Trade Mission to Finland

23 - 26 October 2017


Join our four day Trade Mission to Finland. The mission will be based in Helsinki, however travel to other parts of the country may be necessary for meetings. This is a multi-sectoral mission, so if you are interested in exporting to the region apply below and find out if your company is eligible.

Companies from Northern Ireland already export over £36.6m in goods and services to Finland and the Invest NI Trade Mission represents an excellent opportunity for companies wanting to develop business in this country.

Applications have closed.

We will update this page shortly with details of the companies attending.

About the Market

Finland has an open and receptive business environment, a stable economy, English is widely used as the business language and Finland was the tenth best place to do business according to World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 report.

Export opportunities exist for NI companies for products and services with added value, innovative and unique technologies.

Key opportunity sectors in Finland include:

Food and drinks

  • organic products
  • vegetable, fruits and berries
  • function and specialty food products
  • private label products

Energy, Cleantech and Environment

  • bioenergy
  • wind power
  • solar energy
  • biofuels

Healthcare and hospitals

  • products and solutions for new hospitals
  • construction products and services for new hospital buildings


  • products and subcontracting opportunities in cruise ships and ferries
  • machinery components and solutions for various industries
  • energy efficiency products and solutions
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Export advice and guidance

Our Trade Team in Belfast will be on-hand with advice and guidance to prepare for the mission. Working with our Trade Advisers in-market, we can provide tailored market research and provide participants with planned meetings to introduce their products and service to key players in both markets. The cost of this service is heavily subsidised by Invest NI and would be £625 +VAT.

In addition, our trade advisor for Finland will be in Belfast on the 13-15 June, should you wish to arrange a 1:1 meeting. Please contact Rachael Montgomery, on 028 9069 8128, or by email at to confirm your interest.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access a new export market in Europe
  • Advice and support on doing business in Finland by a country expert
  • In-market support through the in-market trade advisers in Finland
  • Up to 50% contribution towards an economy airfare (up to a maximum of £250) *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 4 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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