Minister Virolainen to lead a Team Finland visit to Germany

Ministry for Foreign Affairs 16.4.2018 11.45 | Published in English on 16.4.2018 at 11.50
Press release

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
  • Megical
  • Ninchat
  • Pedihealth Oy

Food exports:

  • Bryggeri Helsinki
  • Linkosuo Bakery
  • One Eyed Spirits
  • Raisio Nutrition Ltd
  • Teerenpeli Brewery & Distillery

Inquiries: Anssi Leino, Counsellor, Unit for Central, Western and Southern Europe, tel. +358 40 158 5517, Juha Kirstilä, Special Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 40 552 8200.

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