Events and partner search with Kokouspiste Oy during Covid-19

Organisers and event managers are facing a tough time in the current situation, while Covid-19 is shaping our everyday life. And not only the daily study routine is facing big upcoming changes, but also our cooperation partner of the project “International Benchmarking & Partner Search in Event Business” Kokouspiste Oy is facing new challenges.

Together with organisers around the world, we are monitoring the current development of the corona pandemic. We know how challenging this particular situation is for them and share their concerns. But despite the current situation in Europe, the managers Kaisa Kangasmäki and Katja Mansikkaniemi are confident enough to search and establish a cooperation between Kokouspiste Oy and a partner in the UK, Sweden, Denmark and/or Germany.

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The first weeks in the P2P-model from the perspective of an exchange student

Despite the fact that we are living in a worldwide pandemic and Covid-19 attends our daily life, we exchange students were allowed to enter Finland in the first days of January. Shortly after, the semester started and so did the projects of the P2P-model at Laurea University in Hyvinkää.

After an introduction week and explanations about the new teaching model, our project “International Benchmarking & Partner Search in Event Business” started with the Pre-Brief. Here we were introduced for the first time to our lecturer Aapo Hollanti and the other team members. The project group consists of 5 Finnish students and three exchange students from Germany. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions of the government, we are unable to meet in person and so all the meetings take place online using Microsoft Teams. Especially for us exchange students, it took a few meetings to understand all the functions and applications of this new software, but it is very useful as all the information can be shared quickly among the group.

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