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Team Finland Visit to Belarus on September 12–15, 2016

Mr. Matti Anttonen, Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland will visit Gomel and Minsk in Belarus with a Team Finland Business Delegation on September 12–15, 2016.

Finpro is inviting Finnish companies to join the Business Delegation in connection with this visit from the following industry sectors:  
•    Biomass-to-energy and waste-to-energy in municipal heating and power generation
•    Agricultural machinery and food processing technologies
•    Forestry machinery, sawmill equipment and machinery, forest biomass production and wood construction.

Companies from other industry sectors are also welcome to join the delegation.

Finpro is responsible for the program of the business delegation in Gomel and Minsk organizing it together with the Belarusian Government and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.  The 5th Economic Forum between Belarus and Finland will be organized in Gomel on Tuesday, September 13 hosted by the Government of Belarus. The forum program will include a plenary session and several panel discussions on innovation, investment and business cooperation on the energy sector, food and agriculture, and forestry industries, followed by B2B meetings and a reception.  Gomel has a special free economic zone and is an important export region in Belarus. Read more here. Over 22% of Belarus' output is generated in the region's key industries of steel and rolled metal production, machine-building, chemical, timber, woodworking and food industries.

In Minsk, the business delegates will have an opportunity to attend official meetings and a networking reception and to request sectoral meetings with local business leaders, organizations and authorities, which Finpro will organize in cooperation with the Liaison Office of Finland in Minsk and the local partners.

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