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News and Events 2015

  • New York State of Mind travel night
    New York State of Mind Travel Night at the ARC

    Guests at the New York State of Mind travel night caught a serious travel bug after the tour de force of the Big Apple at Helsinki University Library on March 31. 

  • Ambassador Oreck and students from the Young Ambassadors Program.
    Kiitos ja näkemiin!

    Guests gathered at the Ambassador’s residence to say thank you and farewell to U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck on Thursday, March 26, 2015. 

  • Ambassador Oreck interacts with the students and staff at Schildt Upper Secondary school.
    Ambassador Oreck Visits the Schildt Upper Secondary School (Home to the winners of the AEC!)

    U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck visited the Schildt Upper Secondary school in Jyväskylä on March 5, 2015. The visit was a follow-up to the Ambassador's Entrepreneurial Challenge (AEC), which brought students from all over Finland to Helsinki to pitch their business ideas to the Ambassador and a panel of judges in November 2014. 

  • Ambassador Oreck giving warm welcome remarks in very freezing circumstances
    Pitch like a Polar Bear!

    Ambassador Oreck had the freezing pleasure of opening the Polar Bear Pitch Fest in Oulu on February 25, 2015.  

  • Admiral Papp visiting Finnish Lapland with DCM Susan Elbow.
    U.S. Special Arctic Representative Admiral Papp Visited Finland

    U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic Admiral Robert J. Papp visited Finland from January 22-25. A highlight of his trip was a visit to Inari on Saturday, January 24, where he met with municipal leaders and representatives of local businesses to discuss tourism, Arctic testing possibilities, and environmental challenges. 

  • Ambassador Oreck at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Nordic Travel Fair 2015.
    Ambassador Oreck Opens Discover America Pavilion at Travel Fair

    Ambassador Bruce Oreck on January 15 opened the Discover America Pavilion at Nordic Travel Fair 2015. After the ribbon-cutting the Ambassador greeted the exhibitors at the pavilion. The annual travel fair gathers together industry professionals and travel aficionados at Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki. This year the fair is themed “Where the Whole World Meets.”  

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