April 23, Islamabad
April 25, Karachi
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.
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 and new business.
See you in Pakistan – 23 April in Islamabad, 25 April in Karachi!
Thank you for joining us in Islamabad and Karachi in March 2023. If you want to see what happened in two cities, please click here to our Facebook page for photos and videoclips.
See you all soon!
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. Even that many Pakistani companies already work closely in the European market, there are obviously hundreds of businesses and industry sectors, which Pakistani companies have never researched in detail.
Restart your networks for business.
“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, next one is already confirmed: It’s my great pleasure to welcome companies, business owners, entrepreneurs and institutions from Pakistan and Finland to join us!
See you soon!
Business, Education, Sustainable Development
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.
Since the beginning in 2012, we have been also supporting plenty of educational projects, bringing the secrets of world-class education and modern skills from Finland to Pakistan.
Time for the Next One.
It's time to open the doors and minds again for the 12th one - ten years after the first ever hosted in Pakistan!
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.
We are thrilled to help companies and entrepreneurs to find new business opportunities, and we are pleased to announce the 12th event with a wonderful set of topics, companies and meetings, taking care in two cities again, Islamabad on 23 April and Karachi on 25 April, 2024.
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 72 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 closingsing. 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!
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!
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.
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