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Netherlands & France 28.-31.1.2020

Team Finland visit to the Netherlands and France on 28 - 31 January, 2020

Register by 17 December, 2019

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Ms. Jutta Kauppi
Head of Bio and Circular Finland Program
+358 50 478 3649


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


The Business Finland Bio and Circular Finland Program is inviting companies to join a Team Finland visit to the Netherlands and France on 28. – 31., 2020. The program in the Netherlands will headed by Business Finland industry leaders and Minister of Economic Affairs will join the delegation in France.

This visit will bring Finnish companies together with French and Dutch businesses in circular economy solutions, biobased innovative products, packaging clusters, public sector organizations and innovation networks. The visit will shed light on the needs of the markets and also organize visits and discussions with circular economy actors in industrial solutions and eco parks and with the biggest purchasers of plastics and packages. Tailored business-to-business meetings will be facilitated. The visit will end at the International ChangeNow Circular Economy Summit in Paris.

Companies from the Business Finland Batteries from Finland Program will join the delegation in France. Please contact us if you wish to receive more information.

Why the Netherlands and France?

The target of this visit is to accelerate Finnish innovations in biobased products and circular economy to European markets.

New nation-wide regulations and quality norms in France and the Netherlands are forcing plastic and packaging businesses to abandon fossil plastics and to re-think consumer packages. In both countries, all plastic packages must be 100 % reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 – 5 years before the common EU deadline. Getting rid of plastics is not an easy task, but the National Plastic Pacts have created a critical mass and momentum and started re-structuring the plastics markets. The change has only began but already given a strong boost to biodegradable plastics and other alternative materials – now it is the right moment for Finnish companies to jump in.

Leading theme of this delegation visit is sustainable circular solutions, focus areas are packaging, plastics replacing and biobased products. The targets of the delegation visit are to enhance new collaborations and business ecosystems in Netherlands and France and to help Finnish companies into international markets by matching with suitable future partners

Participation Fee

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

- Micro Businesses and SMEs:  EUR 1180 + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies:  EUR 1390 + 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.