Program at 14th February 2019

9.00 “Welcome”

Mr. Pekka Kopra, Managing Director, Westas Oy, Chairman of Finnish Sawmills Association

 

 

9.15 “Economic Outlook”

Mr. Jan von Gerich, Chief Analyst, Nordea Bank

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9.45 “Opening of the Wood from Finland Conference 2019”

Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Minister of Education

 

10.00 “The Sawmill Industry – Handbook”,

Mr. Ilkka Tarvainen, Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Mr. Esa Mikkonen, Polar Timber, UK


10.10 “Finnish Sawmill Industry Update”

Mr. Kai Merivuori, Managing Director, Finnish Sawmills

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10.30 Break

 

11.00 “Global softwood trade Outlook”

Mr. Russell Taylor, Managing Director, FEA-Canada (WOOD MARKETS)

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12.00 Lunch

 

13.00 “Softwood outlook, China”

Ms. Anna Ni, Senior Advisor, Wood from Finland

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13.25 “Outlook of global chemical pulp supply and demand – Finnish perspective”

Ms. Teija Konttori, Managing Director, Vision Hunters

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Education Conference // Materials

Sahaajakisälli-program // LOAD
Ms. Nina Kokkonen, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Mr. Mika Vanhanen, Lahti University on Applied Sciences

New Vocational Education in Finland // LOAD
Ms. Anni Miettunen & Ms. Inga Sihvo, Finnish National Agency for Education

Future Sawmill Industry Education in Finland // LOAD
Ms. Silja Kostia, Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Panel Discussion “Wood Technology Education”