Upcoming events

Strong Finnish Women

September 20, 2017

Riitta Jallinoja, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Helsinki University, will give a talk on “Strong Finnish Women at the Turn of the Century and their Influence of Finland’s Independence.” The meeting will be held at the Finnish Institute.

Centenary Conference: A Century of Political and Trading Links between Finland and Britain 1917-2017

October 27, 2017

The Anglo-Finnish Society and the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce warmly welcome you to a conference on 27th October 2017 commemorating the Centenary of Finland’s 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 the 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.


9.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.40 – 12.00 Political Links

9.40 – 11.00: Finland and Britain in Northern Europe

11.20 – 12.00: War and Cold War

12.00 – 16.50 – Trade and Finance Links

12.00 – 12.30: Hundred Years in Perspective

12.30 – 12.40: Address by the Next Nominated Lord Mayor of London

13.30 – 15.00: Development of Trading and Inward Investment

15.20 – 16.50: Banking and Finance Relations

16.50 – 17.00 Closing remarks

From 17.00  Networking

The full programme with speakers can be found here


Tickets cost £10 inclusive of commission

The fee goes towards covering the organisational costs of the event.

Follow the link here to be directed to Evenbrite to purchase your ticket