Minister of Economic Affairs Rehn on a Team Finland visit to Japan on 17-20 May

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 17.5.2016 9.37
Press release
Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn will visit Japan with a Team Finland business delegation on 17-20 May 2016. The business delegation in Tokyo will include representatives from 31 companies in the fields of Arctic expertise, ICT, lifestyle and fashion.

On Wednesday 17 May Minister Rehn will meet the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), to talk about trade and investments between the Finland and Japan, internationalisation of SMEs, and opportunities for strategic partnership and collaboration between the two countries on third country markets.  

After the meeting Minister Rehn will open the business seminar Finland, the Hub for Digital & Connected World, displaying Finnish expertise in ICT, 5G, Big Data, Internet of Things and Smart Traffic.

On Wednesday Minister Rehn will also talk at a seminar on know-how and topical projects of Finland's Arctic marine industry. Later he will meet the leaders of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister Aiko Shimajiri, who is in charge of territorial issues, ocean policy (including the Arctic) and space policy. On Thursday Minister Rehn will meet State Minister Junzo Yamamoto from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.   

Also on the agenda on Thursday is the opening of a seminar on Finnish fashion and lifestyle companies, where the aim is to show the opportunities we have in Finland and network Japanese companies with the Finnish ones.

The day ends with a dinner with the Japanese business leaders' association. The topics to be discussed include the experiences of Finnish companies from the Japanese business culture.

The companies and corporations represented in the business delegation are: Arctia Ltd., BaseN Corporation, Biancaneve Oy, Comptel Communications, Confidex Ltd., Finnair Plc, Finnish Textile & Fashion, Foreca Ltd., Gemmi Oy, Golla Oy, ICEYE, Ivana Helsinki, Karmiini Oy, Koy Söderkullan Liikekeskus/Soderkulla Mall Inc., Link Motion, Linkker Oy, Nokia Corporation, ONAR Studios Ltd, Oy Turo Tailor Ab, Photonics Finland, Pomarfin Oy, Premix Oy, Profur, Resolute HQ Inc., Symbio, Tekes, The Qt Company, Wirepas Oy, VTT, Wärtsilä Corporation and Youredi Ltd.

Jannika Ranta, Special Adviser to the Minister of Economic Affairs, tel. +358 50,340 2250

Mari Hakkarainen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, tel. +358 50,434 4933