WFFC 2023 (time zone:EET,UTC+2)


Wednesday 15 February

Clarion Hotel Helsinki, Bysa Lobby, 3rd floor

Snacks, drinks and networking

Thursday 16 February

Clarion Hotel Helsinki Bysa 1-3, Clarion Hotel Helsinki Bysa 1-3,
3rd floor

8.00 AM -12.00



Tommi Sneck, Director, Koskisen Oy and Chairman of the Board, Finnish Sawmills

Tino Aalto, Managing Director, Finnish Sawmills


Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Opportunities and Challenges Within Forestry Sector Globally

Lauri Hetemäki, Professor of Practice, University of Helsinki

Global Economic Outlook

Heidi Schauman, Global Head of Research, Danske Bank


Coffee Break


Trading with China Beyond the 20th Communist Party Congress

Juuso Kaaresvirta, Senior Economist, Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies BOFIT

Softwood Market Outlook China

Anna Ni, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Russian Means to Support Exports

Markku Kangaspuro, Director, Aleksanteri Institute – Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Helsinki


Lunch, Kitchen & Table, 1st floor


1.00 PM – 4.00 PM


Russian Sawn Softwood Supply Outlook

Antti Koskinen, Manager, AFRY Management Consulting

PEFC, sustainable sourcing in a dynamic context

Michael Berger, Secretary General/CEO, PEFC

Softwood Market Outlook Estonia

Ivar Dembovski, Chairman of the Board, Raitwood

Market Outlook Central Europe with focus on Germany

Stephan Lang, CEO, Rettenmeier AG

Softwood Market Outlook France

Elodie Lavigne, Managing Director, Versowood France SARL

Softwood Market Outlook UK

Stephen Sabine, Director, Consolidated Timber Holdings


Coffee Break


Softwood Market Outlook Egypt

Ibrahim ElshalCEO and Purchasing Director, Elshal Timber

Softwood Market Outlook Japan

Shunya Kato, Managing Director, POLUS-TEC HELSINKI OY

North American Supply and Demand

Russ Taylor, President, RUSS TAYLOR GLOBAL – Wood Business & Market Consulting

Outlook of Finnish Sawmills and Closing of the day

Tino Aalto, Managing Director, Finnish Sawmills


Moderator and host: Anniina Kostilainen, Manager of Public Relations, Finnish Sawmills



7.00 PM – 11.30 PM Dinner

Clarion Hotel Helsinki Bysa 1-3, 3rd floor

Special Guest Star  Laura Voutilainen

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