Konsulikunta kokoontuu säännöllisesti lounas- ja muiden tilaisuuksien muodossa ja tapahtumiin ovat tervetulleita kaikki diplomaattikunnan edustajat.
Helsingfors konsulskår arrangerar för sina medlemmar månatligen lunchtillställningar med högklassiga föredrag, företags-, samfunds- och landsortsbesök samt visiter på olika länders ambassader.
Consular Corps of Finland join together for 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 in Finland is English.
Invitations are emailed separately but please save the dates!
CC Luncheon on 20 November, 2018 in Helsinki with a Minister level Guest Speaker, starting at 11:30am.
CC Christmas Glögg, 17 December at 16:00 – 18:00 in Helsinki, traditional closing of the fall season.
February 2019, CC Luncheon in Helsinki with a Minister level Guest Speaker.
March 2019, CC Corporate Visit in Helsinki.
Please note: Invitations to the events are sent to Members of Consular Corps in 3-4 weeks prior the event.
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.
After a few years break we brought back the tradition of CC Corporate Visits taking the Members of Consular Corps to visit the leading corporations in Finland. It was a great privilege to re-start this long-time tradition with a visit to the OP Group, the biggest Finnish financial house.
OP Group is a financial services group owned by its customers, a cooperative that provides banking-, insurance- and wealth-management services. OP Group has more than 12 000 employees and in the cooperative there are approximately 157 banks.
Our visit was hosted by Mr. Timo Ritakallio, President and Group Executive Chairman. He has been one of the key persons in the Finnish financial, banking and insurance sector for years and Consular Corps had a unique opportunity to hear his extensive visions over the financial sector’s presence and future as well OP Group’s activities in the changing environment with new digital technology, AI and beyond.
We thank Mr. Timo Ritakallio and OP Group for this wonderful opportunity and truly interesting evening with plenty of interactive questions and discussions around the future of banking and financial sector.
Energy and especially sustainable energy production is currently one of the most important issues around the world. In addition to an extensive history over the centuries, the Vaasa region is nowadays the hearth and hub of energy production development and research in the whole Nordic region. Just recently, Wärtsilä Corporation launched their plans to build a new advanced “Smart Technology Hub” unit to Vaasa. Vaasa is also one of the major cities in education and academic research in Finland.
Consular Corps in Finland had a pleasure to head to city of Vaasa located in the West-Coast of Finland. With an extensive history and one of the strongest development in Finland currently, Vaasa is also the real hub for all energy technology development in the Nordic region.
The CC Visit to Vaasa, organised by the local Consular Corps, was also the opening of the Fall Season of 2018 for CC Events. The outstanding program included visits to some of the leading companies in the energy sector as well as many new startups working with new advanced solutions for sustainable energy production and distribution.
Consular Corps Spring Event took place at the beautiful Kirkniemi Manor in Lohja, Finland. An outstanding estate with such an interesting history over the Swedish, Russian and eventually Finnish era during the last centuries.
Consular Corps wish to thank Metsä Group and also our wonderful hosts and superb tour guide for this exclusive opportunity to spend a wonderful afternoon at Kirkniemi!
May 7, 2018 at Old Student House – Vanha Ylioppilastalo – in Helsinki
Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland and one of the Founding Members of “Historians Without Borders” association joined the Consular Corps Luncheon with an interesting speech and discussion about the world’s history, facts and fakes, rewritten and retold ones.
Consular Corps had a great pleasure to have Mr. Timo Soini, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Finland, as the guest speaker at the CC Event of March. Total 60 representatives of 50 countries joined this great luncheon with interesting speech and active Q&A session.
Professor Henrik Meinander’s presentation about history of Finland and roles of Marshall Mannerheim.
Proferssor Meinanders’s speech with many interestin gextracts of the exciting story about the excursion of the Finnish people through several different stages of its history towards its present standing as an independent nation shared with the representatives of Consular Corps and Diplomatics, this year being a remarkable point of timefor Finland reaching today’s festive celebrations of Finland 100 Years of Independence.