FBC Asian Economic Outlook

Finnish Business Council Singapore arranged an Economic Outlook for members and guests in collaboration with Suomi Finland 100 on September 11th 2017. Tuuli McCully’s presentation “Asian Economic Outlook – In the Shadows of two Giants?” focused on how China and India are affecting the economic forecasts in Asia and covered recent economic developments in the region.
Our speaker Tuuli McCully, Head of Asia-Pacific Economics, Scotiabank, brought a global perspective to her macroeconomic forecasts and fundamental analysis of the region, drawing from her experience in Asia, Europe and North America. Speaking from the perspective of a Canadian bank with extensive Latin American operations, Tuuli also provided unique insights on the growing trade and investment flows between Asia and the Americas.
The event was generously sponsored by Aalto Executive Education Academy.

FBC Legal Seminar

Finnish Business Council Singapore arranged a legal seminar specially suited for Finns working for and running companies in Singapore in collaboration with Consilium Law Corporation on May 9th 2017.

2017 will see several legal changes that have a direct impact on companies operating in Singapore. A team of experts from Consilium Law presented these important changes and developments in an interactive evening session at Collision 8’s Innovation Workshop. Furthermore, they informed participants about their rights and obligations as an employer or as an employee. The presentations were followed by a lively Q&A session and relaxed networking.

The event was generously sponsored by Consilium Law Corporation.

FBC Corporate Excursion to IMD and KONE

Finnish Business Council organized a Corporate Excursion to KONE and IMD on April 12, 2017. The event was held at IMD’s Executive Learning Center in South Beach. South Beach is one of KONE’s latest reference projects in Singapore.

The participants heard a short presentation about KONE and its recent innovative solutions followed by an interactive session about Leadership in a Digital World led by Professor Amit Mukherjee from IMD. Afterwards, the participants got to enjoy a guided site visit to see KONE’s solutions in South Beach and admire the stunning views from the roof top terrace. The evening finished with networking and drinks.

The event was hosted and generously sponsored by KONE and IMD .

Finland – Singapore Dialogue Series “Facing Common Challenges”: Growth without Boundaries – Revelations by Entrepreneurs

On Thursday, March 23, Finnish Business Council, Team Finland and SF100 Singapore organised the second “Finland – Singapore – Facing Common Challenges” Dialogue Series session: Growth without Boundaries – Revelations by Entrepreneurs. The honoured guest speakers were Peter Vesterbacka and Grace Clapham. Vesterbacka is best known as the former Mighty Eagle at Rovio Entertainment, a start-up pioneer and an advocate for education. He believes in technology as the enabler of better learning. Grace Clapham is an award-winning entrepreneur. She is passionate about connecting people to themselves and the world around them in order to catalyse change and re-design their lives with meaning.

The speakers discussed cultural differences between Europe and Asia as well as Finland and Singapore and how they affect people’s attitudes towards entrepreneurship. The speakers also underlined the importance of courage, cultural intelligence, risk-taking and ability to face failures in order to make a change and do something new or different. They both stressed that role models and a supportive environment are crucial in the process. To summarise, in the words of Grace Clapham: “Failing is learning.”

The event was generously sponsored by AaltoEE.

Photo courtesy of Marica Salokangas.

FBC Corporate Excursion to Neste Singapore

Finnish Business Council organized a corporate excursion to Neste Singapore on October 21st 2016. The excursion saw corporate presentations of Neste’s story in Singapore and Neste Renewable Diesel, a guided balcony tour of the refinery, and networking and Q&A. Neste is a leading producer of Renewable Diesel globally with 2.4 M Tons of production capacity.…

FBC and Team Finland Future Watch 2016

Where is South East Asia going? What is relevant for Finland, for the Finnish industries, policy makers and Team Finland? FBC, Team Finland and the Embassy of Finland organized a Future Watch workshop on September 26th 2016 at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence. The aim of the workshop was to identify and discuss possible future changes,…