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Washington D.C. 6.5.-9.5.2019

Team Finland visit to Washington D.C. on 6-9 May, 2019

Registration for this visit has ended.



For more information, please contact:


Ms. Ulla Lainio
Program Manager, Head of Smart Mobility Program, Business Finland
+358 40 343 3357

Mr. Kimmo Aura
Head of Global Innovation Partnership Program, Business Finland
+358 40 504 8317

Ms. Iina Peltonen
Commercial Counsellor, Business Finland Washington D.C.
+1 202 460 0606

Ms. Lotta Eiroma
Manager, Delegations
+358 40 716 2628

email: firstname.lastname (at)

Business opportunities in smart maritime

Various stakeholders in the United States are interested in autonomous shipping and other smart maritime solutions. Join the visit organized by Team Finland and the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) to Washington, D.C. on May 6−9, 2019, and discover new business opportunities or explore new possibilities in shipbuilding.

The visit will also include meetings with decision-makers from the U.S. public sector  located in Washington D.C. and attendance at the The Navy League’s Global Maritime Exposition Sea-Air-Space. The Exposition displays the most current information and technology relevant to maritime.

Who will benefit?

The focus of the visit is to meet the decision-makers and “hands-on” persons of maritime industries in both public and private sectors. Private sector meetings are mainly arranged with big system integrators.

If you are a maritime company that a) is already selling products and services to American shipping market, and/or b) is seeking new business opportunities in the United States, we kindly invite you to join the visit.

The visit will include meetings with the decision-makers of relevant maritime actors both in public and private sectors and a visit to the Sea-Air-Space Exposition. There is a possibility for prearranged 1-to-1 meetings with representatives of private sector actors. The program will strongly be built on the grounds of delegates’ priorities.



Participation fee

To cover the expenses of arranging the visit program in Washington D.C., Business Finland will charge a participation fee as follows:

- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 1200 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 1400 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. If a person stationed in the U.S. represents the company, a 25 percent discount will be granted.