"Communication in Business Environment"|
|1996 Autumn||Århus||"Management in the 90s - TQM & BPR"|
|1996 Spring||Oslo||"Energy in the Nordic Countries"|
|1995 Autumn||Vaasa||"Creativity and Innovations"|
|1995 Spring||Visby||"The IT-revolution - Companies get wired"|
|1994 Autumn||Reykjavik||"Iceland In International Competition"|
|1994 Spring||Turku||"Management in a Crisis Situation"|