Koli Forum Round Table, October 9-10, 2017

Koli Forum Round Table discussion is organized on October 9-10, 2017 at the Koli Sokos Hotel, Koli National Park, Finland.

The program starts on Monday afternoon with three extremely topical presentations and continues with discussions until dinner time. On Tuesday the Round Table focuses on forming it’s Key Messages and hears the investors viewpoints about the bioeconomy.  The day ends with a workshop about Koli Forum association’s future activities.

Program and speakers:

Monday October 9th

European Commission’s proposal related forest carbon sink policies and the implications of the recent vote at the European Parliament on the LULUCF (Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry) regulation proposal on the forest-based sector. Professor Pekka Leskinen, European Forest Institute

Economc impacts of potential EU forest carbon sink policies on the forest-based sector – Preliminary study results. Professor Risto Päivinen, Tapio Ltd

New emerging opportunities for the forest sector? Mr. Rainer Häggblom, Chairman of the Board, Häggblom & Partners Ltd

Discussion – Implications for the Finnish forest-based bioeconomy

Dinner speaker:  Mr. Pentti Hyttinen, CEO, Metsähallitus

Tuesday October 10th

Panel discussion:  Key messages from the Round Table

Investor’s viewpoints – introductory remarks. Mr. Jukka Kantola, CEO, KaiCell Fibers Oy

Commentary speech: Mr. Jouko Virranniemi,  CEO, Pölkky Oy

Workshop:  Koli Forum Association’s future activities