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New Zealand and Australia 25 february-3 march 2018

Team Finland visit to New Zealand and Australia on 25 February-3 March 2018

New Zealand and Australia

Register and learn more

For more information please contact:


Mr. Antti Niemelä
Deputy Head of Mission
Embassy of Finland in Canberra
+61 404 016 478 (UTC+10), antti.niemela (at)


Ms. Lotta Eiroma
Project Manager
Business and Media Delegations, Business Finland
+358 40 716 2628, 
lotta.eiroma (at)

Business opportunities in smart cities and waste management!

Join a Team Finland business delegation and travel to New Zealand and Australia with Mr. Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs and discover new business opportunities.

Australia's and New Zealand's rapid population & urban growth present both opportunities and challenges for metropolitan and regional areas. At the same time cities have financial means to explore the best technologies to solve those challenges. Finnish companies have historically great success in Australia and New Zealand with current estimated turnover of over 2,5 billion EUR annually.

Interested? Click the tab below and register by 14 December 2017 and read more about the detailed practical information, costs involved and the program.

Program highlights
Auckland, New Zealand:

  • Ministerial meetings
  • New Zealand – Finland Innovation Seminar on Better Cities (tbc)

Melbourne (Victoria), Australia:

  • Ministerial meetings and gaining overall picture of smart city and waste sectors in Melbourne and in Victoria
  • One-on-one business meetings
  • Visits and meetings with leading Australian smart city developments and waste projects.

Sydney and Newcastle (New South Wales), Australia:

  • 4th Annual Australia – Finland Innovation Forum on Better Cities (tbc) - followed by business speed-dating
  • Meeting with the Mayor of Newcastle (tbc)
  • Business speed-dating
  • Visits and meetings with leading Australian smart city pilots
  • Visit and meeting with the largest and most profitable city owned waste-facility in Australia
  • Discussions on waste-to-energy test facility under construction. Learn more.

Participation fee
To cover the expenses, Business Finland will charge a participation fee for arrangements in New Zealand and Australia on 25 February–3 March 2018:

  • Micro businesses and SMEs: EUR 2295 + 24% VAT per person  
  • Major companies: EUR 2700 + 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. Learn more.