The Winners are Planmeca Group/Plandent and ScanLang
The winners of this year‘s Business Award Finland Austria were announced in a festive award ceremony at the residency of the Finnish Ambassador on 9 October 2018. The aim of the Business Award is to highlight successful and innovative companies that have had a positive impact on the economic relations between Finland and Austria. The award is given jointly by the Embassy of Finland and FINNCHAM Austria. The jury consisted of members from the Embassy of Finland, FINNCHAM Austria, Business Finland and the Honorary Consulate of Vienna/Lower Austria.
After the welcome speech of Ambassador Hannu Kyröläinen, the cooperation partners of the event were introduced: Austrian Business Agency ABA, Hotel Bristol Wien, Residenz Josefstadt, and Schustermann & Borenstein Wien. All four companies presented themselves shortly.
The next highlight of the evening was the keynote speech of Dr Cattina Leitner, the Honorary Consul of Finland in Styria. The Honorary Consul provided not only interesting facts and figures, but also compared the special features and similarities between Finland and Austria in a very inspiring way.
The recipients of the Business Award Finland Austria 2018 were announced by Anna Ahlbom, the Vice President of FINNCHAM Austria:
- Planmeca Group / Plandent GmbH in the category ”Finnish enterprise having subsidiaries or business locations in Austria”. The award was handed to CEO Alexandra Lacek-Cipone ja product manager Kaddour Berkani.
- ScanLang GmbH in the category ”Enterprise that is selling Finnish products or services in Austria”. The award was handed to CEO Katja Jääskeläinen and Executive Partner Franz Michael Bauer.
Afterwards the evening continued with networking as well as drinks and delicious canapes.
Approximately 50 FINNCHAM members and honorary guests of the Embassy participated in the event.