Ambassade de France Residence
17.04.2018 - 16:30 - 20:00
Muut tapahtumat

After-work: How to succeed in France: tools and feedback from true stories

In today’s global world, thinking of development in France looks like playing in your neighbor’s yard, though the grass could appear to be greener there, it might not be as easy to reach as one could think.

France is usually regarded as a Latin country, difficult to comprehend and apprehend, though more than a few Finnish companies have tried and succeeded in their development there.

During this event we will present you some of the governmental tools and support from France and Finland to ease your way there and introduce you to four Finnish companies which have different approaches and strategies to develop in France.


16.30 : Doors open

17.00 : Introduction

Welcome words from our host, his Excellency Mr. Serge Tomasi, French Ambassador in Helsinki, followed by an introduction by the Chairman of the French-Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Helsinki, Mr. Sébastien Cailliau.

17.15 : Finnvera, Mr. Jari Ihamäki “Solutions for export financing”

17.30 : Invest in France, Mr. Axel Berggren-Lagercrantz - Business France Nordic Countries “France is thriving - Ongoing reforms increasing France’s attractiveness”

17.45 : Business France Finland, Mrs. Carole Cunisset - Director “VIE program : strengthen your team with new talents”

18h00 : Panel discussion
What are the keys to succeed in France?
What is a winning strategy?
Are the cultural differences a burden?” etc…

Wärtsilä: Alexandre Eykerman, Vice President at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions - LNG Solutions
Halton: Kai Konola, CEO
Konecranes: Panu Routila, CEO
Johanna Gullichsen: Johanna Gullichsen Textile Craft & Design, CEO

Our moderator will be Mrs. Raija Lehtinen owner and CEO of Punainen Lanka and Chairman of HEI (Suomen Yrittäjät, Helsinki Entrepreneur International).

19.30 : Cocktail dinner

This event is for professionals ONLY and the number of participant is limited.
Organizer: Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise de Helsinki

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