FCGD joins the Team Finland bi-annual meeting and 30 year anniversary of Finncham Shanghai

Finncham Guangdong Joins the Team Finland Bi-Annual Meeting in Shanghai

On May 21st and 22nd, 2024, Finncham Guangdong had the privilege of participating in the Team Finland bi-annual meeting held in the vibrant city of Shanghai. This event marked a significant occasion for the Finnish business community in China, as it coincided with the 30th anniversary celebration of Finncham Shanghai and the official launch of Finncham China.

What is Team Finland?

Team Finland is a network of public sector actors and Chamber of Commerce that promote Finland and its interests abroad. It brings together key players such as ministries, public agencies, and business organizations to ensure a unified approach to international trade and investments. The Team Finland network aims to enhance the internationalization of Finnish companies, attract foreign investments to Finland, and promote Finland as a travel destination.

A Gathering of Minds

The meeting saw an engaging exchange of ideas and feedback among participants, fostering a collaborative spirit essential for the growth and success of Finnish enterprises in China. Notable figures from the Finnish diplomatic and business communities graced the event, including Under Secretary Jarno Syrjälä, Ambassador Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Consul General Timo Kantola, and Consul General Anu Vuori. Their speeches underscored the importance of Finnish-Chinese cooperation and the strategic goals of Team Finland.

Business Finland Head Marko Tiesmäki highlighted the role of innovation and sustainable development in driving forward Finnish business interests. Additionally, Juha Tuominen, Chairman of Finncham Beijing, and Ville Lintervo, Executive Director of Finncham Shanghai, shared their insights on the evolving landscape of Finnish businesses in China.

Celebrating Milestones

Chairman of the Finncham Guangdong, Ville Majanen extended its warmest greetings and heartfelt congratulations to Finncham Shanghai for their remarkable 30-year journey. This milestone was celebrated with great enthusiasm, reflecting on the past achievements and looking forward to future endeavors.

The Launch of Finncham China

The event also marked the official launch of Finncham China, a unified entity comprising Finncham Beijing and Finncham Shanghai. This new structure aims to strengthen the collective voice and influence of Finnish businesses across China. Finncham Guangdong looks forward to working closely with new Finncham China structure to strengthen our collaboration and impact within the region.

The Team Finland bi-annual meeting in Shanghai was a testament to the strong and growing ties between Finland and China. It provided a valuable platform for exchanging ideas, celebrating achievements, and forging new pathways for future cooperation. Finncham Guangdong remains committed to supporting and advancing our members’ interests in China and Finland, and we eagerly anticipate the continued success of Team Finland’s initiatives.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from Finncham Guangdong as we continue to work towards fostering a thriving Finnish business community in China.

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