Team Finland USA Road Show, Helsinki

20.11.2019 - 20.11.2019

Interested in entering U.S. market? Join us for detailed information and hands-on assistance with successfully entering the biggest market in the world. Hear Finnish companies like yours discuss their success and lessons learned. The Road Show will also celebrate the centennial year of diplomatic relations between Finland and the United States.

The event is organised in co-operation with Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Embassy of the United States in Helsinki, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, TE-Office, BusinessFinland, Finnvera, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network, Federation of Finnish Enterprises, Confederation of Finnish Industries, City of Helsinki, Novago Business Development, Posintra Oy, Keski-Uudenmaan Kehittämiskeskus Oy, AmCham Finland.

Please register in address

Event is free of charge and language used is English.
Time: 8.30-11.45
Valtion virastokeskus, Auditorium,Opastinsilta 12, 2nd Floor, Itä-Pasila, Helsinki.


8:30 Registration, coffee and networking

9:00 Welcome and Opening words
Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

9:05 Opening remarks: Finland – U.S. trade relations
U.S. Embassy in Finland

9:10 How to be prepared to enter the United States’ markets
Mailiina Turanlahti, Head of Region North America, Business Finland

9:30 Partner in the United States, Expand Globally
Aaron Held, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Helsinki

9:50 Visas and work permits for business purposes
Matthew D. Winslow, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Helsinki

10:10 US Legal Risk Management
Sari Laitinen, US Legal Counsel, Juris Doctor (US)

10:30 Panel discussion: Keys for success in the United States
Moderated by Ambassador Juha Markkanen
Participants of the panel
Miika Mäkitalo, CEO, M-Files Oy
Joni Kukkohovi, CEO, Supermood Oy

11:15 Concluding words
Thomas Palmgren, Head of International Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises

11:20 Networking
and discussions with

US Embassy
Team Finland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Business Finland
Sari Laitinen

11:45 End of the event


More information: Johanna Niemistö, johanna.niemisto (at)

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