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Online 1.-2.11.2021

Finland–Japan business matchmaking for wood industry and construction

The event is free of charge, however, requires a pre-registration by September 1, 2021 via the link below.



Further information

Mr. Ilmari Absetz
Ecosystem Lead, Innovation Ecosystems
+358 50 5577 837


Ms. Inka-Liisa Häkälä
Advisor, Business Finland Japan (+6h)
+81 90 2228 9163


Ms. Päivi Mähönen
Manager, Delegations
+358 40 343 3468

We welcome Finnish wood industry and wood construction companies to join an online business matchmaking with Japanese companies in the construction industry on November 1-2, 2021.

There is a growing interest towards wood construction within the Japanese private sector as well as on governmental level due to the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Since a law effecting the use of wood as a construction material in public buildings was implemented in 2010, the number of non-residential wood structures have increased. This shift into wood means that large construction projects will offer opportunities for Finnish expertise and superior products. Japanese construction industry’s estimated value in 2020 was roughly 63 trillion yen (around 500 billion euros), providing a huge market for Finnish companies.

For the matchmaking Business Finland will make a combined presentation including the participating Finnish companies’ basic information, product description, contact details and what the company is looking for (importer, partner, R&D, funding etc.) in the Japanese market. There will then be an open call for Japanese companies interested to join, and a similar presentation of them is shared with the participating Finnish companies before the meetings.

Who should attend?

This business matchmaking is aimed at Finnish wood industry and wood construction companies that are looking for partnerships, importers or investors in Japan. This includes architects, wooden building material providers and engineering solutions that enable high-rise wooden or wood based building and/or improve the burning time of wooden construction materials, one of the main hurdles for wooden building in Japan.

Participation in the matchmaking will offer your company free visibility to Japanese companies that are in Business Finland’s and our partners' business networks. Meetings will be arranged based on the Japanese participants’ wishes, meaning that all meetings are with Japanese companies that have specifically expressed interest in your company and solutions. This a great and free way for your company to gain new potential business contacts in Japan.

This matchmaking has a minimum (5) and maximum (10) number of participants.
Kindly see the schedule and additional information.