ONE STEP FURTHER

Time             21st April 2021 at 16:00 Finnish time that is 10:00 Uruguayan time

Place            Online event

The event is free of charge but needs registration at latest on the 19th April 2021 here.
The link will be sent on the 20th April 2021 to the registered participants.

Objective     
Uruguay and Finland are politically, economically, and socially stable countries.
Several decades ago, Finland and Uruguay began a mutually beneficial relationship with flagship investments which are thriving. But Uruguay is also a fertile land for small and medium sized businesses, and for other sectors as well – why not go one step further?

Bio and circular economy, development projects in forest industry, education and connectivity are examples of sectors where these countries would have many opportunities to further develop cooperation and increase trade and investments. New sectors could include software and digitalization, clean energy, environmental services, wood construction, bio-based innovation, architecture, and design.

This event is co-organized by Business Finland, Embassy of Finland in Uruguay, Finnish-Latin American Business Association, and the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Uruguay.       
The webinar part will be simultaneously translated (English-Spanish).
Moderator: Andrew Cooper, General Honorary Consul of Finland.

Program
16:00             
Welcome words
H.E. Mr. Pablo Alberto Porro Lancieri, Ambassador of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Helsinki
H.E. Ms. Kirsi Vanamo-Santacruz, Ambassador, the Embassy of Finland in Buenos Aires (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay)

16:10            
Business environment and opportunities in Uruguay
Mr. Jaime Miller – Director, Uruguay XXI

16:25            
Finland and Uruguay – business opportunities and prospects
Ms. Heidi Virta, Senior Director, Head of Region Latin America – Business Finland

16:40            
Mantsinen & Uruguay
Mr. Samuli Seilonen, Area Sales Director, Mantsinen

16:55            
Frutifor,Company in Uruguay
Mr Eng. Ag. Miguel Sarríes, CEO, Frutifor

17:10            
Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Uruguay in nutshell
Mr. Mario Amelotti, President of the Nordic Chamber

17:20            
Finnish-Latin American Business Council in nutshell
Ms. Kirsi Seppäläinen, Chair, Finnish-Latin American Business Council

17:30            
Q&A&

Pitching of the participating companies (please, sign beforehand)

18:00            
End of the event

We wish you a warm welcome to our event!

Nordic Chamber of Commerce
Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Uruguay promotes trade between local and foreign enterprises. The members are represented in public and private entities to guarantee that the members’ voice is heard. The Chamber of Commerce organizes conferences and seminars, facilitates contacts and performs as a link between companies, informs its members about issues important for business.
https://www.caun.org.uy/

Team Finland
Team Finland network provides businesses with a smooth service chain, ranging from advice services to funding. The network offers tailor-made service packages for companies’ internationalisation needs based on the services provided by the network actors. Team Finland service packages typically bring together services provided at least by centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Business Finland, Finnvera and Ministry for Foreign Affairs. https://www.team-finland.fi/en/about-team-finland

Finnish-Latin American Business Council
The aim of the Finnish-Latin American Business Council is to promote trade and investment between Finland and Latin American countries. The Association is an excellent networking place for different actors. The Association organizes various events on current topics and provides up-to-date information on the economic situation and business opportunities in Latin American countries.
https://kauppayhdistys.fi/suomalais-latinalaisamerikkalainen-kauppayhdistys/in-english-2/