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Oslo, Norway 6.6.2023

Trade mission to Norway for low carbon built environment companies

Register for the visit at the latest by March 28, 2023


Further Information

Kaisa Nikkanen
Senior Advisor in Norway


Jouni Hyrkäs
Senior Advisor in Norway


Kari Laine
Head of Program


emails: firstname.lastname (at)

Business Finland’s Low-carbon built environment export campaign is organizing a trade mission to Oslo, Norway. The purpose of the trade mission is to identify business collaboration opportunities for Finnish companies and get direct contacts in the Norwegian market. During this trade mission, Business Finland will organize presentations of the Norwegian construction market by key companies and clusters, sales pitch opportunities, individual B2B meetings and a networking event at the Finnish Embassy.

Norway is set to reduce climate gas emissions in the construction industry, which is one of the main contributors to emissions - 15% of the total - according to “National strategy for green, circular economy” published by the Norwegian authorities. The construction sector has been selected as one of seven main value chains to focus on to increase sustainability. Cutting climate gas emissions and improving energy efficiency of buildings and construction sites are on the agenda both when building new buildings and renovating existing ones. Sustainable materials are being sought for in all segments of construction. Digital solutions have potential for better utilization throughout the value chain. The public and residential sector projects, the latter including both homes and cabins, are leading the construction activity at current, whereas the commercial sector has been slowing down recently.

Solutions wanted in the Norwegian market include

  • Energy efficient solutions for new buildings
  • Energy renovation solutions for existing housing
  • Digital solutions
  • Solutions for dismantling buildings, recovering and reusing materials
  • Low-carbon building materials
  • Solutions for prefabrication of building elements to eliminate waste

Who should attend?

The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that have export solutions for low-carbon built environment and want to pursue Norway 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

8.30–9.00 Coffee and registration
9.00–9.05 Welcome words – Business Finland
9.05–9.25 Welcome, presentation of Construction City and cluster work in Norway – CEO Naomi Ichihara Røkkum, Construction City
9.25–9.45 Macro overview on construction market in Norway – Sales Manager Erik Sandnes, Byggfakta
9.45–10.10 Teaming up for the Norwegian market –Head of Business Development Roar Andersen, Caverion Norge and Managing Director Hilde Kristoffersen, Kesko Norge
10.10–10.20 Short coffee break
10.20–10.35 Who is here? Introducing the Norwegian industry participants (2 min each)
10.35–11.15 Finnish companies’ speed pitching session (3 min each)
11.15–12.00 Light lunch and networking
12:00–14.15 Personalized individual B2B meetings session for each Finnish company with developers, real-estate agencies and architects in priority, and additionally construction and maintenance companies
14:15 Moving from Construction City to Finnish embassy

15:00–17.00 Networking event at the Finnish embassy. Welcome words by the ambassador. Refreshments served.
17.00 End of event


To cover the expenses of arranging the business delegation program, the organizers will charge a participation fee.

  • Major Companies: 400 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Micro Businesses and SMEs: 300 EUR + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the trade mission program.