On the 12th of September 2019, FINNCHAM Austria opened the autumn season by a Business Update that was organised together with the Embassy of Finland and Business Finland. The event offered the participants a comprehensive overview of the coming events of all three organisations. Around 30 guests and FINNCHAM network members participated in the event.
At the beginning of the evening, the President of FINNCHAM Austria, Johannes Axnix, welcomed the guests and handed the word to Outi Saarikoski, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Finland. After official greetings, Mrs. Saarikoski gave an informative talk on the activities and responsibilities of the Finnish Embassy in Vienna as well as on the Finnish EU Presidency.
The second presentation was held by Trade Commissioner Werner Merzeder (Business Finland), who presented interesting facts and current statistics on trade between Finland and Austria.
Subsequently, Sanna Sipilä-Axnix, advisor at Business Finland, informed the participants about the events organized by Business Finland in the fall of 2019. Particularly noteworthy: the Vienna Design Week, with Finland as a guest country.
FINNCHAM Austria President Johannes Axnix also provided a compact overview of the forthcoming activities, such as the next economic roundtable “EcoTalk”.
After the presentations, it was time to continue the evening with networking and lively discussions. The guests enjoyed the excellent wines of the Dürnberg vineyard, accompanied by delicious Italian snacks and sweets.
FINNCHAM Austria is looking forward to seeing you soon at one of our next events!