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Business Sweden in Finland

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Finland is a natural export market for Swedish companies and is in many ways identical to Sweden in regards to industrial culture, society and its people.

Finland is one of the most prominent countries in the world considering economic growth, technology and education, which is reflected in several international surveys. Political stability, low level of corruption, well-educated workforce and favourable business conditions are the pillars of Finland’s competitive advantage and the reason why the country is attractive with foreign companies.

Swedish products and services has earned a good reputation and are in many ways integrated to the extent that customer do not reflect on the origin, a big advantage when competing with other actors. Finland is historically one of Sweden’s most important trading partners and in 2014 total export was valued at SEK 79 billion, placing Finland as Sweden’s fourth largest export market.

Business Sweden has been active in Finland since 1974 and the office consists of eight co-workers. The Finnish office has through the years established a vast and successful network of business leaders and political decision-makers in order to promote Swedish business in Finland.

The last few years mining, telecoms, environmental technology, food and medicine technology have been the most attractive sectors for investment. Also in the start-up world Finland has become renowned, much because of media attention in relation with SLUSH, the most important meeting point for Nordic start-ups and potential investors.

As Swedish companies are in different stages of establishment or expansion, projects vary in scale and scope, depending on the needs of the client. A few common services we provide is market and acquisition analysis, identification of partners and clients, company formation and recruitment. Besides, Business Sweden organise a range of seminars and events in different sectors with local companies and partners.

Please get in touch and we can tell you more about Finland as an export market and how Business Sweden can support you with counselling, analysis of market conditions, creating contacts through our network with business leaders, decision-makers and potential partners. We also assist with new market establishment of subsidiaries and other areas where help may be needed. 

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Christian Weckman

Country Manager Helsinki Country Manager, Helsinki

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