The Finland-China Business Summit 2019 took place on Wednesday in Dipoli, the Aalto University main building in Espoo.

The summit organizers, The Finnish Chinese Business Council, Aalto University Business School, The China Federation of Overseas-Chinese Entrepreneurs and China Tekway / Finland China Development and Exchange Center, sincerely thank all participants.

Specially we wish to thank our supporters The Parliament of Finland, The Embassy of China in Finland, Business Finland, Nokia Group, VTT, and Finnish – Chinese SET Cleantech, and the University of Helsinki.

Extra special thanks to soloist Zhou Siyang for her beautiful Pipa performance .

The event was extremely successful, with over 260 people taking part.

We shall meet again next year.


Venue: Lumituuli Auditorium, Dipoli building, Aalto University, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo

13:00  Registration and networking

13:25  Opening word / Mr Erlin Yang Ph.D., Chairman of the Finnish Chinese Business Council
Opening music/Ms. Siyang Zhou, Chinese lute solo “Ambush from Ten Sides”

13:30 Welcoming speech / Mr. Tom Packalén, MP Parliament of Finland, Member of Foreign Affairs Committee

13:45 Keynote speech /
Mr. Sun Liwei, Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Department at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Finland
Topic: The complementary advantages of China and Finland and the possibilities for increased co-operation

14:00  Keynote speech  / Mr Matti Suominen, Associate Dean, Aalto University School of Business
Topic: Aalto University and business cooperation with China

14:15  Keynote speech / Mr Xu Rongmao, Chairman of All-China Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs
Topic: China business opportunities under the new international economic and trade patterns

14:30  Keynote speech / Ms Chen Shi Ting , Senior Advisor,  Investor Services/Growth Capital, Asian Markets, Business Finland
Topic: Finnish activities to encourage and attract Chinese entrepreneurs to invest and start businesses in Finland (Business Finland file)

14:45  Keynote speech / Ms Sanna Öörni, Co-creation Manager, Smart Industry and Energy Systems, The Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT)
Topic: The Finnish concept and input to the development of smart cities

15:00  Group photo and coffee break

15:30  Keynote speech / Mr Zheng Dongping, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shaanxi Sub-Council
Topic: To promote business cooperation between Finland and China’s middle and western area

15:45  Keynote speech / Mr Karol Mattila, Head of Government Relations, NOKIA
Topic: The latest development, competitiveness and communication future of 5G

16:00  Keynote speech / Mr Rostislav Baskakov, Business Development Director, SET CleanTech
Topic: Investment opportunities for clean energy solutions and even more

16:15  Keynote speech / Professor Carl Fey, Aalto University School of Business
Topic: What management practices best facilitate innovation in China?

16:30  Panel discussion / How to do business with/in China
Moderator: Prof. Carl Fey, Aalto University School of Business
VIP panelists: Mr. Da Liu, Managing Director, China Resources; Mr. Mika Aarnikka, Country Manager, Finland and Baltics, Huawei;  Mr. Jesse Ketonen, Chairman, Nordic Friend; Mr. Konstantin Tchetchine, General Manager, Business Development, Wärtsila; Ms Lin Zhibing, Vice Secretary-General of China Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs, Vice President, Secretary-General of Guangdong International Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce

17:00 End of Summit

17:15 Match-making Networking Buffet
Venue place: Cone Lobby, one floor above Lumituuli Auditorium, Dipoli

19:30 Event ends

October 17th
Field studies and company visits for Chinese delegations

Espoo Science Park, University of Helsinki, Aalto University, Nokia, KONE and AAVI Technology