The Finnish Week of Business, or FinnBiz Week, is the largest annual event organised by the Embassy of Finland in Lusaka. Its main objective is to encourage business between Finnish and Zambian companies and entities, improve the countries’ perceptions of each other as trading partners, and to market available opportunities for trade.
FinnBiz Week has been organised three times. The first edition was launched in 2019 in Lusaka during the Zambia Agritech Expo, and the second edition was hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020. The third annual FinnBiz Week takes place from 26 to 28 April 2021.
Last year, the virtual Finnish Week of Business connected over 20 Finnish companies with around 60 pre-identified potential Zambian partners in a series of B2B and thematic meetings.
Concrete results from these events since 2019 include direct sales, new partnerships being established, and an increased local presence, including manufacturing and subsidiary registrations.