Trustee member:


Sunny Regards from West Palm Beach!

First of all, I would like to thank all the participants who joined us for our networking event on the 11th of February in Wine Dive, the event was a great success! It was good to see so many of our members attending the event. In addition we had a a good representation from the Lantana Chamber of Commerce, as well as many new faces which we were glad to see. 

The next event will be a VIP polo tailgating event on March 27th, please see below for further details and registration. In March / April, we also plan to have a seminar regarding visa matters in the US - stay tuned for our updates!

I hope to see you all in our upcoming events!

Yours in service,

Esa Jokela


VIP Polo Tailgaiting 27th of March!

Experience the unique atmosphere of International Polo while networking with likeminded people! 
  • Location: International Polo Club
  • RSVP to the event by 22nd of March
  • Limited spaces available!
  • After the registration you will get more details about parking and the location of the tent
  • The event is sponsored by Security First Financial Inc.
Register now here, or contact us at


Contribution to global innovation
A study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) found that Finland is the biggest contributor to global innovation in the world. Read more. 

Finnish-American acquisition
A Finnish sporting company Amer Sports has acquired US-based road and mountain bike specialist  Enve. Read more


Arthrex expansion in Florida
A global medical device company, Arthrex, will expand its workforce in Florida by more than 35 0 jobs in Ave Maria, FL. Read more. 

FLL Alliance - strong development
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance has been named one of America's leading economic developm ent organizations by Global Trade Magazine. Read more on SunSentinel .

Read more news from Florida:
State of Florida     Palm Beach Post


EAR / ITAR / OFAC Training "Partnering for Compliance" East Coast
March 1-4, 2016
Orlando, Florida

The 15th Annual "Partnering for Compliance" East Coast export / import control program is in Orlando. Government & Trade Speakers include among others: DoS/DDTL: Terry Davis & DDTC Daniel Buzby; DoC/BIS: Gene Christiansen & OEE Jonathan Barnes.
The World Strategic Forum
April 11-12th, 2016
Biltmore Hotel, Miami

The Forum is presented by the International Economic Forum of the Americas to address the major governance challenges of the new world economic order, focusing on the central role of the Americas in the global economy. Phenomenal world class speakers and global leaders gather at these events to discuss the future. A perfect possibility to learn & participate and to network!

We hope you find this newsletter useful and we would love to get feedback and suggestions on how to make it better. We also have many volunteer opportunities within the chamber so let us know how you want to be involved.


Esa Jokela
FACC, Florida Chapter