The third Finland-China Business Summit 2019 was held on Wednesday at Dipoli, the main building of Aalto University in Espoo.

The event was organized by Aalto University School of Business, The China Federation of Overseas- Chinese Entrepreneurs, and China Tekway/ Finland-China Development and Exchange Center. We sincerely thank all the participants.

Special thanks go to our supporters: the Parliament of Finland, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Finland, Business Finland, Nokia Groupia, the Finnish National Technocal Research Center VTT, Finland-China SET Clean Tech, and the University of Helsinki.

The summit was opened by Zhou Siyang’s with her interpretation of the classical pipa (Chinese instrument) solo “The Ambush from Ten Sides”.

The event was very successful and more than 260 people were present.

We’ll meet again next year.


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

13:00  Registering and networking

13:25  Opening Speech / 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 T

13:45 Keynote speech/
Mr. Sun Liwei, Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of 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-operationi

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 Returned Overseas Chinese
Topic: China business opportunities under the new international economic and trade patterns

14:30 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 how to increase

16:15 15  Keynote speech / Professor Carl Fey, Aalto University School of Business

Topic: What management practices best facilitate innovation in China? Kiinassa

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
Fiels studies and visits to companies for Chinese delegates

Espoon Science Park, Helsinki University, Aalto University, Nokia, Kone and AAVI Technology