On Wednesday, 10 April the FCCJ organized in cooperation with Finnair a Joint Nordic Breakfast Meeting with one of the most prominent Finnish business leaders, Mr. Topi Manner, the new President & CEO of Finnair as our speaker.
In his presentation Mr. Manner pointed out that Finnair is one of the oldest airlines in the world, with 13,3 million passengers in 2018 and currently 82 aircrafts and almost 7,000 employees. Finnair flies to 19 destinations in Asia, 8 in the Americas and over 100 destinations in Europe.
Mr. Manner emphasized that Japan is a very important market for Finnair, the largest after Finland. Finnair is the largest European airline to Japan measured by number of flights, from 5 destinations (when Sapporo is added in December) in Japan.
The event, ending in a very lively Q&A session, was attended by 31 members from FCCJ and the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic Chambers.
Images from the event
The reception desk for the five Nordic Chambers. From left: ISCCJ Executive Director Halldor Olafsson, SCCJ General Manager Martin Koos, NCCJ Executive Anette Hansen, Natsuko Kunnas and new FCCJ Executive Director Antti Kunnas.
The 31 participants get seated.
At the top of the table from left: FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita, Finnair CEO Topi Manner and Finnair Japan's General Manager Hiroaki Nagahara.
FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita wishes welcome and makes opening remarks.
Hiroaki Nagahara introduces the speaker.
Topi Manner was pleased with the introduction.
Topi Manner starts his presentation.
New FCCJ Executive Director Antti Kunnas moderated the Q&A session.
Manabu Fukuda of ISCCJ asks the first question.
Jaakko Rajaniemi of FCCJ asks a question about open innovation.
Topi Manner responds.
Robert Hirst of FCCJ asks about the Haneda issue...
'Good question', responds Topi Manner. 'We are working on it and will let you knwo in due course...'
Yasuaki Yokokawa of Iceland air asks about developments in China revenue.
Ida Tuononen of FCCJ asks how to add value to Japanese customers. To the right Jonne Lehtioksa and Mari Rouvi from Finnair.
Erik Wilanen asks about how Topi Manner's experience from the financial industry is useful in his current job.
FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita pulls a Tokyo 2020 bag from under the table...
...perhaps a 'wild card' for participating in the Olympic Marathon?
No, a 'jimbe', traditional Japanese home wear clothing for hot weather, if Finland is not hot enough, very nice after sauna...