Dear Madam/Sir,

A high-level official delegation from Slovakia will visit Finland on October 21-22, 2015.  In connection with this visit, Finpro and the Finland Chamber of Commerce are hosting a business event for representatives of Finnish companies and organizations on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 starting at 10:00 hrs.  

A business delegation from Slovakia of over 50 members from various sectors is seeking collaboration and partnerships with Finnish counterparts. The aim of the event is to share knowledge and expertise with each other as well as to form and open up new avenues for future cooperation.

The Slovak business delegation represents the following industry sectors (the profiles of each Slovak companies can be found in the attachment):

Cybersecurity & Advanced Security







Energy Efficiency







The business event will start with an Inaugural Session at 10:00 am with speeches from the Finnish and Slovak sides, followed by B2B Meetings between Finnish and Slovak companies between 11:00 – 16:00 hrs.

REGISTRATION: Please register via this link by Friday, October 16, 2015:         

In the registration form, you are able to choose the Slovak counterpart you would like to meet with. The exact meeting time on October 21, 2015 will be confirmed to you before the event

Please read more about SLOVAKIA and the focus sectors:

WHY Slovakia

Academic delegation – profiles
Company Profiles
Profiles_Academy delegation


Update to the program:

09:30 – 10:00 Registration 
10:00 – 10:05 Opening Works Mr. Jukka Hahlanterä, Vice President, Head of Region, Finpro Moderator of the session
10:05 – 10:15 Welcoming Words Mr. Markus Suomi, President & CEO, Finpro
10:15 – 10:30 Keynote Address Ms. Zuzana Nehajová the Director General for Innovations and Business Environment, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic
10:30 – 10:45 Finland today: Problems and Prospects Mr. Jaakko Laajava, International Adviser, Ambassador
10:45 – 11:00   Innovation System and Processes Mr. Pauli Kuosmanen, CEO, Digile
11:00 – 11:10 Q & A Session, Discussion
11:10 – 11:15 Closing Remarks Mr. Jukka Hahlanterä, Vice President, Head of Region, Finpro
11:15 – 12:30 B2B Meetings
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Luncheon

Welcome to Finpro to meet SLOVAK businesses!

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Kirsti Tarvainen, Manager, Business Delegations, Finpro, phone: +358 40 34 33 434,
Anne Hatanpää, Deputy Director, Finland Chamber of Commerce, phone: +358 50 320 9539,
Mr. Miloslav Benacka, Deputy Head of the Mission, Slovak Embassy in Helsinki, phone: +358 50 410 1036,