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EU SME Centre Northern Europe road show: Helsinki (Training)

  • Type :Seminar
  • Date :May 20, All day, 2013
  • Venue :Europe Hall, Helsinki
  • Address :Europe Hall, Malminkatu 16, Helsinki
  • Contact :een@chamber.fi

Experts from the EU SME Centre in Beijing will visit Finland, Denmark and Germany in late May to give trainings to small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.

All events are organised in collaboration with local partners and will follow a similar agenda. In addition to a general introduction to the Centre and its services and an overview of China’s macroeconomic framework and opportunities for SMEs, our experts will go into more detail on our latest business tool for newcomers to China, the five-part diagnostic kit ‘Are you ready for China?’, as well as essentials of preliminary due diligence in China. Local companies active in the Chinese market will be present at all seminars to share their experiences with the audience and Q&A sessions will provide the opportunity to get answers directly from experts in the field.

Currently the following events are scheduled:

May 20: Helsinki

May 21: Helsinki

May 22: Silkeborg

May 23: Tallinn

May 29: Lüneburg


Event details

Are you ready for China? Business opportunities for Finnish SMEs in the Chinese market

Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network and Finland-China Trade Association in cooperation with the EU SME Centre organize a breakfast seminar on business opportunities in China.


8.30        Registration & Breakfast

8.45        Welcoming Words

Enterprise Europe Network / Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and Keynote speaker       

9.00        Are you ready for China?

Introduction to the EU SME Centre and its diagnostic kit for SMEs doing business in China

General introduction to China’s macroeconomic framework and what it means for European SMEs, including specific opportunities by industry sector

10.00      Company case 1 

example SME that shares experiences and best practices doing business in China

10.30      Knowing your partners in China

Know your partner in China!

Drafting contracts in China: Dos and Don’ts

11.30      Light lunch

12.15      Ways to enter the Chinese market

an overview of different modes of entering the Chinese market, from exporting to investing, from joint ventures to wholly foreign-owned enterprises

Exporting goods, services and technology to the Chinese market

a closer look at import regulationsand processes, including practical tips and best practices.

13.15      Company case 2 

13.45      Consultations provided by the EU SME Centre expert(s) (15-20 minutes per SME)

15.00      Closing of the seminar

Registrations before Tuesday the 14th of May 2013 by e-mail to: een@chamber.fi

Participation is free of charge. The language of the seminar is English.

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