Third Finland-China Business Summit 16.10.2019

Welcome to the 2019 Summit!

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, winter sports, food and agriculture, education and training.

The morning summit on the 16th October 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. In the afternoon there will be several forums where companies can introduce and do matchmaking.

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

Dipoli images copyright Aalto University and photographers Mikko Raskinen, Markus Sommers and Tuomas Uusheimo.

Registration for this event is not yet open.
Information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Preliminary program

08:30  Registration, coffee and tea and networking

08:55  Opening music performance

09:00  Welcome speech / President of Aalto University

09:15  Keynote Speech / Ambassador of the Embassy of China in Finland
Topic: The complementary advantages of China and Finland and broaden the scope of cooperation

09:30  Keynote Speech / Minister of Foreign Trade
Topic: Finland’s Stable and Sustainable Development Economy Promotes Finnish-Chinese Economic, Trade, Investment and Talent Cooperation

09:45   Keynote Speech / Chinese Delegation
Topic: China Business Opportunities under the New International Economic and Trade Pattern

10:00  Keynote Speech / Ministry of Education of Finland
Topic: Encourage and attract Chinese entrepreneurs to invest and start businesses in Finland

10:15  Keynote Speech / Finnish National Olympic Committee
Topic: Deeply carrying out the cooperation between Fenzhong Winter Sports and Ice and Snow Sports

10:30  Keynote Speech / Cleantech Finland
Topic: Finnish environmental technology, development and cooperation with China

10:45  Keynote Speech / Finnish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Aalto University
Topic: Unique aesthetics, ergonomics and practical values in Finnish industrial design

11:00  Keynote Speech/NOKIA representative
Topic: The latest development, competitiveness and communication future of 5G  

11:15  Keynote Speech / Chinese Delegation
Topic: Promotion of targeted Chinese city

11:30  Keynote Speech / Professor from Aalto University
Topic: Company management practices in China  

11:45   Speaker and entrepreneur discussion
Host: Prof. Carl Fey of Aalto University

12:15  Signing ceremony

12:30  Group photo

14:00-17:00 Afternoon subforums

  1. smart city, industrial design, energy saving, cleantech, financial technologies
  2. IT, automation, high-end manufacturing, artificial intelligence and robotics
  3. winter sports, life science and health
  4. HR, education and training

18:00  Cocktail and networking event

October 17th
Field studies for Chinese delegations

Salo City Internet of Things Innovation Industrial Park, Helsinki City Innovation Enterprise Incubator, Espoo High-tech Industrial Park, Finnish National Laboratory, Aalto University Nanomaterials Laboratory, ABB, KONE, Nokia, etc.


You may sponsor the event. Sponsoring will give you the right to give a presentation according to the sponsorship level:

  • Bronze sponsorship will cost 500€ + VAT 24% and will give you a 15 minute time slot in the afternoon match-making forum you are participating in (granted there are slots left).
  • Silver sponsorship will cost 1000€ + VAT 24% and will include Bronze level benefits and also allow you to promote your company or organization by setting up posters and promotional materials in the forum you are participating in. You can also chair an afternoon match-making forum.
  • Gold sponsorship will cost 5000€ + VAT 24% and will earn you both Bronze and Silver benefits and you also gain a presentation slot in the morning main Forum.

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

Note that all presentations must be in English (Chinese text added if possible).

Lunch and Cocktails

We will organize an optional networking lunch buffet between the morning program and afternoon forums. Lunch ticket will cost 22€ (includes VAT). A cocktail networking event will be organized at 18:00-19:30, cocktail ticket costs 68€ (includes VAT).

Lunch and cocktails will be invoiced when we confirm your registration and will be due within 7 days or latest on 10th of October.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy after registration: You will pay a €60 administration fee for not showing up to the event without cancelling latest by 1.10.2019. This payment will be due 7 days after the event.

Location, organizers and supporters

Summit venue: Aalto University (Otakaari 2, 02150 Espoo).

Organizer: The Finnish Chinese Business Council, Aalto University, China Tekway Oy.

Supporter: Members of Finnish Parliament, Chinese Embassy in Finland, Business Finland, City of Helsinki, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, China Federation of Overseas Enterprises, Z-park.

Further information

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

Updated 16.08.2019