Welcome to Helsinki
The global sawn softwood trade is experiencing major challenges in the midst deteriorating global growth, natural disasters resulting in oversupply of defected logs, protectionism and increasing political tensions. However, the fundamentals of softwood demand are still sound. Increasing population and climate change mitigation are promoting the consumption of wood coming from sustainable sources.
Finland is the fourth largest softwood exporter in the world. Despite of our long traditions within the forest industries, our forests have more wood and they grow faster than ever. The forest industries are, again, the backbone of the Finnish economy.
How does the new Finnish Parliament see the future of the forest industries? How do the activities related to climate change mitigation affect the Finnish Sawmills? Will Finnish Sawmills lean on Asia also in the future?
Welcome to the 18th Wood from Finland Conference on the 13th of February 2020 to hear the latest outlook and views of the trade and enjoy the international relaxed atmosphere in Helsinki.
Kai Merivuori, Managing Director
Finnish Sawmills Association
8.00 COFFEE AND REGISTERATION, Congress Hall
Tommi Sneck, Director, Sawn Timber Industry, Koskisen Oy; Chairman of Finnish Sawmills Association
Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade
Climate Change and Wood Products
Markku Ollikainen, Professor, Chairman of the Finnish Climate Change Panel
Sawmills’ Raw Material Outlook
Paula Horne, Research Director Pellervo Economic Research PTT
The Environment program of Finnish Sawmills
Anniina Kostilainen, Public Relations Manager
Tuuli Koivu, Chief Economist Nordea
Trade and education: Nordic Timber – Grading Rules, eSaha and Timber Academy 2020
Mika Lehmonen, Sales Manager, Koskisen Oy
Esa Mikkonen, Course Director, Lahti University of Applied Sciences
12.00 LUNCH, Restaurant Paasi
Overview and Outlook of Finnish Sawmill Industries
Kai Merivuori, Managing Director, Finnish Sawmills
Global softwood trade Outlook
Thorsten Leicht, Pöyry Management Consulting
14.00 COFFEE, Restaurant Paasi
Sawn Softwood Market Outlook / Japan
Kimihiro Yazawa, Managing Director, Polus-Tec Helsinki Ltd
Sawn Softwood Market Outlook / China
Anna Ni, Business Finland / Wood From Finland
Russian Sawmill Industry Update
Alexander Aleksin, Head of Sawn Timber Sales, Company Group VLP
Discussion and conclusions
16.00 End of the seminar
18.00 DRINKS, Entrance Hall
18.30 DINNER, Congress Hall
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Stay at Scandic Paasi
Terms and discount
- you get the discount whenever there is availability at the hotel
- for up to 9 rooms, when company does not have corporate agreement with Scandic hotels
- reservation can be changed and cancelled up until 6pm on the arrival day
- rate includes buffet breakfast, wireless internet and the use of hotel gym
- entitles to Scandic Friends benefits and collect loyalty points as usual
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Sign up today to ensure your participation at Wood From Finland Conference. Registration ends January 31st, 2020.
Agents, Importers and Buyers 170€ + VAT 24%
Members of Finnish Sawmills 220€ + VAT 24%
Other 270€ + VAT 24%
Registration ends January 31st, 2020.