Minister Virolainen to lead a Team Finland visit to Germany

NordenBladet — Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen will make a Team Finland visit to Germany from 17 to 19 April. Minister Virolainen and the accompanying business delegation will visit Berlin and Kiel, the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The main themes of the visit will be digitalisation in healthcare and food exports. Germany is Finland’s biggest trading partner and an important export destination. The aim of the visit is to raise awareness of Finnish companies and Finnish expertise in the fields of health technology and food exports in Germany.

“Health technology is currently the biggest high-technology sector in Finland, representing approximately half of our high-technology exports. Germany, for its part, is Finland’s third most important export destination in the health technology sector,” Minister Virolainen says.

On Tuesday 17 April, Virolainen will open Finland’s stand at the ConhIT Connecting Healthcare IT exhibition and give the opening address at a bioenergy seminar presenting Finnish expertise in the area, organised at the Embassy of Finland.

The visit will be organised together with Finpro, which is part of Team Finland.

The following companies will accompany Minister Virolainen on the TF visit:
Health technology:
Abomics Oy
Oy Apotti Ab
Fujitsu Finland Oy
Genano Oy Ab
Innokas Medical Ltd.
Kauko Oy
Klinik Healthcare Solutions
Medigoo Oy Inc.
MediSapiens Ltd
Pedihealth Oy
Food exports:
Bryggeri Helsinki
Linkosuo Bakery
One Eyed Spirits
Raisio Nutrition Ltd
Teerenpeli Brewery & Distillery

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