Team Finland China is organizing a local business delegation visit to Shandong province (Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai) on 8 - 11 May 2023, led by Ms. Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Ambassador of Finland to China. The focus of this visit is Carbon Reduction (incl. energy, bio & circular economy and sustainable construction), Consumer, Food, Health and Industrial Digitalization (incl. smart manufacturing, maritime).
Shandong Province, situated on the eastern edge of the North China Plain, spans approximately 158 000 square kilometers and has a population of over 101 million (2022). The GDP reached 8.74 trillion yuan ($1.27 trillion) in 2022, an increase of 3.9 percent from the previous year, ranking no. 3 in China.
Finnish companies can benefit from cooperation with Shandong in several areas, and successful cooperation already exists in industries such as maritime, speed train manufacturing, paper mills, metal processing, timber importing and others. Due to its geographic location, Shandong has extensive exports to South Korea and Japan. The upcoming visit to Shandong will explore more business opportunities in new areas.
This visit is aimed for Finnish companies that are already present in China and have products/solutions/services for digitalization, smart manufacturing, maritime, bio & circular economy, energy, sustainable construction, health care or food.
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 visit to Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai, Business Finland will charge a participation fee based on actual costs; ground transportation, meals etc occurred during the visit. The participation fee will be invoiced 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.