Building Bridges is an initiative of interview series of BiziVietnam in 2021 to introduce and promote successful stories of Finnish companies as well as business people who have made contribution to developing cooperation between Finland and Vietnam. Via the stories with experience and advices shared, we hope to provide practical business culture insight to companies who wish to enter the Vietnamese market or do business between Finland and Vietnam.
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WSP is the author of many iconic landmark bridges in Vietnam such as Thu Thiem 2, the Binh and Rao 2 Bridges in Hai Phong City, the Fire-breathing Dragon bridge in Da Nang city, etc. In 2021, WSP Finland was selected to be the designer for Hue City Bridge in Vietnam.
Beside opportunities, Antti Karjalainen, Director of WSP Finland shared with us the challenges and how to overcome them and become successful in the market.
Watrec is one of the first companies entering the Vietnamese market long time ago. Kimmo Tuppurainen believes that the decision to extend Watrec business in Vietnam has been correct. Vietnam still need to build infrastructure and will need such Finnish solutions in To Kimmo, Vietnam has been his second home country and a “controlled chaos”. Let’s find out more about Watrec and their valuable lessons in Vietnam as well as their achievements and plan in the next years.
Even though doing business in Vietnam requires good knowledge of the local practices and a lot of patience, CEO of KaukoInternational, Niiles Airola, believes that the opportunities are huge. According to his twenty years of experience doing business in Vietnam, understanding the business culture means understanding about the local practices, differences in organisational structures, decision making hierarchy and more importantly the mindset of the people.