It has been a while since we last gathered and had a picnic together under the beautiful, sunny weather of Helsinki. Thanks to the improving coronavirus situation in the summer, we finally took the chance to organize our first offline networking event for all VPF members this June 2021. 

The event was carried out at Kaivopuisto Park with the presence of over 35 members of VPF from all round Finland. During this 3-hour meeting, we had the chance to get to know each other better, enjoyed yummy ‘banh mi’ snacks from our vendor partner – NOM Vietnamese kitchen, and played mölkky at the end of the day.

If you wonder what we do to fill up these hours…it was all about sharing, and having fun. We started with the introduction about ourselves with basic pieces of information such as who we are, what we are doing, how long we have been in Finland, and anything that interests us at work and out of work. We are amazed at the diversity of our attendees’ backgrounds, which varies from information technology, mechanical engineering to marketing or accounting. It has been a great experience to learn from other professionals’ work, companies and industries. We also spared a part for discussion related to our hobbies such as cooking or sports. We hope that we can keep up this open spirit in our next networking events.

Final words:

VPF is doing its best to bring to you many more interesting and insightful events in the future in order to build a strong community of Viet expats in Finland. We would like to thank you all for joining us, and we are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!