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Main stage programme April 10-11

The Main stage programme at Pulp & Beyond is full of fantastic speakers and topics. Below you can explore the top speakers we especially don’t want you to miss out!
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April 10 GRAND OPENING: Petteri Taalas – Climate change, and sources and sinks behind it

Petteri Taalas, Director General, The Finnish Meteorological Institute

Opening remarks by Katja Metsäranta, PI Chairperson, Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association, and a keynote speech from Petteri Taalas.

April 10 Panel discussion: Towards carbon zero pulp & paper industry

Michael Carus, Founder nova-institute and Executive Manager of the Renewable Carbon Initiative & Petri Vasara, Dr. Tech., Vice President, AFRY.

Viewpoints on carbon zero targets and forest industries’ opportunities & challenges in achieving carbon neutrality.

April 10 Keynote: Paula Lehtomäki – Role of EU-policies in global responsibility

Paula Lehtomäki, CEO, Finnish Forest Industries Federation

What has EU achieved in global responsibility and what are EU Commission’s policy priorities in the future? How EU acknowledges the role of forest sector in EU’s green transition?

April 11 Keynote: Risto E. J. Penttilä – Prospects on global economy

Risto E.J. Penttilä, CEO, Nordic West Office

Prospects on global economy and politics – what’s next?

April 11 World Bioeconomy Forum WBF Roundtable session: Bioproducts as investments – Drivers and obstacles

Panel discussion with:

Bernardita Araya, CMPC Ventures Manager
Petri Hakanen, CTO, UPM
Christian Orglmeister, Executive Director for New Bio-Businesses, Strategy and Digital Tech, Suzano
Peep Pitk, CEO, OÜ Fibenol
Dirk Carrez, Executive Director, Bio-based Industries Consortium


April 11 Keynote: Michael Strobl – Innovations driving the company culture

Michael Strobl, Director Innovation, Product Development & Technical Services, Innovation, Product Development & Technical Services, MM BOARD & PAPER GmbH

Driving responsibility and sustainable company growth with innovations – Case: MM Alaska Barrier Grease

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