Business partners from Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal? Seize our Doing Business with Finland seminars and the eLearning Africa conference in October!


Finnpartnership will take part in the eLearning Africa conference in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and organize Doing Business with Finland seminars in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Dakar, Senegal in October 2019. The conference and seminars provide an excellent opportunity for Finnish companies to meet potential local partners and get to know the local market.

Côte d’Ivoire will host the annual eLearning Africa conference this year on October 23rd-25th in Abidjan. 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 Education Finland programme and will have a “Meeting Point” booth at the conference, which Finnish companies may use as a small-scale meeting and exhibition space free of charge. Education Finland is the delegation trip organizer for the eLearning Africa conference. 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 here.

The Doing Business with Finland seminar in Abidjan will be organised the day before the eLearning Africa conference, on Tuesday, October 22nd.  The seminar is arranged together with Finnpartnership’s local partners. The seminar focuses on the sectors of education, ICT and health as well as the exporting of tropical fruits from Côte d’Ivoire.

The seminar in Dakar will be organised on Monday, October 28th. The seminar is organised together with Finnpartnership’s local partners and it will focus on the sectors of education, ICT, agribusiness and green economy.

Finnish companies are warmly welcome to join us – sign up to the seminars by 23rd September by sending an e-mail to Finnpartnership’s Kaisa Arkkila, ( or Hanna Viitala ( Kindly note that this is not a delegation trip (apart from the above-mentioned delegation for education sector companies organised by Education Finland for the eLearning Africa conference), and participants are expected to make their own travel and other arrangements. If the trip is a part of a broader commercial project aimed at Côte d’Ivoire or Senegal, you can apply for Finnpartnership’s Business Partnership Support to cover some of the travel expenses.

If you cannot attend the seminar(s) 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(s) and open the discussions 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.

Kindly see precise instructions for the slides here.

Send the slides (In English) to Kaisa Arkkila ( or Hanna Viitala ( by 13th of October. Finnpartnership can represent a maximum of 20 companies per seminar.