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Helsinki 23.8.2019

Food from Finland autumn kick off

Team Finland -house, Porkkalankatu 1



Deadline for registrations: 16th of August

(note that the platform for booking 1to1-meetings will open already on 15th of August)

Register here

More info

Hanna-Kaisa Erkkilä

Senior Project Coordinator, Food from Finland

hanna-kaisa.erkkila (at), +358 50 464 4292


Roosa Siitonen

Project Coordinator, Food from Finland 

roosa.siitonen (at), +358 50 400 9453

Welcome to kick off autumn together with us!

Food from Finland invites all food and beverage companies to hear our upcoming plans, and meet with our global food team. We will start by updating our plans for upcoming autumn and revealing some new exciting projects. In addition, you will hear about the Business Finland funding for food companies. After the lunch break you have a unique opportunity to meet with our Business Finland market experts around the world: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France, Japan, China, South Korea, India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, as well as our funding experts.


09:30 Coffee and registration
  • Welcome words
    • Esa Wrang, Head of Food program, Business Finland
  • Food from Finland activities in autumn 2019  
  • Preliminary plans for 2020  
  • Update on Tokyo 2020 and Dubai 2020 projects  
  • New upcoming coaching project: packaging, conceptualizing, branding
    • Pia Qvintus, Project Manager, Business Finland
  •  Brand Management in International Markets
    • Riikka Hackselius-Fonsén, Punda Global
  • International spot freights: Cost reductions through process optimisation
    • Niklas Björk, N-S-B Logistics Management Oy
  • Business Finland funding services  Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – Just for You
    • Kari Venäläinen, Senior Adviser, Business Finland  
12-13 Lunch break (at your own cost in e.g. restaurant Laituri or cafe Ranta)
12:30-> Coffee, free networking
13:00-15:00 Pre-booked meetings with the experts

UPDATED INFO: Indicate your interest for these meetings upon registration. Meetings (each 15 min) will be booked through a matchmaking platform. This platform will be opened on week 33, and you will receive an link and instructions how to book meetings through the platform.

  • Japan: Masahiro Kimura, Inka-Liisa Häkälä
  • China: Jianing Lu, Lily Li, Cuilu Fan
  • South Korea: Jani Toivanen
  • India: Sonali Kapur
  • Sweden: Vilma Rissanen
  • Denmark: Philip Bank
  • Germany: Elina Iso-Oja
  • Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Global Opportunity Work (sales leads, business opportunities): Lili Lehtovuori
  • France: Heidi Romu
  • Italy: Marjaana Karjalainen (Dreamex Consulting)
  • South Africa: Camilo Ramada
  • Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates: Ferdinand Roc
  • Business Finland funding for food and beverage companies: Kari Venäläinen, Pirjo Hakanpää, Aleksej Leppänen
  • Food from Finland Helsinki team

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