Annual Report for 2013
In 2013 we held two network events which both got good attedency.
Inspierd by Iceland in cooperation with FinCham held on March 7th in Helsinki World Trade Centre. Over 30 people attended the meeting that received good feedback. Highlights of this events where Jón Ásbergsoon at Promote Iceland talking about Tourisim in Iceland & Pekka Makinen giving us insight into Case Volvcano – the experience of Icelandair during volcatnic activity in Iceland in 2010.
FinIce also held event in Cooperation whith the Finnish Embassy in Iceland on October 10th at Hotel Saga in Reykjavik. Over 50 people attended the event. The theme was Design and Retail between Iceland and Finland. The highlight of the event was the case story of Bio Effect in Finland where Haukur Guðjónsson and Skúli Gunnsteinsson told the story of exporting BioEffect into Finland and launching the product into Finish retail stores. The Event ended with a coctail at the Finish Embassy in Iceland.
We continued to work closely with the Embassy of Iceland. The embassy hosts most of the chambers meetings along with co operating with Finice in different projects related to Icelandic promotion In Finland. The board thanks Icelandic ambassadors Elín Flyering & Kristín Árnadóttur and their staff at the embassy for excellent cooperation. Arna Elísabet has worked with us as a project manager from the embassy and the board of FinIce would like to thank her for good work and good cooperations.
The Chamber objectives are clear in our laws and our work aims from that angle. The strategy is to build networks, enhance more business alliances between the two nations and host networking and business meetings.
We continued to introduce our chamber to possible new members and reestablishing new cooperation channels for the future. Today the FinIce chamber has an active cooperation with:
Ø Embassy of Finland in Iceland
Ø Invest In Finland
Ø Promote Iceland
Ø Finland Chamber of Commerce
Ø Iceland Chamber of Commerce
Ø Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce
Ø Finncham Network
FinIce Coporate and private members are 20 in total.
On the behalf of FinIce board if directors
Þórdís Lóa Þórhallsdóttir, chairman