Team Finland means cooperation and more efficient use of resources, for the benefit of Finland and Finnish companies. The goal is to make Finland a forerunner in a changing global environment. The core of the Team Finland network consists of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and the Ministry of Education and Culture as well as the organisations under their direction at home and abroad. The work is carried out in close cooperation with many actors in the spheres of business and industry, culture and education. Team Finland is a proactive network that operates with agility and quality. team.finland.fi.
Mr. Tapani Kivelä
Tel. +62 21 2939 3000
H.E. Päivi Hiltunen-Toivio, Ambassador
Indonesia provides good opportunities for Finland in export promotion. It is the third largest democracy, with the largest Muslim population, and a home to the third largest rainforests in the world. Within the G20 countries, Indonesia has the second fastest economic growth.
Finland’s image in Indonesia is positive. It is built on the historic co-operation between the paper- and timber industries. Peace in Aceh, mediated by president Martti Ahtisaari, Nokia’s impact on the mobile phone markets and the Finnish success in the PISA comparison have all contributed to the already favorable image of Finland. This constitutes a solid base for Team Finland to continue its mission to diversify our public image.
In addition to the traditional Finnish know-how (timber-, paper-, mining and ICT) Team Finland also pursues to promote cooperation in new and growing industries, such as cleantech, smart cities, energy saving infrastructure solutions, wood construction, healthcare products and –services and education.
Personal relations are the key to success in Indonesia. Visibility in social- and traditional media, representation, and various promotional events complete our wave of influence. The exchange of visits is an instrumental part of establishing and maintaining relations, and it is a top priority of Team Finland to continue these activities, targeting both political decision makers and the business community in both countries. Indonesia is a very competitive environment, but with the embassy, Finpro and the honorary consul creating the active Team Finland, we have a footing in this land of opportunity.