Find Business partners from Horn of Africa – join the Doing Business with Finland seminar in Hargeisa on 15th of June!

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Are you interested in the business opportunities Somaliland or Finland has to offer? The Doing Business with Finland seminar in Hargeisa on 15th of June will offer a chance to initiate new business between Finnish and local companies and engage with investors. The seminar is open to all sectors, but focus is placed on IT, security, water, energy, health and pharmaceutical, mining, fishery, and agricultural infrastructure. The local partner: Papaya Creative Group, will identify local companies participating in the seminar, and Finnpartnership together with Somaliland Liaison Office will coordinate the participation of Finnish companies. The sooner Finnish businesses register, the better the chances for Papaya Creative Group to find potential local partners meeting your criteria! The seminar is limited to 100 participants, programme and location will be shared to registered participants.  

Registration deadline 25th of May

Finnish companies please register here

Local companies please register here (

More information for local participants:,

Finnish companies:

The wider programme 13th – 16th June by local Ministries includes meetings with local authorities and company visits to Berbera Harbour and Airport. DBF -seminar participants are highly recommended to benefit from this unique opportunity.

Kindly note that the DBF -seminar is not a delegation trip, and Finnish participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Guidance and instructions, invitations to pre-events in Finland and the programme will be sent to registered participants. Finnpartnership and Somaliland Liaison Office will organize a hybrid Info session on 27th of May at Finnfund’s office in Helsinki / Teams.

If you cannot attend the DBF -seminar but wish to be introduced to local companies, please send a two slide PowerPoint presentation to Finnpartnership. We will present your company at the seminar and share your contact details with interested local companies. The slides should include:

1) Picture of the product or an illustrative picture of the solution/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

Please send the slides (in English) by 25th of May to Axel Sointu,

The DBF -seminar is organized in cooperation with Somaliland Government:

Ministry of Investment and Industrial Development & Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation