Summit & Agenda

Welcome to join the Growth!

Networking, meetings, talks and business.

Be ready for the next one – FPBS 2025, February 2025 in Pakistan!

We are bridging together businesses, business owners, decisions makers, suppliers, buyers, traders, industries for networking and new business.

The main focus of FPBS events is always supporting networking, boosting bilateral trade and investments in all industry and business sectors. In addition to those various talks and actions, as well as all B2B meetings and presentations taking place during the day.

We picked one main theme and that’s sustainability in its various forms, please read more about the business sectors in the agenda below.

So stay tuned for additional details and updates. And if you are also ready interested to join us as a sponsor or partner, let’s start the talks now!

Welcome to join us for the next Finland Pakistan Business Summit!
 

Finland Pakistan Business Summit

May 21, 2024 in Karachi, Pakistan.

 
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AGENDA – FPBS 2024

We’re always updating the agenda closer to the event, matching also the profiles of participating companies, so please keep following for updates. Final agenda is shared prior the event with registered delegates only.

09:00  Registration opens

MORNING PROGRAM WITH ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY:

10:00  Welcoming words and official Opening.

10:30 – 11:15   #ENERGYTALKS 2024 – Energy Technologies, Production and Consumption – How the Future Energy Environment would look like with Pakistan-Finnish Cooperation? Panel discussion on sustainable energy and future of energy production and consumption, production forms, carbon capture. Provided by Wärtsilä. 

11:15 – 12:00  Sustainability in Infrastructures, Urbanization, Buildings and Cities. Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities on  sustainability linked to urbanization, construction and infrastructures. How to plan, build, live and move. Provided by KONE.

12:00 – 12:45 Digitalization of Pakistan – How Finnish technologies and Pakistani companies can boost the industries – Panel discussion on digitalization, opportunities for industries, technology transformation, so how to digitalize Pakistan. Provided by NOKIA.

12:45 – 13:00  Speech by H.E. Hannu Ripatti, Ambassador of Finland to Pakistan, and signing ceremony of partnership and collaboration between Pakistani and Finnish company.

13:00  Lunch break

 
AFTERNOON PROGRAM FILLED WITH TEXTILE, CRAFTS AND SKILLS:

14:15 – Discovering the internationalization opportunities of SME’s in textile, crafts, interior design and services.  Provided by Finnpartnership.

Finnpartnership is proud to connect the Finnish buyers and Pakistani artisans together! Whether you work with handicrafts, other artisan products like textiles, carpets, interior products or carpets, this afternoon is where buyers and artisans will meet around interesting talks and networking supporting wonderful artisan traditions of Pakistan. 

Who are the artisans behind the products and design, what are the products with a commercial interest and potential in the Finnish and European market, how can we support skills in development, commercial and international distribution? All that and much more during this special afternoon. If you want to know more, please contact us or the Finnpartnership team directly.

14:15 Opening words

14:25 “Craft re-imagined: Exploring new futures for fashion, textiles and interiors.

14:30 Presentation

15:05 Fnnpartnership and B2B Matchmaking

15:15 Finnish handicraft company presentations (buyers)

15:35 Strengthening craft, community resilience and livelihoods in Pakistan.

16:15 Closing the day with High Tea and Networking.

Please note that meeting rooms are available during the whole day for any B2B meetings and negotiations.

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Curious to see what happened at FPBS 2023 in Karachi and Islamabad?

A few quick shots below but if you want to hear and see more, please click to our Facebook page for pictures and videos of Finland Pakistan Business Summit 2023, held in Islamabad (13 March, 2023) and Karachi (15 March, 2023)

All female audience on stage after all female panel discussion on education and social impact at FPBS 2023 in Islamabad, 13 March 2023.
 
Participants of Energy Discussion at FPBS 2023, in Islamabad, March 13, 2023.
 
Part of the educationists joining for education talks at FPBS2023 in Karachi, 15 March 2023.
 
Energy Talks on FPBS2023 stage in Karachi, 15 March 2023.
 

Panel discussion about increasing value of Pakistani exports on FPBS2023 stage in Karachi, 15 March 202

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The answer is pretty simple: everyone who is looking for new business and growing exports or trade! We know that there is so much more to be done in terms of trade between Pakistan and Finland. There is growth and new business available on both sides of the field, and doors are open for growing bilateral trade and investments in any business or industry sector.

We have picked up Sustainability to be the main theme for FPBS 2024. That might be energy, education, manufacturing, exports or supporting women empowerment or SMEs, but certainly it is what the modern  world and effective Finland – Pakistan collaboration is all about!

Here you will find latest news clips with a few full session from FPBS 2023 – and please click to our Facebook Page for more:

From FPBS 2023: Panel discussion on export opportunities. 

From FPBS2023: Energy Talks in Karachi.

From FPBS 2023: Talks on Education in Karachi.

HUM TV: Ambassador of Finland, H.E. Hannu Ripatti on HUM TV on Independence Day of Finland.

Finfund: Finnfund made first direct equity investment in Pakistan.

HCG: “Big Finnish Energy Delegation met with Prime Minister of Pakistan”

News24: “Pakistan Attaches great importance to relations with Finland”

HCG: “First graduates of TAI-NUTECH joint-diploma for Hospitality Management”

Tribune: Pakistan’s IT exports to surpass $ 3 billion this year”

Economist: “Prime Minister on his drive to modernize the country”

CPEC: “Pakistan is among the eight fast growing economies in the world”

Bloomberg: “135 million Millennials drive World’s fastest growing retail market”

HOW TO PREPARE FOR BUSINESS SUMMIT?

Some Best Practices of 2012-2023

We have been hosting these events over the last decade and received plenty of feedback from participating companies and their representatives. Business Summit is a platform enabling networking, talks and new business but you need to prepare yourself for maximum results, here’re som of best practices:

1. Do Your Homework: Make a list of industries, business sectors or companies you wish to meet during the Summit. Google the market, analyze data, contact your own Embassy, Consulates, Honorary Consulates, trade bodies. What ever information you feel you’re needing, look for it. And most of all, who do you want to meet and why? 

2. Invite Your Customers: Go through your own customer database or any earlier contacts you have had, or emails you received from potential new customers asking about your products or services. Maybe someone has indicated their interest to become your supplier or distributor? Make sure these will come and meet you at the Summit – there are plenty of rooms to meet them during the official agenda. 

3. Prepare Your Materials and Offer: Make sure that you have materials ready and with you at the Summit, and keep clear what you are actually looking for. New business, more business, new partners, distributor, suppliers, agent? Clearer message, better results. And keep changing business cards and make sure you get back to everyone you met.

4. Use Summit to Promote You and Your Company: Summit offers a great opportunity to promote your company for new business and new customers. In addition to normal visibility there are also various opportunities for sponsoring, running your own mini exhibition or meetings, own stands or something else. 

5. And finally, the golden rule #1: Be Active! And start it now. Start to collect details and build your own Summit package based on the things above. Meet people at the Summit, talk, change business cards, be active. Many of the Pakistani companies are multi-business corporations or family offices, something the Finnish companies used to be years ago, so talk and meet because you never know what is waiting for you behind the corner.