On Friday, November 18th, the Suomi Finland 100 Singapore (SF100SG) programme kicked off at the residence of the Finnish Ambassador Paula Parviainen.
Media and company representatives, event organisers and several friends of Finland joined on Friday afternoon to hear about SF100SG, while sampling a truly Finnish food experience brought to the tropics by culinary ambassadors Helena Saine-Laitinen and Marita Joutjärvi.
(Photo by Marica Salokangas)
The aim of SF100SG is to strengthen the ties between Singapore and Finland in business, investments, education, travel and culture. Ambassador Paula Parviainen presented the key themes around which the SF100SG programme has been designed: healthcare and wellbeing, education, innovation and design, relevant themes both to Singaporean and Finnish people. SF100SG will be following in the footsteps of Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015, a major achievement, that brought the whole country together.
Great expectations for next year’s events
SF100SG has over thirty events planned for next year. Read more...
Corporate partners play a major role in making next year’s story a successful one.
“Abloy is looking to increase its brand and solutions offering awareness in Singapore and South East Asia. SF100 Singapore provides us the means to be visible through continuous flow of events during the 2017”, says Abloy Asia General Manager Pauli Jormanainen.
Pauli Jormanainen from Abloy was celebrating the SF100 Singapore launch together with SF100SG Partner team representative Niina Tippin. (Photo by Marica Salokangas)
Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore is excited about the positive buzz around startup scene in Singapore. Mrs Ratala is looking forward to building a great movement around Slush Singapore 2017 together with students, startups, local community and partners. “We had a tremendous success this year. Slush Singapore 2017 will bring together the best of the Nordic and South East Asian startups and communities around them. We have a couple of surprises planned for the next year’s Slush Singapore event, so stay tuned!”
Anna Ratala is building a movement around Slush Singapore 2017. (Photo by Marica Salokangas)
We want to thank all the participants to the launch and we look forward to an exciting year ahead celebrating the centenary of the Republic of Finland in Singapore.
SuomiFinland100 Singapore Team
(Team picture with names) Some of the core members of SF100 Singapore team. From left Tommi Pitkä, Tuula Schreurs, Niina Tippin, Timo Sysiö, Teresia Othman, Katri Palosaari, Mikael Vaitti and Katariina Benedetti. (Photo by Marica Salokangas)