Business Kuopio


Business Collaboration, USA & Finland


Sister cities meet, Minneapolis visits Kuopio

If you’re a company in Kuopio and North Savo with aspirations to establish or grow your presence in the United States, particularly in Minnesota, this program is tailored for you.

Introducing the Business Track program organized by Business Kuopio, which presents a distinctive opportunity for North Savo companies with an interest in expanding their presence within the United States, specifically in Minnesota. This event holds particular significance as we welcome a distinguished delegation group from our sister city in USA, Minneapolis.

Date: Friday, September 8th, 2023
Time: 09:15 – 12:00
Venue: Co-work Novapolis building, Tastory Origo meeting room
Register here (Registration is needed). Please note that there is a limited number of spots available for this event. Registration will be closed once the maximum capacity is reached.

We open our doors to the companies located in North Savo (Kuopio) that are interested in exploring the USA market, fostering valuable connections, and building networks. Clean energy, Sustainable Bioeconomy, and Digital technologies are the main topics that the two regions have agreed to strengthen cooperation.

Event agenda:

09:15–09:45 Welcome Coffee and registration at Co-work Tastory Origo meeting room, (Those who have an interest are welcome to join the tour of the Co-work space, guided by Partanen & Lamusuo)
09:45–09:55 Welcome note, by Anu Häiväläinen, Contact manager, Business Kuopio
09:55–10:10 Introducing Kuopio Chamber of Commerce and Business in North Savo, by Kaija Savolainen, Managing Director
10:10–10:30 Minneapolis, overall info about Business Opportunities for companies from Kuopio / North Savo
10:30–10:50 Ponsse’s representative Tiina Kautonen, Chief Human Resources Officer
10:50–11:10 Normet presentation, by Anssi Mykkänen, Director, Charging Product Line
11:10–11:30 Adamant Health presentation, by Saara Rissanen, CTO & Chief Scientist
11:30–11:50 Bittium presentation, by Antti Näykki, Senior Vice President
11:50–12:00 Q&A

Join us on September 8th, 2023, and take the first step towards a world of opportunities. Together, we’ll navigate the path to transatlantic success.

Read more about the Finland- Minnesota agreement here.

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