Barents Forest Forum

Barents Forest Forum

Preconditions for Forest Sector Investments
in the Northern Europe

Joensuu 8-9 November 2007

 

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Venue | Registration and fees | Accommodation | Travelling | Company meetings | Instructions for speakers | Organizers and funding | More information

 

Venue

 

Joensuu Science Park
Länsikatu 15
80110 Joensuu
Finland

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Registration and fees

Please, submit the registration form by 22nd of October to:

 

Ms Sirpa Luukkonen
Finnish Forest Research Institute
Joensuu Research Unit
PO Box 68
FI-80101 Joensuu
Finland

Tel+358-10 211 3297
Fax +358- 10 211 3251
E-mail: sirpa.luukkonen @ metla.fi

 

Forum is free of charge including seminars, seminar material, excursion, lunches and refreshments from Thursday 8 th to Friday 9 th November and the reception of the City of Joensuu on Thursday evening. Participants of the Forum cover themselves costs of traveling and accommodation.

 

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Accommodation

Forum guests are accommodated in two hotels in the city centre. Please indicate in the registration form, which option you would prefer:

 

Hotel Kimmel
96 €/single room/night or 143 €/double room/night
Itäranta 1, Joensuu

 

Hotel Vaakuna
89 €/single room/night
Torikatu 20, Joensuu

 

Other accommodation possibilities and more information about the Joensuu region you can find from a Joensuu-brochure (pdf) on the web-pages www.kareliaexpert.fi.

 

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Travelling

Finnair flies daily from Helsinki to Joensuu. Flight schedules can be found on www.finnair.com. Airport bus brings you directly to the hotel.

 

Information and timetables about train connections you can find on web-site www.vr.fi. Both hotels are located only a few hundred meters from the railway station.

 

Don’t hesitate to ask, if You need help with your travelling arrangements!

 

Company meetings

During the Forum, participating companies are offered an opportunity to establish contacts with companies from other Barents region countries in face-to-face company meetings. This is done by gathering lists of interested Scandinavian and Russian companies in order to find suitable partners for the meetings.

 

In case you are interested in finding new business partners from other Barents region countries, please fill in the Registration form for a company meeting (.doc) and send it to the organizers by 22nd October at the latest. You will be contacted later for details. It is hoped that companies can organize the interpretation in the meetings themselves, but organizers of the Forum can offer assistance in finding interpreters, if necessary.

 

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Instructions for speakers

Morning session and Session I in the afternoon have simultaneous English-Russian interpretation. Other afternoon sessions have consecutive interpretation. Please adjust the length of your speech accordingly.

 

All seminar rooms are equipped with a computer and data projector (Windows, PowerPoint). Please send your presentation in advance to sirpa.luukkonen @ metla.fi by November 5th at the latest.

 

Organizers and funding

Barents Forest Forum is organized by the Barents Forest Sector Task Force, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Forestry Centre North Karelia, Forestry Development Centre Tapio, Joensuu Regional Development Company Ltd., North Karelia Chamber of Commerce, North Karelia University of Applied Sciences and University of Joensuu .

 

Forum is financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Regional Council of North Karelia, Joensuu Regional Development Company Ltd. and the City of Joensuu.

 

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More information

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact:

 

Ms Sirpa Luukkonen
Finnish Forest Research Institute
Joensuu Research Unit
PO Box 68
FI-80101 Joensuu
Finland
Tel+358-10 211 3297
Fax +358- 10 211 3251
E-mail: sirpa.luukkonen @ metla.fi

 

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