Greetings From the Consul General of Finland in Shanghai



In uncertain times, exchange of information and sharing of experiences and lessons learned is even more important than in normal times. For businesses, the collaboration with governmental actors, and the various kinds of support, facilitation and information they can provide may become more important than in normal times.

We have experienced exceptional times during the first half of 2020, and most likely uncertainties in one form or another will continue for the latter part of 2020 and perhaps beyond that. 

The Team Finland Shanghai network – led by the Consulate General in close collaboration with Business Finland office in Shanghai, the business incubator FinChi, and the Finnish Business Council in Shanghai – wants to assist and support all Finnish companies seeking for new or additional business in China. Increasingly, we can also serve as platform to share knowledge and experiences among companies that often have similar interests or challenges when not everything in the business environment is not “business as usual”.

It is valuable for the Finnish business community in Shanghai to keep close to one another. FBCS plays a key role in it, but so does the whole Team Finland network, and the Consulate General is willing to play an even stronger role in it. 

China will remain as one of Finland’s most important trade and investment partners, and Shanghai as China’s business hub has a central role in the development of Sino-Finnish business relations. From the Finnish business point-of-view, Shanghai is among the, if not the, most important hub anywhere outside the Nordic countries.

As this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Finland and the People’s Republic of China, we have every reason to strengthen our efforts to make Shanghai even more important for Finnish businesses.

I feel privileged to lead Team Finland work in Shanghai. Every working day I deal with issues that promote our common Team Finland agenda. Finland’s business, trade and investment prospects are a strong priority for the Consulate General.

Please be in touch and let us discuss how Team Finland Shanghai can help you!


Pasi Hellman

Consul General of Finland