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Business Forum

Business Forum will be arranged at Messukeskus Helsinki 29 May. At Business Forum you will find the most interesting and effective speakers from Finland and from abroad. All presentations are in English.


  • Early bird € 270 (before 1 March)
  • Standard Price € 300 (after 1 March)
  • For students and startups -50 %

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Business Forum 29th May

12:00 Coffee and refreshments

12:30 Chair´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
  • Susanne Oste, Vice President, Innovation and Sustainability, Sappi Europe
  • Junai Maharaj, CEO, Buckman
  • Jouko Karvinen

16:25 Chair´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