Centenary Conference

Friday, 27th of October

A Century of Political and Trading Links between Finland and Britain 1917 – 2017

The Anglo-Finnish Society and Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce warmly welcome you to a conference on the 27th October 2017 commemorating the Centenary of Finnish independence and Finland’s relationship with the UK. The Conference features interesting talks about the political, trade and finance links between Finland and Britain across the last 100 years, with a peek into the future as well.

The group of distinguished speakers includes Mr Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland;  Dr. Risto E. J. Penttilä, CEO of Finland Chamber of Commerce; former Lord Mayors of London and many more.

The conference will take place at the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, close to Liverpool Street Station in central London.

Date: 27th of October
Time: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Venue: EBRD Headquarters
Broadgate City of London, 1 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN

Tickets: £10 including VAT




8.30-9.30 – Registration

9.30-9.35 – Welcome and opening of the conference

9.35-10.55 – Session 1: Finland and Britain in Northern Europe
11.15-12.05 – Session 2: War and Cold War
12.05-12.40 – Session 3: Finland in Europe

12.45-13.45 – Lunch and networking

13.45-14.15 – Session 4: One Hundred Trading Years in Perspective
14.15-16.00 – Session 5: Development of Trading and Inward Investment
16.20-17.30 – Session 6: Banking and Finance Relations

17.30-17.35 – Closing remarks

17.35 −> Networking

Full program with speakers can be found here.




The tickets cost £10 incl. VAT

The fee goes towards covering the organisational costs of the event. Use the link below to be directed to
Eventbrite to purchase your ticket. The registration closes on 22th October at 11.30pm.













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