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HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO

Visit to Finland 25-28.09.2017

At the invitation of the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland, HRH Prince Michael of Kent will visit Finland from 25 to 28.09.2017 along with business delegation from the UK. 

Prince Michael of Kent GCVO KStJ (Michael George Charles Franklin; born 4 July 1942) is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, being a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. Prince Michael occasionally carries out royal duties representing the Queen at some functions in Commonwealth realms outside the United Kingdom.

Otherwise, he manages his own consultancy business and undertakes various commercial work around the world. He has also presented some television documentaries on the royal families of Europe. He is named after Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, the younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and first cousin of three of his grandparents. 

Prince Michael will undertake this visit as Patron of the Genesis Initiative to promote trade and investment between Finland and the UK, and within the Commonwealth. We will focus on the following sectors:

  • Energy 
  • Oil & Gas
  • Marine
  • ICT
  • Cleantech
  • Education
  • Healthcare


Do let us know if you are interested to participate in events during HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO visit to Finland in September 2017.

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Registration deadlines:

  • B3CF Champions / Pitching by 21.07.2017

  • UK Business Delegation by 18.08.2017

  • B3CF Patrons' Dinner by 18.08.2017


Monday 25.09.2017
  • 17.30
    Finland-UK Trade Round Table at Haikko Manor, Porvoo
    The Genesis Initiative Dinner at Haikko Manor, Porvoo
    Welcome and Introduction of the UK Business delegation. Private and Exclusive Dinner for members of the UK Business delegation, the B3CF Members and Invited VIPs
Tuesday 26.09.2017
  • 09.30
    Visiting Local Business in Helsinki
  • 11.30
    Trade and Investment Brunch, Helsinki (Venue TBC)
    B3CF Champions Pitching
  • 13.30
    Visiting Aalto University, Espoo (TBC)
    Visiting Research and Innovations Centre
  • 20.00
    B3CF Patrons Dinner at Noormarkku, Pori
    Attendees at the prestigious dinner will include HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, Commonwealth and Nordic-Baltic Ambassadors to Finland, the B3CF Patrons, senior figures from the Commonwealth family, and key individuals from the worlds of politics, civil society, business and sport.
Wednesday 27.09.2017
  • 9.30
    Visiting Local Business in Tampere
  • 13.00
    Lunch at Tampere City Hall (TBC)
  • 19.00
    Dinner (Venue and time TBC)


Additional Information:

Media / Programme / Partnership / Sponsorship etc:
Vladis Dobrokhotov, Executive Director

+358 (0)44 2094942