Finnish, Botswanan, Zimbabwean and South African companies brought together in Finnpartnership and BioFISA II’s Matchmaking meeting




Finnpartnership and BioFISA II organized a Matchmaking meeting on Thursday 29 November, which brought together companies from Finland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The companies present were mainly from the food and cosmetics sectors and the meeting resulted in lively networking between the companies.



During the meeting, Finnpartnership presented its Matchmaking service as well as how Business Partnership Support can be utilised for importing from the developing countries. The companies from Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa also had the chance to present their company and products to Finnish companies during the meeting. The African companies present were: Maungo Craft (Botswana, naturally low sugar/ sugarfree gourmet jam products), Blue Pride (Botswana, Marula tree oil for cosmetics), Hutano Foods (Zimbabwe, snack, porridges and breakfast cereals from local Zimbabwean ingredients), Veranger Ltd (Zimbabwe, vegetarian sausages), Parceval (South-Africa, producing herbal teas) and Synmba/ Niselo (South-Africa, functional symbiotic sorghum-based beverages).

All the above-mentioned companies are looking for Finnish companies to partner with. If you are interested in of their products, e.g. want to start importing these products to Finland, and wish to get in touch with some of the companies – please send a message to Finnpartnership’s Kaisa Arkkila for more information:   We will be happy to share contact details with you and make the introduction!


Finnpartnership shares information about operators, markets and information sources associated with importing from developing countries. The product-specific import reports offer useful information on the essential matters for importing the product to Finland and general information on the product’s market in Finland. The product-specific import report can be found on the Importing from developing countries part of Finnpartnership’s website.


Finnpartnership thanks BioFISA II and all participants for the fruitful meeting and discussions!

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