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Obama to visit Finland for business conference

Former President Barack Obama is to visit Finland in September for the Nordic Business Forum.

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Barack Obama Image: Clemens Bilan / EPA

Helsinki will host Barack Obama for a keynote speech at the Nordic Business Forum in September. Event organisers say they're expecting some 7,500 people to attend along with the 44th president of the United States.

"President Obama is one of the most significant leaders of our era," said Ville Saarikalle, who is in charge of booking speakers for the event. "His life story is unique."

Saarikalle declined to comment on the size of Obama's fee. Tickets to the event cost upwards of 900 euros, while the right to watch a stream comes in at 120 euros.

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