Barents Forest Forum

Preconditions for Forest Sector Investments
in the Northern Europe

Joensuu 8-9 November 2007





Preconditions for Forest Sector Investments in the Northern Europe
Group session 1 | Group session 2 | Group session 3
Reception of the City of Joensuu


Thursday, November 8th, 2007
08.00 Registration

Preconditions for Forest Sector Investments in the Northern Europe

Louhela Hall

Chairperson: Anders Portin, Senior Vice President, Finnish Forest Industries Federation




Barents Forest Sector Task Force
Timo Karjalainen, Chairman
presentation material (pdf 336 kb)


Barents Euro-Arctic Council, Committee of Senior Officials
Anneli Puura-Märkälä, Ambassador
presentation material (pdf 12,5 kb)


Regional Council of North Karelia
Pentti Hyttinen, Executive Director of the Regional Council of North Karelia
presentation material (pdf 540 kb)


Keynote Addresses:

Ministry of Trade and Industry of Finland
Industries Department/Industrial Policy Division

Reima Sutinen, Senior Adviser
presentation material (pdf 20 kb)


Ministry of Industry and Natural Resources of the Republic of Karelia
Vladimir Yuryev, Vice Minister
presentation material (pdf 1 Mb) (in Russian)
presentation material (pdf 94 kb) (in English)

10.30 Coffee break

Challenges for pulp and paper industry in Finland
Aulis Ansaharju, Country Manager Finland, Stora Enso Ltd.
presentation material (pdf 1,8 Mb)

11.20 Company view on the precondition for forest sector investments
N.N., Russian forest company
11.40 Financing of forest sector investments in Northwest Russia
Juhani Numminen, Senior Adviser, Pulp, Paper and Forest Products Industries EBRD
presentation material (pdf 232 kb)
12.00 Discussion
12.30–13.00 Press briefing See the invitation (in Finnish)
12.30 Lunch

Group session 1: Wood Value Chains

Louhela Hall

Chairperson: Managing Director Keijo Mutanen, Joensuu Regional Development Company Ltd.
presentation material (pdf 60 kb)


At the outset of wood value chain - a few considerations of logging methodology in the Barents region

Director Markus Korhonen, ZAO "John Deere"

Maximum value from the wood chain

Sales Director Mikko Luikku, Pölkky Oy
presentation material (pdf 868 kb)

Role of a technology supplier in an investment project in wood processing

Nikita Sopotsko, Export Sales Russia, Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc.
presentation material: part I (pdf 256 kb) | part II (pdf 766 kb) | part III (pdf 1,8 Mb)


Role of Northern European forestry in the energy production chain
Head of Supplies Jari Nylen, Fortum
presentation material (pdf 1,29 Mb)


Coffee break


Quality of imported spruce and birch wood from the viewpoint of end users
Senior Researcher Henrik Heräjärvi, Finnish Forest Research Institute
presentation material (pdf 711 kb)

16.10 Public buildings from wood
Architect Antero Turkki, North Karelia University of Applied Sciences
presentation material (pdf 2,29 Mb)
16.30 Discussion

Group session 2: Challenges in Forest Management Planning and Wood Procurement

Halo Room

Chairperson: Director Ari Eini, Forestry Centre, Central Finland
presentation material (pdf 57 kb)

14.00 New innovations in forest management planning
Professor Tuula Nuutinen, Finnish Forest Research Institute
presentation material (pdf 804 kb)
14.30 Developing a new forest resource management database
Expert on Forest Management Planning Henry Schneider, Forestry Development Centre Tapio
presentation material (pdf 1,1 Mb)
14.50 Laser scanning
R&D Manager Pekka Savolainen, Blom Kartta Oy
presentation material (pdf 2 Mb)

The need for innovations in wood procurement
Research Director Lennart Rådström, Skogforsk
presentation material (pdf 3,54 Mb)

15.30 Coffee break

Technology manufacturer view
Development Director Hannu Kivelä, Ponsse Oyj
presentation material (pdf 1,8 Mb)

16.20 Entrepreneur and technology user view
Juha Korhonen, Sotkamet Ky
16.40 Discussion

Group session 3: Challenges for Education and Research

Korona Room

Chairperson: Professor Timo Karjalainen, Finnish Forest Research Institute
presentation material (pdf 69 kb)

14.00 Smoothing the peaks and troughs of labour demand as a research challenge
Researcher Juho Rantala, Finnish Forest Research Institute
14.30 How does forest research serve the forest sector development
Managing Director Christine Hagström-Näsi, Forest Cluster Ltd.
presentation material (pdf 703 kb)
15.00 An example of international expert education – Cross-Border University (CBU)
Vice-Dean Vadim Kostjukevich, Petrozavodsk State University, Forest Engineering Faculty
presentation material (pdf 274 kb)
15.20 Forest machine operator training
Principal Tommi Anttonen, North Karelia College for Further Education, Valtimo
presentation material (pdf 464 kb)
15.40 Coffee break

Experiences from forestry training in Northwest Russia with special focus in Republic of Karelia
General Director Avecgroup Erik Sollen, AVEC AB

presentation material (pdf 346 kb)

16.30 What can research offer to forest companies
Professor Vladimir Syunev, Petrozavodsk State University
presentation material (pdf 622 kb)
16.50 Discussion
18.00–18.15 Press briefing: Summary of the results of the seminar
Louhela Hall

19.00-21.00 Reception of the City of Joensuu

Town Hall (Rantakatu 20)

Hosts: Mayor Juhani Meriläinen, Member of the City Board, Forest Adviser Timo Puustinen and Director, International Relations, Janna Puumalainen

Friday, November 9th, 2007


Departure from
– hotel Islo
– hotel Vaakuna
– hotel Kimmel
09.00–09.30 Forest planning in Finnish private forests, Kontiolahti
Head of Forest Management Planning Kyösti Hassinen, Forest Centre North-Karelia
presentation material (pdf 215 kb)
Forest Planning Expert Juha Vornanen, Forest Centre North-Karelia
Forest Owner Jyrki Hyvärinen
09.45–10.45 Stora Enso logging site and camp-fire coffee
Regional Manager Sami Honkanen, Stora Enso
Harvesting Superintendent Pekka Markkanen, Stora Enso
11.00–12.00 Local district heating by bioenergy
Administrative Manager Urpo Hassinen, Eno Energy Cooperative
Production Manager, Tuomo Tanninen, Eno Energy Cooperative
12.30 Lunch, Holiday Centre of Haapalahti
13.30 Departure to Joensuu
Back in Joensuu approximately at 14.30


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