The Team Finland Network will organize a business delegation visit to Prague, the Czech Republic on 2-4 May 2023. The visit is led by Ms. Nina Vaskunlahti, Under-Secretary of State for international trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Embassy of Finland in Prague and Business Finland’s Low carbon built environment program are organizing a ‘Wooden school’ trade mission to the Czech Republic. The purpose of this trade mission is to create good business collaboration opportunities for the Finnish companies and get direct contacts in the Czech market. During the trade mission the companies will meet potential Czech municipalities and other decision makers relevant to school buildings. Additionally, companies will meet with architects and developers relevant in the area. Participating in the trade mission will give a unique opportunity to learn about Czech construction market and promote Finnish know how in wood construction.
WHY THE CZECH REPUBLIC?
The urgency for finding new, industrial and less carbon intensive solutions for the construction industry is currently very high in the Czech Republic. Market pressure on more sustainable solutions have created interest to wooden buildings among developers and architects. Cast in situ solutions dominate construction, which leads into slow and labor-intensive processes. Thus, there is also interest to faster and industrial construction methods. Finnish reputation in education creates also interest into Finnish solutions for school buildings, and the structural solutions used in schools can be applied to other mid-sized buildings as well.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that have solutions to be used in wooden schools, and who want to pursue the Czech Republic as a strategic market. The participating companies should have existing resources to work in the Czech market either directly or through their value chain.
Kindly note that participation is limited to 10 companies on a first come – first served basis.
To cover the expenses of arranging the visit, Business Finland will charge a participation fee.
- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 850 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 1000 EUR + 24% VAT per person
Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will note exceed the amounts mentioned above. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.