• Koli Forum 2015

    Koli Forum 2015

    The Koli Forum considers the use of natural resources from different perspectives, with the aim of finding solutions to the problems raised, and then drawing up a set of proposals for action: the Koli Theses. The fourth Koli Forum will be held on September 9-11, 2015. The venue is the Koli National Park in Eastern Finland.

    Picture: Koli Forum/Hanna Kurvi

  • 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.

  • Speakers and Programme

    Speakers and Programme

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  • 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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Bioeconomy drives the economy and growth.

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Speakers 2013

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR GLOBAL LEADERS - Koli Forum, specializing in bioeconomy and forest resources, 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 bioeconomy.

New theses

The participants at the third Koli Forum agreed that consumer behaviour is the driving force for sustainable business growth. The Forum also addressed the scarcity of natural resources, especially the fact that a lack of water will increase tensions globally in the future if urgent actions are not taken.

The foundation for the Koli Forum will be strengthened in the future. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra will help organize the Koli Forum in 2015 and in 2017 together with the University of Eastern Finland, the Regional Council of North Karelia and many others.







”For the modern, bio-economy 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

Koli Forum Secretariat PO Box 160 • FI-00181 HELSINKI • www.koliforum.fi