In May this year I was elected as a board member to the Finnish Business Council here in Beijing. The Finnish Business Council is also called FBCB. The last B refers to Beijing. FBCB represent the Finnish companies here in Beijing and creates social events for it's workers as well as business related events. There are also FBC in Shanghai and Guangzhou which actively promotes Finnish businesses.
I started a Finnish Young Professionals platform here in Beijing for young people. Most of them are students but a lot of our members also work here, like myself. The Young Professionals platform gives people a chance to mingle with each other and meet new people as well as the company's who are part of the FBCB. This might give the Young Professional members a better chance to find a job in the future as well.
So far I organized 2 events here in Beijing. To the first one about 70 people showed up and I was really surprised over the popularity. The second event was held with about 130 people causing an even higher popularity than I could ever had expected. Mika Salomaa who is the head of Nokia came and gave a short speech about how it is to do business here in China for our members.
Please see our website for upcoming events and news! HERE