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Swiss Finnish E-Mobility & Energy - Insights to Cross-border Business Opportunities and Challenges



Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Meeting Park Forum, Mannerheimintie 20 B 6th floor, Helsinki

E-mobility is on the verge of major expansion in Europe. Connected systems, renewable energy sources, storage and management as well as measuring are essential parts of its development, challenging both the public and private sectors.

Finland and Switzerland rank amongst the leading countries in e-mobility and face similar challenges. What is currently going on? How can the two countries mutually benefit from each other in terms of research, test results and practical experience? Is there any opportunity to transfer know-how, co-operate, invest or sell? How to find the right contacts in the public or private sector? 

The Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland, Greater Geneva Bern Area and the Finland Chamber of Commerce together with the Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network and Business Finland invite you to share and gather insights to the challenges and possibilities of cross-border business in e-mobility & energy knowhow, and to network. 


15:00    Registration

15:30    Opening
H.E. Heinrich Maurer, Ambassador of Switzerland

15:40    E-Mobility in Switzerland: Smart Charging of EV’s as a key issue in our new mobility and energy world
Mr. Albert Lehmann, Managing Director, AG, the provider for an electric-vehicle charging system with 1,500 charging stations alone in Switzerland. 

16:00    Creation of cross-border competitive advantage in digital energy services
PhD Jussi Palola, CEO, Virta Ltd., providing the software and applications behind Swiss  
16:20    Selling Finnish expertise in Switzerland
 Mr. Paavo Ritala, Marketing Director, Ensto Oy, electric vehicle charging     infrastructure and solutions (SwissCharge).

16:40    Coffee Break

17:00    Transition towards a sustainable future
Dr. François Vuille/tbc, Executive Director, Energy Center of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Foster multidisciplinary research projects and networks to develop sustainable energy production, storage, transportation, distribution and end-use systems and technologies.

17.20    Complimentary ecosystems towards innovative technologies
Vincent Von Arx, Senior Manager, Department of Economic Affairs –Canton and Republic of Neuchâtel. Business cases: examples of co-developments in the world of the infinitely precise.

17:40    Digitalizing Energy
Mr. Samuel Enggist, Senior Manager, Tiko Energy Solutions AG (formerly Swisscom Energy Solutions AG) develops solutions for the Swiss and international energy industry.
18:00    Finding the business in Western Switzerland – how we can help you
Ms. Carmen Fankhauser, Deputy Director, Greater Geneva Bern area (GGBa). The GGBa is the official investment promotion agency for Western Switzerland. Its mission is to help international companies set up successful business operations in the region.

18:20    Closing words
N.N. / Gerrit van Setten, Member of the Board, Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland.

18:30   Flying dinner and networking (until approx. 20:00).  

For your participation, please, kindly register by 5th October 2018 using this link:
The event is in English and free of charge. No shows and late cancellations will be charged at 70 €. 
Further information on Greater Geneva Bern area can be found here:
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Finland Chamber of Commerce,,
+358 50 320 9539
Ms. Johanna Niemistö, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network, +358 50 343 7108
Mr. Gerrit van Setten, Representative in Helsinki of the Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland, +358 40 500 90 30,,
Ms. Leena Sipilä, Business Finland,, +358 40 334 7056
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