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.
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
Ms. Heidi Virta, Sr. Director & Head of Region Latin America, Business Finland
18:00 End of the event