The Team Finland Network is organizing a business delegation visit to Washington D.C. on 14 – 16 November 2021. The visit is led by Mr. Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland.
The use of biobased products in the United States is growing and there is a demand for the next generation innovations and solutions that Finland can offer. As part of the program, the business delegation will attend the Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibition, that focuses on growing and strengthening the biobased economy in the U.S. and around the world.
Finland has a long history of collaboration on forest bioeconomy and innovative wood construction technologies with the States of Maine and Michigan. During the visit the business delegation will also have an excellent opportunity to meet the collaborative partners in person, to discover new business opportunities. In Washington D.C. the delegates also have an opportunity to meet high-level policy makers and other influencers.
This onsite visit is aimed for Finnish companies, universities and research organizations whose focus is on innovation and sustainable bioeconomy, biorefining, renewable chemicals, biobased products manufacturing, bioplastics, biomaterials, sustainable feedstocks, biofuels, food and feed products driving decarbonization and renewable specialty chemicals.
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., you may also indicate your interest to travel from Finland to U.S. upon registration.
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 participation fee will be charged after the visit based on the actual costs.
Participation fee to the Business Delegation:
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.
In order to participate in the business delegation's program you must also register for the Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibition. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include the registration fee to the Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibition, flights or accommodation nor meals outside the business delegation program.
The registration fee to the Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibition; 1260 USD/company representative (including a 10 % Business Delegation group discount). Each participant will take care of his/hers own registration to the conference. Business Finland will provide the discount code for the Business delegates.