Events organized by the Consular Corps in Finland r.y.

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.

Please note: due the COVID19 situation all planned physical events are temporarily postponed due the current recommendations. However, we are pleased to host set of virtual events this winter-spring time.


CC Luncheon, 10 June 2021,  at 11:30 – 13:00, Helsinki, with Mr. Erkki Liikanen, former Commissioner of European Commission and Governor of Bank of Finland as our special guest. Event is held in Finnish. Invitations have been  sent to all Members.

Furthermore, we are currently working for the next  episodes of “Corporate View”, virtual afternoon events with interesting corporate profiles sharing their views on current and future issues after this challenging and unexpected era we have been living in the last  year.  Events are hosted through Teams and pre-registration is mandatory, invitations are emailed to Members. 

And obviously we are looking for opportunities to host physical events again. More of these plans will be shared  at the coming CC Luncheon on June  10.


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 with Minister Ville Skinnari as our Special Guest

The Annual Meeting of Consular Corps in Finland, a registered association, was held on April 19 with almost thirty participants, and for the second time virtually due the continuous Covid-19 restrictions.

We had a great honor to have Mr. Ville Skinnari, the Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland, as our special guest. Minister’s wonderful and inspiring presentation covered plans and actions to boost the foreign trade in the post-Covid19 era and he also expressed his gratitude for the work Honorary Consuls do both for the countries they represent in Finland, but also delivering knowledge of trade and export opportunities for Finnish companies.

Once again, we want to thank Minister Skinnari for his valuable time and great insights for the future.

Annual Meeting decided the issues stated in the Articles of Association and also decided the Members of the Board for this year. We are pleased to announce that the earlier Board was selected to continue their work also for the next year. Board of Consular Corps in Finland for 2021:

Mr. Johan Grotenfelt
Dean of the Consular Corps, Chairman of the Board
Honorary Consul, Nicaragua

Mr. Wille Eerola
Secretary of the Consular Corps, Member of the Board
Honorary Consul General, Pakistan

Mr. Heikki Rautvuori
Coordinator of Consular Corps Events, Member of the Board
Honorary Consul, Jamaica

Mr. Jan Nygård
Treasurer, Member of the Board
Honorary Consul, Iceland

Mr. Jukka Luostarinen
Member of the Board
Honorary Consul General, San Marino

Mr. Jari A. Rastas
Member of the Board
Honorary Consul General, Poland

Mrs. Marja-Liisa Rosberg
Member of the Board
Honorary Consul, Seychelles

Mr. Timo Palander
Member of the Board
Honorary Consul, Namibia

Mr. Olli Pohjanvirta
Member of the Board
Honorary Consul, Kazakhstan

You will find all contact details here.