Finland / Minnesota Trade Event

IMG_3131.jpgI attended the Finish Ambassador’s presentation at the Gutherie Theatre that was hosted by several of the Euro-American Minnesota Chamber organizations and the Minnesota Trade department.  The event marked a 100-year celebration of Finland’s independence.  Ms. Kirsti Kauppi,  the Finish Ambassador talked about Finland’s history and their strong capabilities in innovation.   There are many similarities between Minnesota and Finland and many reasons to explore collaboration and trade.


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Hosting Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Finland

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I supported the MN Trade Office and MN SOS by hosting at the UMN the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Finland + delegation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland during their recent trip to the USA.   The delegation was interested in discussing insights into the US and global economy,  key trends, and the significance of the Pacific and Transatlantic Trade Agreements.  Also discussed was the current situations and opportunities in Minnesota and potential for government, business, and academic cooperation.
Delegates included,
US Ambassador to Finland:
Finish Delegation:

Finland Foreign Affairs 1

Finland Foreign Affairs 2

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