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Finland

Finnish Chambers of Commerce
Working together
Better than anyone else, businesses know what it takes to do business. The chambers of commerce work for a vibrant Finland. Set up in the 16th century to combat piracy, today they bring together 18,000 companies and corporate influencers from across the country. Finland Chamber of Commerce works on a national level, and the 19 regional chambers of commerce cover all areas of Finland.

World Trade Center Helsinki,
P.O. BOX 1000
Aleksanterinkatu 17
00101 Helsinki
tel. +358 (0)9 4242 6200,
fax +358 (0)9 650 303

The Arbitration Institute

The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) administers arbitrations conducted under its Rules. The Institute appoints arbitrators and conciliators to both domestic and international cases.

The Arbitration Institute can also act as an appointing authority under the UNCITRAL Rules.

The Arbitration Institute was established in 1911. Since 1919 it has been operating in connection with the Finland Chamber of Commerce, but is completely independent in its operations.

The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1000
FI-00101 Helsinki
Finland

Helsinki region Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to promote industry and commerce in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

The Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers of commerce in Europe based on voluntary membership. With 6 500 members, it includes all the leading companies in the region and works seamlessly with the actors and the stakeholder groups in the region.

The Chamber of Commerce offers high-standard services for its membership, representing the business community and looking after its interests. The chamber has long traditions in providing a networking platform for its membership.

All the advisory services provided by the Chamber of Commerce are available to its members. The Enterprise Europe Network operating under its auspices offers networking capabilities spanning the entire EU. Training is also provided on topical themes. The network of Finnish chambers of commerce works in close collaboration with actors and other chambers in the Baltic area.

The Chamber of Commerce's three offices are located in Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa.

Helsinki region Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (09) 228 601,

Finnish American Chamber of Commerce

The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1948 in New York to protect, develop, encourage, promote and foster trade, business, financial or professional interests and commercial relations between Finland and the United States.

The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce of the Southwest was incorporated on September 19, 1983, in Houston, TX, and held its first luncheon meeting on January 10, 1984, in cooperation with the Port of Houston Authority and the Houston World Trade Association. The chamber ended its activities at the end of 1990's. The Finnish-American Business Guild in Irving, Texas, was established in 2002 as a subdivision of the Irving Sister Cities of the Greater Irving - Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. The Guild is also affiliated with the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce.

A membership meeting was held on August 19, 1985, in Alaska, and FACC-Alaska organized events until June 10, 1989.

A total of 25 men representing Finnish paper, pulp, plywood, prefab houses, furniture and a number of other export industries and banking, travel promotion, army surplus purchasing and consular services, gathered at newly opened Finland House Restaurant on June 7, 1948, and founded the Finnish Businessmen’s Luncheon Club in New York. Bob Flander was elected first chairman of the club (1948-50), followed by Gunnar Rudbäck (1951), and Harry Griffin (1952).

A luncheon attendance increased, the idea of a more formal organization began to gain popularity, and on January 13, 1953, the Finnish-American Commerce Association, Inc. was established, with Dr. V.O. Järvinen as the first chairman (1953), followed by W.A. Kirk of W.A. Kirk & Co. (1954), Mauri Piironen (1955), Jack McGuirk of the Madden Corporation (1956), Toivo Santalahti of Finwood Industries (1957), Earl B. Hollis of Moore-McCormack Line (1958).

FACC Florida
523 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-586-7996

Amcham Finland

Amcham Finland is Northern Europe’s leading international business hub composed of 300 companies united by a will to develop the Finnish business environment. Members share a global outlook and understanding that the community is stronger than the sum of its parts.

Forty-two percent of Amcham’s members are foreign-owned subsidiaries and 58 percent are Finnish companies. Ranging from small startups to global corporations, the membership represents all fields of business.

The organization’s mission is to promote the business of its members. Tangible business benefits and membership satisfaction are indicators of Amcham’s success. A member survey by TNS Gallup found that 97 percent of Amcham members would recommend membership to others.

Amcham is an independent, non-profit, and non-governmental Finnish business association. Membership dues fund eighty percent of Amcham’s activities. Sponsorship agreements and event participation fees also support the organization. Amcham does not receive, and has never received, any external funding.

Eteläranta 6 A 8, 00130
Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 40 466 4576