The Finnish Business Council Singapore released March activities update

On 12 March 2021 the Finnish Business Council released an update of upcoming events:
17 March: Annual General Meeting. The invitation and AGM material were sent to the members 14 days before the AGM date. Corporate and individual members who have completed the membership 2021 fee are eligible to participate. Primary contact has the right to vote at AGM. Register here

25 March: How sustainability can increase growth and innovation? webinar. A panel discussion together with two of the world’s leading firms in sustainable innovation, Kone and Neste and with a sustainable marketing agency Superson, to hear best practices in sustainable business strategies, operations and green marketing. More information and registration.

31 March: Casual Afterwork. After challenging 2020 it is time to get-together. FBC Casual Afterworks will be organized once a month before summer break. March Casual Afterwork will be hosted by FBC Board member Sebastian Nummelin. For FBC members only. Registration open here.

6 April: Webinar on Employment in Singapore. Has Singapore job market changed recently? What are the future plans and trends that Singapore will emphasize? How has COVID-19 affected on employment in Singapore?
What kinds of options foreigner have in Singapore? Are there any specific industries that are supported over others? Which talent is the most wanted?

Our expert panelists Mr Samuel Yuen, Mr Eddie Lee and Mr Ricky Foo will answer these questions and many more. The panel will be moderated by Mr Sebastian Nummelin. Register here.

Upcoming sister chambers’ events

31 March: Webinar on “Future of Sustainability”. FBC’s sister chamber DABS is planning to host a series of ‘Future of’ events during 2021. More information and registration.

EuroCham survey on DP holders working on LoC
Last week it was announced by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) that legislation concerning spouses and the family of Employment Pass (EP) holders in Singapore has changed. Those who are currently holding a Dependent Pass (DP) will need to obtain either an EP or Special Pass (SP) to work in Singapore. Previously, DP holders could apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC) from the MOM. Starting 1st May 2021, this will no longer be possible.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to better understand the impact of the new legislation on European organisations and on international expatriates in Singapore.
Please provide your answers to this survey by 18th March. All answers will be kept anonymous. Fill the survey here

FBC partnership 2021

Would you like to be an FBC partner in 2021? Our partners 2020 (Finnair, Nordea, Summit Planners) have enabled us to organize various events for FBC members and friends and continue our operations in the challenging times. In 2021 FBC will continue connecting its members not only with other Nordic chambers and EuroCham but also with the local business communities in Singapore and in the SEA region. Partners HUONE,KONE and Finnish Consulting Group support FC in 2021.
Please, contact Minna Hyväri fir further information.

FBC membership 2021
Not a member yet? Join Finnish business community and enjoy member benefits.
The membership fees:
Corporate A (5 or more employees in Singapore): $700
Corporate B (1-4 employees in Singapore): $350
Individual membership: $175
More information on FBC memberships and registration link.

FBC Blog
Do you have success stories or company news to share? We can post all FBC corporate members’ news on our blog. You can also share your job descriptions on FBC communications when you are hiring. Please, contact Minna Hyväri.

Furthermore, don’t forget to check out the FBC website. For more information about what is going on with our Nordic sister associations, please check out the Event pages for Norwegian Business AssociationSwedish Chamber of Commerce and Danish Business Association in Singapore. If you would like to know more about EuroCham events, check the EuroCham Events page

Have a great weekend ahead.

Photos: This is Finland / Visit Finland

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