Christmas Business Mixer 2013

The PCCC Christmas Business Mixer was held on December 18th in the Beaver Club at the Canadian Embassy.

As well as regular members, members of the Skandinavian-Polish CoC were also invited.  Short presentations were made by Michael Miasek (Vice-President PCCC and President of Vac Aero), Rouslan Kats (Trade Counsellor, Embassy of Canada), Kari Vahaangas (Head of Trade Centre, Finpro, Embassy of Finland), and Carsten Nilsen (President SPCC).

The number of attendees was slightly down on the same event last year, probably due to the last-minute Christmas rush and the need to complete as much business as possible before the end of the year.  However on the plus side, that meant that those who did attend were able to come back for seconds, even thirds, feasting on the delicious food provided by Why Thai.

The Board of the PCCC would like to wish all Chamber members, their employees and their families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.  We look forward to working with all our members and other Chamber of Commerce “families” during 2014.

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Bernhard Otterstein was born and educated in Vancouver, Canada, where he graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has worked with numerous corporate, governmental, and institutional entities in North America, Europe and Asia in the areas of economic analysis, strategic project and investment planning, new market development, as well as cross-cultural communications. He has been directly involved in projects in the fields of real estate, engineering, energy, biotechnology and IT/telecommunications.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Otterstein has gained first-hand experience in identifying and promoting innovative, emerging technologies and related business opportunities, taking them from early stage to market via private equity investment and the active co-management of several start-up ventures.