Business Forum 29th May


12:00 Coffee and refreshments

12:30 Chairperson´s opening remarks
André Noël Chaker

12:35 KEYNOTE: The turnaround story of the forest industry
Jussi Pesonen, CEO, UPM

13:05 Packaging & Circularity – changed consumer habits and expectations
Allan Dickner, Acting Packaging Development Manager, IKEA

13:35 What are the new trends and future of packaging?
Nathalie Ahlström, High Performance Laminates, Vice President, Amcor

14:05 Q&A & Discussion

14:15 Coffee break & networking

15:00 Innovating towards a smarter future
Bruce Oreck, Executive in Residence, Aalto University

15:30 DISCUSSION: Leading change

Moderator: André Noël Chaker


  • Anssi Vanjoki, Professor of Practice, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Junai Maharaj, CEO, Buckman
  • Birgitta Sunblad, Director, Bioeoconomy Division, RISE
  • Jouko Karvinen

16:25 Chairpersons´s closure

16:30 Afterwork at Future Square

Enjoy drinks, snacks, and music with your colleagues in the hall area!

19:00 End of day


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