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Finland and Helsinki comes to Singapore

– Brings huge delegation, hosting a range of events As Finland celebrates 100 years as an independent nation in 2017 the Nordic country is strongly stepping up cooperation and partnerships between stakeholders in Singapore and Finland. Connecting people and fostering collaboration opportunities via more than 60 events throughout 2017 the effort will be at its…

New Finnish embassy and ambassador in Myanmar

As the Diplomatic Mission of Finland Yangon is being turned into an embassy, Finland‘s first Ambassador to Myanmar, Riikka Laatu, is due to arrive in country in early September! “After four years of significant changes in development policy, interesting years as Finland’s first Ambassador to Myanmar are awaiting Riikka Laatu. She is excited about her…

Finland 100 Years Gala Hong Kong announced

Hong Kong is first out in the region to announce the details of the upcoming centenary celebrations, to peak in December! “You are cordially invited to join the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong at our annual Celebrate Finland Gala this time in honour of Finland’s 100 years of independence.” The annual gala dinner…

Singapore students to attend talent program in Finland

In early August Finland’s Ambassador Paula Parviainen attended an event at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore with 20 students from the Overseas Merit Fellowship team, as they will go to Finland in September to attend a talent development program of 16 days focused on the Circular economy at the Turku University of Applied Sciences. The…

Finnish Your Dinner held in Singapore

In Singapore the Finnish Your Dinner 2017 was held at Hollandse Club Singapore. “Finnish Your Dinner is modelled on Dinner Under the Sky, an annual Summer event held in Helsinki. This August the festivities were extended to everywhere the sky is visible. Also in Singapore we had our own event with excellent Finnish food, drinks…

Vietnam wants rights to Finland’s education programs

Education officials from Vietnam are in Finland to learn about the country’s education programs from elementary school to undergraduate level. A delegation led by Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education, held talks with their Finnish counterparts on Monday 28 august 2017. The purpose of the talks is to acquire the rights to publish Finnish educational…

Finnish-initiated Women in Tech, Singapore returns

One of the many highly interesting events taking place as part of the ‘Finland 100 at Singapore Innovation Week’ official programme is the Women in Tech Conference (Asia). Women In Tech is run by a Finn; entrepreneur/business kickstarter Jenni Risku. The initiative, which is held in association with SWITCH week (Singapore Week of Innovation and…

Finnair: Three new weekly frequencies to Bangkok

Finnair will add capacity to its popular long-haul destination Bangkok for the summer 2018 season. That means three new weekly frequencies will be added to the Bangkok route, serving 10 weekly frequencies during the summer season and 16 frequencies during the winter season. “Traffic between Europe and Asia continues to grow, and Finnair’s expanding network…

Finnish Your Dinner hosted by Bangkok embassy

On Saturday 26 August, as in many other cities and countries around the world, a Finnish Your Dinner was held in Bangkok, hosted by the Embassy of Finland in celebration of the Nordic nation’s centenary year Katarina Tapio, ‎Deputy Head of Mission was the evening’s host as the Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven was back in Finland…