Season kick of with the first Nordic Sundowner

On Wednesday 26th of September, more than 80 members from the Nordic Business community gathered at Molecule restaurant in 3D for the season's first Nordic Sundowner.

The evening started by HE Riitta Swan, Ambassador of Finland to UAE, by announcing the Finland's participation to EXPO 2020, Dubai. This is great news for all the companies already operating here in UAE to aid with their tendering processes towards expo related projects. Also this is an excellent timing for others to plan their market entry to UAE. 

Ambassador welcomed lovely Pirjo- Liisa Heikkilä to join the UAE Deputy Head of Mission.  Also sadly we had to say Good- Bye to Business Finland representative Mr. Jukka Hahlanterä, Jukka has reached the “mans” age and will enjoy his retirement in Finland. However the good- byes are not final, since he will be still involve with UAE business climate.

The evening followed by a presentation by the biggest Blockchain/Crypto Community in the Middle East. They have been working 2 years to increase awareness regarding this disruptive technology as well as helping start-ups to get exposure to this market while tokenising the community and doing a CTO (community token offering).Gamifying, really is the future as Nordic community also showed on the night. At the end of the event, there was a interactive game, where winners received Bitcoins. To read more about Planet blockchain, please visit

 We can not wait to collaborate with other Business Councils around the Emirates to provide our members the events, that are only great place to network, but also to have topics matching with current issues in UAE and in the region.


Yours Sincerely,

Ms. Katja Boutou

Chairman for the Finnish Business Council.