FINLAND PROMOTION BOARD THEME CALENDAR 2019

FOCUSING OUR MESSAGES

The yearly Finland Promotion Board Theme Calendar showcases Finland’s key strengths, highlights the year’s main themes and helps us find a common tune for our messages on Finland.

The calendar also lists Finnish and international events and important dates to note.

Finland’s key strengths are Education and know-how, Nature and sustainable development and Functionality and wellbeing.

The main themes for 2019 are circular economy, forest relationship, The Arcitic, good governance, life sciences and artificial intelligence.

The cross-cutting theme for Finland in 2019 is equality.

EQUALITY

Finland believes in equality and knows the value of doing things together. Aiming at an equal start and equal opportunities for all is a proven recipe for success.

JANUARY

INTERNATIONAL

18.–27.1.  International Green Week Berlin (Finland is the partner country)

22.–25.1. World Economic Forum, Davos


FINLAND

5.–9.1. Lux Helsinki

MARCH

INTERNATIONAL

3.3.  World Wildlife Day

8.3.  International Women’s Day

20.3.  International Day of Happiness

21.3.  International Day of Forests

22.3. World Water Day

29.3.  Official date for UK leaving the EU


FINLAND

14.–15.3. ISTP International Summit on the Teaching Profession, Helsinki

19.3. Minna Canth’s 175th birthday

APRIL

INTERNATIONAL

7.4. World Health Day


FINLAND

4.–14.4. Ice Hockey Women’s World Championships, Espoo

12.–13.4. World Synchronised Skating Championships, Helsinki

14.4. Finnish parliamentary election

JUNE

INTERNATIONAL

5.6. World Environment Day

20.6. World Refugee Day


FINLAND

1.6. Commemorating the Prohibition era (100th anniversary of the prohibition law of June 1, 1919)

3.–5.6. World Circular Economy Forum, Helsinki

11.–13.6. HIMSS Europe 2019 & Health 2.0 2019 Conference,
Helsinki

28.–30.6. Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, Helsinki

JULY

INTERNATIONAL

Finnish presidency of the European Union starts


FINLAND

4.7.– Savonlinna Opera Festival

12.–20.7. Pori Jazz Festival

15.–19.7. SuomiAreena public debate forum, Pori

OCTOBER

INTERNATIONAL

5.10. World Teachers’ Day

16.10. World Food Day


FINLAND

3.–4.10. World Sauna Forum, Tampere

9.–10.10. Nordic Business Forum, Helsinki

23.–27.10. WOMEX, Tampere

Finnish Music Hall of Fame opens in Helsinki

NOVEMBER

INTERNATIONAL

16.11. International Day for Tolerance

20.11. Children’s Day


FINLAND

21.–22.11. Slush, Helsinki

International Gender Equality Prize, Tampere

DECEMBER

INTERNATIONAL

9.12. International Anti-Corruption Day

10.12. Human Rights Day

Finnish presidency of the European Union ends


FINLAND

24.12. Santa Claus embarks on his annual journey from his home in Finnish Lapland

Theme Calendar 2019

The Finland Promotion Board theme calendar comprises all the country image work themes for the year 2019. The calendar will update as the plans for the Finnish presidency of the European Union progress.