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Rotterdam 2.-4.11.2021

Team Finland visit to Rotterdam


registration by October 22, 2021

Further information

Ms. Katja Eriksen
Senior Advisor, Business Finland, Norway (-1h)
+47 402 848 87
katja.eriksen (at)

Ms. Erna Takala
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland
+358 50 511 4502
erna.takala (at)

We invite you to join the Team Finland visit to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, led by Mr. Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, on 2-4 November 2021.

The visit will bring together Finland-based and Dutch companies with public sector organizations and innovation networks. The Finnish Business Delegation aims to meet key shipbuilding/maritime decision-makers of the Greater Rotterdam Region as well as organize meetings within shipbuilding, innovation ecosystems and networks. The Business Delegation program includes the Europort Rotterdam exhibition. The exhibition dates are 2-5 November, and the business delegation will visit the exhibition on 3 November.

Europort is one of the world’s leading maritime meeting places. This year’s event focuses on digitalization, energy transition and ship finance. In 2019, the exhibition gathered 27 000 professional visitors and 1.100 exhibiting companies.

Why the Netherlands

For centuries, the maritime sector has been one of the most iconic, and significant elements of the thriving Dutch economy. Dutch maritime leans on innovation and the sector’s R&D spending figures are high above international averages.

Rotterdam promotes itself as the Maritime Capital of Europe. The City and Port Authority have set targets of making Rotterdam the smartest and cleanest port in the world, offering sustainable shipping to customers worldwide.

Read more about why the Netherlands

Who should attend?

This visit is especially targeted at Finnish suppliers who aim to jointly develop solutions to marine merchant, passenger and special vessels; Finnish companies who develop solutions and systems to smart ports and autonomous vessels; as well as companies who can apply skills and technologies from other industries.

Practicalities and participation fee

As of September 25, the Dutch government has announced that the COVID-19 vaccination coverage is high enough in the Netherlands and the restrictions have been lifted including the rule to stay 1.5 meters from others. Please note that the residents from EU countries can travel to the Netherlands with proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result.

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

- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 1150 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 1350 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.