Annual report / Vuosikertomus

THE FINNISH-JAPANESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNUAL REPORT 2016

The activity year was the 35th year in the history of the Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

The Annual Meeting
9.6.2016 the Annual Meeting was held. Items according to the rules of the Chamber of Commerce were treated.
Keynote speaker after the annual meeting was the newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to Finland, H.E. Mr. Jota Yamamoto. There were 22 participants in the Annual Meeting.

Other activities
10.8. Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Finnair, Japan Airlines and the Embassy of Japan organized the traditional Japan Golf Day Tournament in Peuramaa Golf in Kirkkonummi. Type of the play was 18 holes stableford, full handicaps, max hcp 36, and special prize competitions were closest to pin and longest drive.
Winner was Mr. Nagahara Hiroaki, longest drive Mr. Leo-Dan Bensky and closest to pin Mr. Juha Pitkänen.
There were 26 participants in the Japan Golf Tournament.

23.9. The Embassy of Japan hosted a networking reception at Hotel Torni. Members of the Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce were invited to the reception.

28.11. Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce organized a networking event at WTc Helsinki. Guest speakers were Mr. Daisaku YUKITA, Deputy Director General, JETRO London; Ms. Mari Matsuzaki, Marketing and Communications, Slush Asia and Mr. Hiromoto Oyama, Counsellor, Embassy of Japan.

BOARD

The board of the Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce had three meetings; 26.1., 3.3. and 3.5.2016.

Chairman  
Juha Pitkänen, DF Green Oy
Vice-Chairman
Petteri Kostermaa, private member
Members
Yoshitaka Kotera, Murata Electronics Oy
Reijo Munther, Tekes
Yoichiro Oda, Japan Airlines Co. Ltd
Aki Pesonen, Fuji Finland Oy
Risto Salo, Faros Finland Oy
Kotaro Seki, FM-International Oy FINNMAP
Markus Suomi, Finpro Oy.

AUDITORS AND VICE AUDITORS

As auditors elected by the Annual General Meeting were Mr. Timo Jalamo, Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj and Mr. Juha Vuopio, Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj. Vice Auditors were Mr. Jaakko Ahtiluoto, private member, and Mr. Esko Ahokas, private member.

SECRETARY

Ms. Hanna-Leena Harma, Adviser, Finland Chamber of Commerce, was the Secretary of the Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

Contact address:
The Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
(Suomalais-Japanilainen kauppakamari)
c/o Finland Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1000
00101 HELSINKI
Tel. 09-4242 6228
Fax  09-650 303
E-mail hanna-leena.harma@chamber.fi
www.kauppayhdistys.fi

MEMBERS

By the end of the activity year there were 62 corporate members and 27 private members and two honorary members.

FINANCE   

The activities of the Chamber of Commerce were financed through membership fees.
In 2016 the total of membership fees was 7.760,00 euros. Corporate membership fee was 120,- euros and private membership fee was 20,- euros.

Surplus of the activity year was 200,10 euros. Own capital at the end of the activity year was 27.222,88 euros.
Profit and loss statement are enclosed.

Helsinki, March 2017
BOARD