FPBS 2024
Tuesday, May 21.
Karachi, Pakistan

Finland Pakistan
Business Summit

Finland Pakistan Business Summits have been linking Finnish and Pakistan companies together since 2012. It has been a great ride of total eleven events held in Finland and Pakistan since December 2012, with over 800 people representing 300 companies for deeper relations, investments and growing trade.

FPBS is hosted by Finland Pakistan Business Council (FPBC), a non-profit and non-political association supporting Finland-Pakistan trade, business and investments, established back in 1985. FPBC is one of the oldest continuously active and operating Pakistan related business councils in the world, and it owns the IPRs of the events. The office of Hon. Consulate General of Pakistan in Finland works closely with the FPBC to support trade and relations between Pakistan and Finland.

We are big believers in personal contacts and professional networking, and we are here to build bridges between people and companies. Creating a Platform where Finnish and Pakistani businesses, business owners, decision makers and institutions can meet for growth, networking and new business. 

See you soon in Pakistan!

Take a look what our sponsors and partners are saying about Pakistan, their experience and expectations for #FPBS2024!

Welcome to Pakistan!

And if you want to see what happened in Islamabad and Karachi in March 2023, please click here to our Facebook page for photos and videoclips.

See you all soon in Pakistan!

Growth & Opportunities

Time for new business.

Pakistan is a huge market with over 240 million people, with a pretty stable GDP growth over the recent years making Pakistan one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Obviously there has been plenty of recent challenges due Covid19 and current global energy crisis but it is time to look at the future now. That’s how new business happens.

In addition to talks and actions boosting networking, bilateral trade and investments in various business and industrial sectors, we have already picked up the main theme for all discussions at FPBS 2024 main stage and that’s Sustainability – in its every possible form like energy, technology, logistics, education, industries, agriculture, export/import, healthcare, startups, mining – you name it! 

Many Pakistani companies are looking for new markets for their products and services, searching new export opportunities in Finland and further in Europe, so it’s to meet for growing bilateral trade!

 

 

 

Networking

Restart your networks for business.

There is no business without relations. And there are relations without networking.

Even that we might have learned to do certain things online during the pandemic, there isn’t anything more effective, more productive than meeting people physically in the same room. 

Business needs trust and trust only comes through the simple process of knowing each other.

And this is what we do at the Finland Pakistan Business Summits: we’ll give you a platform to meet with your existing and potential clients. Because that’s how business is done.

Welcome to join us for networking.

See you soon in Pakistan!

Business, Education, Sustainability

Finland Pakistan Business Summit is a professional B2B event supporting networking, new business, trade and investments, produced by Finland Pakistan Business Council. The whole structure is to offer a business driven platform with some very high-end panel discussions and opening speeches, overall briefs and presentations about the current market development and the business opportunities in both countries – but most of all, the day is filled with plenty of B2B meetings and talks. 

You all know how to do your own business, we are giving you a platform and required tools to do make it happen. That’s also why we are always encouraging companies to invite their own existing and potential customer to meet under the FPBS umbrella.

 

Welcome to FPBS2024 !

“Knowing each other is always the starting point for any new business or investments.”

We started back in 2012 and our Summits have been bringing together the best selection of companies for better understanding, communication, networking and especially for new business and trade.

FPS2023 held in Islamabad and Karachi in March 2023 was a big success and I want to thank all companies and participants for joining and supporting us. It was really encouraging return after a few years!

And as promised in Pakistan last March, next one is happening now. It’s my great pleasure to welcome companies, business owners, entrepreneurs and institutions from Pakistan and Finland to join us!

See you soon!

Greetings from the Ambassador

The trade and other commercial undertakings between Finland and Pakistan have a lot of scope to grow. The possibilities are great: For Finnish companies, Pakistan is a relatively new and youthful market of close to 240 million people. For Pakistani companies it is not only a question of exporting to Finland. Once a Pakistani company accessed the Finnish market, they also have access to the whole of the European Union of almost 450 million people. That is a lot of potential customers.

To induce growth in our business relations, new products and whole new sectors should be tried out and new contacts and partnerships should be made. And what better place to do all this than the Finland-Pakistan Business Summit: If last year’s Business Summit is anything to go by, this year’s Business Summit is going to be a really good place to make new contacts and renew old ones. You’ll also be getting a whole lot of useful information on how new contacts can be made and how new clients can be found.

See you at the summit!

H.E., Mr. Hannu Ripatti

Ambassador of Finland to Pakistan, Embassy of Finland, Islamabad

What to hear and talk at FPBS2024?

We are bringing the best people from Pakistan and Finland to meet and discuss about the hard big business around technology, energy, environmental technology, but also about small entrepreneurs and artisans.

This year Finnpartnership is also hosting a very interesting afternoon session in both cities, connecting handcrafted products, small interior products, talented artisans behind those and supporting new distribution channel from Pakistan to Finland beyond.

Read the Ambassador greetings on left, and you will understand the key reason why we have been doing these non-profit events since 2012: Pakistan is a huge market for Finnish and foreign companies, in terms of business and investment opportunities. But that also European Union for Pakistani companies, and expanding your own operations through Finland is a safe journey towards even bigger markets.

Time for the Next One.

It's time to open the doors and minds again for the 12th event connecting Finland and Pakistan for business and trade - ten years after the first ever hosted in Pakistan, twelve years after first ever in Finland.

The coming FPBS 2024 is going to be the 12th time over the last decade when Finnish and Pakistani companies are meeting for networking, business, trade and investments on this platform. It all started in very snowy Helsinki in December 2012 with the first ever “Pakistan – Challenges and Business Opportunities” -seminars then expanded into three successful Business Summits in Pakistan, several smaller ones in Finland and then back to snowy Helsinki in 2017. And the story goes on. The FPBS 2023 held in both Islamabad and Karachi in March 2023 was a big success and clear sign for our annual return, both in Pakistan and Finland. 

Our humble and all private B2B-event bringing companies together for business is not anything tiny anymore. Over the last decade it has collected around 800 participants and over 300 companies  Furthermore, we have helped over 150 Finnish and European companies to enter the Pakistani market and Pakistani companies to find new customers in Finland, Scandinavia and Europe, in addition to hosting plenty of meetings with the right companies and representatives of the governments.

We are part of all private, non-profit organization linking companies together for business and investments, but we are also very proud to be part of the 73 years of diplomatic relations between Finland and Pakistan, witnessing the wonderful reopening of Embassy of Finland in Islamabad, Pakistan in September 2022 after ten years of the closing in 2012. It is also a great sign of bilateral relations and trust, and we would encourage both Finnish and Pakistani companies to start browsing the opportunities.

Let's look at some of the earlier ones.

It all started in Helsinki, Finland on a very snowy day on December 9, 2012 with the first “Challenges and Business Opportunities” seminar, taking place in Finland several times before expanding into a full scale Business Summit in 2014.

Let’s take a look on some of the earlier ones below and for FPBS 2023, held in Islamabad and Karachi – please click here to our Facebook page for pictures and clips of 2023!

Islamabad and Karachi 2023
Helsinki edition 2017

Helsinki Edition 2017 , January 19-20, 2017 with a pan-Nordic touch and with the biggest Pakistani delegation in the Nordic region ever! Take a look how great that was on Flickr!

Islamabad 2016
In 2016 we added some pan-Nordic flavors on Pakistan, and reached the milestone of 3rd event with over 30 Nordic companies and 150 total. More photos on Flickr
Islamabad 2015

Two very successful events already organized with 300 people and 150 companies and plenty of new business done! Take a look what has happened! More photos on Flickr.

Islamabad 2014

Finland Pakistan Business Summit 2014 was a big success and reported in over 30 media channels. There were not so many who believed we can do it but we did it! More photos on Flick