The Team Finland Network is organizing a business delegation visit to Seattle and Tacoma Port and other parts of the State of Washington on 4-5 November 2021. The visit is led by Mr. Timo Harakka, Minister for Transport and Communications.
Washington state and Finland are strengthening their relationship in future technologies and green transformation. Specifically this delegation focuses on smart port technologies and all the logistics and green transport technologies surrounding ports. Delegation will visit Tacoma port, where Business Finland and some leading Finnish companies already have feasibility study level cooperation project ongoing. Furthermore, the delegation focuses on strengthening the cooperation between 5G testbeds and companies developing end-user applications based on 5G capabilities.
The visit will bring Finnish companies together with American businesses in these industries to further this relationship, meet face-to-face with some of the key political, business and academic stakeholders, and foster connections for concrete business opportunities.
This onsite visit is aimed at Finnish companies interested in the Tacoma Port project as well as companies developing 5G end-user solutions or offering new green transport solutions, and interested in entering the U.S. market.
We are closely following the Covid-19 travel restrictions and upcoming changes in the U.S. related to them. Whilst at this time it is easier to participate for company representatives already in the U.S., it should also be possible to participate by traveling from Finland. If you are interested in traveling to the USA from Finland, should the COVID situation allow it, please indicate this during registration and visit organizers will contact you.
Kindly note that all delegates are required to be fully vaccinated to be able to take part in the visit program, and the last dose must have been received at least 14 days prior to the visit.
To cover the expenses of arranging the visit, Business Finland will charge a participation fee. The cost estimate is based on 7 participants.
- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 1 360 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 1 600 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. Kindly not that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.