Events

  • The regional meeting of Team Finland in South-East Asia will take place on 13 – 18 January 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Representatives of Finnish Embassies, Business Finland and Chambers of Commerce including TFCC will most likely be invited to the event to discuss collaboration opportunities.
  • TFCC will host the JFCCT Presidents’ Council Meeting on 22 January 2020. HE Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Thailand will join and open the meeting for the presidents of 33 foreign chambers of commerce.
  • TFCC is planning sports activities on Saturday 22 and on Shrove Sunday 23 February 2020.
  • Scandinavian Society Siam will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on 5 March 2020. Our members are invited and welcome to the party.
  • TFCC new office will be inaugurated officially on Friday 6 March 2020 in Bangkok. Our members and selected guests will be invited to the event.
  • TFCC Golf Tournament, The Ambassador’s Cup, will be organised on 14 March 2020 at Than City Country Club. HE Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Thailand will join the rice ceremony and hand out the main prize.

Activities

  • Our new office will be set up in January and we will register our new address and telephone number and update our contact information on our website.
  • Our trainee Miss Henna Kirjavainen will continue her internship in Q1/20 and she will do her thesis about Inbound Marketing. The scope of the study will be developed together with the members of the board and approved by her supervisor.
  • Our new executive director Mr Teuvo Tuomi will start working for us in Q1/20 after his work permit application has been approved.
  • We will develop a new marketing content strategy and start using new tools for communications like LinkedIn and other useful and cost effective social media platforms.
  • We will organise traditional events and develop new events for members and guests.
  • Negotiations with potential new members and partners will continue and we wish to get many new members to replace the expired memberships.

Decisions

  • On 15 October 2019 Annual Ordinary General Meeting dicided to re-elect five board members and elect six new members to the board of directors.
  • On 7 November 2019 TFCC board of directors elected the new president and two vice presidents as well as the treasurer and board secretary.
  • On 2 December 2019 the board of directors nominated the new executive director and relocate the office team in the beginning of 2020.

Events

  • Workshops related to the validation of market opportunities for Finnish companies in healthcare and smart industries in Thailand took place on 27 November 2019 and 18 December 2019 respectively at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Thailand in Bangkok. TFCC Advisors Mr. Jari Hietala and Mr. Kai Tuorila organised both workshops and conducted the presentations and led the group work sessions.
  • Independence Day Reception Party took place on 4 December 2019 at Mandarin Hotel in Bangkok. HE Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Thailand invited all TFCC members to the party. She presented the history of the development of the diplomatic relations between Thailand and Finland.
  • TFCC corporate member Bully’s Pub invited other members to celebrate the 15th Anniversary on Bully’s on 6 December 2019 at Bully’s in Bangkok.
  • European Association of Business and Commerce (EABC) invited all presidents of the European chambers of commerce including TFCC to the 2nd meeting of the EABC Advisory Council on 22 November 2019 at the office of the European Union in Bangkok. EABC Working Groups reported the progress of their activities in 2019.
  • Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) invited the presidents of all 33 foreign chambers in Thailand to JFCCT Presidents’ Council meeting on 20 November 2019 at The Bangkok Club. JFCCT Committees reported the progress of their activities to the presidents.

Activities

  • TFCC presidents have been conducting negotiations with existing and potential new members and partners as well as other Nordic chambers of commerce concerning collaboration regarding the co-hosting or co-branding of events in 2020 and sharing resources cost effectively in the future.
  • TFCC directors have been looking for a new office for our team. TFCC office will be relocated in January 2020 and our office team will move in into the new office after New Year.
  • TFCC director Ozzi Järvinen from IGLU has been taking over the responsibility of managing our website and other software solutions for digital communications from Jukka Katajaharju from CODEMATE. TFCC website will be updated in December 2019 and updates will continue in 2020.
  • TFCC executive director Mr. Teuvo Tuomi will apply for a new visa for himself in December 2019 and TFCC will apply for a work permit for him in January 2020. Teuvo will start working in Q1/20 after receiving his work permit