Third Finland-China Business Summit 16.10.2019

Welcome to the 2019 Summit!

The Summit will take place in the afternoon of 16th October 2019.
Location: Aalto University, Dipoli (map below)
Time: 13:00-17:00

The 3rd Finland-China Business Summit will focus on smart city, industrial design, cleantech and energy saving, technology and finance, information technology, automation, manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, health care technologies, food and agriculture, education and training.

The summit will feature keynote speakers from the Parliament of Finland, Chinese Embassy in Finland, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Environment and Business Finland to promote Finnish Chinese trade and investments.

The 3rd Finland-China Business Summit is to become an important platform for Finnish and Chinese companies to build trust and cooperation as well as exchanges of ideas and thoughts between Finnish and Chinese businessmen and politicians. 

Dipoli footage copyright Aalto University: Mikko Raskinen, Markus Sommers, Tuomas Uusheimo and Antti Leino.

You can register to the event by clicking the bottom on the right.

NEW REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY 14.10! Without registration the entry fee will be € 50, which will be charged on site at the start of the event.

Cancellations must be done latest by 12:00 o’clock, 15.10.2019. A 50€ NO SHOW will be charged for registrations that have not been cancelled in time.

Preliminary program

Note: The program is subject to changes
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 Chen Li, Ambassador of Embassy 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 Returned Overseas Chinese
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

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 and AAVI Technology

List of companies and delegations from China


The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference


All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese


Economy, Science and Technology Division of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese


Economy Science and Technology Department of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese


China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shaanxi Sub-Council


Shaanxi International Investment Promotion Association


The Standing Committee of The People’s Congress of Qiannan Region Guizhou Province


Investment Promotion Bureau, Qiannan Region, Guizhou Province


Government of Long Li County, Qiannan Region, Guizhou Province 


Government of Dushan County, Qiannan Region, Guizhou Province 


Dujun Economic Development Zone


Investment and Promotion Office of Qiannan Region


China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Association


Guangdong International Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce


Heilongjiang Overseas Chinese Federation


Ministry of Economic Work of Heilongjiang Overseas Chinese Federation



Changan Bank


Shaanxi Gas group Co.,Ltd.


Renmin University of China, School of Finance


Shaanxi Provincial Natural Gas Co.,Ltd.


Shimao Group


Citichamp (Holdings) Limited, Hong Kong


Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited


Tianjin The Leader Group Minerals Import and Export Co., Ltd.


Chengdu Huirong Industry Groups Co. Ltd


Lek Yuen Group


Huana Group


Dmi Group


Forrex (Holding) Inc


Guangxi Huada Construction Group


P.T.Persero Indonesia Dadi Group


Tangshan Dongfang Enterprise Group


Shenyang Sunline Plastic Surgery Hospital


Hong Kong Citichamp (Holdings) Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited


HONG KONG CITICHAMP (Holdings) Beijing Guanhai Real Estate Co., Ltd


Huinongfu Science and Technology Company Ltd


Dalian Danis Information Services Co. Ltd


Shanghai Hongxiao New Energy Resources Co., Ltd


Chengdu Hi-Tech Investment Group Co., Ltd


Chengdu Tianfu Software Park Co., Ltd


Department of Human Resource Service Chengdu Tianfu Software Park Co., Ltd


Department of Business Development Chengdu Tianfu Software Park Co., Ltd


China Will Peace International Business Co., Ltd.



We welcome sponsors.

  • Silver sponsorship: 500€ + VAT 24% will allow you to promote your company or organization by setting up a poster stand and promotional materials in the summit and buffet venues. It also includes two networking buffet tickets.
  • Gold sponsorship: 3000€ + VAT 24%  will earn you Silver sponsorship benefits and also a 15 min. presentation slot in the Summit. Registration for must be done by Wednesday 2.10. 

Sponsors also get their logos on promotional materials and brochures of the event.

Gold sponsors, please provide materials for your presentation at least two weeks beforehand so we can prepare for interpretation.  Time slots will be given out on “first come first served” basis. Note that all presentations must be in English (Chinese translation text added if possible).


Match-making Networking Buffet

There will be an optional match-making networking buffet event between 17:00-19:00. A ticket costs 50€ (includes VAT) if booked in advance, and 90€ at the door. Buffet will be invoiced when we confirm your registration and will be due within 7 days or latest on 8th of October.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy after registration: You will pay a €50 administration fee for not showing up to the event without cancelling latest by 15.10.2019, 12:00 o’clock. This payment will be due 7 days after the event.

Venue location, organizers and supporters

Summit venue: Aalto University (Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo).

Organizers: The Finnish Chinese Business Council, Aalto University, China Federation of Overseas Enterprises and China Tekway Oy.

Supporters: Members of Finnish Parliament, Chinese Embassy in Finland, Business Finland, City of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, Nokia and Z-park.







Further information

For further information, please
email Ms. Outi Pöyry
or call us +358 50 576 07 28

Updated 15.10.2019