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Canada 1.-5.12.2019

Team Finland visit to Canada

Please Register by 23 October

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For more information, please contact:

Mr. Seppo Tossavainen
Senior Advisor, Canada
+1 461 728 3231 (-7h)
seppo.tossavainen (at)

Ms. Helena Sarén
Head of Smart Energy Program
+358 40 343 3324
helena.saren (at)

Mr. Jarno Valkeapää
Trade Commissioner, Ottawa
+1 613 852 3007 (-7h)
jarno.valkeapaa (at)

Ms. Maria Westerholm
Senior Director, Delegations
+358 40 343 3431
maria.westerholm (at)

We invite you to join the Team Finland visit to Canada on 1 - 5 December, 2019 led by Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade.

Join the delegation to Toronto and Montreal to establish relationships with important stakeholders and to explore business opportunities in the sectors of Bio- and Circular Economy. Canada offers business opportunities across the entire Smart Energy / Waste to value & Bioenergy value chains, from technology development and fuel supply to generation, storage and distribution.

Why Canada?

Canada, with its large landmass, diversified geography and active forest industry, has substantial renewable resources. Canada is one of the world leaders in the production and use of energy from renewable sources -- hydro, wind, solar, biomass -- with significant developments in geothermal and marine energy. Renewables accounted for over 67 percent of Canada’s total electricity generation in 2016. There is increasing interest in better sustainable renewable solutions.

Finnish (Nordic) knowhow in forest management, including harvesting and processing, forest based bioenergy, as well as waste to value expertise is highly recognized in Canada. Business Finland, together with its local consultant partners, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, VTT, LUKE and Finnish companies have been studying, benchmarking, and assisting in the development of the Canadian bioenergy sector.

More than 50 business opportunities have been identified in Ontario, Quebec, and in First Nations territories alone.

Participation fee

To cover the expenses of arranging the visit program in Canada, Business Finland will charge a participation fee:

- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 1650 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 1950 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.