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



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

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Welcome to Hong Kong - Finland Business Forum!
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!

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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.


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


 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’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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

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




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FACC Minnesota: Spring Cocktail
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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6:30 PM18:30

Helsinki born AI Monday visits first time Singapore!

     Five crisp 9-minute presentations on AI
To whom?       
     For all AI curious people with the passion for data and disruption
     Nordea, Green Capita #09-01, 138 Market Street, Singapore 049846
     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.

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
+65 9006 5276

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