Join Team Finland to Expominas and mining business seminar in Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador
Ecuador mine

Expominas, organised in Ecuador’s capital Quito, holds an import role for the global mining industry for promoting the development of a high-tech, modern and responsible industry. In 2024, the trade fair celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

In a joint Team Finland effort, we are inviting Finnish mining and supporting sector companies as well as organisations providing mining-related training and education to showcase their offering in Ecuador.

Finnpartnership offers all Finnish companies and organisations the opportunity to benefit from a common Team Finland exhibition stand throughout the trade fair. In addition, Finnpartnership in cooperation with Mining Finland, Business Finland, and the Embassy of Finland will organise a seminar to showcase the Finnish mining industry to local key stakeholders. In addition to the trade fair, the seminar also provides a good platform for connecting with potential partners and customers.   

The Mining business seminar is envisaged to take place on Tuesday 9 July. Time and details of the seminar will be confirmed by end of April. Expominas is a three-day trade fair spanning from Wednesday 10 July to Friday 12 July.

Ecuador has excellent mineral resources on par with neighboring Peru, Colombia and Chile. The most valuable mineral exports include gold, copper and silver.

The country’s mining exports exceeded USD 3.2bn in 2023. Pushed by both higher gold and copper prices as well as increased year-on-year production, the export value grew close to 20% from 2022. The recent favorable development has placed mining as the fastest growing sector in Ecuador, also ranking fourth in national exports. Mining has grown to become a significant employer, with around 100,000 jobs registered in the sector.

Finland has a good reputation in the Ecuadorian mining sector, after having financed significant mining projects and supplied the industry with crucial technology.  

Sub-sector opportunities include among others:

  • Mineral exploration including geophysics, mapping, and tunneling equipment
  • Production equipment for drilling, extraction, loading, hauling, and crushing
  • Mining software for resource estimation, modeling, mine design, and optimization
  • Mine safety equipment

Please register HERE. If more than one person from your organisation is participating, we would ask that each participant registers separately.

All participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs.

Finnish companies can apply for Finnpartnership’s financial grant Business Partnership Support before the trip, should the plan be to map the potential for long-term business activities in Ecuador. Specifically related to Expominas and the seminar, the funding covers flights, accommodation and working days throughout the week.   

Please contact us for any questions:

Elsa Nyman

Programme Officer

+358 (0)50 555 4289

Julian Blom

Global Gateway Project Lead

+358 (0)40 531 6537

Axel Sointu

Business Partnership Lead

+358 (0)40 596 9877

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