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Washington 24.-28.2.2020

Team Finland visit to the United States of America on 24-28 February, 2020

Please register by 13 December, 2019.

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For more information, please contact:


Mr. Markku Lehikoinen
Head of HX Fighter Indirect Industrial Participation Project
+358 40 5044 390
markku.lehikoinen (at)


Ms. Tuija Karanko
Secretary General, Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries
+358 40 559 8986
tuija.karanko (at)


Ms. Päivi Mähönen
Manager, Delegations
+358 40 3433 468
paivi.mahonen (at)

We invite you to join the Team Finland visit to the United States of America on 24 - 28 February, 2020 led by Mr. Jukka Juusti, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence of Finland. Join the delegation to Washington DC to establish relationships with important stakeholders and to explore business opportunities in the Defense sector.

The United States has the largest defense, aerospace and security industry and market in the World. Finland is preparing for the largest ever defense procurement, replacement of the current F/A-18 Hornet fleet, during 2025 – 2030. This creates new possibilities for the Finnish companies in the US market.

This Team Finland visit to Washington DC will bring together Finnish companies willing to explore the US market and work together with American defense industries. It also gives insights on doing business in the US defense market and there are possibilities to discuss with American defense officials.

During this Team Finland visit the Delegation will meet with several American defense companies and engage in B2B meetings with them. The program also includes the participation in a one day National Defense Industry Association and Association of Finnish Defense and Aerospace Industry seminar.

Who should attend?

Finnish companies who aim to work with the American defense industry either through HX-program related industrial participation or other ways.


To cover the expenses of arranging the visit program in The United States of America, Business Finland will charge a participation fee as follows:

- Micro Businesses and SMEs: EUR 1750 + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: EUR 2050 + 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 United States of America represents the company, a 25 percent discount will be granted.