Jari Vepsäläinen Keynotes Danske Bank Lunch Seminar
Fintrade-Mercer Group Chairman Jari Vepsäläinen keynoted a Danske Bank lunch seminar on Chinese Global Expansion and Financing on September 5th. The event was arranged in Helsinki, at Restaurant Palace. The audition consisted mainly of Finnish institutional investors.
The topic of the day, Chinese Global Expansion and Financing, was dealt with promptly and thoroughly. Mr. Vepsäläinen talked about the One Belt, One Road initiative, and the financial channels supporting that. Additionally, the hot topic of the day was the Chinese banks’ activity in Finland and the Nordics. According to the Finnish Foreign Ministry, the Chinese investors’ activity in Finland has been rapidly increasing in the last three years.
The outcome from the seminar was that the Chinese global expansion is inevitable, and companies should think about how to position themselves. As the Chinese overseas M&A has surged, currently topping the US, there should be a plethora of business opportunities in assisting the Chinese to the European markets – a trend that is a reverse of that of the past decades.