Finland-China Business and Investment Forum 2018

15 - 16 . 10 . 2018 at 08.30 - 17.00
The Parliament of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

The opportunities of the Silk Road of Economic Belt of China give significant impact also to business cooperation and development between Finland and China. The Second Finland-China Business and Investment Forum will be held later this year on the basis of the success of last year's. Again we will have the support from the Parliament of Finland, Chinese Embassy to Finland, Business Finland, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, City of Helsinki, Aalto University, and Finnish Chinese Business Council. More than 80 Chinese companies and investors and 200 Finnish companies and enterprises will join face-to-face matchmaking forums to explore  concrete business cooperation.

The relations of Finland and China develop continuously and the new actors of future cooperation are needed in several branches. The real results outcome from the daily work between companies, entrepreneurs and people. Are you or your company one of the key actors of future that enables the development and continuance of great moments?

The key issues of the day cover Finnish and Chinese top matching fields such as environmental technologies and new energies, IT and smart manufacturing, internet of things,  health care and wellbeing, education, sports and tourism.

The FORUM at 8.30 - 12.30

Remember to register beforehand and arrive on time due to the safety check at the door of the Parliament

Summit 2018
Oct 15th

Summit Schedule (Preliminary)

8.30 Registration, morning coffee and networking

9.15 Welcome speech / Representative from the Parliament of Finland
9.30 Congratulatory speech / Representative from the Embassy of China in Finland
9.45 Presentation / Representative from the Finnish Parliament.
Topic: In-depth co-operation between Finland and China through their respective strengths.
10.00 Presentation / Representative from the Chinese delegation
Topic: Business and Investment opportunities in China for Finnish companies, "how to catch Chinese interest" 
10.15 Presentation / Business Finland
Topic: The encouragement policies of Finland for attracting Chinese business and investment to Finland, "The Finnish Startup permit"
10.30 Presentation / Cleantech Finland
Topic: Development of Finland new energy and technology and co-operation with China.
10.45 Presentation / Visit Finalnd
Topic: In-depth co-operation between Finland  and China in the field of tourism and winter sports.
11.00 Presentation / Representative from the Finnish National Agency for Education
Topic: Export of Finnish educational services and products to China.
11.15 Presentation / Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Topic: Export of Finnish health care services and products to China.
11.30 Presentation / Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 
Topic: Export of Finnish quality food products to China
11:45 Presentation / Chinese invested Finnish company
Topic: Successful experiences of Chinese business investors in Finland.
12:00 Contract signing ceremony
12:15 Group photo in front of the Parliament

Forums for business matchmaking 14:00 - 17:00

Aalto University School of Business 

1. Environmental technology and new energies

2. IT, IOT  and intelligent industry

3. Health care services and health care industry

4. Education, sports and tourism

5. Food technology and new agriculture

Special offer:  Join the interactive  course "Doing business in China" given by Prof. Carl Fey of Aalto University School of Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

17:00 Forums close

18:00 Cocktail and networking 

Cocktail and networking at 18.00 - 20.00

To continue the discussion and to close the deal
For invited and pre-registered participants
(This evening event is also open to public, and the ticket costs 60 euros. Please inform in advance latest by Oct. 12, 2018, 16.00 o'clock)

October 16th, Site Visits 
(only for Chinese delegations) 

Visits 2018
Oct 16th

Visiting governmental business bureaus as well as top companies and participating in business matchmaking
  • Route 1. Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa  Topic: Environmental technology, new energy, food technology and new agriculture

  • Route 2. Salo City and Turku City Topic: Information technology, intelligent industry, life science and health

  • Route 3. Lahti City Topic: Education, sports and tourism                                                                                             

Note: The address for the Summit is at the Little Parliament /Pikku Parlamentti ( Arkadiankatu 3, 00100 Helsinki)


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