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Hybrid-event 24.–25.10.2023

Hybrid trade mission to Barcelona for low-carbon built environment companies

Register for the trade mission at the latest by 29th September, 2023.


Further Information

Guillermo Solano
Senior Advisor
guillermo.solano (at)


Kari Laine
Head of Low-carbon built environment
kari.laine (at)

As a continuation of the trade mission to Madrid organized earlier this year, Business Finland’s Low carbon built environment program is organizing a hybrid trade mission targeted to Barcelona and Catalonia Region. The purpose of this hybrid trade mission is to identify business collaboration opportunities for Finnish companies and get direct contacts in the Spanish market.

Business Finland will organize tailored B2B meetings and the participating companies can choose freely whether to take part in the physical meetings in Catalonia region or participate to the online meetings via MS Teams

Why Spain?

The building sector in Spain experienced a noteworthy investment of more than 3,600 million euros in the first quarter of 2022, marking a 50% annual growth and surpassing the five-year average by 28%. Initial analysis suggests that the annual investment in 2022 reached more than 12,500 million euros, comparable to the previous year, which was considered the most prosperous in the past decade.

The Spanish demand for real estate remains remarkably strong despite the international turbulences, particularly in the housing segment, with record-breaking sales figures, which surpassed those of 2019 already in the second quarter of 2022.

Who should attend?

The purpose of the visit is to target Finnish companies that offer export solutions for creating low-carbon built environments and are interested in establishing Spain as a strategic market or partnership opportunity. The companies participating in this visit should possess products, solutions, or services that cater to the needs of the Spanish market in terms of promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. The solutions wanted in the market include solutions related to:

  • The use of wood, timber and recycled and reusable materials
  • Industrialization and modular construction
  • Digitization and automatization of the building processes
  • IT solutions for operation and maintenance
  • Traceability of materials and waste
  • Bioclimatic architecture or projects that will be integrated in the urban/rural environment

Preliminary agenda

  • Physical participation: tailored B2B meetings in Barcelona and Catalonia region during 24-25th October
  • Online participation: tailored B2B meetings via Teams between October to December 2023

Practicalities & participation fee

  • Physical participation: companies will cover their own transportation costs
  • Online participation: free of charge

Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the trade mission program. Kindly notice that participation is limited to 10 companies on a first come – first served basis.