Finnish Business Council Singapore: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and friends,

We wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas time and a Prosperous Year 2019!

Thank you all for participating at FBC events this year and supporting us! FBC organized, co-organized or supported 20 events in 2018 and there were almost 850 altogether of you making our events successful. We hope to see you next year - we will continue to organize meaningful events for you.

FBC Blog
FBC Corporate members Finnair and GEMS partnered to organize a Football Fiesta for youngsters.
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.

Save the Date January 29: The season-opening event on the "Challenges on market entry". Come to listen to the success stories, how Huone Events, Smartly and Finnish Consulting Group tackled the challenges. We will hear Ms Joewin Tan (Huone), Mr Matti Junila (Smartly) and Ms Auli Keinänen (FCG). Save the date! More information shortly after the new year.

February 28: Healthcare and Wellbeing at work. FirstBeat representative Actxa will share with us how to prevent stress and keep work & private life in balance. Joel Chin will tell how to empower personal health data using blockchain. Keynote by Actxa CEO Lim Chun Hong.

March 12: Blockchain event. What blockchain is and how to use it profitably in your own business?

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.


WIshing you happy holidays and New Year 2019!

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