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26 Thu

Team Finland USA Road Show: International Business Seminar on U.S. market

  • Begins: 26.09.2019

Team Finland USA Road Show, Oulu, September 26, 2019


Venue: Oulu City hall, Kirkkokatu 2a, 90100 Oulu
To whom: For companies in Oulu region doing international business and companies starting international business.

Information about business potential presented by the U.S. market, how to enter successfully to the market, how to be best prepared. Companies will tell about their experiences. The Road Show will also celebrate the centenary of the formal relations between Finland and the United States in 2019. Language of the event will be English.

8:30 Registration, coffee and networking
Coffee will be available during the whole event.

9:00−9:05 Opening remarks: Finland – U.S. trade relations
U.S. Embassy in Finland

9:05-9:10 Opening remarks: Finland – U.S. trade relations
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

9:10−9:30 How to be prepared to enter the United States’ markets
Tomi Rauste Senior Director, Customer Experience, Business Finland

9:30−9:50 Partner in the United States, Expand Globally
Aaron Held, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Helsinki

9:50−10:10 Visas and work permits for business purposes
Jeremy R. Wisemiller, Consul or Matthew D. Winslow, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Helsinki

10:10−10:30 US Legal Risk Management
Sari Laitinen, US Legal Counsel, Juris Doctor (USA)

10:30−11:00 Keys for success in the United States
Moderator of the company panel discussion: Ambassador Juha Markkanen.

Companies with experience from the U.S market will share their lessons learned and tell what to take into consideration when planning market entry.

Questions for companies are:

  • How would you describe your path to the U.S market?
  • Which actions have been successful so far?
  • What has surprised you the most?
  • What would you do differently in your market entry today?

11:00−11:10 Concluding words

11:10−11.45 Networking and discussion

There will be tables for:

  • US Embassy
  • Team Finland representatives: Tomi Rauste and Juha Markkanen
  • ELY-Center, Juha Elf
  • Oulu Chamber of Commerce, Jari Tuovinen
  • Sari Laitinen US Legal Counsel, Juris Doctor (USA)
  • BusinessOulu, Petri Karinen


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