The theme of the forest industry’s international PulPaper 2022 event is Building Tomorrow’s Bioeconomy. The PulPaper event, free of charge for professionals in the field, introduces company presentations at Future Square. Forest industry companies such as Stora Enso, Metsä Group, UPM, and Sappi meet their customers and present their products in the exhibition area and host programmes at the Future Square. The PulPaper Conference and the Green Economy Business Summit, which both require a separate entrance ticket, will also be organized in connection with the event. Excursions to VTT, Bioruukki, and UPM Kymi will be arranged on 6th June.
“The events are very important for professionals within the trade. After a long break, we want to organise a meeting place where the visitors have the possibility to study the development within the branch, new products, and information,” said Business Manager Marcus Bergström from Messukeskus. “The forest industry event PulPaper 2022 was postponed from March to June to make networking opportunities better. We are now looking forward to the upcoming event.”
New Green Economy Business Summit
The Green Economy Business Summit on 8th June is targeted towards corporate management and stakeholders. The programme has been compiled in co-operation with the forest-based and chemical industries. The keynote Circular bioeconomy – a sustainable source of growth is presented by President of Sitra Jyrki Katainen. The other keynote is held by Commissioner for Industry and Internal Market Thierry Breton from the EU Commission. Breton’s keynote deals with sustainability and climate change and is a video presentation. Breton will be introduced by Kristin Schreiber, Director at the European Commission who leads the Directorate Ecosystems in DG GROW. The Summit also presents an interesting panel discussion on the topic How to reach sustainability and climate neutrality at company level with Director General Ilkka Hämälä from Metsä Group, Managing Director Salla Roni-Poranen from Borealis Polymers, Executive Vice President Jussi Manninen from VTT, and Home Care Chief R&D Officer Mike Parkingtonfrom Unileveras panelists.
Meet startup companies at PulPaper
The startup competition on 8 June 2022 looks for the most promising and potential growth companies in the forest bioeconomy field. The PulPaper Award will be presented to a Finnish company that has developed an innovation that produces a positive image for the forest bioeconomy industry and from which an internationally significant product or service can be developed. At its best, the solution also opens up new perspectives in the forest bioeconomy sector. The winner receives a EUR5,000 award funded by the Finnish Fair Foundation.
The New Wood project at the event
New Wood has its own stand at PulPaper. The goal of the New Wood project is to increase awareness of the wood-based bioeconomy; highlighting new and existing products and solutions, exploring their impact on society and offering expert perspectives on the outlook for this innovative industry. Comprising more than 20 Finnish organisations, New Wood is a community that promotes the wood-based bioeconomy and provides information to influencers and political decision-makers about the significance and value of wood-based products. The New Wood product 2022 will be announced at PulPaper Future Square on 7th June.
Visitors can register for the PulPaper event free of charge at www.pulpaper.fi.
Messukeskus organizes the PulPaper 2022 event in cooperation with The Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association. ChemBio Finland and Helsinki Chemicals Forum will be organized at the same time by Messukeskus. ChemBio Finland is arranged in cooperation with the Finnish Chemical Societies, Finnish Bioindustries FIB and the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland.