Embassy of Finland in Lusaka: Register for Finnish Week of Business in Zambia by 31 January 2020, to secure full benefits for your company!

9 January 2020

The Embassy of Finland in Lusaka, together with its partners, and encouraged by the success of a similar programme last year, will organize a ‘Finnish Week of Business’ in Zambia on 30 March – 4 April 2020.

The programme  will include thematic business sessions, B2B and other meetings, and the annual Agritech Expo Zambia (for details of the Expo, see below), as well as a networking reception hosted by the Ambassador of Finland. The details of the programme which will be tailored to meet the needs of participating companies, will be confirmed later.

Registered Finnish companies will receive individual mentoring in preparation for the week, to strengthen their business case and maximize its potential in the Zambian market.  Participation, including mentoring, B2B meeting arrangements, and space at Agritech Expo Zambia will be free of charge for the Finnish companies. Companies are expected to cover their travel, accommodation and marketing material costs. If participation is a part of a long-term commercial project in Zambia, eligible companies can apply for Finnpartnership’s Business Partnership Support to cover some of the expenses.

A similar Finnish Week of Business in April 2019 brought to Zambia around 20 Finnish companies, in a series of B2B and official meetings, workshops, the Agritech Expo Zambia, and a reception hosted by the Ambassador of Finland.  Sectors such as agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, energy, ICT, education, finance, vehicle and logistics and construction were represented. Concrete results have included direct sales, new local partners, and increased local presence for Finnish companies.

Agritech Expo Zambia is the biggest annual Expo in Zambia. Despite its name, it attracts a wide range of business sectors. In 2019 the Expo brought together around 20 000 farming professionals, 240 local and international exhibitors and 7 international country pavilions. This year’s Expo will take place on 2-4 April 2020 (http://agritech-expo.com/).

 

Registration: by 31 January 2020 by email to sanomat.lus@formin.fi with subject ‘’Finnish Week of Business 2020 Registration’’. The registered companies will be contacted for more detailed information.

Further information: Mr. Marko Heikkilä, marko.heikkila@formin.fi, or Mr. Matti Väänänen, matti.vaananen@formin.fi, at the Embassy of Finland in Lusaka.

Register now and join the Finnish Week of Business and Agritech Expo Zambia 2020!

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