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Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite applications from Scottish businesses for a trade mission from Finland to North-east Scotland, focussing on clean energy, new technologies, renewables and marine.

About Finland

Finland has an affluent, highly educated and technologically sophisticated population.  British quality products are well received and UK brands are well known in the country.  Total trade in goods and services (exports plus imports) between the UK and Finland was worth £5.4 billion in the year leading up to the end of June 2021.

Finland leads digitalisation in Europe.  This can be seen in the digitalisation of services and society as well as Finland's vibrant start-up culture.  In particular, Finland is a leading developer of artificial intelligence, the internet of things, mobile apps and clean technologies.

Finland is a prosperous and stable economy with a government focussed on removing trade barriers and strengthening the multilateral trading system.  Finnish consumers are interested in high quality, high tech innovations and quality brands also appeal to the rapidly growing number of tourists visiting Finland.

Finland ranks no. 1 in the United Nation's Sustainable Development Report 2021.  Businesses and the policy environment in Finland are supportive of sustainable investments, making Finland an excellent market for sustainable goods and solutions.

Low Carbon and Renewable Energy

Finland's government has made a pledge that Finland will be carbon neutral by 2035.  This goal, one of the world's earliest carbon neutrality targets, will create opportunities across the renewable energy and low carbon sector including :

- onshore and offshore wind power

- hydrogen

- small modular reactors

- future of mobility

- energy efficiency

There's a strong push in Finland to increase energy efficiency across industries such as construction, transportation, manufacturing and marine.  As a result, the skills of Scottish businesses with this specialist expertise will be in demand.

Investments in onshore and offshore wind power in Finland are growing rapidly.  Onshore wind power capacity was estimated to grow by 40% in 2021 alone.  Large scale projects in offshore wind are under development, offering excellent opportunities for Scottish exporters.

Programme (Draft)

Thursday 22nd September

- Briefing from the Chambers of Commerce

- University of Aberdeen Centre for Energy Transition

- Port of Aberdeen South Harbour Tour / Energy Transition Zone

- Lunch

- Net Zero Technology Centre

- Evening Reception

Friday 23rd September

- Briefing from the Chambers of Commerce

- B2B Meetings

Applications

This trade mission is open to any business in Scotland looking to access international markets and companies do not need to be a Chamber member.

Cost

Free to attend.

More Information

Contact Seona Shand at seona.shand@agcc.co.uk for more information.


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Helsinki, Finland

When

Start: 21/09/2022
End: 23/09/2022

Where

Finland - Helsinki
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