On the occasion of the planned visit by HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark to Finland, the organizing team is pleased to invite Danish companies to join the accompanying business delegation.
Finland is an important export market for Denmark – it is also one of the fastest growing economies in Europe.
The growth rate was around 3% in 2017 and it is estimated to continue at almost the same pace in 2018 and 2019. The Finnish market is the 11th biggest market for Danish exports. Additionally, the Finnish market is part of the Nordic/Baltic region, which constitutes approximately 25% of all Danish export.
Ship construction and maritime industry as a whole is an important part of the Finnish economy. A lot of efforts and investments are put into the industry in order to keep it profitable for the country. While the industry had a downturn in the past decade, the last years it has been growing fast. Currently, there are more orders at the key shipyards than in the previous years. The projects provide work for almost a decade from now, most likely even longer. This exceptional growth offers business for subcontractors and companies in other industries (from interior decoration specialists to technology manufacturers), as well.
The maritime industry turn over in Finland was 13 billion EUR in 2016 of which most is export related. High-end innovative ships are being constructed and operated all over the world.
Finland has long traditions in building some of the world’s largest cruise ships, special vessels and icebreakers. The maritime sector is remarkably big as the newest two ship orders from Turku shipyard were worth around 2.5 billion EUR. The value of Danish suppliers at Meyer Turku shipyard has gone down from appr. 12% a decade ago to now less than 1%. The Finns are eager to get more Danish products since we are better at meeting tight deadlines and delivering high quality (both more important than price).
During the visit the Danish suppliers will visit the Turku region where there are about 80 firms supplying the Finnish maritime sector.
More information & sign up
The fee for participation is DKK 15,000 per company, which includes two representatives. The fee is based on 40 participating companies and an expected subsidy from the Trade Council.
Please complete the online registration form no later than 31 May 2018.
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation of your participation and
newsletters with relevant information. The organisers will contact you to clarify wishes and expectations and invite you for the Premeeting on 16 August. All relevant information regarding the visit will be updated on the website.
LocationFinland, Helsinki & Turku
Participating companiesThere are 2 participating companies.
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- Danish Export Association (Eksportforeningen)
- NORDHAVN A/S