Time: 17th March 2021 at 9 o’clock Finnish time
Venue: Online meeting (Teams)
Link to the webinar will be sent on 16th March 2021 to the registered participants.
This webinar is free of charge but needs registration at the latest on 15th March 2021.

The Rise of Africa’s outlier – Botswana has developed a reputation as Africa’s leading destination that offers a predictable and secure environment for investments and business.

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union, of which Finland is a member, and the SADC/EPA countries, of which Botswana is a member, presents itself as an opportunity to increase trade and investment between the two countries and contribute towards sustainable development and diversification of the Botswanan economy.

Join us in a Webinar co-organized by the Africa Business Network of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, Business Finland, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre, Botswana Embassy in Sweden, and the Embassy of Finland to South Africa (accredited to Botswana).


09.00 – 09.10 Keynote Address
H.E. Chanda Nteta, Ambassador of Botswana to Finland

09.10 – 09.15 Welcoming words
H.E. Ms. Anne Lammila, Ambassador-Designate (Non-Resident) to Botswana

09.15 – 09.40 The Case of Botswana as a Gateway to Doing Business in Africa
Keletsositse Olebile, CEO BITC

Company Testimonials:

09.40 – 09.50 Finnish company operating in Botswana/Southern Africa
Mr. Neal de Beer, CEO of IPS Innovative Process Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Partner of Kometos
Mr. Daniel Petrov, Managing Director of Peikko South Africa (PTY) Ltd.
09.50 – 10.00 Cleanico – Botswana Company with Molok Technology,
Ms Ntuka Orapeleng

10.00 – 10.15 Finnish Education sector
Mr. Jouni Kangasniemi, Programme Director, Education Finland, at the Finnish National Agency for Education
Mr. Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO EduExcellence Ltd

10.15 – 10.30 Mr. Christopher Palmberg, Head of Developing Markets, Business Finland

10.30 – 10.40 Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Secretary General Africa Business Network of the Finland Chamber of Commerce

10.40 – 11.25 Discussions led by Moderator

11.25 – 11.30 Closing Remarks – Mr Norman Moleele, CEO, Business Botswana

We wish you warmly welcome to join in the webinar with us.