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Job: Field Application Engineer / Technical Sales Support Engineer / Technical Sales Manager

TactoTek ( is looking to strengthen our team in pre- and post-sales customer sales and technical support. This position is located in TactoTek’s Guangdong/China office, close to our suppliers, partners and customers.


  • 5+ years of relevant working experience in FAE, Technical Sales, Technical Support or Sales roles in customer interface
  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanics Engineering
  • Strong understanding and experience in Electro-Mechanical Designs
  • Experience in Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, System Integration, and/or Tool Designing a plus
  • Experience working directly with customer in a Sales or Technical sales role
  • Held previous positions in US or EU headquartered companies operating in China
  • Held previous positions in Tier1 supplier companies, serving OEMs in China in the field of consumer electronics, white goods, mobile, or automotive
  • Native Mandarin, fluent English skills, Cantonese a plus
  • Primary location in Guangdong China (Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, or Guangzhou)
  • This position requires regular travel to customer and partner sites in China, and Asia, and once or twice a year to TactoTek HQ in Finland


  • Regular customer sales visits
  • Be the first line of support for technical requests from customers and partners
  • Support sales and partnering activities, including customer/partner meetings
  • Help customers to evaluate TactoTek technology
  • Support customer projects in implementation of TactoTek technology
  • Communication to Head of Product Creation in Finland HQ
  • Communication to Vice President of Sales in Taipei

Please send CV/application to

English event

FBCGD Independence Day Dinner 6.12.2014 (Shenzhen)

You are cordially invited to join Finnish Business Council Guangdong Independence Day dinner. The buffet dinner includes western Christmas food (ham, salmon, mustard, Karelian roast, smashed potatos, boiled baby potatos, carrot casserole, dark bread, butter, marinated carlic, beetroot salad) and drinks (beer, coffee). It is allowed to bring cognac to share 🙂

The dinner is free of charge for the FBCGD members who have paid the 2015 membership fee at the Annual General Meeting while others are charged CNY200. Membership fee for a company is CNY2000 and CNY500 for an individual at the moment. Bank of China ATM is nearby for cash withdrawals.

Date & time: Saturday 6.12.2014 18:00 onwards
Place: Restaurant McCawley’s, 3rd floor, Shop No. 118 Seaworld Shekou, Shenzhen (Tel: 0755 2668 4496)
RSVP: Please let us know by Monday 1 December if you are coming by sending an email to so that we can arrange the right amount of food and drinks.

event Finnish

FBCGD Karting-tulokset

Shenzhenissä 1.11.2014 ajetun FBCGD-kartingin tulokset ovat seuraavat:

  1. Jarkko Ridanpää
  2. Mikko Tarvainen
  3. Ville Saarinen
  4. Henri Mononen
  5. Jan Tillonen
  6. Jari Seilonen
  7. Pekka Kyyriäinen
  8. Mauri Lehtismäki

Jarkon nimi laitettiin radan seinälle yhtenä nopeimmista ajoista radalla, eli taso oli kova!

English event

CANCELLED: Joint Finnish Golf Tournament – Clash of Titans South China 2014 (Shenzhen)


12 December 2014, Friday

Please find the full invite with all details by clicking here.

Golf 12.12.2014



When: Friday 12 December 2014
Where: Century Seaview Golf Club, Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 518121

Option 1: HKD1000 – Green fee/Light refreshments
Option 2: HKD1300 – All of the above + Transportation to and from Hong Kong

Deposit or cheque payment instructions

Interested in participating:
Please RSVP and make payment by 29th November 2014 to Ms. Emilia Tavakoli at to secure your place!



FBCGD at 6th Low Carbon City Development World Forum

Mika Tavast
Mika Tavast giving speech.

FBCGD Chairman Mika Tavast represented the City of Tampere at the 6th Low Carbon City Development World Forum in Shenzhen. Mr. Tavast brought the greetings of Mayor of Tampere and welcomed, on behalf of her, the audience to come to Tampere where the Forum will be held in October.

Tampere is twin city to Guangzhou.

Official web site of the Forum:

Forum Introduction

The Sixth Low Carbon City Development World Forum, also known as the Second Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Conference, was held at the Shenzhen International Low-Carbon Town Convention & Exhibition Centre, Shenzhen, from 10-11 June 2014.

The event was organized by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, the Shenzhen Municipal Government, and was undertaken by the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission, the Shenzhen Longgang District Government and Shenzhen SEZ Construction & Development. Co., Ltd. The event was supported by the Academy of Microeconomic Research of NDRC, the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities, the Shenzhen Institute of Building Research, and the China Shenzhen Emission Exchange.

The theme of this conference was A Quality Path toward Urbanization. The forum consisted of an opening ceremony, the main conference, and parallel sessions. The main conference included four tracks which addressed different aspects of the low-carbon path to improving city quality: City Dialogue, Macro Dialogue, Industry Dialogue, and Think Tank Dialogue. The forum’s parallel sessions focused on low-carbon finance, low-carbon policy, the low-carbon city, and low-carbon industry.

The forum addressed topics crucial to the development of low-carbon urban environments. Among the topics addressed were the following highlights:

  • China’s Roadmap for Sustainable and Low-Carbon Cities
  • SMART/ICT: Eco-innovation, City Planning, Transportation
  • Clean Technologies
  • Low-Carbon Urbanization: Developed nations and developing countries
  • Business and Low-Carbon City Development
  • Resources Bottleneck – Obstacles and Solutions
  • Financing Low-Carbon Urbanization

The event hosted over 1,000 leaders from government, industry, investors, academia, international organizations, business associations, and media from over 40 countries. Participants gathered in Shenzhen to collectively seek new knowledge, enlightenment, and business opportunities on low-carbon development in China’s urbanization process.

Participants included

  • Xie Zhenhua, Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission
  • Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen
  • Graham Meadows, Special Advisor, European Commission
  • Mariana Fay, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank
  • Travis Bradford, Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Larry Goulder, Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University
  • Feng Lun, Chairman, Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Wang Shi, Chairman, China Vanke Co., Ltd.
  • Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman/CEO, Fusun Group
  • Wang Chuanfu, Chairman, BYD Group
  • Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Director, McKinsey & Company


English event

The Future of Supply Chain Management (Shenzhen)

Time 2014-06-13 | 14:00 – 17:00
Venue Azalea Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel Shenzhen
Address No. 3018 Nanhu Road, Shenzhen
Fee Members: CNY200 | Non Members: CNY400

Due to major technology improvements and shifts in purchasing patterns by consumers and globalization, the operations field in many industries (i.e. manufacturing and services) is experiencing critical and major changes. These changes are having a direct impact on the way companies plan, source, make and delivery goods and services for today and into the future.

The seminar is designed for senior management and operations professionals across many industries to highlight key areas where changes are taking place and how some companies are adapting technology to change and improve their business efficiency and performance.

The above mentioned changes apply not only to multinationals but also SMEs involved in the provision of goods and services.

The seminar will cover the following areas:

  1. Operations as a Strategic Asset
  2. Beginning to End Process Logic
  3. Operations Performance
  4. Managing Cooperation with Customers and Suppliers
  5. Future Use of KPIs and Performance Measurements to Achieve Success


14:00-14:30 Registration

14:30-15:10 Strategic Operations and Performance

15:10-15:30 Tea Break and Networking

15:30-16:30 Managing Cooperation with Customers and Supplies to the Future use of KPIs

16:30-17:00 Q&A and Discussion

Speaker: Mr. John Benito

Mr. John Benito has more than 35 years’ working experience in the operations field and has worked in many Asian and European countries as well as the USA, including 16 years in China. John has worked in a variety of international and local roles with large multinational companies such as 3M, Parker, Siemens and Hercules, as well as a Senior Consultant for many automotive, telecommunications and medical operation companies. He holds an MBA in Production Engineering, a Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management, is an APICS “CPIM” and a Certified Quality Auditor.

Register at:

Contact info
NAME: Charles Chen
T (0755) 8632 9114


FBCGD Spring Golf was again great fun

17 people took part in the game
17 people took part in the game

The traditional FBCGD Spring Golf Event was held on Saturday 17 May at Firestone Golf Course in Shenzhen. Total 17 players from Guangdong and Hong Kong joined in friendly competition, which was followed by dinner at Sea World.

Closest to pin: Simo-Pekka Pöyhönen

Closest to pin in 2: Mikko Tarvainen

Longest drive: Jarkko Korhonen

Net results:

  1. Jarkko Korhonen 77,6
  2. Simo-Pekka Pöyhönen 78,3
  3. Henri Taimi 78,5

Practical Solutions to Help You Think Big: PRD European SME Forum 2014

Time 2014-04-16 | 08:30 – 12:50
Venue Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen
Address 3018 Nanhu Road, Shenzhen
Fee EU-chamber Members: Free/200 | Non Members: 400

The European Union Chamber of Commerce, the China IPR SME Helpdesk and the EU SME Centre are delighted to invite you to the first half-day SME Forum on Wednesday 16 April 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen.

The forum will provide a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices on the issues that matter most for SMEs in China. SMEs will learn how compete for talent and build powerful branding strategies in the increasingly competitive market in the Pearl River Delta (PRD). The forum highlights practical tools available for SMEs to help grow their businesses.

European Union SMEs will enjoy free admission upon written approval after their registration on our website.

Non-EU SMEs/Large enterprises: Member fee: 200 RMB
Non-EU SMEs/Large Enterprises: Non-Member fee: 400 RMB

Tentative agenda

08:30 – 09:00   Registration & networking

09:00 – 09:10   Opening & welcome remarks

Hubert Delelis Fanien, Chair of the SME Forum,
European Chamber

Session 1

09:10 – 09:40   How to attract talent as an SME in China

Christine Raynaud, CEO, MRIC

09:40 – 10:20   Defining Employee Roles, Responsibilities and Compensation for SMEs in China

Cindy Jensen, EU SME Centre Speaker

10:20 – 10:40   Q&A, moderated by Hubert Delelis Fanien         

10:40 – 11:10   Coffee break & networking

Session 2

11:10 – 11:40    Building a powerful branding strategy for your SME in China

Tristan Roquette, Founder and Managing Director, and Noelia Maestre,
Marketing & Communications Director, Teamacting Group

11:40 – 12:30    Update on the changes to the Chinese Trademark Law and

introduction to the China IPR SME Helpdesk

David Allison, China IPR SME Helpdesk Expert

12:30 – 12:50    Q&A moderated by Hubert Delelis Fanien




Hubert Delelis Fanien, Founder, AKA Outspring

Hubert Delelis Fanien specializes in auditing and quality inspection and has personally recruited, trained and developed hundreds of Chinese team members enabling them to become the top managers of today and tomorrow. Mr. Fanien has developed a worldwide industrial process expert network. He founded AKA Outspring to transmit his passion and expertise in developing people and securing their competency through training and an adapted organization / management system. Mr. Fanien serves as the Chair of the SME Forum of the European Chamber of Commerce in China for the Pearl River Delta (PRD) Chapter.

Christine Raynaud, CEO, MRIC

Christine Raynaud is the CEO of MRIC, one of the most well-established recruitment firms in Mainland China and in Asia. Operating from six locations, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore, MRIC employs over 180 staff and provides executive recruitment services and outsourcing solutions to clients in every major industry. Christine has gained more than 25 years of experience in search, recruitment and staffing, drawing on the knowledge gained through leading HR services businesses in over 21 international markets. Ms. Raynaud is a graduate of HEC Paris with a career that includes roles with recruitment industry leaders such as Hudson, Manpower, Inc., and Adecco.

Cindy Jensen, EU SME Centre Speaker

Cindy Jensen has over 20 years’ experience working with well-recognised multinational companies (including Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and TELUS Mobility) in the fields of sales, marketing and human resources. She has expertise in a broad range of areas including: Talent & Organisational Development, Change Management, Cross Cultural Understanding, Performance Management, Strategy Development, HR Consulting, designing and facilitating Leadership Development programmes and Executive Coaching. Ms. Jensen has a BComm in Marketing and Human Resources from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and is a graduate of the Rutgers International EMBA programme with a concentration in Finance and Strategy. She is an ACC credentialed Executive Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation. In 2012, Ms. Jensen was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, Women in Business.

Tristan Roquette, Executive Consultant-Coach, Teamacting Group

Tristan Roquette is the Founder of Teamacting Group, a Consulting firm specialized in Leadership. He is a special advisor to General Managers and top executives of foreign companies, brands and institutions in China. As a consultant and executive coach, he was involved in several transformation projects, guiding his clients to act as true leaders, and through their self-conduct, developing their management teams and global organisation. Mr. Roquette has 10 years of experience as a consultant-coach, and nurtures the ambition of large companies and institutions such as Casino, Decathlon, the Netherlands Consulate, Oxylane Group and Sanofi-Pasteur. Mr. Roquette is also former member of several Boards of directors, and advises the European Chamber of Commerce in China and Roquette Asia.

Noelia Maestre, Marketing and Communications Director, Teamacting Group

Noelia Maestre has worked for branding and design agencies in London, Valencia and HK for more than 12 years and has extended experience in producing marketing materials and custom publications for brands such as TOTO, Mackintosh, Hyundai Card, Blackberry and Swire Properties. Since she arrived at Teamacting Group in 2013, she has been working in various projects including helping the GM to restructure and re-launch the company.

David Allison, China IPR SME Helpdesk Expert

David Allison is Counsel of Bird & Bird within the China IP team based in Hong Kong. With extensive experience in all major areas of intellectual property, including copyright, trademarks, patents, and registered designs, Mr. Allison has managed disputes dealing with infringement of trademarks, copyright as well as the misuse of confidential information and trade secrets. Mr. Allison’s particular areas of interest include contentious intellectual property disputes, the enforcement of intellectual property rights in both Hong Kong and mainland China, and the prosecution of trade mark portfolios in Hong Kong and the greater China region. He also advises clients on non-contentious matters, particularly relating to personal data privacy. Mr. Allison is qualified to practise law in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the High Court of Australia and the High Court of Hong Kong.

Contact info

NAME: Ms.Caitlin McCarthy
T (0755) 8632 9040
English event

Annual General Meeting and Independence Day Dinner

The Annual General Meeting of Finnish Business Council Guangdong was held on 6 December 2013 at McCawley’s in Shekou, Shenzhen. The event was also 10th birthday of the Council and the 96th birthday of Finland.

The AGM discussed a number of things and we can expect to see more active the Council in the year 2014. Golf will be still played but many other events are also planned. This web site is also a new thing that hopefully will serve members and everybody else well.

FBCGD offered a free dinner with open bar to 30 participants who had joined to have good time. Many non-members joined the Council be part of the Finnish community in Guangdong.