Embassy of Finland in Lusaka: Finnish Week of Business in Zambia, April 26-28th, 2021
The Embassy of Finland welcomes you to join the annual Finnish Week of Business in Zambia!
Companies from all sectors are warmly welcome to join the online event on 26-28 April 2021. This year specific focus will be given to the following sectors: Education, Sustainable Mining, Renewable Energy, Environment and Circular economy, ICT and Digitalization, as well as Forestry and Agribusiness.
The event will be hosted by the Embassy of Finland in Lusaka, together with Accelerated Growth for SMEs in Zambia (AGS) and Southern African Innovation Support (SAIS), both private sector programmes supported by the Government of Finland, and together with local partners.
In line with previous years, the programme will include thematic business sessions, as wells as individual business-to-business and other meetings. The detailed programme will be confirmed at a later stage, and will be tailored to meet the interests of the participating entities.
Registered companies will receive focused individual mentoring in preparation for the week, to support their business case, and to maximize their potential in the Zambian market.
Participation, including mentoring and meeting arrangements, will be free of charge for registered entities.
Last year, the virtual Finnish Week of Business connected over 20 Finnish companies and around 60 pre-identified potential Zambian partners in a series of B2B and thematic meetings. Concrete results to date have included direct sales, new local partners, and increased local presence, including manufacturing and subsidiary registration.
Embassy of Finland in Lusaka:
Mr. Jan Koivu, Deputy Head of Mission jan.koivu(a)formin.fi
Mr. Marko Heikkilä, Adviser, Trade and Economics marko.heikkila(a)formin.fi
Mr. Ville Pennanen, Business Partnership Expert ville(a)agsprogramme.org
Ms. Linda Luhtala, International Programme Officer lluhtala(a)saisprogramme.org