Hundreds of participants gathered in the evening of June 7 to the 5th Team Finland networking event at the garden of the embassy of Finland in Latvia.
The purpose of the event is to promote Finnish companies in Latvia, and to help the business representatives to enlarge their contact network within the framework of local companies, associations, state institutions and other relevant parties. This year's theme for the garden party was "Finland 100" as Finland gained its independence 100 years ago December 6, 1917. In honor of the jubilee the garden was decorated with Finland 100 balloons and flags.
Ambassador of Finland to Latvia Olli Kantanen in his opening speech highlighted the significance of the jubilee year for Finns and their friends and partners in Latvia. He said that the theme of Finland's centenary celebration year is "Together" and also this garden party was possible only due to cooperation between the Finnish embassy and a number of Finnish companies in Latvia and their generous support. Right now close to 400 Finnish companies work in Latvia. Many of them represent well known, strong brands which can be characterized by words quality and sustainability.
The services and products provided by Team Finland partners made the evening a delightful opportunity for the guests to connect with potential cooperation partners. Delicious foods and drinks together with background music made the atmosphere relaxed and pleasant.
As usually also a lottery was included in the program and many business partners had donated worthy prizes for it. One could see appearance of smile on the face of happy winners as ambassador announced their names.
The Embassy of Finland and the Team Finland Latvia want to extend our greatest gratitude to our loyal partners, sponsors and guests for making this event as successful as it is. We hope to meet you next year again!