Mission of the club

Offering

easy, informal and high-level networking to club members

Developing

professionalism of the members, developing expertise and enhancing the understanding of how Finnish and international companies can explore business opportunities in Russia

Promoting

discussions about Finnish-Russian relations, particularly in business, in Finland and issues related to life and business administration in Russia

Increasing

the overall interest for Russia and Russian business in Finland (e.g. among students)

Our members are well represented among the senior employees of the vast majority of the Finnish companies working in Russia.

About

The club was founded in 2005

Meetings

activities are based on quarterly member meetings

Events

Usually 1–2 day, occasionally slightly longer, events in Finland, Russia or nearby (e.g. Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, etc.), with high-level meetings, business visits and networking opportunities

Learning

Getting to know promising and successful Finnish, Russian and international businesses, relevant NGO:s and public sector companies and organizations

Discussions

Club organizes occasionally other activities to increase Finnish interest in Russia and trigger discussions about Russia in Finland

100 MEMBERS

Club members are accepted by the Board if they meet the following criteria:

Recommendation

Club applicants are to be recommended by a club member. To be invited, club applicants must be under 40 years old when joining the club

Specialization

Applicants must specialize, in their individual professional field, in Russian business, Finnish foreign politics, or research of Russia

Activities

Applicants must be interested in the Club´s purpose and activities and be able to participate in club events

Sociable

Applicants must be reputable individuals with networking abilities

MEET

Chairman of the Board

TUOMAS PUKKALA

puheenjohtaja@venajaklubi.fi

Secretary of the Club

MARKUS LAUKKANEN

sihteeri@venajaklubi.fi