Finland-China Business and Investment Summit Forum 2018

15 - 16 . 10 . 2018 at 08.30 - 16.00
Aalto University School of Business (main buIlding)

Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Organisers: Finnish Chinese Business Council, China Tekway Oy and Aalto University


China’s belt and road initiative presents increased opportunities for Chinese firms to do business in Finland and Finnish firms to do business in China–the world’s second largest economy and a rapidly growing market. Indeed as the closest point in Europe to China, with direct flights to six and soon seven cities in China, and with complementary skills, Finland is an ideal place for Chinese firms to start their business in Europe. The Second Finland-China Business and Investment Forum will be held to help you grasp these opportunities.

Based on the success of last year, the Finnish Chinese Business Council, China Tekway Oy and Aalto University School of Business will organize this year's event with support of the Parliament of Finland, Chinese Embassy to Finland, Business Finland, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises and City of Helsinki. More than 80 Chinese companies and investors and many leading executives of Finnish companies and enterprises are expected to attend the event which will include a business forum and opportunities to take part in industry-focused face-to-face match-making to explore opportunities for concrete business co-operation.


The summit will be held in the morning of 15th of October at the Aalto University School of Business. Match-making forums for companies will be arranged at the premises in the afternoon. The forums will focus on five different industries:

1. Bioeconomy, Energy and Cleantech
2. IT, Networks and Digitalisation
3. Health and Wellbeing
4. Travel
5. Education 

On the 16th of October China Tekway will organize opportunities for interested Chinese delegations to visit several cities in Finland and leading local companies there.

Program and Schedule for the Summit Forum 2018

Finland-China Business Investment Summit Forum 15-16 October, 2018


15th October, 2018


Morning Summit 8.30 - 12.00 (Preliminary Schedule)


October 15th
Summit and Forums

Host: Mr. Erlin Yang, Ph.D., Chairman of the Finnish Chinese Business Council
Remember to register beforehand and arrive on time.
  • 8:30 Registration
  • 9:00 Opening words - Vice Chairman of the China Friendship Group
  • 9:10 Welcome speech - Aalto University School of Business
  • 9:20 Congratulatory speech - Embassy of China in Finland
  • 9:30 The deepening of co-operation between Finland and China through each other's respective strengths - Minister from the Finnish parliament
  • 9:45 Support for Chinese investing in Finland - Business Finland
  • 10:00 Support for Finnish companies investing in China - Team Finland
  • 10:15 The secrets to being a successful Leader in China - Mr. Carl Fey, Professor of Aalto University School of Business and Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 10:30 Fifteen minute break
  • 10:45 Export of Finnish education to China - Ministry of Education and Culture
  • 11:00 Export of Finnish health care to China - Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • 11:15 Export of Finnish quality food products to China - Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • 11:30 Contract signing ceremony
  • 11:45 Group photos

Business Match-Making Forums 13.00 - 16.00

For pre-registered participants.
At Aalto University School of Business.

Match Making Forums
1. Bioeconomy, Energy and Cleantech
2. IT, Networks and Digitalisation

3. Health and Wellbeing

4. Travel

5. Education

Cocktail and networking at 18.00 - 20.00

To continue the discussion and to close the deal.
For invited and pre-registered participants. Location to be announced.

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

Finland-China Business Investment Summit Forum 15-16 October, 2018

October 16th
Business Visits

Delegations visit business bureaus as well as top companies and participate 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                                                                                           

Special opportunity :   A chance for Chinese executives to join an interactive course experience in the afternoon with professor Carl Fey and his master degree students of professor Fey's course "Doing Business in China".  

Location and Map

Finland-China Business Investment Summit Forum 15-16 October, 2018


The address for the Summit and Match-Making Forums is Aalto University School of Business (main buIlding), Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Registration

Finland-China Business Investment Summit Forum 15-16 October, 2018
Registration for the event beforehand is required at the latest by October 5, 2018. 

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