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Alumni Christmas Reception 2023


We would like to warmly welcome you and your colleague or guest, to our 2023 Christmas reception. This year’s reception will be organized as a joint effort of the Henley Alumni Board,  Henley Business School and the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

The reception will begin at 17:00, allowing Alumni members to network and unwind after a hectic autumn. The reception will end at 18:45, in which afterwards, the Finnish National Opera and Ballet invites all Alumni members to enjoy the theatre composition of Madama Butterfly.

The dress code is business/festive.

Time and Place

Date: Wednesday 29th November
Time: Christmas Reception 17:00 – 18:45
Optional: Madama Butterfly opera 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Helsinginkatu 58, 00250 Helsinki

Entrance Directions

The entrance will open at 16:30, and can be found through the Töölönlahti bay entrance on Ooperankuja. The cloakroom will open at 16:30 in the Töölönlahti lobby. Cloakroom is included in the reception ticket fee. Follow the signage up to the balcony foyer.


Cloackroom opens and sign in

Welcome words 
Annu Matula, Managing Director, Henley Business School Finland 
Michaela Ramm-Schmidt, Chair of Board, Henley Alumni Finland Board

Welcome words from the Finnish National Opera​
Thomas de Mallet Burgess, Artistic Director, Opera & Ballet

Cocktails and networking

Music performance​
Gabriel Kivivuori-Sereno, Singer and Composer


Moving towards theater seats
Relevant for those who have purchased Madame Butterfly tickets in advance

Madame Butterfly

Relevant for those who have purchased Madame Butterfly tickets in advance


The Christmas reception ticket fee is 35€/person which includes a glass of wine and cocktail snacks. Payment methods can be found below. Please pay your ticket fee(s) by 3 November 2023.

Payment via MobilePay:
Henley Alumni ry
Payee information: 58031
Reference: Write participant(s) name(s) to the message field.

Payment via bank transfer:
Bank account: FI33 1378 3000 2185 25
Recipient: Henley Alumni ry
Reference: Write participant(s) name(s) to the message field.

Your registration to the event is considered binding upon receipt of payment.

Madama Butterfly

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet has special priced tickets for Henley alumni to Madama Butterfly’s heart-breaking opera. The tickets must be bought personally and individually. There are limited seats, so book your tickets now!

To purchase the tickets, you must first register to the reception. After registration, a confirmation email will be sent that provides detailed instructions about how to buy the ticket, a link to the ticket sales, and a discount code. Please check your spam mail if you did not recieve the confirmation. The ticket must be purchased at the latest by 3 November 2023, unless they sell out before.

Cancellation Policy

The Christmas reception ticket fee will not be returned in case of cancellation or no-show by the participant. Any extra payments will be used for Christmas donations made by the Alumni Board.

If you have any questions, please contact Project and Event Coordinator Katariina Shamburger (, tel. +358 41 576 6296).


Please register to the Alumni Christmas reception below. Remember to include any guests on the registration form.

Registration for the event has now closed!

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