Finnish Business Council Singapore: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and colleagues,

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

FBC Blog
Kindly note that all FBC members have an opportunity to share the latest news, press releases, success stories on the FBC Blog. Please, contact Minna Hyväri.
Check out what's new on the FBC Blog this week.

ScandBizBar 2018 The last ScandBizBar 2018 event was held on Tuesday, the 11th of December. We warmly thank you all for participating nine 2018 ScandBizBar networking nights! We had a great time with you! We hope to see you in both FBC's events and ScandBizBar networking nights next year. We handover the turn to our sister chamber SwedCham. See you in 2019!

FBC Silver Partner 2019
Finnish Business Council is proud to announce Finnair as FBC Silver Partner 2019. Thank you, Finnair for supporting FBC activities!
 Past joint Nordic event
December 10: Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon on Sustainability. We heard such fascinating insights on sustainability shared by Nordic Ambassadors Anita Nergaard (Norway), Dorte Bech Vizard (Denmark), Niklas Kvarnström (Sweden) and Paula Parviainen (Finland). NEA Director Chung Dalson showed us how engaged Singapore is to UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Four Nordic corporates presented how they perform sustainability in their business operations: Danfoss, Soren Kvorning; Ductor, Marko Kärkkäinen; Scania, Anders Liss and Telenor, Håkon Bruaset Kjol. Our sponsors Danfoss, DNB, Nordea and Nöjdhs enabled the event. Thank you for all participating! See the blog post. Kindly note that FBC members can ask for the summarized presentation of the event.

EU- Singapore FTA
January 24: What opportunities will the EUSFTA create for your business?  The session aims to provide companies, with a better understanding on the specific benefits of the EUSFTA for trade in goods and services in key sectors, government procurement opportunities, as well as how to take advantage of them. Participants will also gain practical insights on business opportunities in 12 EU Member States. Also, Finland is one of the presenters. More information and register.

FBC 2019 spring
Currently, FBC is planning next year. A lot of interesting is coming - we have confirmed the events on topics of Challenges on Market Entry, Company branding, Health and Wellbeing at work, blockchain. And more to come. You can always suggest us the preferred themes for the seminars or recommendations of interesting companies to visit. Please, contact Minna Hyväri.

Call for FBC partners for the year 2019
Would you like to be a partner for the next FBC year? Currently, we are negotiating with our members about partnership options. Please, contact Minna Hyväri whether you would be interested in any form of partnership. FBC partnership packages are Gold, Silver, Platinum and specific event support.

FBC Membership 2019
We have had the eventful year 2018 so far and we will definitely continue on the same path in the year 2019. The renewals will be sent out shortly after New Year. The FBC Membership fees remain the same:
Corporate A, 5 or more employees in Singapore, 700 SGD
Corporate B, 1-4 employees in Singapore, 350 SGD
Individual membership 175 SGD
Not a member yet? Please, become a member.
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.


Have a great weekend ahead!

Best regards,
Minna Hyväri
Finnish Business Council Singapore
General Manager
+65 9006 5276 

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