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Visit to Beijing and suzhou in May 2012 - Hosted by China Development Bank

Julkaistu 05.04.2012

China Development Bank (CDB) is inviting Finnish companies for a visit to Beijing and Suzhou in May 14.-18, 2012 to explore cooperation opportunities. The visit to China is a continuation of the visit of representatives of China Development Bank to Finland in October 2011 which Invest in Finland and Finpro hosted in Helsinki.

China Development Bank is actively looking for new investment and financing opportunities worldwide. The program of the Finnish delegation will focus on trade, investment, financing and technology transfer possibilities from China to Finland and vice versa. This visit will introduce cooperation opportunities for Finnish participants and engage in deep one-to-one meetings with industry experts, financiers and companies.

Invest in Finland and Finpro are partnering with the CDB in planning the program of the Finnish Business Delegation traveling to China. During the visit Business Delegates will have an opportunity to attend various Networking Events, Workshops and B2B meetings with local companies, organizations and authorities, which China Development Bank will organize in Beijing and Suzhou.

China is one of the most important and challenging countries of FDI. Invest in Finland and China Development Bank signed a cooperation agreement in the summer 2011 in order to boost closer cooperation and to enhance communication between Finland and China.  This visit is part of the visit exchange connected to the action plan in the cooperation framework. 

China Development Bank as a host of the Finnish Delegation will cover most of the accumulated expenses related to the program e.g. seminars, workshops, B2B meetings, etc. 

To cover the additional expenses, Finpro will charge a participation/registration fee of

  • Major Companies: 1000 Euro + 23% VAT per person
  • Micro, Small & Medium-sized Companies: 750 Euro + 23% VAT per person

Please check the company size definition by European Commission in the attachment file: Terms & Conditions CDB.

The participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant which each delegate will purchase separately based on the recommendations of the organizers.  More information on the program and the practical arrangements will be sent to each participant after registration.

Draft program for the week:

Sunday, May 13
Helsinki – Beijing  

  • Departure from Helsinki for Beijing

Monday, May 14

  • Arrival in Beijing
  • Internal Briefing
  • Workshop
  • Networking Dinner

Tuesday, May 15

  • Matchmaking Event
  • Luncheon
  • Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 16
Beijing - Shanghai

  • Departure from Beijing for Suzhou via Shanghai
  • Company Visit
  • Networking Reception

Thursday, May 17

  • Matchmaking Event
  • Luncheon
  • Departure from Suzhou for Shanghai

Friday, May 18
Shanghai - Helsinki

  • Departure from Shanghai for Helsinki

To participate in the visit to Beijing and Suzhou, please fill the attached registration form and return it to Finpro no later than Friday, April 13, 2011 to email:

For further information, please contact:
Finpro – Ms. Kirsti Tarvainen, Team Leader, Tel. +358 40 3433 434 or Ms. Maria Westerholm, Senior Project Manager, Tel. +358 40 3433 431, by email:

Invest in Finland – Ms. Minna Hakaoja, Communications Director, Tel. +358 10 773 0320 or by e-mail 


Registration Form

Terms & Conditions CDB