South Africa – Western Cape and Finland as future business partners
30.9.2021

South Africa – Western Cape and Finland as future business partners

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Welcome to hear about business opportunities between South African Western Cape and Finland. Themes covered in this event include circular economy, agricultural technologies and tech disruptors. We will also hear about funding possibilities and services for connecting companies from the two countries.

30.9. klo 10.00 - 12.30Ilmoittaudu viimeistään 29.9.2021

This event is free of charge.

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Time 30th September 2021 at 9 – 11.30 am Cape Town time (NB! in Helsinki from 10 to 12.30 o’clock)

Place Zoom online meeting, registration latest on the 28th September 2021.

The event is co-organized by the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), Wesgro, Africa Business Network of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finnpartnership, Team Finland South Africa, and the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce.

The program will be recorded, and the link will be sent to the participants and can be found on the website www.kauppayhdistys.fi

Yhteistyössä

Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), Wesgro, Africa Business Network of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finnpartnership, Team Finland South Africa


Ohjelma ja paikka

NB! Please note that the times indicated are in South African time. In Helsinki, the event is held from 10.00 - 12.30)

09.00             Opening of the event
Mr. Paul Hoffman, Project Manager, Garden Route Development Partnership, and Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Liaison Manager, Finland Chamber of Commerce
 

09.05             Welcoming words by the Ambassador of Finland
H.E. Ms. Anne Lammila, Ambassador of Finland to the Republic of South Africa 
 

09.10             Welcoming words 
Mr. Allan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape
 

09.15             Welcome to the Western Cape 
Mr. David Maynier, MECof Finance and Economic Opportunities, Western Cape
 

09.25             Introduction to Breakaways
Mr. Paul Hoffman, Project Manager, Garden Route Development Partnership
 

09.30             Sector Breakaway sessions

Breakaway 1 - Circular Economy 
Introduction by Mr.Yaseen Salie,WISP Facilitator & Bio-energy analyst at Green Capeand Ms. Maria Hughes, Specialist, Global collaboration, Sustainability Solutions, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. 

  • Energy efficiency (Valmet – Waste-to-Energy, biomass
    Mr. Marko Nokkala, Senior Sales Manager, Valmet Corporation
  • South African view on circular economy and Finnish sustainable packaging solutions
    Mr. Shane van der Nest, General Manager, Huhtamäki South Africa
  • Water resilience
    Ms. Heli Harkki, Unit Manager at the Water Treatment Division, City of Helsinki
  • From waste to a house – a Finnish innovation
    Mr. Markus Silfverberg, Founder, Block Solutions

Breakaway 2 – Agribusiness

Introduction by Mr. Towfiq Hendricks, Head Investment Promotion, Wesgro and Ms. Kaisa Arkkila, Collaboration Coordinator, Finnpartnership     

  • Western Cape export overview and opportunities in agribusiness
    Ms. Erica Joubert, Head of Export Promotion, Wesgro (TBC)
  • Sustainable agriculture products to the Finnish market; Finnpartnership market access briefing 
    Ms. Kaisa Arkkila, Collaboration Coordinator, Finnpartnership
  • Finnish agricultural technologies
    Mr. Neal de Beer, CEO of Innovative Process Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Technical Partner of Kometos
  • Q&A

Breakaway 3 – Tech Disruptors
Mr. Sebekedi Koloi, Greenfield Investment Portfolio Manager 
Mr. Rui Nozes, Commercial Advisor, Embassy of Finland

  • FinTech 
    Mr. Leo Vaskelainen, Global Sales Manager, TietoEVRY
  • Cybersecurity from Finland
    Mr. Ashley Benn, Regional Sales Manager, Arctic Security Oy
  • Coding from Finland – a pilot from a South African company
    Dr. Marcus Duveskog, Technical Director, Contextualize

10.50         Western Cape Province as your next business partner – Wesgro 

11.00          Funding for co-creation - the Developing Markets Platform     
Mr. Christopher Palmberg, Head of Developing Markets, Business Finland

11.10           Finnpartnership services for connecting Finnish and South African companies
Ms. Kaisa Arkkila, Collaboration Coordinator, Finnpartnership – Finnish Business Partnership Programme 

11.20            Moderators’ summaries – next steps

11.35             Closing words 
Mr. Paul Hoffman, Project Manager, Garden Route Development Partnership, and Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Liaison Manager, Finland Chamber of Commerce

Lisätiedot

Kauppakamarin jäsentapahtumat
09 228 601
tilaisuudet@helsinki.chamber.fi

Please inform beforehand if you are unable to attend the event.

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