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Team Finland China meets in Shanghai

Team Finland China meets in Shanghai
10th and 11th October 2016

Meeting venues:

10.10. morning Finchi
10.10. afternoon Vπ
11.10. Peace Hotel

Monday 10th October

08:30 Registration and Finchi tour. Finchi office manager Joan Zhang introduces

09:00 Tour de table, especially for new comers during the summer
09:15 Welcoming words from the host, Consul General Jan Wahlberg
09:25 Opening words from the chairwoman, Ambassador Marja Rislakki
09:40 Team Finland in Finland. Greetings from Team Finland in Finland, Director Sami Leino Unit for Eastern Asia and Oceania, Desk Officer Riitta Gerlander East Asia team, EVP Jukka Salo Finpro

11:00 Coffee, tea and fresh air

11:15 Team Finland China strategy. Chairwoman Rislakki opens the discussion
-Progresses after Beijing meeting. Consul General Jan Wahlberg introduces, followed by discussion
-Team Finland China strategic dialogue, Team Finland coordinators introduce, followed by discussion
-Finland 100: leaving a mark by working together. Jyri Lintunen introduces, followed by discussion

12:45 Lunch at Vπ Cafeteria (at own expense, buffet lunch 138 RMB/ person). Restaurant located in 5 mins walk from Finchi



13:30 Vπ tour. Zhangjiang Group Weiwei, Zhangjiang Innopark Kong introduces

13:40 Team Finland China workshop. Participants divide into 4 groups and visit the 4 thematic stands with 25 mins rotation at Vπ
-Communications and visibility. Finland 100 and other public diplomacy projects. Jyri Lintunen and Ding Ma introduce
-Investment attraction. Best practices. Jaani Heinonen and Zhu Bin introduce
-Tourism promotion. Tourism boom to Finland. David Wu and Lisa Li introduce
-Finnish business community. Finnish business trends in China. Finnish business councils in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Finnish business chamber in Hongkong introduce 15:20 Wrap up. Introducers summarize the outcomes from each stands

15:50 Coffee, tea and fresh air 

16:05 Chinese outbound investment scene(tbc), Guest Speaker James Li, CEO of E.J. McKay
17:00 Closing words. Ambassador Rislakki and Consul General Jan Wahlberg
17:30 Joint transportation from the meeting venue to the residence for all meeting participants

18:30 Consul General’s buffet reception for meeting participants
-Slush China. Slush China CEO Wang Chen introduces

21:00 Ending of Monday programme


Tuesday 11th October

9:00 Future Watch China session. Sari Arho Havrén, Team Finland Future Watch,

China and South East Asia
– Introduction to Future Watch and Team Finland Oppspace – Information and Sharing tool – Introduction to day’s workshop
China Briefing by Guest Speaker Ms. Mary Boyd, The Economist Corporate Network

10:00 Coffee break  

10:30 Workshop of future drivers influences our China strategies  

12:00 End of the Team Finland China meeting in Shanghai


Fairmont Peace Hotel 
20 Nanjing Road East
南京东路 20 号, 近中山东一路
tel. +86 21 6321 6888

Transportation to the Hotel:

From Pudong International Airport
Distance 45 km
Taxi charge ~CNY 180
Time by taxi ~1 hour

From Hongqiao Airport or railway station
Distance 21 km
Taxi charge ~CNY 80
Time by taxi ~35 minutes

Line 2 Nanjing East Road (南京东路)

Event link:

Sino-Finnish Learning Garden Guangzhou Workshop 27.-28.10.2015


Sister cities Tampere and Guangzhou will arrange Sino-Finnish Learning Garden Guangzhou Workshop 27.-28.10.2015. If you are an education related company, organization, or person, you might be interested in reading the workshop agenda. If the agenda looks something that you might want to take part in, please, contact Ms. Jin Muranen, whose contact information you can find from the agenda document.

Tampere delegation is lead by Mr. Pekka Salmi, Deputy Mayor, City ofTampere.

Download or view the agenda:


FBCGD kevätkokous (Guangzhou)

Aika: perjantai 27.3.2015 klo 17:00
Paikka: Finland Trade Center, Room 2013 Main Tower, Guangdong International Building, 339 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou

1. Kokouksen avaus
2. Kokouksen päätösvaltaisuuden toteaminen
3. Jäsenrekisteri 2015
4. Kassatilanne
5. Toiminnan suunnittelua
5.1 Karting-tapahtuma
5.2 Vappukokous
5.3 Zhuhain liiketoimintamahdollisuuksiin tutustuminen
6. Team Finland –projektikatsaus
7. Kauppakamarihanke
8. Muut esille tulevat asiat
9. Kokouksen päättäminen

Information Event About Finnish/Schengen Visas on Monday (Guangzhou)

Kirsi Puronpää, First Secretary (Consular Affairs) Finnish Embassy in Beijing, will visit Guangzhou on Monday 2 February 2015 3p.m. to talk with Finns about visa issues, listen experiences, and to answer questions regarding applying for visa to Finland and Schengen area. This is very good opportunity to give feedback about visa services provided to people applying for a Schengen Visa to Finland in Guangzhou. Puronpää will meet Danish consulate visa personnel on Tuesday and can relay your feedback to improve services.

Do not miss this event!

If you are unable to attend you may send your questions and feedback to Jari Seilonen who will pass them on to Puronpää. Jari’s e-mail is:

The event is organized by Finnish Business Council Guangdong and the location is:
Finland Trade Center, Room 1305, Main Tower, Guangdong International Building, 339 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou, China 510098

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.

EU Cham Supported Event: Should Individual Investors Continue to Invest in China? (Guangzhou)

Time 2014-11-09 | 15:00 – 17:00
Venue Room 314, School of Management Buildiing, Jinan University
Address No. 601 Huangpu West Avenue, Guangzhou
Fee Members:Free| Non Members:Free

Chamber Supported Event: Should Individual Investors Continue to Invest in China?



Should Individual Investors Continue to Invest in China?

Investing in China has long been discussed. Recently quite a number of people sent money abroad and invested in foreign countries. A practical question which has attracted the attention of investors is whether they should continue to invest in China?

This seminar focuses on this question by investigating investment strategy and financial planning for individual investors. Professor Li from Jinan University will discuss economic circumstances and analyse investments in real and financial assets before expanding the discussion to investment decisions in constructing portfolios.

Event Details

Time: 3:00-5:00pm, 9 November 2014

Venue: Room 314, School of Management Building, Jinan University, No 601 Huangpu West Avenue, Guangzhou

Language: English

Fee: Free


Click here to register online.


Further information please contact Ms He in the International Programmes Centre Jinan University.

Tel: +86 20 85221410


Birmingham MBA in Guangzhou

Developed for business professionals, this part-time MBA combines best of faculty and staff at University of Birmingham and Jinan University to deliver an exceptional learning experience to boost your career prospects. University of Birmingham is consistently ranked top 100 in the world. Birmingham Business School is accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, only top 1% elite business schools worldwide achieved this. Click here to learn more. Application for 2015 January intake is now open.


Ms. Lifang Li
Ms. Lifang Li Associate Professor at Jinan University

Dr Li Lifang is an Associate Professor at Jinan University where she teaches Security Analysis, Investment Banking and Project Evaluation and Investment in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her research interests include asset pricing and corporate finance. She was awarded Master and PhD degrees from Durham University in the UK in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

Contact info

NAME: Mabel He
T +86 20 8522 1410

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!


October Inter-chamber Networking Drinks (Shenzhen)

October Shenzhen Inter-chamber Networking Drinks

Events Update

Time 2014-10-15 | 18:30 – 22:00
Venue Roof Garden, 25/f, The Langham, Shenzhen
Address 25/F, Roof Garden, The Langham, Shenzhen, 7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen
Fee Members:180| Non Members:280

In the right middle of this October, we six chambers again work together to provide you an amazing chance to reunite old friends and know new faces in Shenzhen. In the Roof Garden of The Langham, Shenzhen, you are going to admire the fabulous city night view of Futian CBD with fine wine provided by ASC and tasty finger food prepared by chef of Langham.

If you are eager to solid and expand your circle, don’t miss this opportunity to know decent people from different industries. We do this for you!

Please RSVP to to save the seats or call 0755 – 8635 0920 for more information. We would like to hear from you!

Date & Time: October 15th 18:30 to 22:00
Venue: Roof Garden, The Langham, Shenzhen
Price: Member: RMB 180/Non-member: RMB 280 Note: We receive cash at door only.
RSVP: Vera Xie 0755 – 8635 0920/137 6010 3167