Viexpo

Viexpo as a company

Viexpo is a cooperative based company whose basic mission is to advice and serve enterprises from various fields with questions relating to export and internationalisation.

 

Viexpo’s operations are

 

  • expertise, development and consulting services at various stages of internationalisation
  • development of corporate co-operation that strengthens internationalisation
  • activation of the utilization of financing opportunities for internationalisation
  • organization of tailor-made joint events, which activate internationalisation
  • up-to-date communication and information activities
  • providing of market information services
  • consulting
  • language and translation services

 

Viexpo has a large network of contacts both in Finland and abroad, and our experts have several years’ worth of experience in helping companies reach new markets. Cooperative Viexpo has a significant regional and national role in promoting the internationalisation of the SMEs. Viexpo operates as the internationalisation unit of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Ostrobothnia and as a part of Team Finland-network . Viexpo also closely co-operates with Business Finland.

 

Viexpo operates bilingually, both in Finnish and Swedish. Viexpo is able to provide internationalisation services in several languages as needed. Services are mainly provided with the following languages: English, German, French, Norwegian and Danish.  Through our network we have contacts to Russian, Spanish, Arabic and many other language speaking experts, who are also familiar with the foreign business cultures.

History

Mission

Viexpo’s mission is to produce welfare and workplaces in Finland through supporting the internationalisation of SMEs with services and advice.

Vision

Viexpo’s vision is to evolve together with companies in the changing world of challenges by offering enterprise-oriented modernization services to meet the ever-changing needs of customers.

Values

Viexpo’s values are customer orientation, inspiration and joy, curiosity, respect and responsibility and community spirit and participation. These values create the base for our company’s culture and quide our operation both internally and externally. Through our values, we evaluate our decisions and observe our operating environment, from Viexpo’s point of view, to promote the internationalisation of the Finnish companies.

Our Business Culture

 

The business culture at Viexpo is including and dynamic. As a unit favoring internationalisation, diversity is an important base. We believe in open leadership and a sense of community. We also believe that by providing an inspiring work environment that emphasizes responsibility, we can help our employees to bloom. We believe in co-operation and networking and will be an exemplary partner to our customers and stakeholders. We are proud of our history and roots and learn from these as basis.

2020: Doubling the export of SMEs

 

The importance of funding, which enables providing of basic advisory service, cannot be overemphasized when the goal is according to the government’s goal, “to double the export share of SMEs (which is now 12%) by 2020”. According to Viexpo’s vision, this must be the intermediate and minimum goal, and a part of purposeful work towards increasing the internationalisation of SMEs.

 

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Viexpo’s board

Chairman of board:

Mikael Nyström, CEO, Österbottens Företagarförening

 

Members:

Nina Hautio, kehittämispäällikkö, Vaasan kaupunki

Juha Häkkinen, CEO, Pohjanmaan kauppakamari

Angelique Irjala, CEO, Kristiinankaupungin Elinkeinokeskus Oy

Vesa Kojola, Team Finland coordinator

Jukka Lohivuo, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Jonne Sandberg, Development manager, Kokkolan kaupunki (vice chairman)

Kristian Schrey, CEO, Viexpo

Jarl Sundqvist, CEO, Concordia

Raymond Wesander, Project Manager, Yritystalo Dynamo

Viexpo Services Oy

Viexpo Services Oy Ab is the subsidiary of Viexpo. Via its subsidiary, Viexpo offers services and products regarding enterprise-specific services produced by Viexpo without public funding. These services include basic advice, comprehensive export solutions and consulting, market analyses, joint export projects, digital language services and projects.

 

The members of the board of  Viexpo Services Oy are:

 

Chairman Peter Björk

CEO Marja-Riitta Vest

Full board member Juha Häkkinen

Full board member Thomas Pettersson

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