Finland has accompanied BIM World MUNICH since 2017 and is an important part of our BIM World MUNICH universe. It has always been represented with a Finnish BIM Pavilion and also in 2022 numerous Finnish companies will exhibit their products and solutions on stand Finnish BIM Pavilion. Anna-Riitta Kallinen, Owner and CEO of ARK Consulting, ARKCON, is our Nordic BIM Ambassador and supports the export business and marketing for Finnish BIM companies with incredible commitment and success.
So it was only a matter of time before Finland, as a pioneer of BIM technologies, would receive official Partner Country status from us. The Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Mr. Ville Skinnari, will virtually participate in our Welcome Session on Day 1. In addition, visitors to BIM World MUNICH can look forward to a Finnish Get Together with typical Finnish specialties on the first evening, hosted by our partner country.
Even the Finnish Ambassador Mrs. Anne Sipiläinen will personally give the official opening speech at the Get Together in the Finland Pavilion. In this Finland Partner Country year, we celebrate Finnish and German collaboration in BIM business.