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Helsinki 30.8.2022

Why partner with Latin America? — Learnings and success cases from Finnish companies

The event is hybrid with limited seats available.

Time: 15:30 – 18:00 (Finnish Time)
Venue: Meeting Park Kluuvi (Kluuvikatu 7 - 4th floor, 00100 Helsinki)
Language: English

register by 26 August

Further information

Ms. Heidi Virta
Business Finland Latin America
heidi.virta (at)

Ms. Natalia Araujo
Business Finland Brazil
natalia.araujo (at)

Ms. Anne Hatanpää
Chamber of Commerce
anna.hatanpaa (at)

Business Finland and the Finnish-Latin American Business Council are collaborating to promote a fantastic opportunity to the Finnish community interested in doing business with Latin America.

At this event, you will hear from five Finnish companies already working in Latin American countries under different and successful business models. By sharing their experiences, we wish to promote a meaningful learning opportunity and inspire others to build business partnerships in the region.

Furthermore, our participant group includes nine honourable guests: the Ambassadors of Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay to Finland. With the presence of selected leaders from Finnish institutions and the distinct group of Ambassadors, you will have access to a fruitful networking environment and an opportunity to develop your business interests between Latin America and Finland.


Welcome Coffee

Opening Remarks
Ms. Kirsi Seppäläinen, Chair of the Finnish-Latin American Business Council

Introduction Round from Ambassadors

Business Cases from Finland & Latin America (TBC)

The importance of a strong and credible network of local partners
Ms. Satu Seppälä, Area Export Manager, Planmed Oy

Cooperating with local RDI institutions to validate your products/ technology
Mr. Jesper Ryynänen, COO, Grapho Group Oy

Working with large end customers
Mr. Matti Tuukkanen, Export Director, Ecomond Oy

Strategy development for opening subsidiaries in Latin America
Mr. Ed Santamaria, President & CEO, Normet Group

17:30 International consortiums and government-to-government agreements
Mr. Kimmo Kumpulainen, COO & Co-founder, Polar Partners
Ms. Janita Relander, CMO & Co-founder, Polar Partners

Closing Remarks
Ms. Heidi Virta, Sr. Director & Head of Region Latin America, Business Finland

18:00 End of the event