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Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Mykkänen leads a Team Finland visit to the United Arab Emirates

Press release 7/2017
16 January 2017

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen will lead a Team Finland visit to the United Arab Emirates on 16-19 January 2017. He will be accompanied by a delegation of 20 companies representing mainly the energy and construction sectors, including smart building. Investments to Finland will also be promoted during the visit.

High-level meetings organised during the visit will help promote Finnish companies' business contacts and projects in the United Arab Emirates. Minister Mykkänen and his delegation members will meet both Emirati ministers and public sector representatives in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The programme includes visits to different companies. Additionally, Minister Mykkänen will speak at the Waste Management Solutions Forum, which is part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017.

The United Arab Emirates is Finland’s second biggest export destination in the Middle East and the country offers significant business opportunities for Finnish companies. Its economic outlook is promising and economic growth has continued to be stable. The country is continuing its major infrastructure and development projects in order to diversify the structure of the economy and to become less dependent on oil and gas. There is demand not only for large infrastructure projects but also for high-level technology and expertise.

The visit is organised together with Finpro, which is part of Team Finland.

The following companies will be represented in the Minister's delegation:

Admares
Altum Technologies Oy
Bluet Oy Ltd
Cadmatic Oy
Creowave Oy
CS Control Software Oy
DigiEcoCity Ltd
Eera Industrial Development Oy
Finnvera Plc
Granlund Oy
Metso
M-Files Oy
Patria Land Systems Oy
Pegasor Oy
Pöyry PLC
Quuppa Oy
Rapal Oy
Solar Water Solutions Ltd
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Wärtsilä Corporation

Inquiries: Miia Lahti, Counsellor, tel. +358 50 596 2498, Unit for the Middle East and North Africa, and Marja Koskela, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 40 352 0463.

The Foreign Ministry's email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.

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