Member meeting in Helsinki

The meeting will take place on Viking Line’s M/S Gabriella 16 September, 11.00 – 15.45 (Local time) in the harbour of Helsinki. The theme of the meeting wil be “Opportunities”.

NB: Attendees are requested to meet up around the NTRG banner at the ground floor in the terminal no later than 10.45.

Please register at no later than Friday, 10 September. The limited number of seats for this meeting is allocated on a first come, first served basis.


11.00 Guided tour of Viking Line’s M/S Gabriella. Tax Free Manager Kim Engblom will present the Tax Free Shop and Category Manager Eva Rehnström will present the new Travel Express Spa.
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Welcome by NTRG Chairman, John Baumgartner
13.10 ”Global Blue – tax free shopping – the essential tool for business and key service for foreign customers”. What are the benefits of offering tax free? Global Blue Finland tax free figures: market update. By Anne Paula, Country Manager, Global Blue Finland
13.45 “Logistics – opportunities or challenges?” By Matti Kokkala, Director, ME Group
14.30 Coffee and networking
15.00 ”Pay attention and how to be heard among lots of stakeholders.” Ongoing issues, authorities’ view on our industry and how to  help lobbying for a better appreciation by the authorities. By Hans Ahlström, Assistant Managing Director, Finnish Shipowner’s Association.
15.45 End

The full address of the venue
Viking Line Terminal (Katajanokka)
Katajanokanlaituri 8 (Mastokatu 1)
00160 Helsinki