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FACC Minnesota: Midsummer Sauna
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

FACC Minnesota: Midsummer Sauna

Please be invited to the 2nd Annual 

Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota

Midsummer Sauna

Please join us for a special Midsummer installment of sauna at the Hewing Hotel beautiful rooftop sauna space.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Hewing Hotel
300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

6 – 8 PM
Open sauna with spa pool and pool deck available.

COST:
$30 per person

RESERVATIONS:
Click here to make your reservation.

Seating is limited to 30. Grab your seat quickly before it is too late!

Bring a swimsuit (required).
Towels, löyly (sauna steam), and water will be provided.
 
The full rooftop bar and menu will be available for guests who want to stay to enjoy dinner together or arrive early.

 

 

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

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Colombia Day in Helsinki: Business and Investments opportunities in Colombia
Jun
12
8:30 PM20:30

Colombia Day in Helsinki: Business and Investments opportunities in Colombia

Date: 12th  June 2019 starting at 8.30 o’clock

Venue: WTC Helsinki, Marski Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 17, 00100 Helsinki

The National Government of Colombia leads the way for a new Colombia in which the Rule of Law, entrepreneurship, and equity constitutes the road to opportunities, employment, and sustainable
development. Colombia's extensive, ongoing infrastructure projects will generate demand for project financing, logistics, construction equipment for public roads and airports, water treatment, water supply, electric power generation, oil and gas exploration and pollution control equipment, air navigational and port security aids, railway construction, transportation equipment, security and defence items and services, and mass transit systems.  Along with human capital, geographical location and technological infrastructure investors will encounter other advantages, including tax benefits, if they invest capital or expand their business operations, in Colombia.

This event is co-organized by Business Finland, Finnish-Latin American Business Association, Procolombia and the Embassy of Colombia in Finland

Program

08.30            
Morning coffee and registration
09.00            
Opening of the event
Mr Aleksis Kajava, Vice Chair of the Finnish-Latin American Business Association
09.05   
Presentation of the Colombian Delegation
09.15            
Economic and political outlook of Colombia
Representatives of Procolombia
09.30            
Doing business in Colombia – Business Finland
09.40            
Business and investments opportunities in Bogota and Propacifico
Representatives of Procolombia
10.40            
Experiences of Doing business in Colombia
Vaisala Oyj, Mr Aleksis Kajava,  Regional Director, Latin America and Caribbean                   
11.00          
Networking
12.00            
End of the event              

 Information on Colombia can be found on this website:

https://www.finncham.fi/news/2019/5/19/colombia-day-in-helsinki-12th-june-2019-business-and-investment-opportunities-in-colombia-by-he-the-ambassador

 

The event is free of charge. Please, register by 10th June 2019 using this link:               

https://www.lyyti.in/colombiaday2019

We wish you warmly welcome to our seminar.

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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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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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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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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
6:00 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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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: Nordic Insights Session: Investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem
Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

FACC Minnesota: Nordic Insights Session: Investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem

Join the local Nordic community in Minneapolis on January 9th for a collaborative get-together where Björn Lapakko will present key information about the Nordic investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

He will also spend time focusing on specific activities in each of the regions he recommends people to attend and will share a few specific cases and key players in each region.

About the speaker:
Björn Lapakko is a native of Minneapolis, MN and is an alumnus of St. Thomas University (BA Marketing) and Oregon State University (MBA Entrepreneurship). He has been living in Tallinn, Estonia for the past three years working for a financial technology company with a global investor and entrepreneur user base. He has spent most of his time supporting this ecosystem across the Nordics and Baltics and would like to share his experiences with us.

Date And Time:
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Agenda:
5:00 PM - Arrive & Networking
5:30PM - Introduction to the Nordics
6:00 PM - Closing & Networking

* The building closes to the public at 18:00. People can still arrive after 18:00 but will need to enter the doors at the corner of Marquette Avenue South and South 7th Street.

Cost:
$15. Register at Eventbrite by Monday, January 7, 2019

Location:
Faegre Baker Daniels
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street, Floor 22
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Thank you to Elaine Kumpula
Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels
for hosting this event.

Additional thanks to the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce MN, The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce MN and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce MN for sponsoring and collaborating to make this event come together.

For more information, you can visit their respective websites:
http://www.facc-mn.com
https://www.naccminneapolis.org
http://www.saccmn.org/

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

NOT A MEMBER?
Join the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce MN
by clicking the "Buy Now" link below!

About Us:
The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota was founded in 2010 to promote business, financial, professional and trade relations between Finland and Minnesota. We are an inclusive organization which invites members and non-members alike to participate in our activities. While FACC MN is headquartered in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, we support business-related ventures throughout the Upper Midwest.

Join Us:
The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota offers business and social networking opportunities as well as resources about trade with Finland. You can conveniently join us via PayPal on our website at www.facc-mn.com.

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The Annual Seventh Green Connections Conference
Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

The Annual Seventh Green Connections Conference

"For the 7th year in a row, Scandinavian companies and business leaders will visit San Diego to attend the annual cleantech conference Green Connections 2018: Energy Storage & Renewable Energy. Industry leaders and researchers from the US will join to discuss the latest trends in an international setting.

A day filled with:

Speakers & panel discussions
Networking - food & beverage - exhibitors
12 Scandinavian companies

The ticket also includes breakfast and lunch. Please visit the website to register: http://www.sacc-sandiego.org/tickets.html"

Further information
Marianne Mannila
Management Associate, Marketing & Business Development
The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce San Diego
4475 Mission Boulevard, Suite 211
San Diego, CA 92109
Telephone: +1 (858) 302 9538
Email: marketing@facc-sd.com

Website: www.facc-sd.com

 

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FACC Minnesota: The impact of U.S. Mid-term Elections and November 4th Iran Sanctions Deadline on U.S.–EU Relations
Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

FACC Minnesota: The impact of U.S. Mid-term Elections and November 4th Iran Sanctions Deadline on U.S.–EU Relations

The impact of U.S. Mid-term Elections and November 4th Iran Sanctions Deadline on U.S.–EU Relations

We invite you to join us for our guest speaker, Tom Hanson

This program will analyze the current state of US-European relations. Policy disagreements on Iran and on trade policy, including tariffs and "non-market" economies, may enter a more acute phase after the November 4 deadline for Iran sanctions and as the US turns to address trade imbalances with the EU.

Tom is a worldwide speaker on the state of the world. He is a 25-year veteran of Foreign service, having served in East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden and Mongolia. He also served on the Foreign Relations Committees in both the U.S. House and Senate and was director for NATO and the European Affairs and the Atlantic Council of the United States.

WHERE:
Faegre Baker Daniels
2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

WHEN: 
November 12, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00pm - program at 6pm

COST: $20
Refreshments will be served 
Seating is limited

Buy tickets in Eventbrite through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-impact-of-us-mid-term-elections-and-november-4th-iran-sanctions-deadline-on-us-eu-relations-tickets-51226647281

Sponsored by Finnish-American Chamber or Commerce | French-American Chamber of Commerce | German-American Chamber of Commerce | Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce | Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

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

NOT A MEMBER?
Join the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce MN
 by clicking the "Buy Now" link below!

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Finnish Business Coucil: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and colleagues,

Here comes this week’s issue of the FBC News Flash.

Upcoming FBC event
November 22: Breakfast seminar - ASEAN Smart Cities Network gives a briefing of their operations. The keynote speakers Mr Borg Tsien Tham, the Deputy Director (ASEAN Economic Community) in the ASEAN Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore and Mr Lim Teng Leng, also from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore. The invitations will be sent out soon.
Upcoming Nordic events November 15: SwedCham organizes Indonesia Outlook and Business Blueprint breakfast seminar. Part 1: Indonesia Outlook 8:30 - 9:30 am, open to everyone. Part 2: Business Blueprint 10:00 - 11.30 am only for DABS, FBC, NBAS and SwedCham members. Please, more information and registration here.

November 20: NBAS invites you to an evening seminar about “Crazy Rich Asians: The Rise of the Super-Rich in Singapore, India and Beyond” with Mr James Crabtree on Tuesday 20th November at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence. DABS, FBC, NBAS and SwedCham members are eliglible for member fee. More information and registration.
Save the date
December 10: Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon. We will have keynotes about the businesses' sustainability strategies and Nordic ambassadors will give their insight on how Nordic countries perform on sustainability in practice. More information to follow.

ScandBizBar 2018 The last ScandBizBar 2018 event will be exceptionally on Tuesday, the 11th of December. 360 Lounge will host the networking night. Come to celebrate Christmas with us! Become an FBC member. -50% discount for the rest of the year 2018
Come to get to know FBC community! FBC offers many events and benefits for both their corporate and individual members. Come to get to know us in the autumn season and get -50% discount of the membership fee 2018. Please click or email to Minna Hyväri.
Furthermore, don’t forget to check out the FBC website. For more information about what is going on with our Scandinavian sister associations, please check out the Event pages for Norwegian Business AssociationSwedish Chamber of Commerce and Danish Business Association in Singapore. If you would like to know about  EuroCham events, check the EuroCham Events page.

 

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Ecuador: Emerging Opportunities and Markets seminar 6.11.2018
Nov
6
8:30 AM08:30

Ecuador: Emerging Opportunities and Markets seminar 6.11.2018

Time: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 8:30 – 11:30 hrs

Venue: The World Trade Center Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu 17, Helsinki

Register by November 1, 2018!

REGISTER HERE!

08:30 – 09:00                    
Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:10                    
Welcome remarks

09:10 – 09:40                    
Ecuador: Emerging opportunities and markets 
Ricardo Falla, Trade Commissioner of Ecuador to the Nordic and Baltic
Region

09:45 – 10:00                    
Finnpartnership Matchmaking Services and Grants
Birgit Nevala, Programme Director of Finnpartnership

10:00 – 10:15                    
Working with Ecuador
Celso Khalili, Co-founder Bevetrade Finland

10:20 – 10:50                    
Q&A and networking

11.30                                 
End of the seminar

Aleksis Kajava, Vice President of the Finnish Latin American Trade Association
will be the moderator of the seminar.

The event is free of charge but it needs registration.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Liaison Manager, Finland Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of Finnish-Latin American Business Association, anne.hatanpaa [a]chamber.fi,
+358 50 320 9539

 Ms. Johanna Niemistö, Senior Advisor, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce johanna.niemisto [a] helsinki.chamber.fi, +358 50 343 7108

Ms. Hanna-Leena Harma, Senior Advisor, Business Finland,
hanna-leena.harma [a] businessfinland.fi, +358 40 728 8730.

Ecuador: Emerging Opportunities and Markets

Finnish-Latin American Business Association, Business Finland, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and The Export and Investment Promotion Agency PRO ECUADOR are pleased to invite you to the seminar Ecuador: Emerging Opportunities and Markets.

In the seminar, the speakers will highlight the current economic outlook and new investment plans of the country, as well as potential business opportunities for Finnish companies.  Ecuador’s economy is among the countries with the best economic performance in Latin America, with growth averaging 4.5% per year. Recent investments in the country show the confidence of foreign investors, and the economic reforms offer new opportunities for trade.

Reading material:

Welcome!

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Nov
5
10:30 PM22:30

Finncham Hong Kong events

Dear Anne,

First of all, we would like to present the menu of the Celebrate Finland Gala. It includes Finnish elements and global high-class ingredients and flavours. What do you think about the Appetizer: Vodka-Honey Salmon, Aged Goat Cheese, Mizuna, Pomegranate? 

We dare you to book your table now!

Secondly, we are asking your opinions and experiences about the relocation process from Finland to Hong Kong. International Business Student Ella Laakso from Tampere University of Applied Sciences is studying the subject. We appreciate your knowledge and answers and hope this thesis work to improve the services offered to newcomers.

Last but not least check the event calendar and enjoy the vast variety of interesting opportunities this city and Finncham has to offer. Enrol Vine Tasting event for free, learn about labour and HR in China or update your knowledge about Cybersecurity.


FinnCham Team

Read more here.

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Sep
19
8:30 AM08:30

Elections in Brazil: Life After Impeachment?

 

How are the markets faring and what lies ahead for Latin America’s giant as a place to do business?

Welcome to a breakfast briefing on Brazil’s first presidential election since the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016. Lauri Tähtinen, a country specialist and Nordic West Office’s Head of Research and Analysis, explores Brazil’s politics, economy and place in the world.

Join us to learn more about the cast of characters leading in the polls:

·        The wildly popular ex-president, Lula, who remains imprisoned and thus excluded from running for office.

·        The foul-mouthed congressman, Jaír Bolsonaro, who boosts the military dictatorship and boasts about not understanding the economy.

·        The environmental activist Marina Silva, an Evangelical Christian, whose electoral platform combines social conservatism with an anti-corruption agenda.

Will a mainstream presidential candidate surge, and what is the outlook for congressional and state elections? Can Brazil recover from a historic corruption scandal and economic downturn? How does democracy fare after impeachment? The Brazilian experience holds lessons beyond its borders on what may follow the ousting of an elected head of state.

Join us for breakfast, immerse yourself in all things Brazilian and be prepared to ask some hard questions.

·        When: Wednesday, September 19, 8.30-10 am (breakfast served from 8 am)

·        Where: Nordic West Office, Vuorikatu 15 A, 00100 Helsinki

·        Registration: (with dietary restrictions) by Thursday Sep 13 by email: events@nordicwestoffice.com

This breakfast session is organized by Nordic West Office in co-operation with Finnish-Latin-American Trade Association, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Europe Network.

The event is free of charge. Welcome!

Nordic West Office provides analysis on elections that have an impact on Nordic Business. Other sessions this autumn are:

·        Tuesday, September 4 at 8.30-10 am: Elections in Sweden. All forecasts point to chaos.

·        Friday, November 9 at 8.30-10 am: Elections in the US. Referendum on Trump.

For registrations please send an email to events@nordicwestoffice.com.

If you are interested in more in-depth analysis on elections world wide, please contact risto.penttila@nordicwestoffice.com

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Save the date - Prospects and Developments of Forest Industry in Brazil and Finland
Aug
28
8:30 AM08:30

Save the date - Prospects and Developments of Forest Industry in Brazil and Finland

Time:                 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 08:30 - 11:00 hrs

Venue:              Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Helsinki Hall, Kalevankatu 12, 2nd floor, Helsinki
Registration:    Via this LINK, the latest on Friday, August 24 at 12 noon - register now!

The event is offered free of charge but requires pre-registration. The seminar language is English.

Please join us to discuss the prospects and developments of forest industry in Brazil and Finland with specialists from both countries. We are happy to have in our event as a keynote speaker, a respected forest industry expert from Brazil, Dr. Ivan Tomaselli, President of STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda and Vice President of Technology and Development of the Brazilian Association of the Mechanically Processed Timber – ABIMCI. In his presentation, Mr. Tomaselli will highlight e.g. the current and future plans and needs of forest cultivation and plantation in Brazil, and potential cooperation with Finnish forest industry operators and companies.  Please find enclosed the CV of Dr. Tomaselli.

Draft program:

  • Remarks by Ms. Kirsi Seppäläinen, Chair of the Finnish-Latin American Trade Association
  • Economic outlook of Brazil by H.E.  Mr. Antonio Francisco Da Costa e Silva Neto, Ambassador of Brazil to Finland
  • Future outlook of the Brazilian forest sector by Dr. Ivan Tomaselli, President, STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda
  • Presentation by Mr. Petteri Pihlajamäki, Director, Pöyry Management Consulting Oy

The event is co-organized by the Finnish-Latin American Trade Association, Business Finland, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network and Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Liaison Manager, Finland Chamber of Commerce, anne.hatanpaa@chamber.fi
Ms. Johanna Marin-Hyppönen, Senior Advisor, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, johanna.marin-hypponen@chamber.fi

Ms. Leena Sipilä, Senior Business Event Specialist, Business Finland, leena.sipila@businessfinland.fi

WELCOME - REGISTER NOW!

Ivan Tomaselli - STCP
Mr. Ivan Tomaselli has a BSc and MSc in Forestry from the Federal University of Paraná - Brazil, and a PhD from Melbourne University - Australia. Currently he is the President of STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda, a consulting, engineering and management firm, and Vice President of Technology and Development of the Brazilian Association of the Mechanically Processed Timber – ABIMCI.
As a consultant, he works with aspects related to the forest industry, market, energy, strategic developments and policies. His work has supported companies, governments and international organizations including FAO, ITTO, UNFF, World Bank, BID, ITC and  others. 
Has over 250 papers published in Brazil and other countries, and recently published a book on Project Management. He was responsible for the CB31 (Timber Products Committee) of the Brazilian Standards Association – ABNT and a Professor of the Forestry Faculty of the Federal University of Parana from 1977 to 2010. During this period was involved with the BSc, MSc and PhD programs. At the University, he also coordinated the Post-Graduation Course in Forestry and the BSc Course of Industrial Wood Industry Engineering.
http://www.stcp.com.br/en/equipe/ivan-tomaselli-2/

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Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

FACC Minnesota: Building a Technologically Smarter Future

Once upon a time, Nokia was the largest cell phone manufacturer in the world, commanding a 48.7% market share in 3rd quarter 2007 of all phones sold. Their "flagship" plant was located in Salo, Finland, employing 5,000 people. As we all know, Microsoft purchased the hand held business from Nokia and eventually closed the Salo plant in 2015.

After the departure of its largest employer what does a small town of 53,000 people do? Salo chose to step up and look to the future. Welcome, the Salo IoT Campus.

Please join us for an informative discussion on how to

-retain your talent
-attract investors
-kick-start a new cycle of innovation and growth

Our panelists:

Mr. Lauri Inna, Mayor (City Manager) of Salo, Finland
Ms. Saija Karnisto-Toivonen, Chairman of the City Board, Salo, Finland
Mr. Juhani Nummentalo, Chairman of the City Council, Salo, Finland
Ms. Terhikki Lehtonen, International Relations Officer, Salo, Finland

The panel will be moderated by:

Elaine Kumpula, VP, FACC-MN
Jouko Sipila, Treasurer, FACC-MN

WHAT:
Building a Technologically Smarter Future (with IoT)

Co-Sponsored by:
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
City of St Anthony Village

WHERE:
Faegre Baker Daniels
2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

WHEN: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COST:
Event is FREE.
Due to limited seating RSVP is requested (please click here).
Please RSVP by Monday, August 6.

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

NOT A MEMBER?
Join the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce MN
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St. Anthony Village Area Chamber of Commerce

Invites You to

Sister City Salo, Finland Business Delegation Reception & Social
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
THE VILLAGE PUB
2720 County Road 88, St Anthony Village
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Please join the St. Anthony Village Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 8, at The Village Pub Patio to meet and welcome the business owners who are visiting from Salo, Finland, our sister-city since 1985. A free appetizer buffet will be provided.
 
Reservations are NOT required but it would be appreciated if you would contact us if you know you will be attending.  This allows us to better prepare for the proper number of guests.  Please contact us at executivedirector@saintanthonychamber.org

                                                       
Thanks to The Village Pub for co-hosting this event.

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About Us:
The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota was founded in 2010 to promote business, financial, professional and trade relations between Finland and Minnesota. We are an inclusive organization which invites members and non-members alike to participate in our activities. While FACC MN is headquartered in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, we support business-related ventures throughout the Upper Midwest.



Join Us:
The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota offers business and social networking opportunities as well as resources about trade with Finland. You can conveniently join us via PayPal on our website at www.facc-mn.com.

 




 





 



 

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