7:00 PM19:00

Nordic Sundowner October

DATE: Wednesday, 30th October 2019

VENUE: Radisson Blu Media City, Dusk Terrace


7:00 pm - Arrival, registration and cash bar

7:30 pm - Hops-tasting (5 different craft-brews) and finger food with friends

9:00 pm - Mingling and cash bar (20% off)


Members: AED 130

Non-Members: AED 160

To register and become a "craft-hops-expert" please email - info@nbcuae.org

by Thursday 24th October.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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6:30 PM18:30

Nordic Sundowner November

The theme for this Nordic Sundowner will be Coaching beats gadgets!

According to the 2015 CIPD Annual Survey Report on Learning & Development, coaching by line managers and peers is rated among the most effective learning and development practice. Yet, it appears that in the Middle East, the idea of managerial coaching has still much room for a wider and deeper adoption both in national and multi-national organisations. Our speaker will provide an insight into leadership / executive coaching and  coaching for and in organisations.

The speaker will be Dr. Oliver Wirth, General Manager MEEA of the sportswear company PUMA, Managing Director of PUMA Middle East and WABC certified business coach.
If you interested to know more about Oliver and Business & Executive Coaching, please click here!


6:30 PM Registration and mingle

7:00 PM Speach by Dr. Oliver Wirth ”Coaching beats gadgets! ”

After the speach there will be drinks and networking with the Nordic business community at Coco Lounge.

VENUE: Media One Hotel, Media City, Al Falak street

FEE: Free to all Nordic business council members, 50 AED for others.

Register to admin@fbcuae.fi by 17th November

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to Dec 13

FBC Golf Tournament and 15th Anniversary Party

With Dubai EXPO2020 at our doorstep we have a significant year ahead. But before we get there it is time to celebrate. FBC will turn 15 years while we also host our 8th consecutive FBC UAE Golf Championship! With focus on business we also target the entire community we live in. Come and welcome FBC friends and visitors.

TIME: December 12th, 2019  - Golf tee times from 11.30-12.10, FBC 15th Anniversary party from 6pm onwards

Read here about sponsorship opportunities!

LOCATION: Dubai Hills Golf and Country Club

GOLF PRICE: 400 AED for FBC members, 500 AED for non members                   

PARTY PRICE: 150 AED for FBC members, 200 AED for non members. Includes party ticket with buffet dinner. Drink packages sold by the door, starting from 175 AED.   

Register to admin@fbcuae.fi

WELCOME! TERVETULOA!                       

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to Oct 10

Nordic Business Forum Live Stream Event

We are super excited to be able to offer YOU the chance to participate in the live streaming event of the Nordic Business Forum taking place in Helsinki this October. This will be two jam-packed days of learning and networking with fellow participants, and your chance to learn from some of the biggest names in business!

Location: Radisson Blue, Dubai Waterfront. Google maps

Find the speakers here


9th of October - Innovation

12:30 Registration and Coffee

13:00 Costas Markides – Innovation as a Springboard to Success
13:45 Anssi Rantanen – Why Experimentation is the Future of Growth
14:05 Juliet Funt – The Strategic Pause

Lunch Break and interviews from Live Stream Studio

15:40 Parag Khanna – Understanding Asia: Opportunities in the Future of Business
16:40 Alex Osterwalder (NBF all stars) – The Invincible Company: Closing the Innovation Culture Gap

Coffee Break and interviews from Live Stream Studio

18:25 Daniel Pink – The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
19:15 Steve Wozniak – A Conversation on Creativity, Innovation and Technology

20:20 End of event

10th of October - Marketing & Leadership

10.30 Registration and coffee

11:00 Sara Blakely – Frustrated Consumer Turned Entrepreneur: Revolutionizing An Industry
11:55 Carla Harris – Strategize to Win

Lunch break and interviews from Live Stream Studio

14:25 Donald Miller – How the Power of Story Can Grow Your Business
15:15 Randi Zuckerberg – Dot Complicated: What I Learned on the Front Lines of Social Media

Coffee Break and interviews from Live Stream Studio

17:00 George Clooney – A conversation on storytelling, branding and legacy
18:00 Brené Brown – Dare to Lead

18:50 End of event



One day member ticket 200 AED, non members 250 AED

Two days member ticket 380 AED, non members 440 AED

5 x corporate tickets one day 950 AED, two days 1850 AED

Limited seats available!

Register to admin@fbcuae.fi before 26th of September!

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9:30 AM09:30

Business Matching Event by Dubai Chamber

As part of our effort to identify and facilitate business opportunities for our members, Dubai Chamber is collaborating with the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry to host a trade mission from Europe. The delegates are keen to meet local businesses to explore avenues of collaboration.

Event name: Business matching event

Event type: 1 to 1 meetings

Audience: Business owners or decision makers

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Venue: Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Deira

Registration: Free of charge (limited meetings schedule, so first-come first-served)

Instructions: Please CLICK HERE to find the profiles of the companies to decide on the ones you are interested to meet

These visiting delegates are high level and represent various sectors such as food and packaging, healthcare, business services, information & communications technologies, energy and environment, circular economy, smart cities, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and more.

To express interest in meeting any of the companies or for more information, please contact Ms. Deema Dajani at +971 4 202 8402 or deema.dajani@dubaichamber.com

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6:00 PM18:00

Kick off the season with the Nordic Sundowner!

Dr Sami Mahroum - Director Research & Strategy, Dubai Future Foundation will be giving a presentation about the future outlook of Dubai business environment. He will reflect the impacts of the recent changes in global politics and economics on Dubai market place, and analyse the opportunities of the latest technological advancements and regulations on regional business. The role of Expo2020 in boosting the local economy will be discussed. Dr. Mahroum will further propose means for the local business ecosystem and policy makers to boost innovation and entrepreneurship for growth and prosperity.

Venue: Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens

Free for nordic business council members, 50 AED for non members (please bring cash)


18.00  Registration and refreshments

18.30-19.30 Talk by Director of Strategy & Research at the Dubai Future Foundation - Dr Sami Mahroum

19.30-22.00 Drinks and networking at Lah Lah bar. First drink included, after that Happy Hour prices apply 25AED/drink.

Free valet parking available. Find the location here.

Register to admin@fbcuae.fi by 12th of September

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8:30 AM08:30

FuelBox Talkshop & Breakfast

How did missing having deep and meaningful conversations with the husband lead to a revolutionizing concept, which has already been implemented in thousands of homes, schools and businesses worldwide? How did this little, innovative box become such a powerful communication and development tool for so many employees, leaders and teams within some of the biggest organisations in Norway? And how did it result in the creative, Norwegian founder travelling all the way to Dubai to work proactively with UAE authorities and institutions to bring it all to the next level.  

Join NBC and Innovation Norway for a fun, engaging and interactive breakfast «TalkShop" with FuelBox-Founder and CEO Berta Lende Røed who will share her story and advice around how we can all proactively use curiosity and effective communication to build trust, increase commitment and significantly enhance performance within teams.

Location: Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom

Nordic Business Council Members: Free admission
Non-Members: AED 90
Please register by Thursday, June 20th by email info@nbcuae.org


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6:30 PM18:30

Nordic Sundowner

This months Sundowner will be in cooperation with Para-triathlete Sebastian Engwald: Ironman finisher, World Cup podium conqueror and Paralympics chaser. Sebastian will share his journey with us; from how he lost part of his leg in a terrible boat-accident, his recovery and his incredible journey that's brought him to where he is today -and how this is only the beginning! 

Date: Wednesday 29th of May
Venue: TBC
6.30 pm - 7 pm: Registration and canapes
7 pm - 7.30 pm: Presentation by Sebastian Engwald
7.30 pm - 7.45 pm: Q & A
7.45 pm - 9 pm: Networking

Members: Free
Non-members: AED 50

Register here

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7:00 PM19:00

Iftar with Finnish Business Council

We would like to welcome you to join our Iftar at Caesars Palace/Bacchanal Restaurant on the 28th of May, starting from sunset until  8.30pm. Price 250AED/person. 

Bring your family and come and meet new and old friends from the Finnish Business Community!

Advance payments required. Please register by 14th of May to admin@fbcuae.fi, payments by 21st of May. Limited seats available!

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9:00 AM09:00

ICV Breakfast Seminar

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has launched the In-Country Value (ICV) program, aimed at increasing the company’s ICV contribution and strengthening its relationship with the UAE’s private sector and to encourage suppliers of goods and services to include higher Emirates content. 
This procurement-led initiative aims to boost ADNOC’s ICV contribution by focusing on local supplier selection, development of UAE Nationals, and the localization of critical functionalities. The ICV certification is of high importance for suppliers and investors planning to engage in business with ADNOC.

ADNOC has appointed MB Group as an independent certification body to evaluate and provide ICV certification.

Together with the MB Group we would like to invite you to our seminar on 27th May at Taj Hotel, Downtown, Business Bay, Dubai to discuss the below points:

1.                   ICV Evaluation & Certification

2.                   ICV Improvement Plan and Monitoring

3.                   Advisory on Entry strategy into UAE aligned with ICV program

 We have the honour to welcome Mr. Hamad S. Belmahaina from the ADNOC's ICV leadership team.

To ensure your organization is prepared for ICV, the MB Group team can evaluate your organization’s ICV score and provide innovative solutions to help improve your score. 

 Sign up by sending an e-mail to admin@fbcuae.fi. Last day to register is 26th of May.

 Breakfast buffet will be served from 8:30am to 12:00am.

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6:00 PM18:00

FBC Annual General Meeting

We welcome all corporate and private members to participate in our Annual General Meeting. We also warmly welcome new board members to join our team, please contact admin@fbcuae.fi for more information and to register.


6pm Registration and refreshments

6.15pm Presentation and tour of My Office facilities

6.30pm - 8.30pm Annual General Meeting

Free parking available. Google Maps

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to Apr 13

FBC Lions in Men's International Ice hockey Tournament in Dubai

Come and support FBC Lions team in the Amateur series during the following timings:

Thursday 11.4. 10:00am 

Friday 12.4. at 8:00am and 12:00pm

Saturday 13.4. at 11:00am/12:00pm, finals at 7:00pm.

Series A team from Finland are playing during the following timings:

Thursday 11.4. at 9:00am and 12:00pm

Friday 12.4. at 3pm, Semifinals at 8:00pm/9:00pm

Finals Saturday 13.4. ay 6:00pm

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11:00 AM11:00

Nordic Open Golf Day

The Nordic Open Golf, which last year welcomed 50 players to the shotgun start, will return to the beautiful Els Club in Dubai. The game is followed by the Awards Dinner, where we guarantee fabulous prizes, good food, great company and exciting networking opportunities! 

Come for the game and stay for dinner, or join us for the awards dinner only. And please, bring colleagues and friends to share this festive day and evening. There will be a raffle with the chance to win a return ticket to Scandinavia with Emirates. Read More

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8:00 AM08:00

Business Breakfast - Digitalization

8 am to 9 am

Dado Van Peteghem, co-CEO of Duval Union Consulting will inspire, educate and activate the audience on digital transformation.

9 am to 9:30 am
Dina Sidani, Head of the Greenhouse will introduce the Greenhouse and share her experience with Corporate Venturing.

 9:30 am to 10 am
Questions and answers.

The moderator of the presentation will be Henrik Baerentsen, Director of Corporate Venturing at Duval Union Consulting

Location: the The Greenhouse in D3.

50 AED for members 100 AED for non members (includes breakfast). Payment by cash only.

Register to admin@fbcuae.fi by 17 March

Free parking available. Google Maps

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3:30 PM15:30

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will take place from 14 – 21 March and will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world.

It will be the most unified World Games in the 50-year history of Special Olympics! People with intellectual disabilities will be involved in all facets of the Games, which will see the UAE hosting more than 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches from more than 190 nations.

Find out more: abudhabi2019.org or follow us on Instagram Facebook or Twitter

FBC are proud sponsors of the Finnish Athletes and will be organising a family day around this big event on March the 18th. Stay tuned for more information soon!

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6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Sundowner

The theme for this Nordic Sundowner will be education with Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General in the Finnish National Agency of Education as speaker.

Location: Radisson Blue, Waterfront Dubai

Free to all Nordic members, 50 AED for others. Register to admin@fbcuae.fi by 21st of February. Sponsored by Education House Finland.

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8:00 AM08:00

Business Breakfast

The first Business Breakfast of the season is one not to miss!  Listen to cutting edge analysis of the regions geopolitics by Robin Mills, CEO at Qamar Energy.  Mr. Mills has broad and deep commercial, economic and technical experience in the upstream oil & gas business. He is also an expert in petroleum fiscal systems, risk analysis. He is author of The Myth of the Oil Crisis and Capturing Carbon and energy columnist at The National.

Date and time: 13 January 8am-10am

Location: Media One Hotel 7th floor, Dubai Media City

Price: Members 50 AED non members 100 AED

Register to admin@fbcuae.fi by 10th of January

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6:00 PM18:00

FBC Christmas Party

The FBC Christmas Party will be held following the Golf Tournament in December. Finnish inspired food, live music and lot's of fun guaranteed!


FBC Members 200 AED

Non Members 250 AED

Beverage packages can be bought from the Els Club, prices starting 135AED.

Registrations to admin@fbcuae.fi before November 30.

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12:00 PM12:00

FBC Golf Tournament

The annual FBC Golf Tournament  which is open to all Nordic golfers, will be held at the Els Club in December, tee off at noon. Will you be our 2018 Golf Champion?


FBC Members 450 AED

Non Members 545 AED

Registrations to admin@fbcuae.fi before November 30. Limited spots available!

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8:30 AM08:30

Business Breakfast -New Foundations Regime & other legacy planning tools available in the UAE

Over the past twelve months, both Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) launched Foundation Regimes.

Foundations regime provides a strategic platform for financial planning and structuring, serving as an alternative to trusts and corporate vehicles.

The introduction of foundations is a real game changer for whoever holds directly shares or real estate in the UAE. 

Accordingly, don’t miss the opportunity to attend this free event and register today. Yann Mrazek, Managing Partner at M/HQ will hold a comprehensive 45-minute session and answer all your questions.

Venue: the Capital Club DIFC.

Please send your registerations to admin@fbcuae.fi

By attending the workshop participants will learn:

  • What is a foundation, what are its key features and operating mechanisms

  • What are the differences and similarities between both UAE regimes?

  • How Entrepreneurs and Investors can use foundations in practice to benefit their business

Please note we do have limited space available and that this is a free MEMBERS ONLY event. A light breakfast and beverages will be served.

Organised together with the Swiss Business Council.

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