March 15 Annual General meeting (AGM) will take place on and traditionally at 9.00 and at Suomalainen Klubi. In the connection of the meeting we shall have a short presentation but there will also be a short round table discussion about the objectives and events of IBC.
February 14, Breakfast Meeting at Suomalainen Klubi In Helsinki
The guest speaker Mr Jan von Gerich, the Chief Analyst of Nordea
He gave an overview about the Finnish and European economic/market outlooks as well as the impact of Brexit on banking system.
January 24, Breakfast Meeting at Suomalainen Klubi in Helsinki
The guest speaker was Minister of State for European Affairs, Ms. Helen McEntee
Briefing on latest developments in Ireland
November 9 2017, Reception to meet the new Ambassador of Ireland H.E. Maeve Collins and other Irish Business Club members
In the occasion the Shamrock Award was announced and given to the Honorary Consul Mr Erkki Yrjölä for his active role and achievements in developing the business relations between Ireland and Finland for more than 30 years. (more info on the NEWS page)
October 18, Breakfast Meeting
The guest speaker Deputy Chief of the Finnish Boarder Guard, Ilkka Laitinen, Major General
Theme: Insights on the boarder discussions related to Brexit. Mr Laitinen was the head of European Boarder management Frontex for several years before his current position.
Photo (left to right): The new Ambassador of Ireland H.E. Maeve Collins, Mrs. Tarja Uitti, the Chairman of Irish Business Club Finland and Major General Ilkka Laitinen.
September 21 Breakfast Meeting.
Guest speaker Ms. Teija Tiilikainen, Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). Ms. Tiilikainen dealt extensively with the topics of Brexit process and its impact on EU, Ireland and Finland.
April 25, 2017 Breakfast Meeting.
Guest speaker: Ambassador of UK Ms. Sarah Price
She explained UK government views and key points of Brexit highlighting the goals and influence on the UK economy and citizens. The presentation produced a lively discussion about the topic.
March 7, 2017 Annual General Meeting. Guest speaker: Ambassador Colm Ó Floinn presented views about Brexit from the perspective of Ireland
Mrs. Tarja Uitti (center) was elected new chairman of the club. Former chairman Heikki Mairinoja (left), vice-chairman Erkki Yrjölä, Ambassador Colm Ó Floinn and secretary Olli Gerdt (right).
January 18, 2017 Breakfast meeting. Guest speaker: Ms. Marianne Vikkula, CEO of SLUSH start-up event Topic: Background and status the status of Slush events.
Ms. Marianne Vikkula
Ambassador Colm Ó Floinn (right) and Chairman Heikki Mairinoja
December 14, 2016 Christmas lunch at Restaurant Strindberg
November 18, 2016 Breakfast meeting, Guest speaker: Mr. Jukka Moisio, CEO Huhtamäki Oyj
May 19, 2016 Golf Tournament at Vuosaari Golf course
April 28, 2016 Breakfast meeting, Guest speaker: Dr.Tech. Jukka Lempiäinen, CEO of European Communications Engineering Oy “. Topic: Digitalization ”.
March 21,2016 Annual general meeting
Guest speaker: Mr Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board in East Office of Finnish Industries, former Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995), member of Finnish Parliament 20 years (1983-2003).
March 12, 2016 St Patrick’s Ball at Katajanokan Kasino
February 18, Seminar Guest speaker: Dr.Tech. Jukka Lempiäinen, CEO of European Communications Engineering Oy “. Topic: The seminar was held in association with the Irish-Finnish Parliamentary group at the Little Parliament House
December 18, 2015 Christmas Lunch at Hotel Torni
November 17, 2015 Breakfast meeting Guest speaker: Mr. Jarno Limnell, Professor, Cyber Security, Aalto University, Department of Communications and Networking. Topic: ” Cyber Security Issues of Current Interest”.
September 22, 2015 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Mr.Pekka Laaksonen, former CEO of Valio, Topic: “Value creation in Dairy Industry”.
March 3, 2015 Annual General Meeting, Guest speaker: Ambassador Do’nal Denham
January 21, 2014 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Ms. Anne Ronkainen, Country Manager, Google Finland
March 14, 2014 Annual general meeting
Guest speaker: Councellor Mari Neuvonen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
March 14, 2014 St Patrick’s Ball Astoria Sali
April 23, 2014 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Mr. Juhana Vartiainen, Director General, Government Institute for Economic Research Topic: Status report of Finnish economy
October 21, 2014 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Mr.Pertti Torstila, former diplomat, retired from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later from the position as Head of Finnish Red Cross Topic: “ The position of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in EU and in the changing world”.
December 11. 2014 Christmas lunch at Hotel Torni
February 8, 2013 Annual general meeting
Guest speaker: Ambassador Dermot Brangan
April 18, 2013 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: General Arto Räty
October 23, 2013 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Ms Martina Arnold from IDA
November 1, 2012 Breakfast meeting Guest speaker: Mr. Jorma Eloranta, Topic: “ Finland`s investment strategy. An action Plan”.
February 14, 2012 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Mr. Timo Luukkainen , CEO of ENSTO Group. “Business Opportunities in Energy Efficiency “.
March 6, 2012 Annual general meeting
Guest speaker: Ambassador Dermot Brangan.
June 15, 2012 Summer party
Friends of Irish Whiskey and Irish Business Club. Dinner at the Suomenlinna Upseerikerho. Whiskey tasting and music under the theme of Ireland and Irish Whiskey.
June 18, 2012 IBC Golf Vuosaari
November 28, 2012 Breakfast meeting
The speaker of the event is MP Eero Lehti. The topic of his speech is “Moral in Politics. Why Working Committee proposals are not implemented?“.
December 20, 2012 Christmas lunch at Torni Hotel
March 8, 2011 Annual general meeting
Guest speaker: Prof. Hannu Seristö, Vice-President, Aalto University
May 19, 2011 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Mr Sixten Korkman , Managing Director of ETLA, the Economic Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
December 19, 2011 Christmas lunch at Hotel Torni
February 12, 2010 Annual general meeting
Guest speaker: Mr. Dermont Brangan, the Ambassador of Ireland
May 4, 2010, Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Mr. Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki
June 9, 2010, IBC Golf Tournament at Vuosaari Golf Club
October 2-5, 2010 Trip to Dublin
November 18, 2010 Breakfast meeting
Mr. Kari Stadig, CEO of Sampo Group
November 25, 2010 Breakfast meeting
Mr. Erkki Liikanen, Chairman of the Board in Bank of Finland
October 12, 2009 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Mr Kimmo Kalela, Director, Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform.
“The Role of Technology Platforms in the EU-Funded Research to Improve the European Industrial Competitiveness
November 13, 2009 Breakfast meeting
Guest speaker: Bishop Teemu Sippo from the Finnich Catholic Church.
December 14, 2009 Breakgfast meeting
Guest speaker: Minister Anni Sinnemäki.
“Ethical principles in the time of recession”.