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Sydney, Australia 28.-31.10.2024

Business delegation visit to Sydney

Secure your spot by 31 August 2024!


Kindly note that participation is limited to 7 companies (max. 2 participants per company) on a first-come - first served basis. Note that each company representative needs to register for the visit individually.    


Ms. Birgit Tegethoff
Senior Advisor (Energy, Bioeconomy, General Market Advice), Sydney
+61 410 250 806 (+7h time difference from Finland)

Ms. Erna Kare
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland
+358 50 511 4502


Upcoming online Teams meeting on July 4, 2024


Following the announcement of the EU-Australia MoU on Critical and Strategic Minerals, and the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act, there are a couple of items where Team Finland wishes to invite the Finnish companies’ input. For a discussion and to offer a possibility of oral input, Team Finland network is pleased to invite you to a Teams meeting on 4 July, at 9:00am EEST (Helsinki time). If you are interested, please contact Birgit Tegethoff, Senior Advisor, Business Finland Sydney.

Australia is a safe, robust, and leading in critical minerals reserves (lithium, cobalt, rare earths). Further, Australia is a powerhouse of an industry with A$450 billion in exports, it's pivotal in the clean energy shift, fast-tracking mineral extraction and slashing carbon footprints.  

Do not miss the opportunity to forge ahead on the Net Zero path leveraging the booming critical minerals and metals sector in Australia. Tap into unrivalled market prospects, especially in the backdrop of the IMARC 2024 Conference & Exhibition and co-located Mining, Metals and the Circular Economy Conference & Exhibition held in conjunction with the visit. 

The Team Finland network is organizing a business delegation visit to Sydney, Australia on 28-31 October 2024 led by Mr. Arto Haapea, the Ambassador of Finland to Australia and New Zealand Aotearoa. 

What’s in it for you?

  • Capitalize on the EU-Australia strategic partnership. On 28 May 2024 the EU and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a strategic partnership on a sustainable critical and strategic minerals. Read more about the background and the objectives of the MoU here. Be at the forefront of sustainable, fair and competitive critical minerals markets.
  • Showcase your innovation in digital mining tech, ESG standards, and forge global cooperation.
  • Be part of the progress, in its 2024-2025 budget, Australia commits A$22.7 billion over 10 years: A$7.0 billion from 2027–28 to 2040–41 as a new Critical Minerals Production Tax Incentive – an open call for Finnish innovators in technology, clean energy, and RDI.

Kindly note that participation is limited to 7 companies (max. 2 participants per company) on a first-come - first served basis. Note that each company representative needs to register for the visit individually.    


The program will include attendance at IMARC on 29 - 31 October 2024, and the delegates will be able to participate in the below-mentioned events.

  • Provide exclusive insight to industry peers and potential customers during Finland Spotlight Session at IMARC
  • Showcase your expertise on IMARC panels
  • Tailored Business Matching Meetings
  • Prestigious Ambassador’s Dinner
  • Insider State Government Briefings
  • Network with top local and Finnish players in Australia

Preliminary program

Who should attend?

If your solutions match the future of critical minerals value chains – innovative technologies, digital enhancements, renewable energies – your business belongs here!

The opportunities in Australia's critical minerals/mining sector cater to a broad range of Finnish companies. Thus, this visit is aimed for Finnish companies offering solutions:

  • technology innovators and manufacturers
  • innovative and digital solution providers for the exploration and discovery phase
  • solutions for extractive, processing, refining, circularity and recycling technologies
  • engineering and infrastructure firms
  • clean energy solution providers, and
  • research and development entities. 

More information on the solutions and products needed in Australia here.


To cover the expenses of arranging the visit to Australia during 28 - 31 October 2024, Business Finland will charge a participation fee.

  • Micro businesses and SMEs: EUR 2550 + VAT per person
  • Major companies: EUR 3000 + VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not 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.

As part of the delegation program, note that Business Finland will register the participating companies as a group (one company representative per company and max. 7 companies) to IMARC, and each business delegate will obtain a delegate pass to the event. The fee for the delegate pass for additional company representatives is 3245 AUD (15% discount, and the code will be provided upon registration). Note that the exhibition pass for IMARC is free of charge