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Belgium & France 29.-31.1.2020

Team Finland visit to Belgium and France on 29-31 January 2020

Please register by 17 December 2019.

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For more information, please contact

Mr. Ilkka Homanen, Head of Batteries from Finland
+358 44 577 4430

Mr. Seppo Kaikkonen, Senior Advisor, Batteries from Finland
+358 40 039 9688

Ms. Martina Nisula, Project Manager, Delegations
+358 50 527 1567


We invite you to join the Team Finland visit to Belgium and France on 29 - 31 January, 2020. The Belgian part of the visit is led by Mr. Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and Ms. Katri Kulmuni, Minister of Economic Affairs will join the delegation in France on January 30, 2020.

The aim of the visit is to strengthen the role of Finnish companies as a part of European Battery Value Chain and to establish relationships with important stakeholders and to explore new business opportunities.

In France companies from the Bio and Circular Finland Program will join the delegation. If you wish to receive more information please contact us. 

Why Belgium?

Batteries from Finland visit to Brussels offers opportunities in integrating into European value chain and strengthens the EU level co-operation of sustainable advanced battery materials and recycling in the overall European battery value chain.

There has already been lots of activity through many platforms, which relate to sector specific R&D&I, industry initiatives, programs, platforms and networks e.g. IPCEI, ETIP and EBA. Since majority of decision making and related networking is happening in Brussels it is vital for Finland to be present and to participate in discussions.


Why France?

France is one of Europe's biggest and most active market areas in the ongoing energy transition. It is also a major influencer at EU level, for example in the context of standardization. In addition, France is a home for major global actors in several sectors like in automotive, heavy duty, marine and energy.

Thus the opportunities to cooperate with some French companies may be considered also as a potential gateway to global markets in the future.

Participation fee

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

- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 850 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 1000 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.