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The recent gathering hosted by the Finnish-Latin American Business Council at the Finland Chamber of Commerce was a testament to the growing interest and potential in business relations between Finland and Latin America. The event, attended by representatives from Latin American embassies, businesses, and Finnish public sector actors, highlighted the dynamic opportunities that this region offers to international investors and entrepreneurs.

The turnout at the event was remarkable, with attendees from various sectors converging to explore the economic landscape of Latin America. Key presentations by industry experts shed light on market opportunities and financing avenues available for Finnish businesses looking to expand into the region.

Heidi Virta from Business Finland provided valuable insights into market opportunities across Latin America, offering a comprehensive overview of the diverse markets and potential industries. Fazia Pusterla from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) discussed financing opportunities specifically tailored to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), emphasizing the support available to facilitate cross-border business ventures.

Local Finnish institutions also showcased their commitment to fostering international business collaborations. Mika Relander from Finnvera, Julian Blom from Finnpartnership, and Fabian Cisar from Finnfund presented their respective financing services tailored to assist Finnish companies in navigating and accessing markets in Latin America.

In addition to the informative sessions, attendees had the chance to network with key stakeholders and indulge in authentic Latin American drinks and cuisine, adding a cultural dimension to the evening and enhancing the experience of exploring business potential in the region.

For those who missed this event, joining the Finnish-Latin American Business Council offers a gateway to stay informed about upcoming opportunities, events, and developments within the Finnish-Latin American business community. By engaging with this network, entrepreneurs and businesses can benefit from Latin America’s evolving economic landscape and forge partnerships that drive growth and innovation across continents.

By joining the Finnish-Latin American Business Council you can stay in the know about future similar events and discover business opportunities in Latin America.

Written by Mirjam Ligi, Finland Chamber of Commerce