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Online 13.3.2023

Innovation Summit of Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) – Info Session

When: Monday 13.3.2023 15:00 - 16:00 (EET)


Venue: Teams

Register by March 12

Further Information

Mr. Matti Landin

Trade Commissioner, Business Finland

matti.landin (at)



Ms. Daphne Wang

Project Manager, Business Finland (at)

The Innovation Management of CNI is inviting Finnish companies to show case their solutions in Innovation Summit Focusing in ecoinnovation and digitalization taking place in September 27-28, 2023 at Sao Paolo. 

Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and Entrepreneurial Mobilization for Innovation (MEI) did very successful Innovation benchmarking visit to Finland in October 2022, visiting most interesting Finnish technology companies and research institutes. 

The leading technology companies and Research entities of Finland gave a very good impression for MEI delegation, especially what comes to innovations regarding Digitalization in industries and new Bioeconomy.

On Monday March 13th, 2023 Team Finland organizes info session where CNI representatives will introduce the opportunity, the benefits and costs related to the summit. Welcome to join the virtual event. 


  • 15.00 Opening by Ambassador Johanna Karanko
  • 15.05 CNI Visit to Finland and cooperation, Matti Landin, Trade Commissioner
  • 15.15 Participation offer to Finnish companies in Eco Innovation Congress Sept 27-28, 2023, Tatiana Farah, Executive Manager, Innovation, CNI
  • 15. 35 Q&A
  • 16: 00 End of the meeting

Moderated by Kimmo Aura, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Finland in Brazil


The National Industry Confederation (CNI) is the main representative of the Brazilian industry. It is the highest body of the industry trade union system and, since its foundation in 1938, it has defended the interests of the national industry. It also acts as the main interlocutor with the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary, besides several entities and organizations in Brazil and abroad.

It represents 27 state federations of industry and 1.280 trade unions, to which almost 700 thousand industries are affiliated. It is directly in charge of the Industrial Social Service (SESI), the National Service of Industrial Training (SENAI) and Instituto Euvaldo Lodi (IEL). Together, these three organizations form the Industry System, which yet assembles the state-level industry federations and trade unions.

Since its establishment, CNI has played a leading role in society, promoting debate and building consensus on key national issues. Especially concerning those matters that have strong influence on the development of Brazilian industry and economy.