Team Finland China is organizing a local business delegation visit to Shandong province (Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai) on 28 November - 1 December 2022, led by Ms. Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Ambassador of Finland to China. The focus of this visit is digitalization & smart manufacturing, maritime, bio & circular economy, energy, winter sports, healthcare and food.
There has already been successful cooperation with many Finnish companies in Shandong and the region has a big potential where Finnish companies would benefit further. Due to its geographic location, Shandong has extensive exports to South Korea and Japan. This upcoming visit will explore more business opportunities in new areas.
The Shandong Province, situated on the eastern edge of the North China Plain, spans approximately 157,168 square kilometers (60,683 square miles) and has a population of 100,70 million (2019). The GDP reached 7.31 trillion yuan ($1.13 trillion) in 2020, an increase of 3.6 percent from the previous year, ranking No. 3 in China.
This visit is aimed for Finnish companies that are already present in China and identify themselves with digitalization & smart manufacturing, maritime, bio & circular economy, energy, winter sports, healthcare and food. Due to the current travel restrictions, the on-site visit is offered only to company representatives who are already located in China.
Kindly note, that if the participating company is not a Finnish company, participation requires that the Finnish company whose interests the Chinese company is representing as well as the relationship between the two companies, is specified in the registration form.
To cover the expenses of arranging this visit, Business Finland will charge a participation fee based on actual costs occurred during the visit. The participation fee will be charged after the visit when the costs are known. The estimated participation fee is max. 500 RMB/person. The price is subject to surcharges. See more information in the registration link.
Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.
We are closely following the Covid-19 travel restrictions and upcoming changes related to them. The business delegation may be postponed if restrictions are tightened in China.