Date: Wednesday May 13, 2015
Time: Bar opens 6pm, dinner served at 7pm
Place: Scandinavian Centre
Cost: Members $30, guests $35
Contact: To reserve or to attend as a guest contact Susan Lilholt, telephone: (604) 948‑8010 or Jan Nordin (604) 551‑7512.
Tom Nyberg, Honorary Consul of Finland in Vancouver presents
Finland in 2015: Facing New Economic & Political Crossroads
Finland has built its wealth over the past 50 years on key industries of pulp, paper and tele-communications. Digitalization has dramatically transformed all legacy industries and suddenly the country faces another massive industrial transformation. How are old industries meeting the new challenges and how is the new digital industry of Angry Birds, Clash of Clans and others contributing to new growth?
While massive economic challenges claim attention, the political landscape also has turned around and the relationship between the West and Russia has many unanswered questions for the future.
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