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Paris, France 21.3.2023

Trade mission to France for low-carbon built environment companies

Register for the visit at the latest by 22 February, 2023 through the link below. 


Further Information

Xavier Riquier
Senior Advisor, France
Xavier.riquier (at)

Business Finland’s low carbon built environment program is organizing a trade mission to France. The purpose of this trade mission is to create business collaboration opportunities for Finnish companies and get direct contacts in the French market. During the trade mission, Business Finland will invite some of the key players in the French market and organize 1-to-1 meetings with French companies and potential buyers in the Paris area. Participating in the trade mission will give you a unique opportunity to meet French companies in the construction industry.

France is one of the largest construction markets in Europe, and 3 French companies are listed among the top 10 global leaders in the construction industry (VINCI, BOUYGUES, EIFFAGE) with a combined revenue of 50BNS EUR in 2022. These leaders and the overall French Construction industry are sharing the same strategic priorities: carbon footprint reduction & digital innovations. Since 2022, ESG and EU Taxonomy push numerous market players towards sustainability goals, increasing the demand for low-carbon investments. Thus, France represents a major opportunity for Finnish low-carbon solutions. 

Who should attend?

The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that have export solutions for low-carbon built environment and want to pursue France as a strategic market or partner. The participating companies should have products/solutions/services for

  • energy efficiency and the optimization of energy use
  • low carbon building materials
  • digital design, construction, and operation processes
  • data and tools for managing both the built environment lifecycle and smooth everyday life

Kindly notice that participation is limited to 10 companies on a first come – first served basis.

Preliminary agenda

08.30–09.00 Registration at the Embassy of Finland
09.00–09.15 Welcome words & introduction by Business Finland and ALTIOS
09.15–10.15 Company presentations by the French building construction companies
10.15–10.30 Coffee break
10.30–12.00 Company presentations by the Finnish companies
12.00–13.00 Networking cocktail & lunch break
13.00–15.00 1-to-1 meetings

Participation fee

To cover the expenses of arranging the trade mission program the organizers will charge a participation fee.

  • Major Companies: 650,00 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Micro Businesses and SMEs: 550,00 EUR + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs.