Team Finland Visit to Egypt in September 2016

Ajankohta: ma 26.09.2016 - to 29.09.2016

Egypt's diversifying and modernizing economy and services create market opportunities for Finnish companies

North Africa’s largest economy Egypt is aiming to diversify and modernize its economy and services, develop renewable energy production, health care system and education. The Suez Canal special economic zone is expected to boost the economy in the upcoming years. Furthermore, the Egyptian government is building a new administrative city and invests in a new countryside project, including land reclamation in the desert. In support of the Egyptian development plans international financiers and European Union institutions have launched large funding programs in the country. There is an increasingly growing demand for Finnish knowhow in Cleantech, ICT, health and education sectors.

Ms. Lenita Toivakka, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, will visit Egypt (Cairo) with a Team Finland Business Delegation on September 26 – 29, 2016.  We are inviting you to join the Team Finland Business Delegation in connection with this visit.

The program of the visit includes briefings on Egypt’s megaprojects as well as meeting with high-level public officials and opportunities to network on an industry level, offering participating companies the possibility to present their offering. Industry-specific programs will be developed together with Finpro operated Team Finland Growth Programs.

  • Read more on practicalities here

The invitation is extended to Finnish companies working on the following industry sectors:

  • Cleantech: Water, Energy&renewable energy, smart grid, Waste to energy including waste management.  
  • ICT: including Health/Medical technology solutions
  • Education: early childhood education, basic and vocational education and related digital design tools and learning environments

Read more on Egypt and the focus sectors here: WHY EGYPT

For more information on the visit, please contact:

Päivi Mähönen, Senior Project Manager, +358 40 343 3468
Jukka Hahlanterä, Vice President, Head of Region, +358 400 644 646
Kirsti Tarvainen, Manager, Finpro, +358 40 343 3434
Cleantech: Jussi Vanhanen, Program Director, Cleantech, +358 50 468 3868
Education: Seppo Keränen, Program Director, Education Export, +358 400 535 907