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Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates 29.9.-3.10.2024

Trade mission focusing on Low Carbon Built Environment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Register for this trade mission no later than 20 June 2024!


Mr. Nabil Mohamed

Senior Advisor
Business Finland Riyadh
+966 53 000 6926

Ms. Victoria Ivanova
Senior Advisor
Business Finland Dubai
+971 50 105 0337

Mr. Kari Laine
Head of Low Carbon Built Environment
export program
Business Finland
+358 50 444 9151

Ms. Lotta Eiroma
Manager, Delegations


Business Finland’s Low-carbon built environment export campaign is organizing a trade mission to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates during 29 September – 3 October 2024. The purpose of the trade mission is to identify business collaboration opportunities for Finnish companies and get direct contacts in the Saudi Arabian and UAE markets. During this trade mission, Business Finland will organize group meetings with the key companies of the countries’ construction markets, sales pitch opportunities, individual B2B meetings and networking events.

Why join?

By joining the trade mission, you will:  

  • Have an excellent opportunity to tap into the vast business possibilities of the leading economies in MENA region KSA & UAE.
  • Establish high-level business connections with authorities and companies in KSA & UAE , and explore collaboration opportunities. 

Who should attend?

The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that offer solutions for the low-carbon built environment and are interested in exploring the Middle East as a strategic market or in finding local partners.

The participating companies should have products/solutions/services for:

  • Energy Efficiency and Optimization: Solutions for improving energy efficiency and optimizing energy use.
  • Low Carbon Building Materials: Innovative materials that reduce the carbon footprint of construction projects.
  • Digital Design and Construction Processes: Building Information Modeling (BIM), advanced construction techniques, and efficient operation processes.
  • Lifecycle Management Tools: Data and tools for managing the entire lifecycle of the built environment and enhancing everyday life.
  • Fast and Sustainable Building: modularity and hybrid building for fast and sustainable construction.

Preliminary program

Why Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Middle East and Africa, and one of the fastest-growing G20 economies in 2022. The government has set ambitious targets under the Vision 2030 to deliver a new urban future through housing, smart cities and infrastructure projects. The construction market size is expected to reach US$ 831.5 billion in 2026.

Major themes in the Saudi construction sector include: 

  • Green Building and Construction materials
  • Smart Cities and Sustainable Urban Development
  • Energy Efficiency and Retrofitting
  • Healthy buildings & Air Quality solutions 

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Why the United Arab Emirates?

The UAE has the most advanced, diversified, and competitive economy in the Middle East. Its GDP is projected to grow by 3.5% in 2024, driven by the expansion of the non-oil sector. The UAE is also investing in renewable energy, digital transformation, and innovation to enhance its economic resilience and sustainability.

Major themes in the UAE construction sector include: 

  • Green Building and new Construction materials
  • Smart Cities and Sustainable Urban Development
  • Energy efficiency and Retrofitting
  • Healthy buildings & Air Quality solutions 
  • Digital solutions to increase automation

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Participation fee

To cover the expenses of arranging the visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates during 29 September - 3 October 2024 Business Finland will charge a participation fee:

  • Micro businesses and SMEs: 1360 EUR + 25,5% VAT per person
  • Major companies: 1600 EUR + 25,5% 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 delegate nor meals outside the delegation program.