CC Visit to Vaasa, 18-19 September 2018

September 18-19, 2018

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.  

Below you will find a few pictures and please click to Consular Corps’ Facebook page for media clips and pictures.

And please click these links to find out more about activities around the energy sector in Vaasa:
Energy Week
Energy Spin

Consular Corps visiting the Wärtsilä factory in Vaasa, 19 September 2018.
Mr. Harry Blässar, Dean of the Consular Corps and Hon. Consul General of Bangladesh, thanked Mr. John Nyfors, Director of Wärtsilä for the great opportunity to visit the Wärtsilä’s factories in Vaasa.
What will be the future of energy business? Discussion about the opportunities, challenges and visions at Energy Spin located in the Vaasan Sähkö’s facilities.
Dean of Consular Corps, Honorary Consul General, Mr. Harry Blässar thanked Mrs. Susanne Slotte-Kock from City of Vaasa for the hospitality and opportunity to visit the dynamic city.
From left: Mr. Pekka Haapanen, Hon. Consul of Estonia in Vaasa, Mr. Harry Blässar, Hon. Consul General of Bangladesh and Dean of Consular Corps, Mr. Wille Eerola, Hon. Consul General of Pakistan and Secretary of Consular Corps. (Picture by Johanna Haveri, Vaasa Insider)

Visit was widely reported in the media too, including e.g. Pohjalainen, Vasabladet, Vaasa Insider, Radio Vaasa and many others.