Canada features the eleventh largest market in the world and is an easy entry-point to North America. The country offers good business opportunities for the mining industry, energy and cleantech, maritime industry, medical technology, and infrastructure as well as the construction industry. In September 2017, the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement CETA will come into preliminary application and opens up additional opportunities.

The Network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) supports Finnish companies in exploring business opportunities world-wide. Experts from the German-Canadian Chamber of Commerce give a first-hand briefing on two main industry sectors (mining and energy), also give some Market Entry information and an overview of their Business Services such as Incorporation, Visa/Immigration, Payroll and Bookkeeping, etc.

The event is co-organized by the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (AHK Finnland), Finpro and the Finnish-Canadian Business Club.

Please register here until 26 October 2017. The number of seats is limited.


2 November 2017, 14:00-16:00

Venue: The Federation of Finnish Enterprises, Mannerheimintie 76 A, 6th floor


14:00         Welcome words

Thomas Palmgren, Head of International Affairs, The Federation of Finnish Enterprises


14:10         The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) and the Offer for Finnish Companies

Glenn Gassen, Head of Global Networks & Innovation,

German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (AHK Finnland)


14:30         An Introduction to Canada and its Opportunities for Finnish Companies

Detlef Engler, Senior Investment Counsellor, Canadian Embassy in Germany (video)


14:50         Coming Market Opportunities and the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement CETA

Thomas Beck, CEO, German-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Kanada, video)

Renate Sedlmeier, Department Manager, Business Support Canada

Alexandre Ratiu, Department Manager Legal

Aarti Soerensen, Project Manager, Competence Centre for Mining and Mineral Resources

Kathrin Wesselow, Project Manager, Competence Centre for Energy and Cleantech


15:30         Discussion


16:00         End of the event