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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

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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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