Risto E.J. Penttilä: Finnish government surprises everyone

Published Thu / March 28 / 2013

Please find Risto E.J. Penttilä's message to FinnChams and their members via the link below.

Finnish government surprises everyone: http://youtu.be/XFNbaErh7aU

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Review: Visa briefing by the Consulate General of Finland

Published Wed / March 6 / 2013


In 2012, the Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai issued a record number of visas and was the biggest Finnish visa office in  Asia. Because of the high volume of demand, it is important to ensure a smooth handling of visa applications during the upcoming busy summer season.

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Joint Call between Jiangsu province (China) and Tekes Groove Program (Finland) for Industrial R&D

Published Thu / February 28 / 2013

Deadline has been extended to March 15th 2013

1st Call for Proposals for Joint Industrial R&D projects

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FinnCham Update

Published Thu / February 28 / 2013

Please be informed that the following websites have been opened:
www.team.finland.fi (Team Finland)
www.kauppayhdistys.fi (Trade Associations in Finland).

KIVINET (Growth from Internationalization) events tour in Finland will start on March 19, 2013 in Helsinki. The schedule of events can be found here:http://www.ek.fi/kivinet/fi/ajankohtaista/tapahtumat/index.php
If you happened to be in Finland and in these regions when the KIVINET event takes place, you are most welcome to take part.

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Opportunities in Hong Kong

Published Fri / February 1 / 2013

In Mid January, Hong Kong government informed of 31 B HKD investments in greening the city. This initiative includes immediate actions such as interest to buy two organic waste treatment facilities. The person to learn more about the coming tenders is Elvis Au (elvis_au@epd.gov.hk) within the HK government. He can provide broad indications on needs and time scale so tenderers can get ready ahead of time. You may also contact sari.arhohavren@tekes.fi for general inquiries.

Review: Team Finland on a Mission

Published Thu / January 31 / 2013

Team FinlandFBCS was pleased to host a briefing in collaboration with Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai on the 30th of January. During the seminar we discussed with Ms. Marja Aspelund,  Consul General, about the ways Team Finland can support Finnish companies in the greater Shanghai area.

Government relations play a crucial role in business in China and Team Finland Shanghai wants to make the most of that fact. Aspelund stressed that the mission of Team Finland Shanghai is to promote external economic relations, the country's image abroad, internationalisation of enterprises, and investments to Finland. Team Finland boosts the effectiveness of Finland's external economic policy by bring its international operations under one umbrella, and fostering closer cooperation among government-funded organisations abroad.

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Greeting from Risto E. J. Penttilä President and CEO of Finnish Chamber of Commerce

Published Wed / December 5 / 2012

Please find President and CEO of Finnish Chamber of Commerce Risto E J Penttilä’s message to the FinnCham members here.

FBCS Members Directory 2012 coming out this November

Published Mon / November 12 / 2012

Finnish Business Council in Shanghai (FBCS) is compiling its first annual members directory. We invited all FBCS members to participate in this great opportunity to bring together information of Finnish and international companies with interest in Finnish business in China. The directory will be published in late November and distributed to all FBCS members. The Member Directory will also be given to visiting dignitaries from Finland and relevant Chinese government officials to enhance their knowledge of the Finnish business community in the greater Shanghai area.

All members has been be allocated a dedicated space to present their company in a standard format. Thus, our directory will be the yellow pages or who's who in the Finnish business community in the greater Shanghai area.

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