Finnish Business Council Singapore: Newsletter

Dear FBC Members and friends,

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

Past company visit
Thank you, Cargill, for having us! Vice President Bruce W. Blakeman gave us insight into the fascinating and multi-dimensional corporation operating worldwide. It was really interesting to hear how Cargill truly thrives sustainable, traceable and transparent supply chains and enabling the local communities to leverage their standard of living by supporting the local suppliers. Family-owned by seven generations company operates in 70 countries, has 155 000 employees hitting the revenue of almost  US$115 billion.

FBC event last chance to register

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. Kindly note, only limited seats available. Please, register here. The registration is open until 5 pm on Friday, June 7.

Changes on FBC board
The new FBC Chairman Tiina Haikola was elected on the last board meeting on June 3, 2019. We want to thank Janne Lautanala for his excellent and thriving work done for FBC. We wish all the best to the coming challenges. Wärtsilä's new representative on the FBC board is Heidi Mäkinen. Welcome on board!

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 on 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.

Nordic events
June 10: FBC's sister chamber NBAS organizes an event "Back to work advice for trailing spouses".  Are you a trailing spouse looking to get back into the workforce? Have you wondered where to start, how to network with the right companies, and how to tailor your CV to the Singaporean market? More information and registration. The registration closes on the 7th of June.

EuroCham events

June 13: Visit EuroCham's new workspace 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 with the chamber at this special occasion over drinks and light refreshments. Please, register here.
June 19: FBC's sister chambers SwedCham together with EuroCham organizes "EuroCham YP Network: Digital Payment Systems". More information and registration here.

FBC Blog
Kindly note that all FBC corporate members have an opportunity to share the latest news, press releases, success stories on the FBC Blog. Please, contact Minna Hyväri.

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.

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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