Finnish Business Council Singapore: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and friends,

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

Past event All four Nordic business groups organized a networking evening event "Employment Regulations" on April 24, 2019. Keynote speaker Mr Bob Aubrey, Eurocham HR-committee, shared with us valuable information about the employment regulations in Singapore.  The panel discussion on how to solve employment issues and real-life examples was moderated by Ms Lotta Patrickson (CAPA HR Consulting) and the panellists are Mr Emil Akander (Business Sweden), Mr Jens Mundbjerg (Grundfos), Mr Anders Ranchil (Telenor)  and Mr Sam Yuen (Yuen Law LLC) with Mr Bob Aubrey. The event was hosted by Nordea and supported by Nordic Innovation House and Donzere Wine.
FBC members can ask for the presentation deck by Bob Aubrey by emailing Minna.
Thank you all making the event so successful!

Save the date May 29: FBC Corporate member BD Asia Consulting will give an insight into "Business Communications with Chinese-speaking". Ms Gao Bo gives real-life examples how Chinese culture reflects also to business negotiations. More information soon. Mark on your calendar!
 Upcoming Nordic events
May 2: SwedCham welcome all Nordic Chamber members to the last ScandBizBar gathering for this spring season, taking place on Thursday 2nd of May. To embrace the goodness of Scandinavia, we invite you to Mikkeller Bar, serving a broad selection of Danish micro-brewed beer. This networking event is open to all, so please bring your colleagues and friends. The 50 first members of any of the Scandinavian Chambers will get 1 free glass of wine/beer. The networking evening starts at 6.30 pm. See you there!
May 7: FBC's Sister chamber SwedCham organize breakfast event "The Change Mindset - with Cyril Kortleven". In times of disruptive change, we need professionals with an agile mindset. Every day, we're confronted with new challenges: global competition; demanding clients; new technologies. In this interactive and entertaining presentation, you will get the spark, tools and language to influence others to be more creative & entrepreneurial and give a big boost to your own Change Mindset. Learn more about Change Mindset and how it can act as a survival kit for professionals in change. Please, register here.
  New FBC LinkedIN page
Follow us on the new LinkedIN page. FBC moved to a new LinkedIN page, come and follow us, we will share our news and yours there.

FBC member Actxa invites you to join the new programme
Actxa invites you to participate in a 6-week Community Engagement Program, you’ll get to contribute valuable insights into the planning and refinement of their latest breakthrough innovation of Actxa Glo. The Actxa Glo is a heart rate tracker featuring Pre-M™Diabetes, a non-invasive blood glucose monitoring technology that predicts your blood glucose levels based on your heartbeat data. To get started, please complete the questionnaire by 15 May 2019. Actxa will inform you if you are selected for the programme. Every participant will receive a free fitness tracker.  Please, should you have questions, contact Actxa.
 EuroCham events May 3: EuroCham will celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950 that led to the creation of the European Union. About 200 guests, including Singaporean government representatives, CEOs and managing directors of major European and Singaporean companies, the diplomatic circle and the media, attend this prestigious luncheon. Register here.
May 30: EuroCham welcomes you to our second European Networking Night of 2019! Compared to previous events, there is a different style on networking nights. So, come, join us for a great time over lovely European food and drinks. Please, register here.
  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 HyväriSBR 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 an 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 more about  EuroCham events, check the EuroCham Events page.

Happy Easter weekend ahead!

Best regards,
Minna Hyväri
General Manager
+65 9006 5276