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2017/03/30 12:00am

A Business Contact Forum in Kostomuksha on 11th - 12th May 2017

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A networking event will be organised for enterprises in Kostomuksha on 11. - 12.5.2017. The participants will hear speeches on topics related to cooperation and there is an opportunity to book bilateral meetings with possible partners.  Registration for the event will be opened soon.

Contacts and Developing Cooperation

A networking and information event for Finnish and Russian enterprises will be arranged in Kostomuksha on 11th - 12th May 2017. The participant swill be able to find partners and present requests as well as opportunities for cross-border cooperation at the event. In addition, they’ll hear speeches on topics related to cooperation. There is an opportunity the book bilateral meetings. 

The event is arranged by Euregio Karelia in cooperation with Kostomuksha city administration and  the Finland-Russia association (Northern Finland District). Euregio Karelia is a cooperation area and cooperation forum of three Finnish regions: Kainuu, North Karelia and Northern Ostrobothnia and Republic of Karelia of the Russian Federation. Kainuu region acts as the Finnish chair of  Euregio Karelia in 2017.

The participants are offered the possibility for bilateral meetings at the event. We kindly ask you to deliver any requests  for meetings already within registration, but meetings may also be arranged during the event.  Interpreters will be arranged as needed.

Transportation will be organised from Kajaani. Accommodation is at Hotel Nord in Kostomuksha.

Preliminary Programme for Thursday the 11th May

(most recent update done on 30th March 2017)

8.15 The bus sets off from Kajaani
9.00 The bus stops at Shell Kontiomäki
10.20 The bus stops at café Rajakontti, Vartius
10.30 Border crossing 
11.30 Arrival in Kostomuksha 
12.00 Lunch
12.45 Arrival at Kostomuksha culture center, coffee service
13.00 The seminar begins with speeches related to developing cooperation
15.00 Coffee break, networking
15.30 The seminar continues with voice of the enterprises (3-5 minute presentations of ideas and cooperation)
17.00 Bilateral meetings
20.00 Dinner at Hotel Nord

Preliminary Programme for Friday the 12th May

8.00 Breakfast at the hotel
9.00 Site visits 
11.00 The  transportation heads back to Finland
12.00 The bus stops at café Rajakontti, Vartius
14.00 The bus stops at Shell Kontiomäki
            Arrival in Kajaani

Participation fees and Registration

Participation fees from Finland (including the seminar, interpretation, materials and site visits:

  • The whole package from Kajaani (bus transportation, lunch, dinner and hotel) 170€
  • Participants arriving with their own rides (lunch, dinner and hotel) 120€
  • Participants arriving with their own rides and not staying overnight 100€

More Information:

Regional Council of Kainuu, Regional Development Manager Katja Sukuvaara,, +358 44 410 0732
Finland-Russia association Northern Finland District, Director Marja Malmi,, +358 400 683 983

Additional info