Exports of shipbuilding, maritime and logistics, renewable energy, automation and ICT from Central Baltic to the Southern African markets using Namibia as a stable entry point
Workshop 13.6: SMEs on their way to business in Southern Africa – business cases & lessons learned
Welcome to the SME Aisle workshop!
Time: Thursday 13th of June from 13.30-15.30 at SAMK Campus Pori, Finland (also online). The workshop is organized simultaneously with the Match Industry 2019 event.
The workshop concentrates on the delegation trip in April 2019 to Namibia, South Africa and Zambia. We present some interesting and successful business cases of SMEs from Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Estonia in Southern African markets so far. We also discuss about lessons learned and the upcoming events of the project.
Thank you for taking part in our delegation!
Where? Namibia, South Africa & Zambia.
When? 1st to 13th of April 2019.
Who? SME Aisle team and 31 Central Baltic SMEs from Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Estonia.
Take a look of the program and events our SME Aisle team organized and check photos from our social media accounts!
An impossible market with many challenges and only little returns if any? Not quite right!
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) area offers various business opportunities for growing Central Baltic companies working in the maritime cluster. And these markets do also offer returns to persistent and optimistic SMEs.
Read the blog post from Centrum Balticum website.
The project SME Aisle conducted a business trip to Namibia in September and October 2018. Altogether 16 SMEs from Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden took part in the trip. The SMEs represented different areas such as ICT, renewable energy, shipbuilding and automation.
Want to know more about Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) markets? Check our new publication (open access) about business environment in Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia. Themes are maritime and ports, ICT, automation, renewable energy and machinery.
1 731 850,31 EUR (ERDF: 1 358 178,06 EUR)
SAMK: 578 802,33 EUR (ERDF: 422 525,70 EUR)
Our objective in SME Aisle project is to support Central Baltic maritime clusters’ SMEs with an ambition and potential to enter into new markets in Southern Africa using Namibia as stable entry point. SME Aisle focus on companies from Central Baltic area i.e. Finland (incl. Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden. Themes are shipbuilding, maritime, renewable energy, automation and ICT.
Presentation about the project SME Aisle and its partners. Check the slideshow (click to open the presentation as pdf).
Take a look of our new video publication!
Workshop Webinar on Business opportunities in Southern African markets 15.2.2019.
Southern African market as an opportunity for maritime cluster. Workshop 13.6.2018.
Doing Business in Namibia: Gateway to SADC. Workshop 13.6.2018.
Presentations from workshop in Riga, Latvia 29.11.2019 (also for the workshop in Stockholm 23.1.2019). Click to open presentations.