May
28
3:30 PM15:30

Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement

Hosted by Australian Embassy Stockholm with Confederation of Finnish Industries EK

Australia and the EU are fast progressing FTA negotiations. Come along to this seminar, hosted by Australia's Ambassador and EK, to discuss the FTA's potential benefits, including the case for establishing in Australia to grow your business in Asia.

Tuesday, May 28

3:30PM – 6:00PM

Eteläranta 10 Meeting Center, 2nd floor

Helsinki, Finland

The Ambassador of Australia

HE Mr Jonathan Kenna

invites you to attend a seminar on the Australia-European Union FTA.

Ms Juliana Nam,

Counsellor, Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg, Missions to the European Union and NATO will present on the status and potential benefits of the Australia-European Union FTA. Juliana supports the negotiations through advocacy and outreach to FTA stakeholders.

This event offers the opportunity to to discuss the FTA's potential benefits, and its relevance for your business.  

Eteläranta 10 Meeting Center, 2nd floor

Time: 15.30 to 18.00

Followed by a mingle with cheese and Australian wine

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FDCC Women in Leadeship event
Jun
3
4:00 PM16:00

FDCC Women in Leadeship event

INVITATION

The FDCC would like to offer you a warm welcome to our Women in Leadership event! This event will take place at the offices of Nokia in Hoofddorp on the 3rd of June. The purpose of this event is to bring women and men from all industries together to discuss and learn from each other. The focus is on stories of female corporate leaders of the (Finnish) international companies, how they have experienced their development into leadership and what they have learned during their career.

PROGRAMME

·        16.00: Doors open, snack and drinks

·        16.30-16.40: Opening words by the Finnish Ambassador in the Netherlands, H.E. Ms. Päivi Kaukoranta

·        16.40-17.05: Presentation: Hilary Mine, Nokia

·        17.05-17.25: Presentation: Eija Hakakari, Finnair

·        17.25-17.45: Open speaker slot

·        (small break)

·        18.00-18.45: Panel discussion (and audience questions) led by Susanna Nevalainen with all presentators.

·        18.45-19.45: Networking, drinks and snacks 

 

VENUE

Nokia Offices Hoofddorp

Antareslaan 1,

2132 JE

Hoofddorp

 

PARTICIPATION FEE

·        Young Professionals: 10€

·        FDCC-members: 15€

·        Non-members: 20€

 

REGISTRATION:

You can register via sending an email to office@fdcc.eu before the 29th of May.

While registering, please inform us of interesting topics you would wish to be discussed.

More information about the event here.

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Jun
6
to Jun 12

ICT EXPO ETHIOPIA June 6- June 12, 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ICT EXPO ETHIOPIA is Ethiopia’s largest and most extensive ICT Exhibition, Conference, and Summit.

ICT Expo Ethiopia is where established technology service vendors, private and public sector decision-makers, integrators, and users of ICT technology for business or public good—as well as disruptive startups with unique solutions—come together to create important networks and build valuable partnerships.

From enterprise solutions to large telecom operators, ICT Expo Ethiopia brings the latest technology innovations to benefit organizations operating or planning to engage in the expanding Ethiopian market. The Expo serves as a catalyst for collaboration and competition between foreign and local technology companies and a multitude of partners in the ICT ecosystems.

The event combines unrivaled conference content with a major exhibition and a well-crafted networking opportunity.
As Africa’s diplomatic capital—and a rising conference tourism destination—enchanting Addis Ababa provides the appropriate setting for business travelers and those curious to explore the opportunities of the wider Ethiopian market.

For further information, please visit the link below:

http://www.ictexpoethiopia.com/  

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Jun
12
3:00 PM15:00

Baltics and Nordics getting closer together: how to deepen and expand Latvian and Finnish economic relations

Time             12th June 2019 from 15:00 to 17:00

Place            Embassy of Latvia, Armfeltintie 10, 00150 Helsinki

After a period of somewhat day-to-day interrelation if compared to the “romantic wave” of the beginning of the 90ies, one might argue that the Baltics and Nordics are getting closer again. Finland joins Rail Baltica and a Finn becomes the CEO of RB Rail; Estonia, Finland and Latvia has agreed on a common gas market; the electricity market between the Baltics and Nordics is in place already.

Could these new circumstances give a positive boost to the economic relations between Finland and Latvia? Could the objective of the new Latvian government to continue moving steadily to a higher value added economy and proceed with several hard reforms be a helpful driver? What about the perspective and priorities of the Finnish economy?

We wish you warmly welcome to this event to exchange views on the perspectives of the deepening Latvian and Finnish economic cooperation.

The event is organised by the Embassy of Latvia in cooperation with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Finnish-Latvian Business Association, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Business Finland and Enterprise Europe Network.

PROGRAM

15:00           
Introduction
Ms.
Kristīne Našeniece, Ambassador of Latvia, Embassy of Latvia in Finland

15:10           
Mr. Arvils Ašeradens,
Member of the Parliament, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for the Cooperation with Finland, Chairman of the Science and Education Committee, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economics of Latvia

15:25           
Mr. Olli Kantanen,
Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Ambassador of Finland to Latvia (2014 - 2018)

15:40           
Panel discussion: exploring potential for co-operation

Mr. Ašeradens, Member of the Parliament, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for the Cooperation with Finland, Chairman of the Science and Education Committee, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economics of Latvia                      

Mr. Kantanen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Ambassador of Finland to Latvia (2014 - 2018) 


Mr. Risto Hiekka, Chairman of the Board of the Finnish-Latvian Business   Association  

Representatives of the Finnish enterprises active in Latvia (TBC)
Representatives of the Latvian enterprises established in Finland (TBC)


16:00           
Discussion


16:20           
Networking and refreshments


17:00           
End of the event

The event is held in English and it is free of charge, but needs registration by Wednesday, 5th June 2019  https://www.lyyti.in/latviaembassy2019

 

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Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise: INVITATION : Déjeuner avec Carita Wallgren-Lindholm le 24 mai
May
24
12:30 AM00:30

Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise: INVITATION : Déjeuner avec Carita Wallgren-Lindholm le 24 mai

Madame, Monsieur, Cher membre,

Nous avons le grand plaisir de vous inviter à un déjeuner avec Madame Carita Wallgren-Lindholm le vendredi 24 mai à 12h30 au Cercle Suédois. Notre invitée nous parlera de l'arbitrage international et de l'important rôle de la Chambre de Commerce Internationale (ICC) dans ce domaine.

Date : vendredi 24 mai 2019
Heure : à partir de 12h30
Lieu : Cercle Suédois, Salon Rouge (242 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris)
Accès : Métro Concorde / Parking Tuileries
Frais de participation : Formule 41 (membre CCFF) / 50 € (non-membre) : verre d’accueil, entrée, plat, vin, café inclus

Carita Wallgren-Lindholm est depuis 2018 Présidente de la Commission sur l'Arbitrage et ADR au sein de la Chambre de Commerce Internationale (ICC). Avocate avec 35 ans d'expérience, elle a été impliquée dans plus de 100 arbitrages internationaux institutionnels et ad hoc. Aujourd'hui, son activité consiste principalment des arbitrages commerciaux en dehors de la Finlande, mais elle a également une expérience importante dans les domaines de conseil d'entreprises, de transactions, et de projets et contrats de livraison, ainsi que dans le règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements. 

Lindholm Wallgren Attorneys »
En savoir plus sur la Commission »
 

Réservez votre place dès maintenant sur notre site web :

Inscrivez-vous ! 

Toute inscription ou annulation doit être faite au plus tard le mercredi 22 mai à 12h00. Veuillez noter que le nombre de places à cet évènement est limité. Toute inscription non honorée sera facturée au tarif plein. 

Pour tous les renseignements, merci de bien vouloir vous référer à l'adresse suivante : contact@ccff.fr
 

N.B. Ce déjeuner tient lieu de déjeuner mensuel.

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FACC NY: US Employment Visa Seminar & EACC Spring Networking Event
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

FACC NY: US Employment Visa Seminar & EACC Spring Networking Event

Join the Nordic Chambers in New York and the law firm Gibney, Anthony, & Flaherty for a discussion on employment-based visa options, the Trump Administration's latest immigration proposals and its impact on U.S. immigration.

Topics will include:

  • Common employment-based visa options and practical consideration

  • Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

  • Trump Administration regulations, rule-making and legislation

  • Impact on recruiting foreign talent and retaining foreign national employees already in the US

Date:
May 22, 2019

Time: 
Door opens: 6pm
Seminar starts: 6.30pm
 

Tickets

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Pequeno-Almoço-Debate 22-05 | O projeto do novo aeroporto
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Pequeno-Almoço-Debate 22-05 | O projeto do novo aeroporto

Pequeno-Almoço-Debate 

Lisboa | 22 de maio

09h00-11h00

Hotel Corinthia Lisboa (Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro,105)

“O Projeto do novo Aeroporto”


Orador: Engº Thierry Ligonnière
Presidente Executivo da ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal

 

A Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Luso-Francesa tem o prazer de convidar todos os seus associados e amigos para um Pequeno-Almoço-debate no qual tem a honra de receber o Exmo. Senhor Engº Thierry Ligonnière, Presidente Executivo da ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal que irá apresentar o projeto do novo Aeroporto.


Este evento é organizado pela Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Luso-Francesa em colaboração com as Câmaras de Comércio Luso-Alemã; Luso-Belga-Luxemburguesa; Luso-Britânica; Luso-Finlandesa e Portugal-Holanda.

Contamos com a sua presença.

 

Inscreva-se Aqui!

Sócio CCILF: 25€ | Preço Não sócio: 35€


Modalidades de pagamento: transferência bancária

NIB/RIB - CGD - 0035 0001 00037006 030 73 ou NIB/RIB - BCP - 0033 0000 45470115276-05
ou NIB/RIB - NB - 0007 0023 00748910009 47
Agradecemos a indicação do nome da empresa e envio do justificativo de pagamento.
Nota:
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válidas após receção do pagamento
- as
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Doing business in the USA - 21st May 2019 at 8.30 am in Helsinki
May
21
8:30 AM08:30

Doing business in the USA - 21st May 2019 at 8.30 am in Helsinki

Join for a free U.S. Embassy hosted event on 'Doing Business in the USA' and learn how to scale your business up in partnership with the United States.

DATE: 21ST MAY, 2019

TIME: 8:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

VENUE: U.S. EMBASSY HELSINKI, Innovation Center

AVITUS Group, U.S. Embassy Helsinki, State of Kentucky, State of Iowa, State of Ohio, Lappset and other market specialists offer a seminar  that describes the 12 steps to enter the U.S. market, establish your business, and operate successfully. A panel of expert speakers will ensure you gain an understanding of American government agencies, workers, customers, routes to market, intellectual property, finance, and visas and immigration.

Program

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The Future of Europe
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Europe

INVITATION

The FDCC would like to welcome you to “The Future of Europe” with Mr. Jyrki Katainen at the Finse Huis in Rotterdam.

AGENDA

·        18:00 Welcoming and Registration

·        18:30 Presentation by Mr. Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness: “The Future of Europe”

·        -Buffet Dinner and Networking

·        21:00 End of programme

VENUE

Finse Huis

s’-Gravendijkwal 64,

3014 EG Rotterdam

PARTICIPATION FEE

·        25€ for FDCC-members

·        35€ for non-members

·        The price is including food and drinks

REGISTRATION

You can register via office@fdcc.eu before the 10th of May

 

During the event, pictures will be taken which will be used in the FDCC communication channels.

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Finnish construction business mission to Vilnius, Lithuania 16-18th May 2019
May
16
to May 18

Finnish construction business mission to Vilnius, Lithuania 16-18th May 2019

Finnish-Lithuanian Trade Association and the Embassy of Lithuania in Finland warmly invite you to join a visit to Vilnius, Lithuania, to meet Lithuanian and Finnish business people.

The specific visit will focus on building and construction industry, introducing Lithuanian construction sector’s capabilities and providing business opportunities for e.g. subcontracting. During the mission, individual meetings between Finnish and Lithuanian construction sector companies are organized according to enterprises’ wishes.

Program

16th May

Departure from Helsinki

Proposed flight:  Helsinki 16.20 – Vilnius 17.35 (Finnair) or  13.55 – 16.20 (AirBaltic)

Arrival at Vilnius

Check - in at the hotel (suggested hotels: Vilnia ****, Narutis *****)

18.00 – 20.00 Guided tour, Vilnius Old Town. The tour starts at the reception of the hotel  (optional)

20.00 – Dinner (optional)

17th May

9.00 – 10.30 Visit to Embassy of Finland and Finnish – Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce,

·        Presentation of Lithuania

·        Presentation of Vilnius (by Go Vilnius)

·        Presentation of Finnish - Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce 

10.30 - 12.30 Individual meetings with Lithuanian companies (e.g. suppliers) at EnterpriseLithuania

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Visit PropTech Baltic (PropTech Baltic is a network for innovation, startups, and developers in the real estate industry across Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia)

16.00 – 19.00 Guided tour to Trakai (optional)

19.00 - Dinner, Trakai (optional)

18th May

12.00 - 16.00 Garden Party at the residence of H.E. Mr. Christer Michelsson, Ambassador of Finland to Lithuania, meeting with Finnish and Lithuanian business community (optional at extra cost of 39 euros)

Examples of Lithuanian companies you are able meet is here.

Return to Helsinki

Proposed flight: Vilnius 18.35 – Helsinki 20.15 (Finnair) or 16.45 – 19.30 (AirBaltic)

Please, download business information on Vilnius here

We strongly believe that this business mission with focus on Finnish construction industry meeting Lithuanian suppliers will be offering choice, quality and cost efficiencies for Finland's construction sector and want to wish your wholeheartedly welcome!

Every participant will take care of her/his own flights and hotel reservations. The program is free of charge for the members of the Finland-Lithuania Business Association, others are charged 30 euros after the registration.

Registration deadline -  29th April 2019 using this link: https://www.lyyti.in/vilniusmay2019

In case you have further questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us:

Risto Uusitalo, mob. +358 440321067, Vitalija Danivska mob. mob. +358404618480 and Anne Hatanpää
+ 358 50 3209539.  

FINNISH-LITHUANIAN TRADE ASSOCIATION

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May
16
4:30 PM16:30

Le Tour de France eilen ja tänään - Esitelmä Annantalon auditoriossa (Annankatu 30, Helsinki) 16.5.2019 klo 16.30 - vapaa pääsy

tour 1.jpg

Ranskan ympäriajo  Le Tour de France, on maailman tunnetuin vuosittain järjestettävä pyöräilykilpailu. Se ajettiin ensimmäisen kerran vuonna 1903 ja on siitä lähtien järjestetty joka vuosi paitsi maailmansotien aikana 1915–1918 ja 1940–1946.  Kolmiviikkoisen kilpailun reitti vaihtelee, sen pituus on 3000-4000 km.

tour2.jpg

Tommi Wallenius on pyöräilyn harrastaja. Hän on tutkinut maineikkaan tapahtuman historiaa ja nykypäivää. Ympäriajo on herättänyt intohimoja, ja sen historiaan mahtuu sankaruutta ja skandaaleja, hurmosta ja tragediaa. Wallenius kertoo ”Tourin” monipolvisista vaiheista ja sen nykyisistä haasteista

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May
16
10:30 AM10:30

French-Finnish Chamber of Commerce: Conférence de Jeannette Bougrab

Conférence de Jeannette Bougrab

Jeudi 16 mai 2019

La Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise en association avec l’Institut finlandais ont le plaisir de vous inviter à une conférence sur l’action culturelle française en Finlande. La conférence sera donnée par Madame Jeannette Bougrab.

Date : jeudi 16 mai 2019
Heure : à partir de 18h30
Lieu : Amphithéatre de l'Institut finlandais (60 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris)
Tarif : gratuit

Jeannette Bougrab est Docteur en Droit de la Sorbonne et membre du Conseil d’Etat, auparavant Présidente de la HALDE et ministre. Elle a dirigé pendant trois années le service d’action culturelle et scientifique au sein de l’Ambassade de France en Finlande. 

Elle est également auteur de plusieurs essais (Ma République se meurt, Maudites, Lettre d'exil, la Barbarie). Son dernier ouvrage, paru au début 2019, s’intitule Lettre aux femmes voilées et ceux qui les soutiennent. Elle a aussi réalisé un documentaire pour Canal+, Interdites d'école, pour dénoncer la situation de plus de 64 millions de petites filles exclues de toute instruction. 

L'inscription est obligatoire à cet évènement et doit être faite au plus tard le lundi 13 mai. Veuillez noter que le nombre de places à cet évènement est limité.

Reservez votre place dès maintenant :

Inscrivez-vous 

Pour tout renseignement, merci de bien vouloir vous référer à l'adresse suivante : contact@ccff.fr

Bien cordialement,

Claude Bounatirou
Vice-président
Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise

 

Johanna Råman
Directrice
Institut finlandais

Read more here.

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Finncham Hong Kong: Hong Kong's  media landscape as a foreign correspondent
May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Finncham Hong Kong: Hong Kong's media landscape as a foreign correspondent

Press freedom? Media landscape in Hong Kong? Come and learn with us!

You are warmly welcome to join the Breakfast Info in May to learn more about Hong Kong’s media landscape as a foreign correspondent from our great speaker Hannamiina Tanninen. The World Press Freedom Day was celebrated last week on 3rd May with the focus on importance of free press for working democracy. Finland ranked 2nd in the Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders while Hong Kong ranked 73rd. 

Hannamiina Tanninen moved to Hong Kong in 2010 and has been working as foreign correspondent since 2014. She covers business, economics, and finance, with emphasis on Finnish companies in the area. Most of her work is published in publications in Alma Talent portfolio such as Kauppalehti and Talouselämä.

The event is on the 9th May from 9 am to 10 am at the Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong (address 10/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong).

Tickets for members are only 100HKD and for non-members, 130HKD including delicious breakfast from Nordic deli Rye House.

Picture of our speaker by Outi Järvinen, Alma Media

RSVP

 

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Finnish-Portugese Chamber of Commerce: Almoço-Debate
May
7
12:30 PM12:30

Finnish-Portugese Chamber of Commerce: Almoço-Debate

Caros Membros,

 

A Câmara de Comércio Luso-Finlandesa em colaboração com a Câmara de Comércio Luso-Francesa, tem o prazer de vos convidar para o almoço debate com o convidado o Dr. João Gomes Cravinho, Ministro da Defesa Nacional.

 Esperamos que o evento seja do vosso melhores interesse.

 Cumprimentos

Alexandra

Almoço-Debate 

Lisboa | 07 de maio

12h30-15h00

Hotel InterContinental Lisboa (Rua Castilho, 149)

Orador: Dr. João Gomes Cravinho
Ministro da Defesa Nacional

A Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Luso-Francesa tem o prazer de convidar todos os seus associados e amigos para um Almoço-debate no qual tem a honra de receber o Exmo. Senhor Dr. João Gomes Cravinho, Ministro da Defesa Nacional que irá realizar uma intervenção sobre as oportunidades do setor da defesa.

Este evento é organizado pela Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Luso-Francesa em colaboração com as Câmaras de Comércio Luso-Belga-Luxemburguesa; Luso-Britânica e a ANJE.

Contamos com a sua presença.

Inscreva-se Aqui!

Sócio CCILF: 42€ | Preço Não sócio: 50€

 

Modalidades de pagamento: transferência bancária

NIB/RIB - CGD - 0035 0001 00037006 030 73 ou NIB/RIB - BCP - 0033 0000 45470115276-05
ou NIB/RIB - NB - 0007 0023 00748910009 47
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FACC Minnesota: a breakfast briefing, featuring New York's Consul General of Finland, Manu Virtamo
May
2
8:00 AM08:00

FACC Minnesota: a breakfast briefing, featuring New York's Consul General of Finland, Manu Virtamo

Faegre Baker Daniels is delighted to host a breakfast briefing, featuring New York's Consul General of Finland, Manu Virtamo. Following registration and a breakfast buffet, Consul General Virtamo will discuss current issues and opportunities for Finnish businesses investing in the United States and for U.S. businesses interested in investment in Finland. Following this discussion, Consul General Virtamo will join a distinguished panel from leading businesses, to further explore areas in which Finland and other Nordic countries lead the world. 

Be prepared to learn about Smart Cities/Nordic City Solutions and Slush! 

DATE
Thursday, May 2, 2019

SCHEDULE 
All times in CDT
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Program

LOCATION
Faegre Baker Daniels
2200 Wells Fargo Center 
90 S. Seventh St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

RSVP
Click here to register. Your reply is requested by Friday, April 26.

CONTACT

If you have questions about this program, please contact Angela Wood or call +1 303 607 3662.
 

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FACC Minnesota: May Day Celebration, Vappu
Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

FACC Minnesota: May Day Celebration, Vappu

PROGRAM

Kelli von Heydekampf, a Certified Professional Hypnotist, will entertain us at 6pm

Can she really get us stoic Finns to be talkative?

More information at https://www.westmetrohypnosis.com/

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided.


WHEN? Monday April 30, from 5:00 to 7:30PM
WHERE? Norway House (913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404)
HOW MUCH? Event is FREE but RSVP in Eventbrite is required (by April 28)

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 Invitation to the Joint Nordic networking event "Employment Regulations - challenges and solutions" on April 24, 2019
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Invitation to the Joint Nordic networking event "Employment Regulations - challenges and solutions" on April 24, 2019

Dear Nordic members and friends,

Warmly welcome to the joint Nordic networking event: Employment Regulations - challenges and solutions!


Have you experienced challenges when applying for work passes for your international talent? Have you found it difficult to apply for employment passes or have them renewed?

The Nordic Business Associations and Chambers warmly invite our members and guests to an interesting seminar focusing on the employment pass application and renewal process for foreign employees. A carefully selected group of speakers will provide our guests with practical first-hand advice from leaders and companies who have experienced the same.

Read more here.

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Apr
2
8:00 AM08:00

The Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland: Digital Trust – Threat or Opportunity?

Digital Trust – Threat or Opportunity?

Digitalisation is a global trend shaping our society and business domains. As the world we know changes into an all connected environment we are facing not only opportunities but also fear and threats towards the digital unknown. Should we focus on threats or can we overcome those and instead look at the endless possibilities that lies in digital trust? Trust is vital. Focusing on cyber security and digital trust, and the opportunities, models and collaboration, our keynote speakers will highlight most interesting trends and we encourage you to have an open discussion. The Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland and Netox Oy invite you to discuss the challenges and possibilities of cyber security, to share your insights, and to network. Welcome to our Breakfast of Trust!

Program

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INVITATION : Déjeuner d'affaires le jeudi 28 mars
Mar
28
12:30 PM12:30

INVITATION : Déjeuner d'affaires le jeudi 28 mars

Madame, Monsieur, Cher Membre,
 

La Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise a le grand plaisir de vous inviter au Déjeuner d'affaires du mois de mars. Le déjeuner aura lieu exceptionnellement le jeudi 28 mars à 12h30 au Cercle Suédois. 

Date : jeudi 28 mars 2019
Heure : à partir de 12h30
Lieu : Cercle Suédois ( 242 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris )
Accès : Métro Concorde / Parking Tuileries
Frais de participation : Formule 41 (membre CCFF) / 50 € (non-membre) : verre d’accueil, entrée, plat, vin, café inclus


Inscrivez-vous à cet évènement par mail à l'adresse : contact@ccff.fr .

Toute inscription ou annulation doit être faite au plus tard le mardi 26 mars. Veuillez noter que le nombre de places à cet évènement est limité.

Pour tous les renseignements et en cas de restriction alimentaire, merci de bien vouloir vous référer à l'adresse suivante : contact@ccff.fr
 



Les déjeuners d'affaires se déroulent le dernier vendredi du mois de 12h30 à 14h00 dans les locaux du Cercle Suédois. Ils vous permettent de rencontrer des entrepreneurs finlandais et français dans un cadre informel et convivial. 
 

Bien Cordialement,

Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise


Nous sommes heureux de vous compter parmi nos lecteurs, si néanmoins vous souhaitez ne plus recevoir nos actualités, pour vous désabonner cliquez ici.

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Welcome to Hong Kong - Finland Business Forum!
Mar
20
9:00 AM09:00

Welcome to Hong Kong - Finland Business Forum!

 Hong Kong is known for it's economic freedom making it a prime location for foreign companies entering Asian markets. Speech given by the Chief Executive Carrie Lam in October 2018 set a positive atmosphere for business opportunities but also in deepening co-operation with Finland through various development projects and targets. 

Areas of focus have especially been construction, innovation and technology, smart city, education and improving environmental conditions. These fields are all something where Finland has expertise in. 

The first Hong Kong - Finland Business Forum brings the focus on discovering business possibilites between Hong Kong and Finland. Experts from different backgrounds and fields come to share their knowledge with the audience.

We warmly welcome you to join the Hong Kong - Finland Business Forum on 20th of March 2019. What you take home is new knowledge and business contacts!

Buy a ticket

Only 100HKD for FinnCham members and 180HKD for non-members incl. delicious breakast from Rye House and refreshing premium drinks from Bonne. Interested in being a member? Join now

Read more about the speech here (in Finnish) and Hong Kong as a market here.

Program

9:00am – 9:30am

Registration, Breakfast

9:30am – 9:35am

Opening words by Consul-General of Finland in Hong Kong & Macao, Ms Johanna Karanko

9:35am – 9:55am

Dr Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director-General, InvestHK: New opportunities in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area

09:55am – 10:15am

Mr Jari Seilonen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland: Business Finland services for export promotion & Mr Pierre Gargatte, Client Services Manager, Fiducia Management Consultants: Hong Kong as a stepping stone into the Greater Bay Area

10:15am – 10:35am

Mr CY Lu, Senior Manager, StartmeupHK: Startup ecosystem in Hong Kong

10:35am – 10:55am

Dr Bin Zhu, Director of Invest In Finland, Greater China, Business Finland

10:55am – 11:15am

Dr Sari Arho Havrén, Consul Innovation, Business Finland: Major Drivers Changing Asian Operational  Landscape

11:15am – 12:00pm

Networking / End

 Speakers:

 Ms Johanna Karanko

Before coming to Hong Kong in 2018 Ms Karanko was the Director in Unit for Sustainable Development and Climate Policy in Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland. She has been in Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland since 1996 in various positions.

Dr Sari Arho Havrén

Dr Sari Arho Havrén, Consul Innovation for Business Finland has for 25 years held various East and South East Asian commercial and governmental roles, gaining experience in several industry sectors including health care, clean tech and education and training. 

Dr Jimmy Chiang

Dr Jimmy Chiang is Associate Director-General of Invest Hong Kong, the government department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment into Hong Kong. Prior to joining Invest Hong Kong, Dr Chiang worked with a Hong Kong-based multinational transportation company in a number of different managerial roles for five years.

Mr CY Lu

Mr Chin Yung (CY) is currently the Senior Manager of StartmeupHK at InvestHK, a government department dedicated to supporting overseas and Mainland entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals at different stages of their developments. 
CY is originally from Taiwan, and he subsequently lived in several places, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and mainland China for both study and work.

Dr Bin Zhu

Dr Zhu has been serving various state investment promotion agencies for Denmark and Canada in China market during earlier years, and was the Director of Innovation Center Denmark (Shanghai) during 2011 ~ 2012. Before his career in investment field, Dr. ZHU was a scientific researcher in bioinformatics and molecular evolution, as assistant professor of School of Life Sciences, Fudan University. He holds a PhD degree from Fudan University in bioinformatics while part of the PhD program was done in Queen’s University, Canada.

Mr Jari Seilonen

Mr Jari Seilonen, Senior Advisor in Business Finland Taiwan office has more than 15 years of working experience in East Asia, mainly in China, Japan and Taiwan.

In this current position in Taipei, he also works closely with Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

 

 

 

Mr Pierre Gargatte

Mr Pierre Gargatte is responsible for developing and managing relationships with Fiducia’s international clients, supporting them with practical, custom-made solutions to realise their full potential in Greater China. Pierre built up his experience in the international trade industry, advising Western companies in their sales operations in Europe and the Asia Pacific region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestHK

InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Their mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. They offer free advice and services to support companies from the planning stage right through to the launch and expansion of their business.

Go to their website

 

 

 

 

YoofHex

New co-working space in the heart of Causeway Bay with flexible and affordable office solution. YoofHex aims to take the hassle out of setting up and running a traditonal office, so members and companies can focus on the work and grow their business with flexible membership without high up-front costs. 

Quote "FinnCham" to get special offer of rent 6 months get 6 months free for 10 first individual, startup or organization who become members. Valid until 31.3.2019.

Go to their website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonne, Great (HK) Investment

Since 2012, Great (HK) Investment has continuously provided one-stop business service and solution including retail distribution for the European food and beverage brands in Hong Kong and Macau. They are also the business partner of BONNE.

Bonne products are manufactured in Finland using nature’s finest raw materials and fresh spring water. Bonne’s principle is to make products that taste good and are good for you.

Go to their website

 

 

 

 

Rye House

Rye House, the Nordic styled take-away and deli is bringing classic Nordic dishes made fresh to order with the highest quality imported ingredients to Hong Kong. They are all about connecting with people through food. Bringing the casual and relaxed Nordic way of eating is another new step to continually enrich Hong Kong’s food culture. Go to their shop in Bank of America Tower and say hi to their Finnish chef Sami Verho!

Go to their website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Room 1302, 168 Queen's Road Central,
Central, Hong Kong

Email: info@finncham.com.hk
www.finncham.com.hk

 

 

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Finnish-Portugese Chamber of Commerce: Happy Conference
Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

Finnish-Portugese Chamber of Commerce: Happy Conference

On March 20, the Happy Conference will take place in the Tivoli BBVA Theater in Lisbon and will host Tal Ben-Shahar as main speaker who will share with the audience a worldwide recognized program of leadership with a revolutionary model.

As a member of Câmara de Comércio Luso-Finlandesa you get a 20% discount on the price table available at the ticketline, by introducing the following code: [XXXXXX]. The number of existing tickets its limited.

This conference is designed to teach participants tools to develop impactful leadership skills. Tal Ben-Shahar will notably talk about:

- the behaviors, habits and cognitive styles of today’s most successful shapers and movers – “the 10X Leaders”;

- the performance multipliers to achieve lasting success and fulfillment – the “SHARP” framework;

- powerful tools, techniques and tactics to develop a more positive and meaningful leadership role in today’s world and become more productive, authentic, energetic, engaged, and yes, happy with work and life in general.

You can take a peek at this great day by watching this very short video with Tal Ben-Shahar. Watch it now!

 

With 10 years of presence in Portugal, the Happy Conference counts with more than 5000 participants over the past editions, and more than 250 national and worldwide companies. CEOs, Marketing Managers, Human Resources Managers, Innovations Managers, Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Psychologists, and many others, already have participated in this great conference. This year, the Happy Conference will count with 850 participants.

The Happy Conference 2019 is also very proud to have Nova SBE as academic partner, and great companies as sponsors, namely: AKI, ANA Aeroportos, Deco-Proteste, Delta Cafés, EDP, Efacec, Farfetch, Fidelidade, Machrent, Midas, Park-IS, Randstad, Siemens, Sonae e Sport TV.

More information at Happy Conference.

We are counting on you for this very special day of intensive learning and coaching towards self-development and team empowerment.

 

See you soon!

 

 

p' Câmara de Comércio Luso-Finlandesa

 

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Asset Protection in Minnesota - March 12, 2019
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

Asset Protection in Minnesota - March 12, 2019

A Breakfast Event on March 12, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:00am

Alliance Trust Company (a FACC-MN corporate member) is organizing a discussion on Asset Protection in Minnesota from market to legal risks. Who is at risk and for how much? Is it true that a creditor can seize my car for $4,600 or my IRA for $69,000? Our expert panel will lead a lively discussion.
 

Details:

Date and Time:  March 12, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:00amLocation: Seven Steakhouse - 700 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403Schedule: 7:30 - 8:00am Registration and coffee, 8 - 9am ProgramCost: Free, however, RSVP required to jsipila@alliancetrustcompany.com

Speakers:

Brian Wevergergh - Market Leader, BlackRockGreg Crawford - President, Alliance Trust Company of NevadaMichael Redden - Attorney, Redden Law

Agenda:

Market outlook and investment implications of balancing risk and reward - What can I do to protect myself?What other risks are impacting my wealth - Is it true that a creditor can seize my brand-new Suburban for $4,600? What about my IRA or my house?What can I do to protect myself and my family? Protecting Wealth: Different strategies to manage risk - from LLCs to Asset Protection TrustsAsset Protection Trust basics: Why, What, Who, and HowCase studyWhy are Asset Protection Trusts popular in California but not Minnesota?

Who Should Attend:

AttorneysFinancial AdvisorsWealth ManagersSmall Business Owners / Doctors / Dentists
 

Speaker Bios

Brian Weverbergh

Brian Weverbergh, CIMA® is a Market Leader with BlackRock. He serves financial advisors in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, he was a Regional Vice President for Allianz Global Investors based in Minneapolis, MN.

Mr. Weverbergh earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation through the Investment Management Consultants Association in conjunction with the Yale School of Management. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Ithaca College.
 

Greg Crawford

As president of Alliance Trust Company of Nevada, Gregory E. Crawford develops strategy, drives growth, and oversees operations. For two decades, Greg has designed and implemented asset management and asset protection plans for multi-generational families in the United States and abroad for some of the largest institutions in the world. This work involves comprehensive financial planning, portfolio design, business entity structure strategy, and sophisticated estate planning techniques.

Greg is a regular speaker on the benefits and advantages of Nevada trust situs at law school conferences around the country. A native of Menlo Park, California, Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Minnesota. Greg is certified in financial planning by Boston University and is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner and a Certified Financial Planner.

Mr. Crawford has regularly been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times of London, and has appeared as an on-air expert on CNBC, Bloomberg and ABC World News Tonight.

Greg has lived in Reno since 2000 and is married with two children. He is a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, the Reno Angels Investor Group, the Entrepreneur’s Organization, Reno Sunrise Rotary, and the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition.
 

Michael Redden

Michael Redden is a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He served as an Intelligence Analyst with the 31 FW in Aviano, Italy.  After the Air Force, Michael returned to Minnesota where he attended law school at Hamline University School of Law.  Michael lives in New Hope with his wife and four sons while coaching youth wrestling.   In the past, Michael worked at Prudential Insurance Company of America where he helped clients of the company protect their assets.  While at Prudential, Michael was a registered representative of Pruco Securities and held his Series 6 and Series 63 securities designations.

Michael has a passion for helping licensed professionals preserve their wealth for the next generation. Since tort reform is unlikely, it is more important than ever to have a plan to protect your wealth from lawsuits. He has also served as an independent Trustee/fiduciary in the past.  Michael’s practice has a special focus on Integrated Estate Planning.  He combines effective Asset Protection techniques with other Estate Planning strategies in order to protect the assets of individuals and businesses from lawsuits.

March 12, 2019 at 7:30-9:00am
Location: Seven Steakhouse, 700 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Schedule: 7:30-8:00am registration and coffee, 8-9am program
Cost: Free but RSVP required to jsipila@alliancetrustcompany.com
 
Click here to RSVP

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FACC Minnesota: Spring Cocktail
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

FACC Minnesota: Spring Cocktail

The Minnesota Euro-American Chambers of Commerce (Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish and Ukrainian) cordially invite you to attend the best networking event of the spring!

Euro-cocktail events bring together members of the various Minnesota Euro-American Chambers of Commerce twice a year. Enjoy fabulous heavy appetizers, cash bar and FREE Valet Parking!

When: March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Urban Eatery (2730 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55416)
Tickets: Register here – Chamber Members and Guests $35, Non-members $45
 

Sponsorships available! $250
Includes logo placement on announcements and social media, logo and small ad on tv screens at venue, recognition at venue. Contact 612-203-0068 or 612-208-7612 for availability.

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FACC Minnesota: Spring Cocktail
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

FACC Minnesota: Spring Cocktail

The Minnesota Euro-American Chambers of Commerce (Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish and Ukrainian) cordially invite you to attend the best networking event of the spring!

Euro-cocktail events bring together members of the various Minnesota Euro-American Chambers of Commerce twice a year. Enjoy fabulous heavy appetizers, cash bar and FREE Valet Parking!

When: March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Urban Eatery (2730 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55416)
Tickets: Register here – Chamber Members and Guests $35, Non-members $45
 

Sponsorships available! $250
Includes logo placement on announcements and social media, logo and small ad on tv screens

Read more here.

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Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Helsinki born AI Monday visits first time Singapore!

What?             
     Five crisp 9-minute presentations on AI
To whom?       
     For all AI curious people with the passion for data and disruption
Where?          
     Nordea, Green Capita #09-01, 138 Market Street, Singapore 049846
When?            
     Monday 4th of March at 6.30 - 9.00 pm
On stage?      
     Mr Petri Malmelin (AI Mondays),
     Mr Janne Lautanala (Wartsila),
     Mr Girish Sundaram (Standard Chartered)
     Ms Khor, Ashley Wae Jan (Accenture)
     One local speaker to be confirmed

For me?         
     Contacts, knowledge, change tools, fun and ideas. Of AI.


Registration
Please, register here. Kindly note that the registration is binding and no-shows will be invoiced.

 

What is AI Monday?
AI Monday is the leading business networking event in Finland around AI. The aim is to share AI knowledge and encourage organizations to initiate their own data driven change journeys.
Each AI Monday presentation takes only nine minutes, followed by energetic Q&A.
AI Monday presentation videos are published by Tekniikka&Talous, leading Finnish IT & Business media house.


Warmly welcome!

Minna Hyväri
General Manager
fbcsg@fbcsg.org
+65 9006 5276
www.fbcsg.org
 

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FACC Minnesota: Kyrö Distillery Company
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

FACC Minnesota: Kyrö Distillery Company

Kyrö Distillery Company and the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota cordially invite you and your friends to come and toast the launch of Kyrö in Minnesota! Taking account Kyrö's founding story there is absolutely no better location for the launch event than Hewing Hotel Rooftop Spa Pool and Sauna. Kyrö has won several international prizes and sells their products in dozens of countries around the world.

Agenda:
6:00 PM - Kyrö founding story
6:30 PM - Kyrö Gin sampling
7:00 PM - Sauna and jacuzzi open (bring your own swimsuits and a towel)
8:00 PM - Small evening bites

When: Thursday, 28 February 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Hewing Hotel (300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401)
RSVP:Register at Eventbrite

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FACC Minnesota: Kyrö Distillery Company
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

FACC Minnesota: Kyrö Distillery Company

Kyrö Distillery Company and Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota cordially invite you and your friends to come and toast the launch of Kyrö in Minnesota!

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Taking account Kyrö's founding story, there is absolutely no better location for the launch event than Hewing Hotel Rooftop Spa Pool and Sauna.



ABOUT KYRÖ DISTILLERY COMPANY:
Like many great ideas (and half of the Finnish population), the idea for Kyrö Distillery Company was conceived in a sauna by a group of friends with a shared love of rye whisky. 

The obvious question on everybody’s lips was why hasn’t anybody made a Finnish rye whisky, especially given the fact that Finns consume six times more rye than the world average and rye bread is the official national dish! From there the idea grew and before long, our distillery found a perfect home in an old dairy in the Finnish village of Isokyrö.

After some gentle renovations, stills were first heated up in 2014 and we now sell our products in dozens of countries around the world. Kyrö is proud to be the world’s northern most gin and whisky distillery producing the finest single malt rye whisky and rye gin.

DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, 28 February 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

LOCATION:
Hewing Hotel (300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401) 
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AGENDA:
6:00 PM - Kyrö founding story
6:30 PM - Kyrö Gin sampling
7:00 PM - Sauna and jacuzzi open (bring your own swimsuits and a towel)
8:00 PM - Small evening bites

Event is free of charge to all participants. Drinks to be paid at bar separately.
Register at Eventbrite

CONTACT:
email FACC-MN at info@facc-mn.com

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Guided tour at Tencent HQ, Shenzhen
Feb
27
10:30 AM10:30

Guided tour at Tencent HQ, Shenzhen

Guided tour at Tencent HQ, Shenzhen

19th of March

11:30am-12:30pm

 

Tencent HQ

No. 33 Haitian 2nd Road 
Shenzhen, Nanshan District, China

 

Join the guided tour at one of China’s and the world’s largest technology companies specializing in various Internet-related services, Tencent, headquartered in Shenzhen. Tencent was established in 1998 by young entrepreneur Ma Huateng and now it is known for some of the biggest social media and messaging apps such as QQ and WeChat. In this tour you will be able to learn about Tencent as a company and their future plans.

Only 10 places so act quick! First come, first serve basis.

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Finland-Hong Kong Double Taxation Treaty
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Finland-Hong Kong Double Taxation Treaty

Breakfast Info: Finland-Hong Kong Double Taxation Treaty

27th February

9-10am

Members 100HKD

Non-members 130HKD

 

Consulate General of Finland

10/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong 

 

On the 24 May 2018 Finland and Hong Kong signed the Comprehensive Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (the “CDTA“) and it came into force on the December 30, 2018. The CDTA sets out the allocation of taxing rights between Finland and Hong Kong. In addition, the CDTA helps investors better assess their potential tax liabilities from cross-border economic activities.

Therefore, now is the time to have discussion about the impacts and possibilities of the CDTA. Ville AntikainenHead of Global Tax in HMD Global, will give us insight information concerning the CDTA and its meaning for Finnish businesses and individuals in Hong Kong. Furthermore, Finland is Hong Kong’s 50th largest trading partner.

The venue of the event is the Consulate General of Finland (10/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong) and the event is starting at 9 am. We have limited amount of tickets to this event (10 pcs). Therefore, the tickets are sold out in first come first serve basis.

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