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Helsinki 22 May 2018

Opportunity Thailand -seminar on 22 May 2018



Mr. Mats Gerlam
Investment Promotion Consultant, BOI,, +46 708 572288 or BOI Stockholm office,

More information:

Ms. Leena Sipilä
Senior Business Events Specialist
Business and Media Delegations
Business Finland, +358 40 343 3434

Seminar is co-organized by Business Finland and Thailand Board of Investment.

Many opportunities at the centre of ASEAN, a growing market with 600+ million consumers.

Time: Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 9:45-13:00
Venue: Scandic Simonkenttä, Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki

Seminar is offered free of charge but requires a pre-registration. The seminar language is English.

Thailand is located at the geographic centre of ASEAN and is an ideal logistics base to serve the region and countries beyond. Free trade agreements have been established within ASEAN and with China, India, Australia and New Zealand to facilitate trade and investment. This fact coupled with Thailand Board of Investment incentives and a reasonable priced, high quality labour force, good infrastructure and a stable economy make Thailand an ideal steppingstone for expansion into ASEAN.

Thailand fulfils many of the key factors required for an attractive destination:

  • Young, abundant talent
  • Sustained cost competitiveness
  • Healthy and manageable turnover rates
  • Emphasis on quality, information security
  • Enabling Business Policy and regulations
  • Access to ASEAN, a growing market with 600+ million consumers

The seminar offers:

  • An update of the latest development in the government policies and incentives
  • New business opportunities in Thailand for Finnish companies
  • Testimonials from Finnish companies doing business in Thailand.



Registration and coffee


Mr. Mats Gerlam

Investment Promotion Consultant
Thailand Board of Investment


Opening remarks

H.E. Mr. Nopporn Adchariyavanich

Ambassador of Thailand to Finland


Investments opportunities in Thailand

Ms. Kanchana Noppun

Executive Director, Investment Services Center            
Thailand Board of Investment


Business opportunities for Finnish companies in Thailand

Mr. Kai Tuorila (tbc)

Advisor, Thai­-Finnish Chamber of Commerce
Trade Representative, Global Network, Business Finland


Case study I: “Services to pulp, paper and energy industries in APAC”

Mr. Mika Ollikainen

Director, Paper Mills
Asia-­Pacific and China, Valmet Technologies Inc.


Case study II: “Web systems and mobile applications, developed in Bangkok”

Mr. Jukka Katajaharju

COO & Co-founder, Codemate Ltd (TBC)


Case study III: “Packaging for food and drink”

Mr. Olli Koponen

Executive Vice President
Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging


Q & A


Lunch buffet and networking