WE STRIVE TO FACILITATE BUSINESS AND GROWTH

 

Here you will find a selection of our value-adding programs.
Each of our programs and networks offers a mix of leadership and business development, connections, advocacy, and access to decision makers.

On top of the direct company-specific value, Amcham enhanches the business environment for all members.

GLOBAL INVESTORS’ PROGRAM

 

Foreign affiliate managers are the best possible experts on inward investment. Representing 30 percent of exports, 20 percent of the GDP and 15 percent of private-sector jobs in Finland, they are an economic force that has the ear of corporate decision-makers in the global headquarters.

 

This peer-to-peer network taps into their insights, connects them to each other, equips them with winning arguments for further investment, and advocates a more investor-friendly Finland.

NEW NORTH FORUM

 

Already more than half of Fortune2000 companies view the Nordic countries as one marketplace as Nordification continues. Yet, the manager in charge of the region faces tensions relating to cultural differences, national legislations and languages.

 

This peer-to-peer network, whose meetings rotate between Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen, tackles these issues and gives a voice and a face to the Nordic CEO.

LAUNCHPAD USA

 

Gaining a foothold in the world’s largest market is an undertaking no one can manage alone. A practical 40-step tool Launchpad, in-house American coaches, partner network, facilitated access to funding, virtual office-services and support teams in Finland and the U.S. will dramatically increase your chances of success. With our office in Times Square, NYC, you’ll land in the epicenter of global business.

 

We are yet to find a more effective way for companies to enter and develop operations in the United States. The results speak for themselves.

DEFENCE INDUSTRY DIALOGUE

 

This business forum is a neutral and trusted network for information sharing, partnering, and capability-sourcing for companies in the high-tech and defense spaces.

 

The DID provides a respected and proven platform for building connections, growing your knowledge capital and furthering your business objectives. Our sessions and events are meaningful, valued, and attended by industry leaders and influencers.

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LIFE SCIENCE GROUP

 

The Life Science Group (LSG) is on a mission to make Finland the leading innovation hub for life sciences in Europe by 2020. It’s foundation is to be built on three major focus areas: digital health, the use of big data, and a strong public-private partnership culture.

WOMEN’S NETWORK

 

There’s a reason why the Women’s Network is Amcham Finland’s longest running program. It continues to deliver. The high-level forum covers trends and themes that are of particular interest to women who lead or aspire to lead international careers.

LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

Acting as Amcham’s legal advisory board by helping to form processes, rules, and regulations that pertain to policy and works in close cooperation with the Board of Directors, the Policy Committee, and the Amcham Team.

EXPATRIATE LEADERS’ NETWORK

 

Every year, approximately a dozen new non-Finnish corporate executives assume key leadership positions in Finland. Although they typically use the other Amcham programs to quickly become acquainted with the Finnish market and their local counterparts, most of the time they are also eager to know who the other non-Finns are.

EXECUTIVE FORUM

 

Are diversity, building of international connections and implementation of the best ideas not taking off fast enough? If the answer is yes, you are invited to to do your part in facilitating progress.

WHAT ELSE WE DO

 

Committees. The Policy, Tax, Legal and Public Affairs groups magnify the members’ voice and bring their recommendations to the political decision makers. The companies involved also offer complementary services to fellow members.

 

Ecosystems. The development projects convene companies within the same ecosystem. In 2016, we’ll support life-sciences, data-center, and Helsinki hub working groups.

 

Instant Insiders. We will make any member covering Finland from a distance an instant insider. The service includes introductions, orientations, member-to-member benefits and use of our office space in Helsinki.

 

Executive Assistants. The gate-keepers of corporate access share best practices and network while being pampered by fellow members at the most exciting venues.

YOU ALWAYS WIN

Your company will derive value whether you participate actively or choose to outsource your advocacy, promotion and information needs to the Amcham team. Either way, Amcham will be an invaluable extra resource to you. Never hesitate to make the most of it.

STAY IN THE KNOW

Follow the latest program updates, opportunities and news by signing up for invites and updates and by following Amcham on twitter @amchamwatch and LinkedIn under Amcham Finland.

START YOUR AMCHAM JOURNEY

Joining Amcham is easy. All you have to do is fill out the application and send it our way. Though your membership is subject to the Board’s approval, we will typically activate your season ticket to international business within 2-3 working days. In no time, you’ll have access to the unique value that Amcham has to offer your enterprise.

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