Finnish Business Council Singapore: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and friends,

Here comes FBC's latest news and the event information.
  FBC events May 29: FBC Corporate member BD Asia Consulting will give an insight into "Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries - Business Culture Difference and Negotiation in Asia". Ms Gao Bo will share insights how to interpret Chinese-speaking business culture and comparison with Nordic culture, from respect for traditions, relationships, communication codes, etiquette – what are the best practices and rules when interacting with your counterpart of Asian as clients, suppliers, peers and team management. Two experienced leaders Mr Corrado Lillelund Forcellati (Nordea Bank) and Mr Mark Kelly (Expat Insurance) will discuss with Ms Gao after her keynote and share their knowledge on how to be a European leader in Asia. Join us by registering here.

June 6: Cargill Singapore invites FBC members to the company visit. Vice President Bruce W. Blakeman will give us insight about the fascinating and multi-dimensional corporation. FBC members only, the tour for max. 25 participants. More information and registration here.

FBC Blog
FBC board member Anissa Margono blogs about how customer experience is changing in Asia.
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.

FBC corporate member Expat Insurance event
May 22: Protecting your employees – protecting your business! What’s the secret to having good, loyal, hard-working employees? What is your Employee Value Proposition?
It can be hard to run a business when you don’t have a team that has your back. Protecting your employees actually protects your business and sets you up for success – and, when you hire the right ones, you really want to retain them as they become critical to your business’s success. Expat Insurance organizes a business breakfast to share talent management and wellbeing tips and strategies. Sign up today!

FBC corporate member Aalto Executive Education Academy event -Aalto Executive Summit
Aalto EE is giving an opportunity for the FBC members to attend Aalto Executive Summit in August 19-23 in Singapore. Summit is an annual global event that brings participants from around the world for a week of  leadership conversations, learning and networking.  The Summit is about engaging with world-class speakers, developing your personal leadership potential, and meeting business leaders. In Aalto Executive Summit 2019 we will be investigating the theme of Politics of Business from various levels and perspectives. These include how economic systems and political uncertainty influence business and society, how power is negotiated and distributed in complex ecosystems and organizations, and how leaders can personally get better at influencing those around them. The registration is open for FBC members only. For further information, fees and registration, please contact Minna Hyväri.
 EuroCham events May 28: "Using CPTPP as Non-member". The Asia Business Trade Association (ABTA) will be hosting a CPTPP briefing on 28 May to address these two above questions.  This briefing will be the first inter-chamber event between the ABTA and British Chamber of Commerce, European Chamber of Commerce and Latin American Chamber of Commerce! The event will bring together members of these four trade groups to talk about how to use CPTPP as a non-member. More information and registration.
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.
June 13: Visit EuroCham's new work space and find out more about their committees and upcoming events. EuroCham staff will also be available to answer any queries relating to joining  EuroCham as a member. Connect withthe chamber at this special occasion over drinks and light refreshments. 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.
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.

Have a great weekend ahead!

Best regards,
Minna Hyväri
General Manager
+65 9006 5276