Events of the Consular Corps Finland

Konsulikunta kokoontuu säännöllisesti lounas- ja muiden tilaisuuksien muodossa ja tapahtumiin ovat tervetulleita kaikki diplomaattikunnan edustajat.

Konsulskåren arrangerar för sina medlemmar månatligen lunchtillställningar med högklassiga föredrag, företags-, samfunds- och landsortsbesök samt visiter på olika länders ambassader.

Consular Corps in Finland hosts luncheons and other events regularly. Members of the Diplomatic Corps of all Embassies in Helsinki are invited to most of the Consular Gatherings. The Career Consul of other Diplomates responsible for the consular activities are meant for participating in the functions but also H.E. the Ambassador is very welcome to attend. The language of the Consular Corps events is English.

Coming events – Invitations are emailed separately but please save the dates!

June 2019 – time for annual CC Summer Event (will be confirmed asap)

September 10, 2019 at 2pm – 4 pm, visit to Business Finland’s HQ in Helsinki.

October 23, 2019 at 3pm – 4:30pm, visit to the Finnish National Agency of Education in Helsinki. 

Please note: Invitations to the events are sent to Members of Consular Corps in 3-4 weeks prior the event.

Previous events

Please click the links for every monthly CC Event held. Furthermore, we have documented all Consular Corps Events since 1971 and for details of those events held in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and 2010-2015 please click each section showing the full list of each period of time.

Annual General Meeting of Consular Corps in Finland with a presentation by Mr. Matti Heimonen, Head of Protocol of Finnish Foreign Ministry

Consular Corps was established back in 1925 in Helsinki. The world was obviously all different back then 94 years ago so now it was time to open a new chapter in our history. On 19 March 2019, Consular Corps in Finland was registered into the Finnish Registry of Associations and in the future our practices and decision making process are following our registered Articles of Association and the Finnish Law of Association.

The first ever Annual General Meeting of Consular Corps in Finland was held at the House of Nobility in Helsinki on 15th April and among various issues discussed and decided during the Annual Meeting, our participating Members also nominated our new Board.

After the Annual Meeting we had a great opportunity to hear the insider view on operations of Honorary Consuls around the world, when Mr. Matti Heimonen, Head of Protocol of Finland’s Foreign Ministry gave his presentation on procedures, his experiences and views on the importance of consular corps supporting the work of Foreign Ministries around the world.

Mr. Johan Grotenfelt, Dean of Consular Corps in Finland thanked Mr. Matti Heimonen, Head of Protocol of Finnish Foreign Ministry, for his wonderful presentation and active Q&A session with the Consular Corps.