Dear Business Association member and business partner,

You are cordially invited to attend the annual event for the Finland Chamber of Commerce Business Associations:

Circularity in a Changing Economic Order

Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021 at 14.30 – 18.00. 
Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Merikasarmi, Engel-Hall
Detailed arrival instructions will be sent to those registered closer to the date. You may also join the event remotely. A link to join will be sent to those requesting. 

This year the Embassy of Canada to Finland is supporting the Finland Chamber of Commerce in producing the annual Business Associations event that will focus on the changing economic order, and the role of circularity, CETA and green recovery in it.

Discussion will look at how the current trading modalities facilitate (or not) efforts at CE as an economic objective. Within the context of the upcoming MC12, our expert speakers will reflect on the much-debated fragility of the multilateral trading order, how agreements like CETA and Finnish Green Recovery measures can expand both circularity and trade benefits.

An interactive armchair-discussion will cover aspects of economic indicators, public policy programs and will engage with the audience. 

A networking reception will allow for further engagement on the themes.


14.30 Registration and coffee

15.00 Welcome words by Jason Tolland, Ambassador of Canada to Finland

15.05 Opening words by Nina Vaskunlahti, Under-Secretary of State, MFA, TBC

15.15 An interactive armchair discussion with:

Martin Björklund, Research Fellow, Erik Castrén Institute, University of Helsinki

Rambod Behboodi, CEO, Geneva Trade Law (joining virtually) 

Malena Sell, Trade and Environment Specialist, Sitra

Crispin Conroy, Ambassador, Permanent Observer, International Chamber of Commerce (joining virtually)

16.10 Closing words by Juho Romakkaniemi, CEO, Finland Chamber of Commerce

16.15 Networking reception

18.00 Event ends

The event will be moderated by Kristina Sweet, CEO of The Shortcut, and Chair of the Finnish-Canadian Business Council. 

Please register by 5th November 2021.


More information about the event: jenni.isola ( a )