HUONE Singapore hosted a group from Aalto EE that had participants visiting Singapore all the way from Finland.
Luckily the group of Finns had the chance to relieve homesickness at HUONE Singapore by taking a stroll in the Finnish Forest (Metsä) while visiting the Cottage (Mökki), not to forget the snowy views from our Igloo Room.
We stole a few moments of the precious time of the program director Jenyce and project Manager Zach to tell us about their event and why they chose us as their go-to venue:
Q1: What kind of event is this?
“Aalto EE is actually related to the Aalto University in Finland so we are a Finnish company. This time we organize a study tour for participants from Finland. We are operating quite well in the Asia-Pacific actually, Taiwan, Indonesia etc, and we are trying to reach out to more people here too. We provide training programs for medium to top management focusing on leadership management, and rank in the top 50 executive education organizations.”
“We have trainers from Finland or Europe, but for this one, we have trainers either from here or have lived here for many years. Because the purpose of this study tour is an exchange, they come here to learn more about Singapore, for example, how Singapore has achieved such success within the last 50 years, the Singaporean approach to education and so forth. The group represents various industries: healthcare, education, supply chain etc. They come from two existing programs in Finland and this is a “JOKO Study Tour”. Also, we arrange similar trips to other countries for Singaporeans.”
Q2: Why did you choose HUONE?
“We used to have a city campus but then we moved to a new office and there’s no more training space so we now have partners and we use their resources. We chose HUONE because we do not want a boring hotel room with concrete walls. It’s always just a classroom seating arrangement in hotels’ conference rooms, and we don’t want that.”
“Also, for this particular group, because they are from Finland, we wanted to bring them here to give them a piece of Finland because this is a Finnish company too. I guess everyone likes a piece of home, that familiarity.
“Finns enjoy sunlight a lot as they don’t get a lot of sunlight in Finland, so we really like the rooms here with natural daylight and they could go to the balcony for breaks.”
We hope that your day was successful at Huone Singapore and we hope to see you again soon!