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Finnish Business Council Beijing (FBCB) promotes collaboration and co-operation among Finnish companies regarding trade and industry issues within the People’s Republic of China. Joining FBCB is a great way for Finnish enterprises to get to know other Finnish businesses active in capital city Beijing and China in general. Read more.

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Greetings from the Ambassador and the Chairman of the FBCB Board

Jarno Syrjälä

Dear Members of the Finnish Business Council Beijing,

With the year 2017 winding down and 2018 right around the corner, I wanted to reach out and send my best wishes to you! I would like to thank the whole FBCB for the excellent cooperation we have enjoyed during this year.

At this point in time, it’s good to look ahead and think about what 2018 may bring us. But first, a quick look back.

Without a doubt, 2017 will be remembered as Finland’s big year – Finland100. It has been the most significant commemorative year for this generation of Finns. A varied programme has marked our celebrations during the year also here in China. One of the highlights was definitely the Independence Day reception on the 6th of December. In the spirit of this year’s theme “Together”, the Team Finland network in Beijing – FBCB, Finpro, Tekes and the Embassy – was able to put together a night to remember!

There is a solid basis for our activities in the future. Our centenary celebration year has further strengthened the relationship between Finland and China. The year ahead will bring plenty of new opportunities. Our calendars at the Embassy are already full of visits, meetings, exhibitions, and other events. Without a doubt there will be some challenges as well. But by working together, keeping focus on our priorities, we will be successful.

So, a Happy and Prosperous New Year! I hope that the year 2018 holds success and good fortune for all of us.

Jarno SyrjäläAmbassador of Finland in China
Seppo Selkälä

Dear FBCB members,

China represent huge opportunities for Finnish companies not just in traditional Finnish focus industries such as high-tech, paper and machine building but also in services, design, sports, tourism and cleantech. Growth of Chinese economy has stabilized into 6% range from double digits of past few decades. At same time size of Chinese economy has multiplied and is now according to IMF world´s largest economy by purchasing power parity. Increasing incomes have helped service sector to develop fast and produce new innovative services. Chinese companies have purchased foreign companies with ever increasing frequency. China´s fast development offers variety of opportunities for Finnish companies.

There are about 400 Finnish companies having operations in China. Co-operation between companies, people and public organizations is the key to success. Finnish Business Council Beijing has enjoyed close co-operation with key companies and public organizations such as Finnish Embassy, Tekes, Finpro and Business Councils. I hope to continue and develop further close co-operation.

FBCB´s role is to help Finnish companies to succeed in China through experience & knowledge sharing, networking and collaborative advocacy. We focus on our members’ main concerns, both challenges and opportunities, influencing their success in China.

Let´s work together for successful business in China!

Seppo SelkäläChairman of the Board

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