Latin American countries offer currently interesting business opportunities. In this seminar you will hear more about opportunities, funding available for companies, and different organisations helping your company doing business especially in Argentina, Cuba and Mexico.

The seminar is co-organized by Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-Latin American Trade Association, Finpro, Enterprise Europe Network and Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce.

Date: Tuesday 14 June at 8.45 – 11.30 Place: Europe Hall, Malminkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki


08:45 Registration & Coffee

09:00 Welcome Words Mr. Tapani Järvinen, Chairman, Finnish – Latin American Trade Association

09:10 Panel Discussion Mr. Markku Keinänen, Director General, Department for External Economic Relations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Mrs. Eeva Nuutinen, Senior Advisor, Education Export Finland, Finpro Mr. Tuomo Heikkinen, ‎Associate Lawyer at Hannes Snellman Mr. Kuldar Rahuorg, Fund Manager, FIM Asset Management

09:45 Companies’ Experiences of Doing Business in Latin America  Argentina: Ms Gabriela Riofrio, ‎Global Credit Control Manager, Services, Wärtsilä Cuba: Mr. Jouni Korpisaari, Chairman, Casa Finlandesa Mexico: Mr Timo Holopainen, Director, Tecnotree Corporation

10:30 Project and Export Financing  Mr. Mika Relander, Senior Adviser, Latin America, Finnvera plc Ms. Siv Ahlberg, Program Director, Finnpartnership  Mr. Lam Minh, BEAM Programme Manager, Tekes

11:00 What works in Latin America, what doesn’t – views on culture  Ms. Kirsi Vienola, Project Manager, Business Booster

11:15 Q&A Session

11:30 End of the event

Please register by Friday 10 June through Lyyti link. The event is free of charge and language of the event is English.

Bienvenido! Welcome!