Event

Inspiring Latin America – your next business destination

25.04.2024
Helsinki
South America

Latin America and the Caribbean have enormous untapped economic potential. Green transition, digitalization and education are the most common sectors of interest, but Latin America can offer much more. Join us and explore the opportunities and what are the finance possibilities in Latin America, meet with the representatives of the Embassies of the Latin American countries based in Helsinki to deepen your knowledge of the countries and their business cultures and opportunities and enjoy tasting the products of the region.  

The event is held on 25 April at 15.30 – 18.30 at Finland Chamber of Commerce, Alvar Aallon katu 5 C, 00100 Helsinki. It is organised by the Finland Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish-Latin American Business Council, Business Finland and the Embassies of the Latin American countries based in Helsinki.  

Register to the event here.

Programme

15.30           Welcoming of the participants
15.35            Opening of the event

  • Ms. Kirsi Seppäläinen, Chair, Finnish-Latin American Business Council 

15.40           Overview of business opportunities in Latin America

  • Ms. Heidi Virta, Senior Director, Head of Latin America, Business Finland (online)

15.55            IDB and SMEs

  • Ms. Fazia Pusterla, Representative for the Office in Europe of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group based in Madrid (online)

16.05            Finnvera plc. financing opportunities for companies in Latin America

  • Mr. Mika Relander, Senior Adviser, Country Risks & Origination, Finnvera plc.
  • Mr. Julian Blom, Global Gateway Project Lead, Finnpartnership

Impact investing in the digital landscape in Latin America

  • Mr. Fabian Cisar – Investment Manager in the Digital Infrastructure & Solutions team at Finnfund

16.35            Networking and meeting with the representatives of the Embassies of the Latin American countries based in Helsinki – with Latin American wines and delicacies 

18.30            End of the event 

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