Beijing Week

In celebration of the 12th Chinese New Year in Helsinki, cities of Beijing and Helsinki will host a series of satellite events before the main Chinese New Year Festival. Beijing Week consists of three activities: Youth Ice Hockey Tournament, Beijing-Helsinki Science and Technology Forum and Winter Sports and Facilities Seminar.

Youth Ice Hockey Tournament

Beijing U12 ice hockey team from Beijing will play three friendly matches against teams from Helsinki in Pirkkola 7th-9th of February.
More information here.

Beijing-Helsinki Science and Technology Startup Forum 2018

The Science and Technology Startup Forum focuses on presenting technologies in three different tracks:

  1. Artificial intelligence
  2. Smart & Clean
  3. Health & Well-being

The main event consists of keynote speeches, pitching competitions and matchmaking. In addition, there will be guided tours for foreign delegates to relevant Finnish organizations.

Time: February 7th- 9th, 2018
Venues: Feb 7th: Helsinki City Hall; Feb 8th: New Co Helsinki, Juhlasali Hall; Feb 9th: site visits in Helsinki
Responsible organizations:
Beijing: Beijing Municipal Commission of Science & Technology, Beijing Association for International Science & Technology Cooperation, Beijing Sky Ocean Comb plus Technology co.
Helsinki: NewCo Helsinki, Beijing Sky Ocean Comb plus Technology co. office in Helsinki.
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Beijing Sub-Council (CCPIT Beijing), Chinese Association of Science and Technology in Finland (CASTF)

Winter Sports and Facilities Seminar

To further strengthen Beijing-Helsinki cooperation in winter sports ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, Helsinki Business Hub will organize a Winter Sport and Facilities Seminar on 7th of February. The seminar focuses on ice sports.

The speakers from Chinese delegation include Beijing Sports Bureau, Chinese Ice Hockey Association (CIHA) and China Council fo the Promotion of International Trade, Beijing Cub-Council (CCPIT  Beijing)

The Finnish know-how in ice sports and facilities will be presented by the Finnish Ice-Hockey and Figure Skating Association, architects, companies and other organizations.

Time: February 7th 2018
Venue: Helsinki City Hall
Responsible organization: Helsinki Business Hub