Minister Lintilä on a Team Finland visit to Namibia and Kenya

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 26.10.2018 11.24
Press release

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will head a Team Finland visit to promote exports and internationalisation first in Namibia on 28–30 October and then in Kenya on 31 October–3 November 2018. The business delegation accompanying the Minister has as many as 50 representatives from companies and research institutes in the digital, energy, bioeconomy, cleantech, mining, mineral, education and health sectors, among others

Altogether 31 parties will be represented. A broad range of Finnish companies are interested in cooperation and trade relations with African countries.

In Namibia, Minister Lintilä will meet President of the Republic of Namibia Hage G. Geingob and Vice President Nangolo Mbumba.

The delegation will also meet Namibia’s Minister of Finance Carl Schlettwein, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Itah Kandjii-Murangi, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade & SME Development Tjekero Tweya, and Minister of Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo.

A ‘Finland World Ideas’ business seminar will be organised in Windhoek on Tuesday to showcase Finnish expertise and innovation in the fields of cleantech, digitalisation, education and mining.

In Kenia, Minister Lintilä and his delegation will meet Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury in Kenya Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary for Energy Charles Keter, Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily K. Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialisation, Trade and Cooperation Peter Munya, and Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Private Sector Alliance Carole Kariuki. They will also meet representatives of the UN and international financial institutions such as the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank.

A ‘Doing Business with Finland’ seminar in Nairobi on Thursday will showcase Finnish expertise and innovation in the fields of energy, education and health.

Both in Namibia and Kenya, the programme also includes many sector-specific meetings in different combinations of Finnish and African representatives of the mining, education, energy, cleantech and health sectors, among others. Cooperation opportunities will be one of the topics in the meetings.

Companies and research institutions in the delegation

Aalto University, Eduix, Fiare, Finland University, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation, Fortum eNext  – Fortum Power and Heat, Geological Survey of Finland, Global EcoProcess Services, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Isohanni, Lillbacka Powerco, Logonet, Molok, Omnia, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Outotec, PerkinElmer Wallac, Polar Partners, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Solar Water Solutions, Soprano, Tampere Adult Education Centre, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, University of Helsinki, University of Tampere, University of Turku, University Properties of Finland, UpCode, Valmet, Vamed Health Projects Finland, and Wärtsilä.

Inquiries:

Akseli Koskela, Adviser to the Minister of Economic Affairs, tel. +358 46 9232 584
Salla Pietarinen, Project Coordinator, Business Finland, tel. +358 50 3207 061


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