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Slovakia 10.–11.5.2023

Trade mission to Slovakia for low carbon built environment companies

Register for the visit at the latest by 19 April, 2023.


Further Information

Mika Lautanala
Trade Counsellor
mika.lautanala (at)


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


Business Finland’s Low carbon built environment program and the Embassy of Finland are organizing a trade mission to Slovakia. The purpose of this trade mission is to identify business collaboration opportunities for Finnish companies and get direct contacts in the Slovak market. During this two-days trade mission, Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland will organize tailored B2B meetings, networking event and a visit to premises of local stakeholders.

Why Slovakia?

In the Slovak commercial real estate market, the pressure to align with the ESG concept is increasing. New sustainability obligations will affect not only large companies, but also their suppliers - small and medium-sized companies. Typical energy savings solutions like insulations of the facades, heat pumps, and low energy lighting have been supported by state grants for several years.

The leading development companies are searching for partners or suppliers of sustainable solutions on the international markets, and they are looking for the best ones. Moreover, the Slovak RE developers are active internationally and therefore they can be partners on international markets and not only in Slovakia.

Preliminary agenda

10th of May

12:00 Arrival to Bratislava by Shuttle
13.00–13.30 Introduction to the program
13:30–15:30 Exclusive event at a major developer in Slovakia HQ
16:00–19:00 Open event presenting Finnish solutions including panel discussions and speed dating
19:00–22:00 Networking cocktail-event

11th of May

9:30–11:30 Exclusive event at a major developer in Slovakia HQ
12:00–15:30 Coordinated B2B meetings between Finnish companies and Slovak stakeholders (speed dating)
16:00 Departure to Vienna Airport by Shuttle

Who should attend?

The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that have export solutions for low-carbon built environment and want to pursue Slovakia 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 life cycle and smooth everyday life.

Kindly note that participation is limited to 10 companies on a first come - first served basis

Practicalities & participation fee

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

  • Major Companies: 510 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Micro Businesses and SMEs: 380 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.