Meet with a Finn

ThisisFINLAND Magazine 2016

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Pick one of these events and meet&greet with Team Finland in 2016.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA
11-20 MARCH
SXSW®
The South by Southwest® Conferences & Festivals offers a unique convergence of distinctive music, independent film, emerging technology and vibrant Finnish start-ups.
www.sxsw.com

NEW YORK, USA
SPRING
Samuji Store
Samuji, a Helsinki based creative studio and design house, will open in New York. Uncover inimitable items, elegantly designed and crafted from quality materials sourced from European and Japanese suppliers.
www.samuji.com

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
10–11 MAY
Bocuse d’Or Europe
The Crème de la crème of European chefs will compete in the most prestigious gastronomic competition, Bocuse d’Or. The Finnish representative, chef Eero Vottonen, will put his heart and talent into winning a place in the final, which takes place in Lyon, France, in 2017.
www.bocusedor.com/selection-europe-2016-1

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
5-21 AUGUST, 7-18 SEPTEMBER
Olympic and Paralympic Games
Did you know that the Finn dinghy was originally designed for the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952? Watch Finnish athletes compete in sailing and other sports. And win or lose, they will also be stylish in their blue and white kit!
www.rio2016.com

NÜRNBERG, GERMANY
10-13 FEBRUARY
Biofach Trade Fair for Organic Food
Over 2500 exhibitors, but be sure to check out the Food From Finland stand and discover the taste, style and nutrition available from the Finnish organic food producers. An appetizing visit is guaranteed! See other food hot spots
www.foodfromfinland.com

HELSINKI, FINLAND
2-4 MAY
World Press Freedom Day Conference
The Finnish government is honoured to co-host the international World Press Freedon Day’s main event with UNESCO. This is the first time the event will be held in Scandinavia.
www.unesco.org/new/en/wpfd

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
8-11 FEBRUARY
Mining Indaba
Finnish knowhow in the mining sector is strong and will be present at the Finnish pavilion during the world’s largest mining investment event.
www.miningindaba.com

SHANGHAI, CHINA
5-7 MAY
SIAL China
The Finnish food industry will be present at Asia’s largest professional food and beverage exhibition.
www.sialchina.com

ACROSS CHINA
SPRING 2016
Air Quality Roadshow
The Beautiful Beijing Growth Program brings Finnish Cleantech knowhow to Chinese markets. Finland’s world class expertise in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) will be introduced through an Indoor Air Quality roadshow that will visit Chinese cities.
www.cleantechfinland.com/content/beautiful-beijing-1

TOKYO, JAPAN
APRIL
SLUSH
This leading start-up conference, based originally in Helsinki, promises to arrange the biggest entrepreneurial event in the history of Asia. Check the latest locations and details.
www.slush.org

By Maarit Niemelä, January 2016

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