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Finland-China Business and Investment Summit 2018

15 - 16 . 10 . 2018 at 08.30 - 16.30
Aalto University School of Business (main buIlding)
Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Organisers: Finnish Chinese Business Council, Aalto University School of Business, Sino-Talent Finland Ry and China Tekway Oy 

China Tekway

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 different industries:

1. Education, Talents, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sport and Tourism

2. Environmental Technologies, Energy and Cleantech 

3. IT, IoT, AI,  Digitalisation, Life sciences, Health, Food Industry and New Agriculture

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.

China Tekway

We want to express our gratitude to the following parties for their guidance and assistance in making this event possible.

China Tekway

Our Sponsors 

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

Host: Mr. Erlin Yang, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Finnish Chinese Business Council 

Remember to register beforehand and arrive on time.

Click here for printable program and schedule

15th October, 2018 at 8.30 - 12.00

(Preliminary Schedule)

8:30 Registration and morning coffee, tea and networking

9:00 Opening words - Mr. Mika Niikko, Member of Parliament, Vice President of the China Friendship Society of the Parliament of Finland

9:10 Aalto University greetings
- Dr. Ingmar Björkman, Dean of Aalto University School of Business 

9:20 Strengthening good relations between China and Finland for co-operation in business and trade - Mr. Sun Liwei, Commercial Counsillor, Embassy of China in Finland 

9:35 Chinese arbitration system - How to protect your business interests and property in China Ma Jinzhi, Deputy Director General of China Changchun Arbitration Committee

9:50 Supporting Finnish companies doing business in China
Juha Markkanen, Trade Ambassador, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

10:05 Team Finland Knowledge Network - Strengthening Knowledge Co-operation - Tiina Vihma-Purovaara, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Education and Culture

10:20 The Finnish Start-up Permit Program  - Ms. Kirsi Vähä-Pietilä, Senior Adviser, Business Finland  

10:35 Break 

10:45 The secrets to being a successful business leader in China - Dr. Carl Fey, Professor of Aalto University School of Business

11:00 Finland-China business panel - Company executives discuss their experiences on business between Finland and China
Hosted by Prof. Carl Fey, Aalto University with Pasi Pekkola, Former General Manager of Oilon China, consultant and author; Peter Vesterbacka, one of Finland’s leading entrepreneurs and business figures actively working with China and former Chief Marketing Officer for Ravio Entertainmet; etc.

11:30 Contract signing ceremony

11:45 Group photos

12:00 Lunch at Metropol Hietaniemi 

15th October, 2018 at 13.30 - 16.30
Business Match-Making Forums 

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

Match-Making Forums
1. Education, Talents, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sport and Tourism
2. Environmental Technologies, Energy and Cleantech
3. IT, IoT, AI, Digitalisation, Life sciences, Health, Food Industry and New Agriculture   

Scroll down to see list of participating companies from China.

15th October, 2018 at 18.00 - 20.00
Cocktail and networking

To continue the discussion and to close the deal.

Cocktail and networking event at Hotel Helka

16th October
Site Visits

(only for Chinese delegations) 

Delegations visit business bureaus as well as top companies and participate in business matchmaking.

Route 1. Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa;  Topic: Bioeconomy, Energy and Cleantech. 

Route 2. City of Salo and Turku City;  Topic: IT, IoT, AI, Networks, Digitalisation, health and Wellbeing. 

Route 3. City of Lahti:; Topic: Tourism,, sports and Education  

Special opportunity at Aalto University School of Business, 15.00-17.00: 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".

Participating companies, organisations and associations from China, and we expect more ...

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

Match-Making Forum I

Education, Talents and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sports & Tourism

1. China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (Beijing)
2. International Universities Innovation Alliance (Beijing)
3. Xiangchenhui Education Technology Co. LTD. (Beijing)
4. Tianjin Educational Investment Co. LTD (Tianjin City)
5. Planning and Design Institute of Tianjin University (Tianjin City)
6. School of Education Sciences of Guizhou Education University (Guizhou Province)
7. Nanomaterials Simulation and Calculation of Guizhou Education University (Guizhou Province)
8. School of Chemistry & Life Sciences of Guizhou Education University (Guizhou Province)
9. School of Geograpghy & Tourism of Guizhou Education University (Guizhou Province)
10. School of Physics & Electronics of Guizhou Education University (Guizhou Province)
11. Department of Scientific Research of Guizhou Education University (Guizhou Province)
12. School of Foreign Languages of Guizhou Education University (Guizhou Province)
13. China Association for Non-profit Organization Hongyi Charity Committee (Beijing)
14. Shanghai Society Construction Research Association (Shanghai)
15. Guangdong TV and Radio Group (Guangdong Province)
16. China Changchun International Arbitration Center (Jilin Province)
17. Liaocheng Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau (Liaocheng City)
18. Liaocheng Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office (Liaocheng City)
18. Eternal Star Ice & Snow Technology LTD. (Beijing)
19. China Construction Group (Beijing)
20. Shenzhen Political and Legal Committee (Shenzhen City)
21. Zhejiang Provincial International Economic Exchanges Association (Zhejiang Province) 

Match-Making Forum II

Environmental technologies, Energy and Cleantech

1. Suzhou Municipal Environment & Municipal Administration Bureau (Suzhou City)
2. Shanghai Xuhui Environmental Protection Center (Shanghai)
3. Shanghai SME Development and Service Center (Shanghai)
4. Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization (Shanghai)
5. Shanghai Coordination Office for SME (Shanghai)
6. China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (Beijing)
7. Chongqing Energy Research Association (Chongqing City)
8. Harbin Federation of Industry and Commerce (Harbin City)
9. Energy Internet Innovation Institute of Qinghua University (Beijing)
10. Hainan the Belt and Road Economic Development Council

Match-Making Forum III

IT, IOT AI, Life sciences, Health, food industry and New Agriculture

1. Shenzhen Growth Online Culture Communication Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen)
2. Beijing Investment Consulting Group (Beijing)
3. Huawei group (Beijing)
4. Beijing's Zhongguancun Software Park (Beijing)
5. BYD Co Ltd (Beijing)
6. Zhongwei surveying and mapping Planning Information Engineering Co., Ltd. (Henan Province)
7. Liaocheng Municipal Bureau of Business (Liaocheng City)
Liaocheng Municipal Delegation of Shandong Province to Finland (Shandong Province)
8. Beijing Zhongguancun Group (Beijing)
9. Shanghai SME Listing Promotion Center (Shanghai)
10. Shanghai Social Construction Research Institute (Shanghai)

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We are looking for sponsors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Mr. Lari Rissanen at 


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


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

Registration for the event beforehand is required at the latest by October 5, 2018.

After registration you will receive an email to register for lunch and cocktails separately. Keep an eye on your inbox.

China Tekway

For further information, contact:
Lari Rissanen, Project Manager
China Tekway Oy LTD
Aleksanterinkatu 17, 00100 Helsinki
+358 50 5760 728




Email: Phone: +358 50 76 0728