Vantaa-Jinan Business Forum was held in Vantaa on 12th April. Vantaa and Jinan are sister cities for 15 years and have over the years built a close realtionship. Chinese participants included delegations from Jinan municipality, Jinan high tech zone and Chinese companies.
The forum started with the speeches from Mayor of Vantaa and Vice mayor of Jinan. Both sides introduced own strengths and potential cooperation opportunties. ICT and Cleantech are believed the most potential fields for Vantaa–Jinan business cooperation.
In the afternoon, companies from both Finland and China participated a matchmaking event. All companies felt the event was successful and fruitful. Many Chinese companies showed strong interest in Finnish technologies related to indoor air quality and smart solution. Chinese companies, especially Jovision and Airways, are interested in continuing discussion with Finnish companies and will be coming back to Finland for further cooperations.
Based on the MoU that was signed in January between Vantaa and Jinan, both the delegation from Jinan high tech zone and Vantaa business development service are preparing the Jinan-Vantaa representative office. Everything is going well with the preparations and the office will be launched in a couple of months. The Jinan-Vantaa office will be a very important step in strengthening the Chinese-Finnish business relationships.