Koli Forum 2019 - Wealth, health and wellbeing from Nordic forests

9 - 10 October 2019, Koli National Park, Finland

Koli Forum 2019, 9 - 10 October 2019

The theme of the Koli Forum 2019 was Wealth, health and wellbeing from Nordic forests reflecting the many versatile dimensions embedded in forestry. The goal of this 10th anniversary Koli Forum event was to view forestry and forest-based bioeconomy from a wider perspective where economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects are considered in a holistic way.
Pictures and presentations

During the past 10 years Koli Forum has established itself as the high level discussion platform for global leaders on sustainable use of natural resources bringing together business leaders, investors, policy makers, academia and civil society. The participants in this event will create a common understanding of the steps needed for the forest-based sector to become a true forerunner in sustainability.

Conference programme (pdf, 9 October)


Special focus in this year’s event was placed on opportunities available through more intense Nordic cooperation, learning about the best practices in handling trade-offs and building new business eco-systems. Other topical issues on the agenda were the EU proposals related to sustainable finance, the latest understanding of the health benefits offered by forests as well as solutions to find a balance between e.g. tourism vs. climate and biodiversity impacts.


Koli Forum is known to be an excellent place for networking where the participants and speakers will have ample opportunities to discuss and establish important contacts. The speakers represent a wide range of organisations including e.g. the Nordic ministers of agriculture and forestry as well as the environment, forest industry executives, financial sector executives, university professors and international research organisations.

Time: 9 – 10 October 2019
Venue: Koli National Park, Break Sokos Hotel Koli, Finland

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Speakers Excursions Practicalities

Break Sokos Hotel Koli

The auditorium is located in the Ukko Heritage Centre outside the hotel.

Hotel reservations

Please reserve your hotel room at the conference venue:
(The booking code has expired on 9 Oct. Check the availability of rooms from the hotel.)

Flights and free bus transportation

We recommend you to book the following flights operated by Finnair:
October 9, 2019:     AY341    7:25 HELSINKI – 8:25 JOENSUU
October 10, 2019:   AY346    17:30 JOENSUU – 18:30 HELSINKI
The free bus transportation from Joensuu airport to Koli and back is connected to the above flights.

Local Taxi

Koli Taksi- ja tilausajopalvelut, +358 20 741 4390,  info@kolintaksi.fi
Kolin taksipalvelu Oy, +358 20 741 4391,  mika.maattanen@kolintaksi.fi
Taksikoli Oy, +358 20 741 4393,  tero.maattanen@taksikoli.fi

Koli National Park

Koli National Park

The view opening up from Ukko-Koli Hill to Lake Pielinen is one of the most famous national landscapes in Finland.

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