Some sixty years ago, Marimekko revolutionised the textile industry in Finland with its bold and brilliant, unconventional prints. At first, Marimekko was a phenomenon. Then it grew into an outlook on life: courageous, egalitarian and positive. Its strikingly inventive patterns and clever use of colour translated into strong contemporary collections of home décor, clothing and […]
Australian mining tycoon, Clive Palmer, has hired Finnish shipbuilding firm, Deltamarin, to review plans for Titanic II which he plans to build to exactly the same dimensions as its ill-fated predecessor that sank 100 years ago. Read the full story here.
Australia is the first country in the world to have a Team Finland Network. The Team Finland Network is an initiative of a committee of prominent Finnish business people, led by KONE CEO Matti Alahuhta, examining Finnish trade promotion and the internationalization of Finnish businesses. At events on 19 April 2012 and 2 May 2012, […]
‘Talvi’ is a body of work created by Australian born photographer Dan Freene. The exhibition is from a trip he took with his Finnish wife to her homeland Suomi in the coldest months of winter in 2010. The average temperature was around Minus 21 Degrees C and as an Australian he found Finland to be […]
The FACC welcomes Cargotec Australia as a Platinum Sponsor in 2012. Cargotec is a global equipment and services supplier in cargo handling systems. It has 600 locations in 120 countries, and approximately 11,000 employees. Its daughter brands include Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor.
NOKIA OYJ nominated entrepreneur Risto Siilasmaa to succeed Jorma Ollila as chairman, signaling that key decisions at the world’s biggest mobile-phone company by handsets deliveries will stay in Finland. Siilasmaa, 45, is chairman of security software maker F-Secure Oyj, which he founded, and of telephone company Elisa Oyj. Known in Finland as a representative for […]
Wärtsilä, a long time member of the Chamber, has become our latest Gold Sponsor. Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2011, […]
Tickets are now available for the Team Finland Launch in Melbourne, which will be held on 2 May 2012. Team Finland is an exciting new initiative of the Finnish government. It will change the way Finland and Finnish companies are promoted, both within Finland an abroad. Team Finland was born out of a review of […]
Tickets are now available for the Team Finland Launch in Sydney, which will be held on 19 April 2012. Team Finland is an exciting new initiative of the Finnish government. It will change the way Finland and Finnish companies are promoted, both within Finland an abroad. Team Finland was born out of a review of […]
The Western Australian Department of State Development (WA DSD), in association with the European Australian Business Council (EABC), will be making presentations in Sydney and Melbourne in relation to commercial opportunities for European companies in the rapidly growing Western Australian economy. The presentations and networking drinks that follow are open to all members of the […]