The Team Finland strategy for 2014 is now ready

News, 6/13/2013

The Government today approved the first annual strategy steering the work done by the Team Finland network. The strategy defines the priorities of the Team Finland network’s activities in 2014.

The Team Finland (TF) network brings together the players that promote Finland’s external economic relations, the internationalisation of enterprises, investments in Finland and the country’s image – both at home and abroad. The objective is to build a clearly defined, customerdriven operating model that brings all of the parties involved under one umbrella, in order to pursue shared goals annually approved by the Government. Another key objective is to coordinate actions flexibly, based on both government and private sector involvement.

Since its inception, Team Finland has progressed rapidly in its joint activities. The Team Finland strategy 2014 sets the priorities for the coming year. This strategy has been prepared by the steering group for external economic relations, headed by the Prime Minister and adopted as a Government Resolution on 13 June 2013. Preparation involved extensive consultation with network participants, stakeholder groups and nongovernmental organisations. Continue lendo

O Pulsar dos Mercados – Moçambique e Brasil”

Dia 20 de junho de 2013 – 9:30/16:30 – Exponor

A AEP – Associação Empresarial de Portugal tem vindo a desenvolver o projeto i-PME com vista à criação de uma rede colaborativa empresarial e institucional de aproximação sustentada aos mercados. Visando a construção e teste de uma abordagem integrada, a iniciativa i-PME teve, na sua primeira fase, o mercado angolano como mercado piloto, estendendo agora a sua atuação aos mercados brasileiro e moçambicano. Continue lendo

ARE YOU READY FOR CHINA?

aicepOportunidades de Negócio para PME portuguesas no Mercado Chinês.

A AICEP vai organizar duas sessões subordinadas ao tema “Are you ready for China? Oportunidades de Negócio para PME portuguesas no Mercado Chinês”, em Lisboa (Auditório CGD do ISEG – School of Economics & Management) e no Porto (Auditório da Porto Business School), durante as manhãs dos próximos dias 24 e 25 de Junho, respetivamente, às quais se seguirão reuniões bilaterais de aconselhamento individual, da parte da tarde.
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VII Conferência Internacional do PMI – Portugal Chapter

A VII Conferência Internacional do PMI – Portugal Chapter, realiza-se nos dias 5 e 6 de Julho de 2013, no hotel Tivoli-Oriente, ao Parque das Nações, Lisboa. Nestes dois dias serão abordadas as melhores práticas, técnicas e ferramentas internacionais certificadas de Gestão de Projetos dedicadas ao tema da “Gestão de Expectativas dos Stakeholders”.

O programa contará com a intervenção de abertura do Ministro Adjunto e do Desenvolvimento Regional, Prof. Dr. Miguel Poiares Maduro (presença sujeita a confirmação) e incluirá, à semelhança de anos anteriores, oradores especializados.
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Enhanced competitiveness for Finnish companies in the textile, clothing and furniture sectors

ClothingEnhanced competitiveness for Finnish companies in the textile, clothing and furniture sectors through sourcing and production in Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey

Finnish companies operating in the textile, clothing and furniture sectors have a range of opportunities to increase their competitiveness, add capacity and source quality products by cooperating with companies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Turkey. Countries in these regions are not too distant, offer cost-effective production resources and have long traditions in textile, clothing and furniture production, and companies in these locations have extensive experience in working with foreign partners. Continue lendo

Encontros Redes de Fornecedores Nacionais – ”Crescer Juntos – Universo de Fornecedores Cimpor”

2013AICEPCIMPOR[1]A Cimpor – Cimentos de Portugal SGPS, S.A, e a AICEP organizam no dia 6 de Junho de 2013, em Lisboa, a acção “Redes de Fornecedores, Crescer Juntos – Universo Fornecedores Cimpor”.

A Cimpor conta-se hoje entre as 10 maiores cimenteiras internacionais do mundo. Com uma capacidade de produção de cimento de 38 milhões de toneladas por ano, a Cimpor para além de operar em Portugal conta com operações no Brasil, na Argentina, no Paraguai, no Egito, na África do Sul, em Moçambique e em Cabo Verde e com um projecto em Angola, estendendo a sua actividade à produção e comercialização de betão e agregados.

Este encontro pretende aprofundar o relacionamento da Cimpor com a rede de fornecedores nacionais nas áreas de “Serviços” e de “Materiais/Peças /Equipamentos”. Continue lendo

Fortum has inaugurated a new combined heat and power plant in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania.

 

Fortum has inaugurated a new combined heat and power plant in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The plant uses municipal and industrial waste as well as biomass as fuels and is the first power plant of its kind in the Baltic countries.

 

The Finnish President Sauli Niinistö along with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, attended the plant’s inauguration ceremony.

 

“Using sorted waste as fuel in combined heat and power production is a sustainable solution for urban areas. It offers a cost-efficient answer to energy and waste management needs alike, and helps to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to depositing waste in landfills,” says Fortum’s CFO Markus Rauramo.

 

The CHP plant replaces old natural gas-fired heat production in Klaipeda and reduces CO2 emissions by approximately 100 000 tons per year. The transfer to waste-fired combined heat and power generation also considerably increases energy efficiency compared to heat-only production and has a positive impact to the competitiveness of district heating as well as waste management costs.

 

“The Klaipeda power plant is the first of four we will inaugurate this year in the Baltic and Nordic countries. Combined heat and power production is at the core of our strategy, and we strongly believe in the benefits of using sustainable, local fuels whenever possible,” Rauramo continues.

 

With an energy efficiency close to 90%, the new power plant’s boiler can incinerate 230 000 tonnes of waste and biomass annually, giving it a power production capacity of 20 MW electricity and 50 MW heat. Furthermore, the plant is equipped with flue-gas condensers that enable the recovery of an additional15 MW of heat at peak demand times.

 

The plant will produce approximately 140 GWh of electricity and 400 GWh of heat per year, which covers approximately 40% of Klaipeda’s district heating demand. Heat from the plant will be sold to AB Klaipėdos energija, which also holds a 5% stake in the power plant.

Image: Fortum
Source: Fortum