A Fresh Look at Latin America: Argentina, Cuba and Mexico, seminar on 14.6.2016

A Fresh Look at Latin America-seminar will focus on Argentina, Cuba and Mexico and the business opportunities the countries offer Finnish businesses. The program will introduce experiences from companies who already are active on these markets; project and export funding options; and steps how to succeed in the different business and cultural environment.
Ajankohta: ti 14.06.2016

The seminar is co-organized by Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-Latin American Trade Association, Finpro, Enterprise Europe Network and Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce. The event is free of charge and language of the event is English.

Date:                     Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:45 – 11:30 hrs
Place:                    Europe Hall, Malminkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki
Registration:           Please register via this Lyyti-link by June 10, 2016


08:45 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:10

Welcoming Words

Mr. Tapani Järvinen, Chairman, Finnish – Latin American Trade Association

09:10 – 09:45

Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Markku Keinänen, Director General, Department for External Economic Relations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Ms. Eeva Nuutinen, Senior Advisor, Education Export Finland, Finpro
  • Mr. Tuomo Heikkinen, ‎Associate Lawyer at Hannes Snellman
  • Mr. Kuldar Rahuorg, Fund Manager, FIM Asset Management

09:45 – 10:30

Companies’ Experiences of Doing Business in Latin America

  • Argentina: Ms. Gabriela Riofrio, ‎Global Credit Control Manager, Services, Wärtsilä Corporation
  • Cuba: Mr. Jouni Korpisaari, Chairman, Casa Finlandesa
  • Mexico: Mr. Timo Holopainen, Director, Tecnotree Corporation

10:30 – 11:00

Project and Export Financing

  • Mr. Mika Relander, Senior Adviser, Latin America, Finnvera plc
  • Ms. Siv Ahlberg, Program Director, Finnpartnership
  • Mr. Lam Minh, BEAM Program Manager, Tekes

11:00 – 11:15

What works in Latin America, what doesn’t – views on culture

Ms. Kirsi Vienola, Project Manager, Business Booster

11:15 – 11:30

Discussion – Q&A Session



End of Event


Bienvenidos - Welcome!

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kirsti Tarvainen, Manager, Finpro, kirsti.tarvainen (at) finpro.fi, +358 40 3433 434

Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Deputy Director, Finland Chamber of Commerce, anne.hatanpaa (at) chamber.fi, +358 50 320 9539

Ms. Johanna Niemistö, Senior Advisor, International Affairs, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Johanna.Niemisto (at) helsinki.chamber.fi,  +358 9 2286 0238