Green Economy Business Summit, 8 June 2022

08.06.2022

Green Economy Business Summit 2022 opens up the green economy from a business perspective. At the event there will be discussions on how to ensure adequate economic well-being while reducing the burden on the environment. The Green Economy Business Summit, aimed at corporate management and stakeholders and organized for the first time, will be held on Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.

08:30–09:00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

09:00–09:10 OPENING WORDS

Mika Aalto, Director General, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland

9:10–9:30 KEYNOTE

CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY – A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF GROWTH

Jyrki Katainen, President, Sitra

9:30–9:50 KEYNOTE

CHEMICALS INDUSTRY, GREEN TRANSITION AND RESILIENCE FOR THE EU ECONOMY

Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Industry and Internal Market (Video presentation)
Kristin Schreiber, Director at the European Commission who leads the Directorate Ecosystems: Chemicals, Food, Retail, Health in DG GROW, the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (Answers questions)

9:50–10:40 PANEL DISCUSSION

HOW TO REACH SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE NEUTRALITY AT COMPANY LEVEL

Salla Roni-Poranen, Managing Director, Borealis Polymers Ltd
Jussi Manninen, Executive Vice President, Carbon Neutral Solutions, VTT
Mike Parkington, Home Care Chief R&D Officer, Unilever
Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO, Metsä Group Oy
Moderator: Katri Makkonen, Journalist

10:40–10:50 CLOSING REMARKS

Maarit Lindström, Chief Economist/ Director, Finnish Forest Industries

11:00–12:00 COFFEE AND NETWORKING

12:00 CLOSING THE EVENT

The Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre organises the event in co-operation with operators within the industry; the ChemBio Finland event with Finnish Chemical Societies, Finnish Bioindustries FIB and The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and the PulPaper event with Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association.

 

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