Finnish Business Council Singapore: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and friends,

Here comes FBC's latest news and the event information.

FBC AGM 2019: March 18 - remember to register!
March 18: Finnish Business Council's Annual General Meeting at 6.30 pm.  All FBC corporate members, who have completed the FBC Membership fee 2019 by March 13, 2019, are eligible to vote. The invitations have been sent out to the FBC main contacts informed on March 1, 2019. If you have not got the invitation, please, inform FBC. Mark the date and reserve time to vote for the new FBC board. Please, register at the latest March 13, 2019, by emailing to Minna Hyvari.

Past FBC event
We had exciting "AI Monday goes Singapore" event on last Monday (March 4). Thank you, Mr Petri Malmelin, bringing the concept to Singapore! Our warmest thanks to all speakers: Mr Girish Sundaram (banking), Mr Janne Lautanala (Wärtsilä), Ms Ashley Khor (Accenture) and Ms Nidhi Gupta (Portcast). We are glad that you participants joined and made the evening. Thank you! The event was sponsored by Taival and hosted by Nordea. A few photos here.
  Welcome new FBC members
FBC warmly welcomes a new Corporate A member Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) and two new Individual members Ms Gabriella Still and Ms Chan Wai Yeng!
 FBC Blog
FBC Corporate member Codemate, Janne Salmi shares his experiences on doing business in Singapore. Read the interesting post.
FBC Chairman Janne Lautanala posts "Singapore is an AI Nation". Read it here.

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.
Upcoming  events March 13: FBC's sister business association NBAS event "FutureBoards Cross-Border Dialogue". How equal business is? More information and registration.
March 19: FBC's sister chamber SwedCham organizes "A Morning seminar Focusing on the US-China Trade Conflict". The trade war between the US and China has overthrown macroeconomic fundamentals calling for urgent revisits to market strategies not only for China but also the ASEAN markets. As the US-China trade war goes on – how should businesses navigate to minimise risk and capitalise on opportunities? Please, join the breakfast seminar with SEB's Head of Asia Strategy, Eugenia Victorino, and Head of Business Sweden Beijing Joakim Abeleen, and Head of Business Sweden Hanoi Björn Savlid.
March 25: Smart Cities Network event. Embassy of Finland - Team Finland organizes an event on Smart Cities and sustainable city development. More information to come.

Save the date April 24: All four Nordic business groups organize a networking evening event "Employment Regulations". More information to follow. Save the date!  EuroCham events March 19: European Networking Night. EuroCham welcomes you to first European Networking Night of 2019! Please, register here.
April 4: Long term outlook of China Post Sino-US Trade war afternoon event. The Sino-US rivalry is long term and the two great powers have entered the tech battlefront. What are the economic policy implications on China? What are the key risks and opportunities? The impact of this on business planning and investment strategy in 2019 warrants our attention.

SBR International Business Awards
Nominate your company's best project and be recognised at the 6th SBR International Business Awards.
Singapore Business Review is now open for nominations for the International Business Awards! Multinational companies with global headquarters outside Singapore are eligible to apply. Nominate your most innovative projects and best practices and get recognised as one of the most competitive businesses in the international arena.
Deadline for nominations is on 31 May 2019.
For inquiries, contact Eleonor Angeles at or click here to know more.

Not aa FBC 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 Nordic 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
General Manager
+65 9006 5276

Anne Hatanpää