Greetings from humid and hot Shanghai! Even though we are still enjoying summer for a while we are getting prepared for a busy fall season. We have wide variety of interesting and insightful networking opportunities planned for the upcoming months and we are excited to introduce them to our members in due course. We strive to provide our members with value adding information and events throughout the year.
In this newsletter, we have four sections; New Members, FBCS Updates, Sponsorship Opportunities and Upcoming events. From now on, we are excited to introduce our new company members in the newsletter on monthly bases. FBCS Updates shares information on Finnish Young Professionals (FYP) association that will be relaunched still in this month. Sponsorship Opportunities is a new section that we use as call for sponsors. Sponsoring our events gives companies more visibility and chance to get associated with our prestigious events. Also, have a look at our Upcoming events in the end of the newsletter and check out FBCS website regularly to stay informed on our new events.
Additionally, we are happy to let you know that we have completed our online Member Directory. All our company members are listed in the Directory and as earlier announced, personal contact details are only available to members after logging in to the platform. Should you have any questions on our online services, please contact Zihang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, please let us know should you be looking for future talents. We are happy to post our member companies' job ads in our Bi-weekly Job Board. Please contact Sunjie at email@example.com for more information.
We wish you a nice August ahead and hope to see you in our upcoming events!
We are excited to welcome Yang Fenghui, VP, China of Wimao to FBCS community!
Wimao Ltd was established in 2016 to commercialize new patented technology to turn currently non-recyclable waste into recyclable composite products for a truly circular economy. Technology operations include the project deliveries and licensing of the production technology. Wimao's technology delivery consists of equipment for the entire process from waste treatment to the production of final products. The technology provides a possibility to recycle waste raw materials which are difficult, or even impossible, to utilize using other technologies.
"We provide composite products that are manufactured at our own production plants", says Yang. He continues, "All products are made of ecological composite, Wemix®. Mixed waste plastic and various fibres, like rice straw, sawmill fibres or recovered construction or demolition wood, are used as raw material of our composite products".
Wimao started its China operations in October 2020 in Shanghai, and expects to collaborate with China partners to cooperate in implementation of Wimao technology in China factory.
Finnish Young Professionals Shanghai
Finnish Young Professionals Shanghai (FYP) is an independent and non-profit association connecting young professionals together by hosting events, seminars, webinars, creating career development and networking opportunities, and more. FYP is part of FBCS, so membership in FYP allows members to participate in FBCS’s events as well. The FYP board and network leaders construct ways to benefit their members through FYP events and miscellaneous opportunities. This is a continuous and exciting journey, and if you would like to participate in this development, please contact FYP’s new Chair Linda Tervaniemi at firstname.lastname@example.org or by WeChat at Lindataar.
Linda started as FYP Chair last month. She is a rising junior studying Business and Marketing with a minor in Psychology at New York University’s Shanghai campus. She moved to Shanghai for her studies in 2019. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she completed her first and second year of studies in both NYU’s Florence campus and her hometown in Finland, Rovaniemi. In late 2020, Linda was able to return to China to continue making progress towards her degree. While back in Shanghai, Linda has been involved in social conscience events, held leadership positions in NYU’s Women at Work club, and worked multiple different internships. Currently, Linda interns with Nordic Friend, Waitan Agency and Shook Digital.
The Future of Finnish Young Professionals
In the past, FYP has mainly stayed active by members hosting social events. Now, the new Chair is renewing and rebranding the organization. “As we are part of FBCS, FYP has huge potential to be an important part of communications and business between China and Finland”, says Linda. She adds,”We will keep having fun together but will also put more emphasis on benefiting our members' career and professional goals". Thus, on 13th of August 2021, FYP’s new plans will be announced and activated. These plans include events, webinars, and seminars where members can learn valuable new skills for their careers. Additionally, FYP will have official restaurant and bar partners around Shanghai, allowing members to enjoy exclusive deals and discounts. Furthermore, Linda has been planning larger steps for FYP on a more international scale. These plans will be revealed later, but conversations are being held between bigger organizations and governmental departments to further increase opportunities FYP can offer.
We are delighted to offer sponsorship opportunities to our member companies and chance to increase company visibility - before, during and after the event. We currently have two sponsorship opportunities as follows:
- Shanghai Consuls General Charity Tennis Tournament on September 17th, 2021 at The Shanghai Racquet Club. All participants will be entitled to buffet lunch, pool access after the tournament and poolside BBQ Award Ceremony. There are two sponsorship option: A) Main Sponsor 50,000RMB and B) Cash & In kind sponsorship of 10,000RMB+. All proceeds in aid of Heart To Heart.
- Finnish Independence Day Gala on December 4th, 2021 at Kempinski Hotel. This is our community's flagship event of the year! As our sponsor you will get your company's logo in all marketing material and a massive digital and onsite exposure before, during and after the gala. Sponsorship includes two free tickets and discount on regular ticket price. We are offering following sponsorship opportunities:
- Entertainment Sponsorship: 15,000RMB
- Drink Sponsorship: 12,000RMB (2 LEFT)
- Dinner Sponsorship: 10,000RMB
- Venue Sponsorship: 10,000RMB (SOLD OUT)
- Photography Sponsorship: 8,000RMB
For more information on FBCS sponsorship opportunities, please contact Hanna at email@example.com.
Confirmed Sponsors for Independence Day Gala