Wednesday, November 20, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Valtion virastokeskus, Auditorium,
Opastinsilta 12, 2nd Floor, Itä-Pasila, Helsinki

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Interested in entering U.S. market? Join us for detailed information and hands-on assistance with successfully entering the biggest market in the world. Hear Finnish companies like yours discuss their success and lessons learned. The Road Show will also celebrate the centennial year of diplomatic relations between Finland and the United States.


8:30 – 9:00 Registration, coffee and networking
9:00 − 9:05 Welcome & Opening words
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
9:05 – 9:10 Opening remarks: Finland – U.S. trade relations
U.S. Embassy in Finland
9:10 – 9:30 How to be prepared to enter the
United States’ markets
Mailiina Turanlahti, Head of Region North America, Business Finland
9:30 − 9:50 Partner in the United States, Expand Globally
Aaron Held, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Helsinki
9:50 − 10:10 Visas and work permits for business purposes
Matthew D. Winslow, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy
10:10 − 10:30 US Legal Risk Management
Sari Laitinen, US Legal Counsel, Juris Doctor (USA)
10:30 − 11:15 Keys for success in the United States
Moderator of the panel discussion: Ambassador Juha Markkanen
Participants of the panel: Supermood Oy, M-Files Oy
11:15 Concluding words
Thomas Palmgren, Head of International Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
11:15 – 11.45 Networking and discussions:
US Embassy, Amcham Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business Finland, Finnvera, Team Finland services, Sari Laitinen

Event Speaker from Amcham:

Mike Klyszeiko

Director, Launchpad USA
+358 45 140 4911