FTP Annual Conference 2019

Date: 09:00-17:00h, 27 November 2019

Location: Dipoli, Aalto University, Espoo (Helsinki)


Please find below the videos of the speeches, presentations and panel discussions:


1. WelcomeTimo Jaatinen, Director General, Finnish Forest Industries Federation

​2. Keynote SpeechLena Ek, Chair of the Board of FTP, Chair of the Board of Södra

3. The Commission’s Vision for a Climate-Neutral Europe by 2050Peter Handley, Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission

​4. Launching SIRA 2030Johan Elvnert, Managing Director, FTP
5. Are you a Changemaker?Roope Mokka, Co-founder Demos Helsinki and the Peloton Club
6. How can we support change?Hannele Arvonen, President and CEO, Sveaskog
7. How can we support change?Kristiina Kruus, Dean, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University
8. How can we support change?Tomasz Calikowski, DG RTD Healthy Planet, European Commission
9. Panel discussion: How can we support change?
10. Concrete jungle or forest cityAndreja Kutnar, Director InnoRenew CoE, author
11. Concrete jungle or forest cityEmil Engelund-Thybring, Postdoc at University of Copenhagen
12. Q&A: Concrete jungle or forest city
13. Capturing Carbon for good UseHeinz Felder, Senior Vice President, Stora Enso
14. A forest-fashion statementPia Qvintus, Business Development Director, Spinnova
15. Feeding forests with amino acidsTorgny Näsholm, Professor at SLU, Marcus Wallenberg Prize laureate, Entrepreneur
16. Making a living from the “wild” economyEnrico Vidale, Wild Product Specialist, ETIFOR
17. Conference conclusions – Peter Mayer, Chairman of FTP Advisory Committee, Director of Austrian Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape

Foresight 20/20 as the European forest-based sector launches its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SIRA) 2030

While European forests continue to grow at an exponential rate, pressure grows on European policymakers to take the lead to prevent climate change. Large industry sectors, recognizing this challenge, are scrambling to set out their roadmaps for 2050.

Yet, what if we told you there is one sector that is ahead of the pack? A sector ambitious enough to fast forward its vision ten years? What if we told you this sector is one of Europe’s oldest and most experienced? Europe’s homegrown forest-based sector.

Are you a change-maker?

With a mission to achieve the 10 FTP Vision Targets by 2040, SIRA 2030 identifies the challenges that require significant efforts in research and innovation. It unites the efforts of leaders from industry, forestry and academia in further actions. It is also of help to policymakers and funding providers at both the EU and national levels, to support our efforts and enable Europe’s circular bioeconomy transition towards a better future for all.

Join us!