FinChamber had the Autumn Meeting at Embassy of Finland on November 15, 2017.
Our Chairman Risto Junttila first welcomed everyone, then Ambassador Mr. Petri Tuomi-Nikula told us the latest news from the Embassy and about the Finland 100 Years celebrations and programs that had been already during the year and which were still to come. Also about the Independence Day celebration was spoken.
Then we had the official Autumn Meeting held by Risto Junttila.
After the meeting Maria Silvennoinen from FinnAgora spoke us about the FinnAgora's activities. Then Finnair's Manager Orsolya Szives gave us presentation about Finnair.
We had then light dinner made by the Embassy Chef Niko Tahti. Food was excellent as usual.
FinChamber visited Nokia's new office at Corvin on October 17, 2017 and the Director Mr. Bela Zagyva had presentation about Nokia's function here in Hungary and globally. We also had the tour around the building. We had also chance to see the space new environment and several kitchen's that they have.
It is nice to see that beside the work and development Nokia takes care of their employees and their families are important.
Autumn's first meeting FinChamber decided to have by joining the Bartok Bela ut Festival where Finland was the theme of that as Finland celebrates it's 100 years this year.
First the members met at the Gellert Hotel Sorozo and Brasserie for the welcome drink. Then the group walked together to the Festival at Bartok Bela ut. After that everyone returned back to Gellert for the Dinner.
FinChamber organizes the traditional Vappu Picnic at Margit Island on Monday May 1st, 2017 starting at 12.30.
Place is same as previous years at the grass field on the Margit bridge side behind of the Casino and Hold Udvar restaurant.
FinChamber serves the sparkling wine and little salty snacks. Main organizer is Timo Pohjalainen as usual.
Suomi-Koulu sells donuts (munkki) and sima (vappu drink). Laulujoutsen-band will be singing there as usual.
The planting of the tree (Tulevaisuuden kuusi/The Spruce of the Future) starts at 12.00 and there we can all go to the picnic spot together. The children may bring some plastic shovels with them and help in the planting if they wish. See the map attached for more details.
FinChamber had the usual Finland's Independence Day Party on December 6th, 2016 at Gresham Palace.
Chairman Mr. Risto Junttila welcomed people and everyone sang Finland's National Hymn Maamme laulu with the help of Laulujoutsen choir members.
Buffet Dinner was served and food was excellent.
RedTrio band from Debrecen were singing the whole evening. This was their third time on this celebration.
Men Kvartetti from Finland performed few songs and everyone enjoyed it.
Evening went well and people were talking and dancing.
Many thanks to Gresham Palace as well.
See you next year again!
We cordially invite you to celebrate Finland’s Independence Day at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Gresham-room.
Entrance fee Huf 5.000,-, payment on the spot. The entrance includes light buffet-dinner and program.
Please register latest by Tuesday, November 29th to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find details in our invitation card.
8th Business Poro Event was held on May 12, 2016 at Instant Cafe. Place has became tradition to us already.
Evening went well, Bufe Dinner was excellent. Our usual Chef Tommi Simpanen from Finland made again very tasty foods (Smoked Salmon, Reindeer meat, salads, Finnish Archipelago bread etc.)
At the beginning Chairman Risto Junttila welcomed everyone. After him the new Finnish Ambassador Petri Tuomi-Nikula came to introduce himself and to say few words.
Tombola was this year as well and everyone made sure that they had their business cards given as the prizes were very good (Finnair flight, Healthcare visits, Wines, Fittness tickets etc.)
The Music surprise program for the Event was this time Elvis (from Miskolc). He was excellent and everyone was in good mood and some were even dancing.
Here you can see some more photos from the Event.
See you next year again!
It’s again time for Business Poro 2016 networking event, already for the 8th time.
We are pleased to invite you to share the tastes from Finland with us: real reindeer meat, salmon and Finnish delicacies. Naturally we will also not forget the original Finnish beer, long drinks and nice Hungarian wines.
See you and your partner(s) in the sixth Business Poro 2016 event!
For more information please click here to download our invitation.
Our Spring Meeting will be on Wednesday March 9th, 2016 at 6pm at the Embaasy of Finland.
Ambassador Petri Tuomi-Nikula will come to introduce himself and to talk. Also the Director of Finnagora Cita Hognabba-Lumikero will come to talk about the Finnagora and their plans for 2016.
At the end there will be light dinner.
Please register to the meeting latest by Monday March 7th, 2016 to email@example.com
Trade Guild had the first meeting in this spring at the Nokia NSN on February 11th, 2016 and we thank the Director Bela Zagyva for the nice and interesting meeting. Nokia showed the plans of their new office and told about the recent news of Nokia NSN. Please see here few photos from the meeting.
Finnish Trade Guild organized already tradionational Independence Day Party on 6.12.2015 at Gresham Palace. This time the celebration started at 18.00 and there were about 150 people.
After the registration and welcome drink, Laulujoutsen choir sang few songs to us, after them Chairman Risto Junttila welcomed everyone. Solenne choir from Finland was visiting in Budapest and we were happy to get them to perform to this celebration as well. Also the Finland's National Hymn Maamme Laulu was sang together with them.
Dinner was served and it was excellent. During the Dinner RedTrio Band started the live music and dancing field was waiting....
Evening continued till midnight with the good mood, music and dancing.
Dear Members and Friends,
Thank you were there on our Busines Poro 2015 event. We had a great time together!
We took some photos that can be seen by clicking here.
It’s again time for Business Poro 2015 networking event, already for the 7th time.
We are pleased to invite you to share the tastes from Finland with us: real reindeer meat, salmon and Finnish delicatessens. Naturally we will also not forget the original Finnish beer, long drinks and nice Hungarian wines.
See you and your partner(s) in the sixth Business Poro 2015 event!
For more information please click here to download our invitation.
Trade Guild's official Spring Meeting will be on Wednesday March 11th, 2015 at 6pm at the Embassy of Finland. Address is: Kelenhegyi ut 16/a, 1118 Budapest
EuCham is inviting you to the upcoming event Social Business Forum 2015 which will be on Mon 23 Feb 2015 in Kinnarps Center, Váci út 92, 1133 Budapest, Hungary.
The event will be held in English and it is free of charge for accepted applicants.
For further details please click here
Application for attending: click here
Trade Guild thanks Nokia Networks and Mr. Bela Zagyva for the interesting meeting. It was good oppotunity to hear about the Nokia functions today and their future plans. We had a change to see their offices and techincal working spaces as well. Also they care about their employees well being. They have fittness room with sauna, relaxing corners and play room etc. HR Manager told us about Nokia's HR policies and practices.
We wait for the 5G at 2020, what ever that will be then.... Noone knows yet!
Please join us on our first meeting in 2015. It will be held on 2015-02-02 at NSN (Nokia solutions and Networks) Kft. The event location is generously provided by Mr. Béla Zagyva, country director of the company.
For more information please contact Ms. Ilana Varga, Secretary of Finnish Trade Guild in Hungary.
Trade Guild thanks CultiVini and the owner Mr. Reijo Itkonen for the nice evening. It was interesting to see their fine store and wine tasting place. Their special system for the wine tasting system was very unique. Wines were very good that we tasted during the meeting.
We had a successful and productive Autumn 2014 Meeting at the Embassy of Finland this October.
See you all next year again!
Trade Guild's first meeting in the autumn after the summer holidays was held at Korda Studio. We had a tour there and our guide was Rauli Rautanen from the Trade Guild. Thank you for the nice tour. The Studio was interesting place to see.
After that the meeting continued with wine tasting at the Hernyak Birtok.
Please click here to read our invitiation letter.
Traditional Finnish Vappu was celebrated at Margit Island. It was a great day again (12.00-17.00). Over hundred people visited there, we counted that there were at the busiest time even 80 people at the same time including adults and children.
Due to the renovation of the Fountain, the place was this time behind of the Casino/Holdudvar on the field. People found their way there as well. And the new place choice seemed to be as good as the previous years.Sparkling wine and snacks were served by the Trade Guild. Finn Kenyer brought “Tippaleipa” to the event.
Vappu Sima and Munkki were available to support the Suomi-Koulu.
Laulujoutsen -choir sang nice songs to entertain the Vappu celebrators.
Trade Guild thanks everyone for joining again to the Vappu event and making nice day to all of us! Thank you to Raimo Frondelius by helping us again like in the previous years.
See you all next year again!
Since Mr. Mertsi Lindfors has been fulfilling the tasks of Trade Guild president for five years it was time to change the president in Hungarian Finnish Trade Guild. I was asked and finally elected as president in the autumn meeting 2012, and officially I started my duty from 1st Jan 2013. Mertsi is keeping his position as a board member in the future also, otherwise there was no changes in the members of the board.
The main activities of the TradeGuild are still the same: informing, helping and facilitating the establishments of Finnish companies and their partners in Hungary. Beside this, the networking between the Finnish, Hungarian and even other nationality companies and private people is playing an important role in our program.
For sure today the crisis in economy in all over the Europe and other part of the world can be seen in Hungarian economy even more than ever. This, with the decreasing number of the Finnish and foreign companies and individuals for already more than ten years is challenging us strongly in our activities. The fast developments in Hungarian political and economical life, the changes in the constitunional laws and, for example, in taxation laws are also big challenge in the business enviroment in Hungary at the moment.
Since 2008 Hungarian Finnish Trade guild has been a part of Team Finland- project in Hungary. The world-wide Team Finland- program was published in Finland last autumn and the final official kick-off launching event in Hungary was organized by the Embassy of Finland in Budapest on 12th Feb 2013 together with other parties of the project (Finnish Embassy, Finpro, Finnagora, Hungarian-Finnish Trade Guild, Suomi-Koulu and six Honorary Consuls of Finland in Hungary).
Our first company visit in 2013 was taking place in 7th Februar, when Peikko Hungary Kft. was hosting us, thanks for Mr. Ferenc Markus, General Manager of Peikko for the interesting evening.
On Wednesday, 13th of Mar 2013 our Annual Spring Meeting was held in the Embassy of Finland. We kindly thank other members of Team Finland in helping to organize this meeting.
In the Spring Meeting we published the following program for this Spring 2013:
- Trade Guild – Wellness Happening: 24th Apr 2013 in Oxygen Naphegy
- 10 th Vappu Picnic – Margaret Island: 1st May 2013
- 5th Business Poro: 23rd May 2013
We welcome all the Trade Guild members to join us in these events.
With best regards,
Budapest has an active after-work scene for business networking. Yet, a positive spirit and some fresh air from the North will come again. Moreover, we have a strong suspicion that only a few of you have ever tasted drinks and real Finnish traditional delicatessen as reindeer and salmon by Master Chef Tommi Simpanen from Finland except those who attended our events in the previous years.
Therefore, we are happy to invite you and your partner(s) to the
Business Poro 2012 - event
- Time: Thursday, 24th May 2012, 18.00-21.00
- Place: Café Instant, Budapest VI., Nagymező u. 38.
- 18.00 - Registration
- 18.30 - Welcome words by Mr. Jari Vilen, Ambassador of Finland and Mr. Mertsi Lindfors, Chairman of the Finnish Trade Guild
- 18.45 - Buffet Networking Dinner with Finnish Specialities and Drinks
- 19.30 - Tombola
- 20.00 - Surprise: Sounds Beyond the Clouds, volume 2.
Please feel free to download our invitation letter in PDF format from this link.
Fee: members 2500 HUF, others 3500 HUF
You are kindly invited to register for the event: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please state your name and organisation in the email, thank you!
For further inquires please contact Mertsi Lindfors on +36 30 6273771 or Risto Junttila on +36 30 9342686.
Hyva Kauppakiltalainen / Dear Member,
Kauppakilta jarjestaa perinteisen Vappu tapahtuman Margitin saarella jo kymmenennen kerran. tiistaina 1.5.2012. Tapahtuma alkaa kello 12 ja paattyy kello 16. Paikka on Margitin sillan puoleisessa paassa suihkulahteen luona. Kauppakilta tarjoaa tuttuun tapaan kuohuviinit ja pikkusuolaista.
Trade Guild is organizing the traditional Vappu event at Margit Island already 10th time on Tuesday May 1st, 2012. Event will start at 12 and it will end at 16 (4pm). Place is on the Margit Bridge side near the Fontaine. Trade Guild will bring there as usual the sparkling wine and some salty snacks.
Hauskaa Vappua kaikille!
Terveisin / Best regards,
Kauppakillan Hallitus / Trade Guild Board
Secretary of the Board
Dear Trade Guild members,
Spring Season has started successfully with the first meeting last week in Hotel Kempinski. We had 20 members taking part to the meeting where we learned to know Rovaniemi Hirsitalot company and Hotel Kempinski.
I would like to say many thanks to Kempinski and Judit Denes who invited us for a wonderful dinner.
Please see below the meeting and event schedule for this Spring. I hope to see many of you taking part into our interesting programs again.
Schedule for Spring, 2012
Official autumn meeting at the Embassy of Finland on Thursday 20th October at 18:00.
Members are wellcome!
Wappu / First of May Picnic
Perinteinen Suomalainen Vappu-piknik Margit -saarella on sään takia siirretty ensi lauantaihin 7.5.2011 kello 12.00-16.00.
Kuohujuomat ovat silloin jo olleet kylmässä odottamassa toista viikkoa.
Paikka on tavalliseen tapaan suihkulähteen luona.
Traditional Finnish Vappu-picnic at Margit Island is postponed due to bad weather to Saturday May 7th between 12.00 and 16.00 (12 PM- 4 PM)
Sparkling Wines have then been waiting more than a week in the cool.
Place is as usual near the Fontaine.
Nähdään lauantaina 7.5.2011! See you on Saturday 7th of May!
Hyvää Wappua kaikille!
Hyva Kauppakiltalainen / Dear Member,
Kauppakillan seuraava kokous on keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta kello 18.00 alkaen Outokummulla Budapestissa.
Outokumpu esittelee toimintaansa meille ja illan päätteeksi on tarjoilua luvassa.
Outokummun esittelyn jälkeen Killan jäsen Istvan Bozsik kertoo meille EU-rahoitusmahdollisuuksista täällä Unkarissa. Miten yritykset, jopa ulkomaalaisomistuksessa olevat, voivat saada EU-rahoitusta eri hankkeille?
Osoite on Outokumpu Hungary, Illatos út 9, 1097 Budapest
Pyydämme ilmoittautumaan kokoukseen osoiteessa email@example.com viimeistään perjantaina 1. huhtikuuta.
Trade Guild next Meeting will be at Outokumpu Hungary in Budapest on Wednesday April 6th at 6 pm.
Outokumpu will tell us about their operations and in the end there will be light dinner. After Outokumpu presentation Guild member Istvan Bozsik will hold presentation about EU-funds here in Hungary that how the companies ( even owned by foreign companies ) can get EU money for their investment, reconstruction, research and development and even turistic attraction.
The address is Outokumpu Hungary, 1097 Budapest, Illatos út 9.
We kindly ask you to inform about your attendance by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by Friday April 1st.
Kiitoksia. / Thank you
Terveisin, / Kind regards,
Secreatry of the Board
Kauppakillan virallinen Kevätkokous pidetään keskiviikkona 9. maaliskuuta klo 18.00 Suomen Suurlähetystön kirjastotiloissa. Suurlähettilas Jari Vilen on lupautunut puhujaksi kokoukseen.
Pyydämme ilmoittautumaan Kevätkokoukseen viimeistään maanantaina 7. maaliskuuta lähettämällä sähköpostia osoitteeseen email@example.com
Trade Guild will have the official Spring Meeting on Wednesday March 9th at 18.00 (6 PM) at Finnish Embassy in the Library room. Ambassador Jari Vilen will come to speak at the meeting.
Please register to the meeting by latest on Monday March 7th at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Trade Guild Meetings are agreed and confirmed:
- Oxygen Tuesday 8th February 2011 - invitation sent to the members, remember to register by sending an email to email@example.com
- Official Spring meeting at the Embassy of Finland, Wednesday th 9th March 2011
- Company visit at Outokumpu, Wednesday the 6th April 2011
- Vappu, The First of May on Margit island, Sunday the 1st of May 2011
Finnish Business Publication will be issued at the end of March 201 1.