Digital Matchmaking event: Meet Malaysian companies from the Timber and Furniture sectors on 18 August 2022!

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Finnpartnership will be moderating a Matchmaking event together with the Malaysia Timber Industry Board (MTIB) / Tanggam Design Center (TDC) and Business Finland, on Thursday 18 August, from 9:00-10:30.  

The MTIB / TDC will be leading a delegation of 10 selected Malaysian companies from the timber and furniture sectors, visiting the Habitare event in Finland held 7-11 September 2022. The main aim of the delegation is to explore business collaboration opportunities between the two countries. In relation to the visit, the Malaysian delegation would like to invite Finnish Furniture Manufacturers and Distributors to connect for potential collaboration through a digital Matchmaking event prior to their arrival to Finland.

Through the visit and the Matchmaking session, the Malaysian delegation is specifically interested in pursuing below:

(a) exports of ready-made solid timber furniture for homes, home-living furniture, outdoor-furniture, and green-recycle furniture from Malaysia to Finland;

(b) establishing joint venture companies in Malaysia with Finnish companies through contract manufacturing;

(c) exports of processed hardwood and semi-hardwood timber to Finland.

At the event, companies from Malaysia and Finland will have the chance to shortly introduce themselves and engage in Matchmaking discussions. Information about Finnpartnership’s Business Partnership Support-programme for Finnish companies will also be introduced.

Please register to the event by Monday 15 August at 23:59 via this link

The objective of Tanggam Design Center (TDC) (an initiative by the MTIB) is to provide Design-Services and to be a Design-Hub for designers and students while promoting the image of Malaysian furniture internationally. The TDC also aims to catalyze the transition of the sector from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to Original Design Manufacturer (ODM), and eventually to Own Brand Manufacturing (OBM). The program is part of a comprehensive 5-year plan for design enhancement of Malaysia furniture. MTIB plays a central role in training furniture entrepreneurs to go for the international furniture export market. 

Please reach out to Finnpartnership for additional information on the Malaysian companies:

Julian Blom –                    

Axel Sointu –