China BusinessCafe Road show 2017
Rare Insider Insight to Chinese Acquisitions and Investments in Finland
In 2016, Finland was one of the largest recipients of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the European Union, fueled by Tencent’s acquisition of Supercell shares from Softbank. In addition to Okmetic and the aforementioned, not many deals have yet been executed in Finland. Join us to hear the latest insider information on what’s really happening on the ground and what are the possible future directions.
The lecture by Fintrade-Mercer Group provides a rare inside view of Chinese investors, their behavior and targets. Joining Fintrade-Mercer Group’s Chairman Jari Vepsäläinen, is Mr. Robbin Bishoen, who advises a wide-range of China’s largest asset companies and currently oversees different investment targets in Finland.
In addition to Mr. Vepsäläinen and Mr. Bishoen, Mr. Jarmo Saaranen, Chairman of VNT Management Oy, will also provide a case from a Finnish venture capital manager’s perspective: How China helped to create one of VNT’s best success stories.
The event is aimed at all companies interested to learn more about the Chinese Foreign Investments.
Time: Tuesday, May 30th 2017 at 9.00 -11.00
Place: WTC building, Veistämönaukio 1-3, Turku
8.45 Registration & coffee
Opening words, Jaana Mäkikalli, Director WTC Turku
Outlook to investments from China, opportunities and challenges, Jari Vepsäläinen, COB, Fintrade-Mercer Group
Chinese SOE and Conglomerate Investments, Robbin Bishoen, Senior Advisor, China Overseas Holding Group
Case: The Switch China, Jarmo Saaranen, COB, VNT Management Oy
11.00 End of event
Keynote speaker is Mr. Jari Vepsäläinen, founder and COB of Fintrade -Mercer Company in Hong Kong. Mr. Vepsäläinen has executed more than 250 large and medium scale investment projects in China since 1985, and also acts as the Co-Chairman of China Foreign Investment Committee.
Assisting keynote speaker is Mr. Robbin Bishoen, an ex-investment banker, who acts as a senior advisor to Chinese conglomerates and possesses significant expertise in energy & power, smart cities and new technologies. Mr. Bishoen has recently taken the role of Co-Chairman of IPPF China committee.
Presenting the case study is Mr. Jarmo Saaranen, Chairman of VNT Management, a Finnish High-Technology Venture Capital investor and asset manager. Mr. Saaranen has been an early stage investor in many of the Finnish companies that nowadays are on the verge of making it big in China.
Seminar is free-of-charge, but requires registration. Register HERE. No-show fee 30€.
World Trade Center Turku
Vierailukeskus Joki, Lemminkäisenkatu 12B · Turku, FINLAND