• Koli Forum 2015

    Koli Forum 2015

    The fourth Koli Forum event will be held on September 9-11, 2015. Koli Forum 2015 is focusing on the possibilities of the northern bioeconomy with a title: WEALTH FROM THE NORTHERN BIOECONOMY – JOINT OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR BUSINESS AND WELL-BEING. The venue is the Koli National Park, Finland.

  • Openers of the Koli Forum

    Openers of the Koli Forum

    Koli Forum 2009
    Koli Forum 2009 was hosted by the President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari.
    Koli Forum 2011
    Koli forum 2011 was opened by the President of Finland Tarja Halonen.
    Koli Forum 2013
    Koli forum 2013 was opened by Dr. Pekka Hallberg, President, Chairman of the Koli Forum Advisory Board.

  • Theses


    The KoliTheses are defined by opinion-leaders from the spheres of business, politics, science and culture. They serve to steer discussion and to influence those who shape our common future.

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The objective of the bioeconomy is to generate sustainable economic growth and jobs based on bio-based resources. At the same time we need to ensure that the nature’s ecosystems are taken care of. The bioeconomy is a means to better society.

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Speakers 2015

Window for the bioeconomy is now open. There is world- wide demand for the solutions that can meet mankind’s great challenges, such as climate change and resource scarcity. These major challenges create demand – and perhaps even greater need and vision – that can be met by the bio-driven economy.


Koli Forum is a platform for global leaders to identify, analyse and disseminate policy and leadership strategies that make the most of natural resources and innovation capacity. The aim is to turn current challenges into growth opportunities in the field of the bioeconomy. This year the Koli Forum has been reorganised to form an association. The forum’s new operational approach will provide greater opportunities to promote the bioeconomy and the sustainable use of natural resources. The association will renew the forum and start activation measures and expansion. Its operations will be anchored in its high-level, biennial event. The forum's activities will be expanded to include other annual events in order to increase the impact on society. 


Secretary General

Liisa Käär
Ph.D. (Forestry) Koli Forum ry Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland + 358 40 520 0134 liisa.kaar@koliforum.fi



”For the modern, bioeconomy oriented society, the development of forest industry built on renewable forest resources is assuming an increasingly important role. This calls for comprehensive international dialogue to identify common values and goals, and the Koli Forum provides an excellent platform for this discussion.”

Kari Jordan, President and CEO of the Metsäliitto Group, Chairman of the Board of Finnish Forest Industries Federation

Koli Forum Association

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B • FI-00100 Helsinki • www.koliforum.fi