Invitation – ‘How much does culture matter in business?’
A free seminar & networking event designed to help you gain more business through cultural understanding

Finland-ASEAN Trade Association, Finland – Hong Kong Trade Association and The Finland Australia Business Council (FABC) would like to invite you to the ‘How much does culture matter in business?’ Seminar and Networking Event.

Date and time: Thursday 17 November 2016 at 17:00
Place: Osaamistehdas, Pursimiehenkatu 8, Helsinki

16:45 – 17:00 Registration and coffee
17:00 – 17:15 Osaamistehdas introduction
17:15 – 17:45 How much does culture matter in business? – Riku Laanti, trainer, consultant and researcher –  Managing Director, RLC International Management Oy
*What is culture and why does it matter more than ever in management and communication situations? – Examples of how cross-cultural differences affect companies and other organisations doing business in Finland, ASEAN countries, Hong Kong and Australia
17:45 – 18:05 A cultural conundrum – Finns and Australians in business – James Perkins, trainer, writer and voice artist – Principal Consultant of Koala Consulting and Training
18:05 – 18:25  Business case: Notes about cultural differences when doing business in selected Asian countries: Pöyry Finland Oy – Jyrki Rautkorpi, Director
18:25 – 18:45 Business case: Cultural differences when doing business in Hong Kong: LUMI Accessories Oy – Bruno Beaugrand, Founder & Designer
18:45 – 19:15 Panel discussion: How much does culture matter in business? (The presenters are panel members)
19:15 – 20:30 Networking event with Asian food and Australian wine (sponsored by Servaali Oy)
20:30 Closing & Optional: Continue with Christmas Drinks at a nearby restaurant

RSVP: Please register for the event by email to by 11.11.2016.
The event is free-of-charge, but registration is required.

More information:
Hanna-Leena Harma
Finland-Hong Kong Trade Association
Finland Chamber of Commerce / WTC Helsinki
P.O.Box 1000 (Aleksanterinkatu 17)
FI – 00101 Helsinki
tel +358 9 4242 6228
fax +358 9 650 303
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