The Netherlands and Finland – a perfect business match 23.11.2021

Date: Tuesday, 23rd November 2021
Time: 14.00 hrs (Helsinki time)
Place: Neste, Keilaranta 21, 02150 Espoo

Event is free of charge. Registration by Friday, 19th of November 2021.

Contact person: Advisor Hanna Blomqvist, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce


23.11.2021 - 23.11.2021

The Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Finland, the Embassy of Finland in The Hague, Enterprise Europe Network, the Finland Chamber of Commerce in Finland, and the Helsinki Chamber of Commerce are jointly organizing a live event to promote doing business with The Netherlands on Tuesday the 23rd of November 2021.


14.00 Welcoming words 
Mr. Patrice van der, Heiden, General Manager, Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce 

14.05 Why Finland is important for the Netherlands? H.E. Mr. Govert Jan Bijl de Vroe, Ambassador, Embassy of the Netherlands, Helsinki 

14.20 Finnish Business in the Netherlands – Bilateral trade and relations 
H.E. Ms. Päivi Kaukoranta (virtual) Ambassador, Embassy of Finland, The Hague 

14.35 Cross-border opportunities for Dutch, Nordic and Baltic businesses 
Ms. Margot Roose, Business Development Baltics & Finland, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Tallinn 

14.50 How to set up business in the Netherlands 
Mr. Rutger de Graaf (virtual), Director, The Netherlands Point of Entry 

15.05 Team Finland for you – in Finland and abroad 
Mr. Juha Markkanen, Team Finland Ambassador -Ministry for Foreign Affairs 

15.20 Finnvera promoting Finnish exports and SMEs 
Ms. Liisa Tolvanen, Senior Adviser, Finnvera 

15.30 Coffee break 

15.40 Cultural differences in doing business 
Mr. Egbert Schram, Group CEO, Hofstede Insights 

15.55 Finnish success stories in the Netherlands 
Mr. Matti Lehmus, Executive Vice President – Neste’s Renewables Platform 
Mr. Joe Hamari, CSO – Smartvatten 
Mr. Antti Känsälä, CEO – Yeply 

16.25 Basis for internationalisation 
Ms. Laura Dib, Senior Consultant, TradeMill 

16.40 Discussion 

16.55 Closing of the event 
Mr. Patrice van der Heiden

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