Team Finland visit to Uzbekistan led by Minister Skinnari

TIME 21.-22.2.2023
Team Finland visit to Uzbekistan will be organized as a part of the Uzbekistan-Finland Intergovernmental Commission of Trade and Economic Cooperation chaired by Laziz Kudratov, Minister of Investments, Industry and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The head of Finnish delegation will be Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade.

The Intergovernmental Commission offers Finnish companies the possibility to get to know Uzbekistan’s business opportunities, find partners and to gain visibility during a high-level visit to the country.

A business forum will be organized in connection with the meeting, and participating companies will have the opportunity to present their solutions to the country’s authorities and companies.
Who can join the visit?
The key industries of the visit are education, mining, water and cleantech solutions, circular economy, energy, logistics and digitalization. The participation is especially recommended for Finnish companies operating in the mentioned sectors, but representatives of other industries are also welcomed to join.


Monday 20 February
Travelling to Tashkent
Tuesday 21 February
09.30 Delegation kick-off and introduction at the International Hotel Tashkent
10.00 Buses leave from the hotel
Company visits and meeting with local authorities
Evening of Finnish Education
  • Nordic International University
Wednesday 22 February
10.00 Bilateral meeting between Ministers and Government Delegations
11.00-17.00 Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission
  • Sectoral industry presentations by participating companies
  • Working lunch and networking
  • Sectoral industry presentations continue
17.00 Session closing speeches
19.00-22.00 Evening reception and networking
Languages: English-Uzbek/Russian, during meetings translation provided
After Uzbekistan Minister Skinnari will continue his journey for a brief visit to Astana 23-25 February as a follow up of the Economic Commission held last autumn. We kindly ask interested Finnish companies to explicitly express their interest to join also the visit to Astana. Please Note! There are very limited places available for Astana part.
Registration, travel arrangements and participation fee:
Participation fee: 480 € + VAT/participant. Second participant from the same company 300 € + VAT.
EastCham members –25 % of the first participant fee.
Fee includes participation in the program in Uzbekistan, program transfers and lunches/dinners. Flights/travelling to Tashkent/Astana, airport transfers and accommodation not included. There is a special price for our group in International Hotel Tashkent, find out more during registration to the trip (see below).
Inquiries and registration (the registration is closed, please contact if any questions):
Tarja Teittinen, Director of Services, +358 44 02 99997
Why Uzbekistan market?
The GDP of Uzbekistan has been growing at a six percent annual rate during the past decade, and the drivers of growth are now diversifying as the country is moving from a closed economy to a more open market economy. For example, the country has significant mineral resources, the sustainable exploitation of which offers opportunities for Finnish technologies in the mining and water sectors.
The rapid growth of the country’s population and economy is creating demand for education, energy sector and municipal technology. In addition, digitalization and logistics solutions should meet the needs of the country’s growing population and modernizing industries.
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