Contact information

Management and Administration

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Kristian Schrey

I have several years of experience as entrepreneur in different fields, and of work with start-up companies. I want to work with companies who want to expand, regardless of the industry, by creating them prerequisites for succeeding in the international markets. My responsibilities include basic guidance, consultation, coordinating export networks and co-operation to China. I work from the Vaasa office.

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Martina Buss

I have long administrative experience. My tasks are related to administration and communication. I work from the Vaasa office.

Area Managers

Ostrobothnia

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Katja Jankens

I have a lot of experience from helping companies to new markets. My special field of knowledge is Scandinavia and especially Norway and Sweden. My other responsibilities include besides basic guidance, planning and carrying out fairs and export promoting excursions. I work from the Pietarsaari office.

Central Ostrobothnia

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Carita Pöntiö

I have a strong background in entrepreneurship with an experience of 15 years as an entrepreneur and a CEO in food and leather industry. My responsibilities include besides the main responsibility of the company even handling marketing and sails both in Europe and beyond. I have long experience of business, internationalisation and export! I work from the Kokkola office.

Southern Ostrobothnia

Anne Viitala

I have long experience of B2B sales, acquisition of new customers, development work, starting and leading export.

My experience in export sales includes more than 10 countries, e.g. Russia, England, Arab Emirates and all the countries in Scandinavia and Baltic. I have also arranged export and fair trips, events, and other actions such as meetings and market surveys for companies. I have special knowledge in furniture industry. In Southern Ostrobothnia I will help all SME companies regardless their industry in questions about export. I would be please to drop by, together we can find the best way for your company to increase sales with export and internationalisation. My offices are in Seinäjoki and Kurikka.

Experts

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Maarit Mäkelä

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I am at my best when I get to plan a company’s internationalization and how to get the whole package as functional as possible. I am good at yearly planning, 3 year plan and to form goals. Without small steps no big results are achieved. I have worked with export my whole adult life and I have an MBA in International business management. Currently I am a project leader of Widen Your Market – Invest in Export -growth program and I am also the ELY Center’s authorized analyst regarding business development services. I also do basic guidance and consulting. I work from the Kokkola office.

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Elina Ruohonen

I have several years of experience in fields like agricultural and forestry machinery, design and creative sectors as well as food industry. I also have strong knowledge of the markets in France and French speaking countries and of Germany and German speaking countries. My responsibilities include contract fairs, their planning and marketing. I work in France.

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Minna Jakobsson

I have long experience of market surveys in different sectors and different market areas. I also have long experience of developing project for companies utilizing market information and design thinking. My responsibilities include basic guidance, market surveys and the events belonging to the theme year 2018: North Africa and Middle East. I work from the Vaasa office.

Kåre

Kåre Björkstrand

I have long experience of work as an export manager in food industry. I have sold berries as a raw material for industry customers on several markets. Mainly to the Nordics, Central Europe, and Asia, especially to Japan and China.
I have strong competence of export in practice, B2B sales, acquisition of new customers, maintaining relations with export partners and holistic planning of export business.
I will be pleased to share my experiences and knowledge of the work as an export manager with the companies in the area.
I work mostly within Ostrobothnia from Kristiinankaupunki to Pietarsaari. However, I will meet companies wherever there is need for improving export activities. I have offices both in Vaasa and Pietarsaari.

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Juha Lahtinen

Senior Advisor | Project Manager

+358 50 036 5851

juha.lahtinen(at)viexpo.fi

I have a long experience in Engineering Industry and International Sales. I believe in long-lasting business partnerships, honesty and of course common sense. I have made export sales to almost 50 countries. This experience has given me good view of business in different environments and international experience as well as practical experience of cooperation between the various customers. Business development and networking are key issues when making long-lasting business partnerships in international sales. I manage the project Pandojen kanssa Sichuaniin.

Our teams also includes

Tiia Järviluoma

International Business Trainee

+358 50 550 6433

tiia.jarviluoma@viexpo.fi

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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. We can help you find the right solutions for your company.

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PIETARSAARI

Address

Runeberginkatu 11

68600 Pietarsaari

 

Viexpos business ID: 0198452-3

KOKKOLA

Address

Ristirannankatu 1

67100 Kokkola

 

VAASA

Address

Wolffintie 35 B, 5. krs.

65200 VAASA

SEINÄJOKI

Address

Frami D

Tiedekatu 2
60320 Seinäjoki

KURIKKA

Address

Keskuspuistikko 14

61300 Kurikka