Networks and meetings in Finland

Business Espoo has extensive international business networks. We cooperate closely with various organisations such as Team Finland. We organise networking events where we invite international guests such as investors, large companies and administration representatives from different countries to help you find the right partners.

The city’s international networks to support businesses

The City of Espoo cooperates closely with the City of Shanghai and with many European cities and urban networks. The City of Espoo often participates in various international events, such as China’s largest import promotion event, China International Import Expo, in which companies may have the opportunity to participate as part of the city delegation on a case-by-case basis. In Shanghai, Espoo also acts as a gatekeeper to local markets in situations where a company may need the support of the city.

The city also cooperates with companies in various EU-funded projects in which the companies can participate as partners or the city can act as a test and innovation platform for the companies’ own projects, depending on the situation.

In addition, Espoo receives visits by dozens of international delegations and journalists every year, also involving the presentation of Espoo companies and cooperation projects between the city and companies.

Communities and networks of international experts

The City of Espoo cooperates closely with universities and universities of applied sciences to strengthen the working life connections of international degree students already during their studies. Examples include HankenHIT and Aalto International Talent Programme. The City of Espoo also supports immigrant associations whose operational goal is to strengthen the career development of their members in Finland. 

Read more about the city's international activities
Contact us: international@espoo.fi

Digital matchmaking platforms

The Launchpad matchmaking platform helps startups grow by connecting them with the right investors and large enterprises. Create a profile for your company to find out about other companies and opportunities for collaboration and contact potential partners. The platform will also provide you with tailored information about opportunities that may benefit your company.

Networking in the tourism industry

The Visit Espoo marketing collaboration network offers services to the tourism, conference and congress sector.

FinnCham network and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Bilateral trade associations, chambers of commerce and guilds established by Finnish companies around the world support and strengthen the internationalisation and export efforts of Finnish companies. The Finland Chamber of Commerce has brought these active parties together in the joint FinnCham network, which involves a total of 35 organisations operating independently and largely on a voluntary basis.

Organisations in the target countries bring together large and small Finnish companies and other export promotion partners and cooperate with Team Finland, i.e. embassies, ministries and other organisations promoting internationalisation. The activities support the creation of a strong image of Finland and cooperation with bilateral trade associations operating in Finland.

Additional information:
Finland Chamber of Commerce, Jenni Isola, jenni.isola@chamber.fi