Luncheon Meeting 23 Febuary 2000
Theme:
"Consolidation in the Nordic Financial Industries"

Guest speaker:
Mr. Vesa Vainio, Chairman, Nordea
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This luncheon meeting was a joint meeting with the Swedich Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCJ) and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (DCCJ)

Mr. Vaino pointed out that Nordea is the leading financial group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. It has a major presence in all Nordic countries and significant operations in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Nordea is attracting global business with interests in the region and supporting regional corporations globally.

The bad news he had to convey was that Nordea is closing their office in Tokyo this summer. However he emphasized that Nordea is not leaving Japan.

IMAGES FROM THE MEETING
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Mr. Vesa Vainio, Chairman, Nordea
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New FCCJ President, Timo Varhama
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"...that's a difficult question... well, let me see now.... yes, it is going to go up, rapidly!"
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29 persons attended the meeting at Capitol Tokyu Hotel.
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