Sanoma Corporation, Press Release, 25 February 2014 at 8:45 CET+1Sanoma Learning, one of Europe’s leading learning companies, is pleased to announce its support as main sponsor of OPPI, a unique festival dedicated to education.OPPI will bring together the world’s leading education experts to create the ‘must-attend’ event of the year. For the first year, OPPI will be held in Finland, the country of education excellence.“As a frontrunner in the digital transformation of education, we are thrilled to be involved with this forward-thinking project,” says Jyri Ahti, Vice President M&A, Corporate Relations at Sanoma Learning. “Sponsoring the OPPI festival represents a perfect partnership for Sanoma. OPPI is for Sanoma a unique platform to share our vision on personalised learning and to showcase our learning solutions.”OPPI offers a refreshing two days of cutting-edge content and inspirational ideas. The impressive line-up includes Pasi Sahlberg, the internationally known specialist on Finnish education, and Sarah Brown, chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and co-founder of A World at School. Contributions from The Innovation Unit, Sanoma Learning, The Mozilla Foundation, NESTA, Microsoft Partners in Learning, Times Educational Supplement, and experts from around the world make this a phenomenal opportunity for anyone working in education. Additionally, the festival organisers are curating a programme of workshops, debates, entertainment and fringe events.“It will feel like a festival,” explains Darina Garland, from Suklaa. “We want to create something cool and informal, but super rich and meaningful in terms of content. We organised the London Festival of Education in 2012 and the atmosphere we created there went down brilliantly with the crowd. We want to do the same in Helsinki.”Susanna Pettersson, director of the Finnish institute in London: “We are delighted that Sanoma is the key partner of OPPI. Working with such a well-established and trusted brand means the festival will be able to flourish as we celebrate excellence for those working in the learning industry.”OPPI – Helsinki Learning Festival │11–12 April 2014 │ www.oppifestival.com.Additional informationSanoma Learning, Riikka-Maria Kinnunen, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 40 669 2518Sanoma.comGet the world. Sanoma helps people access and understand the world.We believe in a world full of opportunities, feelings, reactions and inspiration. A world that you can reach, influence, explore and share. We want to make it yours.Sanoma is a front running consumer media and learning company in Europe. In Finland and The Netherlands we are the market leading media company with a broad presence across multiple media platforms. Our operating markets in Learning are Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. In 2013, Sanoma’s net sales totalled EUR 2.2 billion. Sanoma is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange. About OPPI organisersSuklaa is a creative education consultancy with a track record of generating original ideas and turning them into fantastic events for education professionals. Suklaa is based in London and has Finnish and British directors.The Finnish Institute in London creates unexpected partnerships and finds novel solutions to challenges facing society. In 2012 it was the main organiser of the inaugural Open Knowledge Festival, the world’s largest open knowledge event.
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