Viexpo

Viexpo as a company

Cooperative Viexpo is a non-profit organization that provides free basic advice to companies and manages publicly supported services. We explore each company’s potential to export and be international, that is what we are best in. NordicHub is our link to co-operation and networking in the Nordics.

 

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 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.

This is Viexpos story

 

History

Mission

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

Vision

We want to be the first in mind when a company contemplates export and internationalisation.
We know where to find the best help in all situations
We want to be the best workplace in the world, and we are all taking responsibility for that.

Our values

Openness, client orientation and responsibility can be seen throughout in our work.

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:

Jarl Sundqvist, CEO, Concordia

 

Members:

Juha Häkkinen, CEO, Pohjanmaan kauppakamari

Angelique Irjala, CEO, Kristiinankaupungin Elinkeinokeskus Oy

Michael Johansson, CEO, El-Ho Oy

Vesa Kojola, Team Finland coordinator

Thomas Palmgren, Manager of International Affairs, Suomen Yrittäjät

Anna-Kaisa Pusa, Mayor, Kurikka

Stefan Råback, CEO, Vaasan seudun kehitys Oy, Vasek

Jonne Sandberg, Development manager, Kokkola

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