PIKKUJOULU – the Finnish Pre-Christmas Party

In the evening of November 26th, the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) held the Pre-Christmas Party at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
The event was arranged on the 26th floor where the 110 participants could see the sparkling Bangkok city in the night from a birds-eye-view. The Finnish Ambassador Sirpa Mäenpää presided over the evening.
Warm Glögg was served as welcome drink. All participants also enjoyed the Scandinavian Buffet line along with imported wine and Warsteiner beer. The kids had a great time with the Puppet Show from Finland presented by Juha Laukkanen, magic show, singing of Christmas songs, and games. Surprisingly the Santa Claus came with a big present bag! All the kids and even the adults were excited. After dinner, more giveaway presents were won by lucky participants who had bought lottery tickets.
One of the participants, Ms. Thidaporn Seesaed said that she had just moved to Thailand together with her husband Mr. Tommi Kärnä (Finnish) and her daughter.
“We lived in Finland for the past seven years. Now that I have moved back to Thailand I am like newcomer. It is good to meet new friends here. Actually this is our first Finnish party!”
“I think my daughter has also met some new friends here, too,” she added.

Khun Chumsri Sikaman who is the new Executive Director of TFCC said:
“Since I am a new Executive Director so this Christmas party is my opportunity to know TFCC members.”
“I was busy with this event for a week – now I am happy that so many people are having such a good time with the good food.”

The group photo in the gallery below is from left: Vice President Lars Londal, Managing Director, Booking Anywhere Co., Ltd.; Jukka Koivistoinen, General Manager, Logonet (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; Jukka Raikkonen, Head of Business Development, Sub Region Asia North, Nokia Siemens Networks (Thailand) Ltd.; Secretary Ms. Santi Chatterjee, Managing Director, S.C. Management Consultants Co., Ltd.; H.E. Ambassador Sirpa Maenpaa; TFCC President Marc Spiegel, Managing Director, KONE Thai Lift PCL.; Executive Vice President Esko Jaalinoja, Area Director, AF-Consult Ltd.; Treasurer Jouni Satola, Managing Director, Luvata Hitachi Cable (Thailand) Ltd., Kai Tuorila, Director, Netpoint S.E.A. Ltd. (Finpro Thailand)

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