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Growth markets: ASEAN, India and Australia

Growth markets: ASEAN, India and Australia

Find out the potential for growth in Southeast Asia, India and Australia. Meet area’s Team Finland representatives and get inspiration from the success stories of companies who operate in the area.

TO WHO: startups and SME’s that target at international growth
TIME: Friday, 16th of August 2019, 14-16.30
PLACE: Innovation House Finland, Tekniikantie 2, Espoo

The event will be held in English

Are you interested in internationalization to the markets of Southeast Asia, India or Australia? Welcome to network and present your business to Finnish ambassadors and the representatives of Team Finland network.

The Finnish ambassadors and other representatives of the Team Finland network (Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Finland, Business Finland, Finnvera) are visiting Finland and will tell you about business opportunities in Southeast Asia markets (Australia,  Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). 

After, you will get the chance to meet the representatives of each country in their exhibition stands. You will also hear the export experiences and success stories from Finnish companies.

The experts of Team Finland are particularly interested in smartcity-thinking, smart building, HealthTech ja smart transportation. Prepare to present your business model from a perspective that interests the ambassadors and other representatives of Team Finland. Bring your business cards and open mind!

The event will be held within the unique Finnish co-working space concept Innovation House in Otaniemi. Innovation House Finland has recently also opened in Singapore’s startup hub Block71. The co-working space offers Finnish startups a platform to grow in Asian markets and opens the door for Asian companies coming to Finland.

Deals and business opportunities collected by Team Finland from target countries:


Welcome to Espoo Innovation Garden
Glenn Gassen, Director, Innovation, Growth & Invest in, Espoo Marketing


ASEAN, Australia, India and Sri Lanka overview (10 min)
Juha Miikkulainen, Head of Region India APAC, Business Finland

Ambassadors’ greetings (5 min. per country)

  • Indonesia Jari Sinkari, Ambassador & Jyrki Härkki, Commercial Councellor, Business Finland
  • Malaysia and The Philippines Petri Puhakka, Ambassador & Mohamed Farid, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • Myanmar Riikka Laatu, Ambassador & Kai Tuorila, Trade Representative, Business Finland
  • Singapore Antti Vänskä, Ambassador & Anna Korpi, Science Counsellor & Riku Mäkelä, Trade Counsellor
  • Thailand Satu Suikkari-Kleven, Ambassador & Kai Tuorila, Trade Representative, Business Finland
  • Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador & Eija Tynkkynen, Business Finland
  • Australia Lars Backström, Ambassador & Hartti Suomela, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • India & Sri Lanka Mikko Pötsönen, Trade Counsellor & Jukka Holappa, Country Head, Business Finland

Startup Success Stories

Meet and Greet Southeast Asian representatives -mini fair

  • Innovation House Finland Peppi Stûnkel, Head of International Sales and Marketing
  • Funzi Aape Pohjavirta, Chief Evangelist and Founder
  • Valo Motion Raine Kajastila, CEO

End of the program

Glenn Gassen Director, Innovation, Growth & Invest In, Espoo Marketing Oy
+358 40 6204254
Riku Mäkelä, Counsellor, Innovation and Trade, Embassy of Finland
+65 9815 7094


Kind regards,
Glenn Gassen
Director, Innovation, Growth & Invest In, Espoo Marketing Oy

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Event time

16.8.2019 14:00
16.8.2019 16:30

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Event location

Innovation House Finland
Tekniikantie 2
02150 Espoo

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