Business partners and visibility in Rwanda and South Africa – seize our Doing Business with Finland seminars in Kigali, Durban and Port Elizabeth next autumn!



Finnpartnership will take part in the eLearning Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda and organize Doing Business with Finland seminars in Rwanda and South Africa in September-October 2018.

Rwanda will host the annual eLearning Africa conference this year on September 26-28th in Kigali. The conference is Africa’s largest conference and exhibition on technology supported learning, training and skills development. Finnpartnership will take part in the conference together with the Finnish National Agency for Education’s Education Export program. Finnpartnership, Business Finland, the Embassy of Finland in Dar es Salaam and the Finnish National Agency for Education are also organizing a half-day Doing Business with Finland (DBF) seminar in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday 25.9.2018. The seminar  focuses especially on the education and ICT sectors, as well as on ICT solutions in different sectors.

Finnish National Agency for Education is the delegation trip organizer for the Rwanda trip. For more information about the delegation trip arrangements, please contact Mr Ville Pennanen,, tel. +358 295 331 724. You can sign up to the delegation trip here (in Finnish).


In South Africa, Finnpartnership organizes two Doing Business with Finland seminars together with Team Finland in South Africa. The seminars will be held in Durban on 1 October and Port Elizabeth 4 October respectively. The focus sectors in the seminars are education/vocational training linked to maritime, ICT linked to automation, art and design and cleantech.


Finnish companies are warmly welcome to join us in Rwanda and South Africa. Sign up to the seminars by 12 September by sending an e-mail to Finnpartnership’s Kaisa Arkkila, The trip can be part of a broader project aimed at Rwanda or South Africa, in which case you can apply for Finnpartnership’s Business Partnership Support to cover some of the travel expenses.


If you cannot attend the seminar but wish to be introduced to local companies and organizations, you can send two PowerPoint slides to Finnpartnership. We will present your company/organization at the seminar and open the discussion with interested local companies. The slides should include:

1) Picture of the product or an illustrative picture of the service and a short introduction.

2) Name of the company and contact information (a webpage is not enough)

3) A definition of what kind of business partner the company/organization is looking for.

Send the slides (in English) by 12.9.2018 to Kaisa Arkkila,, tel. +358 40 634 2075. You can also bring printed slides to our office, Finnpartnership c/o Finnfund, Uudenmaankatu 16 B, 00121, Helsinki. The slides should always be sent by the deadline indicated. The announced deadline is absolute, as Finnpartnership will have the slides printed as a two-sided brochure. This way, an equal service can be offered to all companies presented. The purpose of any shared slide is to get a relevant business contact in return.




Finnpartnership will also organize several other Doing Business with Finland seminars next autumn: read more about the seminars in Kosovo and Macedonia here and the seminars in Malaysia here!

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