Newsletter 4/2021


Dear Reader,

We want to thank all the members who have renewed their membership for the upcoming term. We are grateful for your continued support! We are happy to announce that we have a new Premium and a new Supporting Member – Wärtsilä joined Kemira, StoraEnso and UPM as a Premium Member and Halton upgraded their membership being now our new Supporting Member. Please make sure to renew your membership at your earliest convenience to continue enjoying FBCS member benefits. Kindly be in touch either with Hanna at or Sunjie at with any questions or feedback.

We are in the process of digitalizing part of our services. This year, we will not publish a Member Publication Book but instead, will transfer that information online and have our Member Directory posted on our website. The members will gain more online visibility as company information including logo and short introduction of the company is published on FBCS website. Personal contact information will stay behind the login and therefore, not approachable for non-members. We will be in touch with you regarding the logos and other information needed in due course.

We are also updating our event registration practicalities. The current email registration will be replaced with automated event management system that enables us to serve you more efficiently. We will upload the current member data into the system and let you know as the system is in use. Until then, we will continue using email registration for the events.

Personally, it has been great to be working at FBCS for the first month. I have enjoyed meeting you and getting to know the members in more details. I hope to see many of you in the upcoming events!

Highlights of April events

We were delighted to offer a wide variety of events to our members in April. Here below please find a recap of some of the most popular events.

We had a big group of people joining full day Team Finland Maritime Business Delegation Visit to Nantong on April 8th. The visit was led by Consul General Pasi Hellman. The attendees got to visit China Merchant’s huge shipyard, visit one of the cruise ships and attend the meeting with the Nantong Shipbuilding Industry Association and its member representatives. The day ended with match making session.

FBCS joined SwedCham for The M&A Playbook seminar on April 15th. Volvo Studio Shanghai was filled with people looking for practical tips on what aspects to consider when exploring investment options and growth strategies in China. The speakers shared their insight on lessons learned and listed several set of dos and don'ts applied for M&A procedures in China.

On April 15th Consul General Pasi Hellman hosted Healthcare Reception at Consul General's Residence. Ten top-notch Finnish health technology companies and their most important business partners attended the networking event.

It is always interesting to hear how other Finnish companies are doing in China and this time, we got a chance to visit Oilon Wuxi factory on April 23th. The visit was led by Consul General Pasi Hellman. It was interesting to get more detailed information on Oilon products and services - and even more fascinating to see how the burners are manufactured. The informative day ended with tour in Dangkou old town.

Team Finland organized two separate Business Delegations Visits on the third week of April. The other one headed to Nanjing, led by by Consul General Pasi Hellman, and the other one to Wuxi, led by Deputy Consul General Elina Rimppi. The both visits were focused on education and winter sports sectors aiming to explore and promote cooperation between Finland and China.

Hot in China

  • China expected to see 8.1% GDP growth in 2021. Via ChinaDaily click here

  • Lessons from H&M’s Fall in China. Via Chinaskinny click here

  • New Innovative Marketing in China. Via Chinaskinny click here

  • Negative Lists for Foreign Investment. Via ChinaDaily click here