Wednesday 17 December

Theme 4: The future of the global forest-based sector: which role for Russia?

Moderator of the day: Mr. Kenneth Munson, Forest Director, EMEA, International Paper

Sub-theme: The emerging forest-based sector: drivers, trends markets and products

9:00

Understanding the future of the forest-based sector: global drivers, trends and markets ( presentation )
Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, EFI

9:30

Emerging opportunities for wood-based products ( presentation )
Mr. Harri Välimäki, the Joensuu Science Park

9:50

Forest Biorefinery developments ( presentation)
Ms. Sirpa Välimaa, Technical Customer Service Dissolving Pulp, Stora Enso

10:10

Discussion

10:30

Coffee

11:00

Rethinking the role of forest-based sector services ( presentation)
Ms. Päivi Pelli, University of Eastern Finland

11:20

Non-market forest services: from values to payments ( presentation)
Dr.Irina Prokofieva Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC)

11:40

Discussion

12:00

Lunch

Sub-theme: The emerging forest-based sector: drivers, trends, markets and products

13:00

Russian economy in transition: What can be expected towards 2020? ( presentation)
Mr. Vesa Korhonen , Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)

13:20

Future prospects of the Russian forest sector ( presentation)
Mr. Fedor Grabar, International Paper

13.40

Results of the EBRD’s Russian Forest Policy Dialogue study ( presentation)
Mr. Petteri Pihlajamäki, Pöyry Management Consulting Oy

14:00

Panel discussion on potentials and challenges of the Russian forest sector
Panellists: Mr. Vesa Korhonen, Mr. Fedor Grabar, Mr. Petteri Pihlajamäki, Dr. Elena Kulikova

15:00

Coffee

15:30-18:00

Vision for forest-based bioeconomy in the Joensuu region
Mr. Harri Välimäki, the Joensuu Science Park (presentation)

Introduction to wood construction in Joensuu; the Joensuu Areena
Mr. Timo Pakarinen, Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Visit to the Joensuu Areena

Final discussion