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. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

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.

June 11: Join the FBC Breakfast event "Holistic Leadership" presented by Dr Sandhya Karpe. Research indicates that there is a strong business case for encouraging employees to “bring their whole selves to work”, because of a strong co-relationship between the psychological safety that this creates and employee engagement.
As a leader, how do you define your own success? Have you taken the time to enjoy the richness that life has to offer and encouraged your staff to do the same? You may be surprised at how this approach could deliver higher engagement, productivity and better business results. Please, register here.

FBC Blog
FBC Chairman Janne Lautanala says farewell to Singapore. Read his blog 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.

FBC members only
As an FBC member you have access to FBC members only on the FBC website. New FinnCham international affairs study "Kv-asiat - ajantakohtaista" is available. Check it here.

FBC corporate member Aalto Executive Education Academy event -Aalto Executive Summit
Aalto EE is giving an opportunity for the FBC members and other Nordic chamber members (DABS, NBAS, SwedCham) 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 content, 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