Oulu, Finland – BusinessOulu and Oulu-based companies Global Innovation Network, Offcode, While On The Move, PACS Water Solutions, and Mobile Screening International have completed a successful delegation trip to Manaus, Brazil while attending the MINAPIM and FIAM exhibitions, some of the biggest trade fairs in the Amazonas Region.
In conjunction with SUFRAMA (Superintendência da Zona Franca de Manaus) and inDt (Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia), companies from the Oulu Region established a remarkable Market Entry into the Brazilian market, including establishing initial agreements to supply NFC technology to the Manaus region and negotiations how the regions can cooperate.
“The delegation to Brazil was more than we had expected. The response to companies from the Oulu Region from the companies of Manaus was extremely positive and we hope that the relationships grows and flourishes” states Nancy Ahola, Project Coordinator of the Global Oulu project at Business Oulu. “We were able to show the organizations in Manaus how innovative companies are from Oulu and showcase some of the best and brightest technologies that we can offer”.
“We hope to continue the cooperation and success that we had during this delegation” says Janne Mustonen, Key Account Director at BusinessOulu. “During the last 2 years, the city of Oulu and the city of Manaus have built a great relationship together. Through this relationship, we were able to gain valuable contacts and information with the help of the organizations in Manaus”.
A number of agendas including Internet Coverage for the city of Manaus are currently being discussed between the two cities and the continuing cooperation on other projects. This includes a variety of business opportunities for Oulu-based companies into the Brazilian market.
For more information about this delegation or other International programs, please contact Nancy Ahola at +358 50 375 8874 or Janne Mustonen at +358 45 675 2929 regarding ICT International programs.