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On day two of the Stakeholder Dialogue we will leave the conference room and head out into the Finnish countryside.

Getting out of the hotel and into the forest will give us the perfect opportunity to learn more about some of the advanced wood harvesting technologies currently leading the way in Finland.

We will also get a first-hand introduction to family-owned and small-scale forestry in Finland, along with the management of PEFC group certification.

Not to mention enjoying the traditional food and culture of Finland!

The field trip at a glance

As the program comes to a close on Thursday we’ll jump on a bus and head into central Finland. We will all stay the night in the Verso Hotel in the beautiful city of Jyväskylä.

Friday will begin in the forest as we continue to discover new and emerging technologies. We will be focusing on sustainable forest management, regional group certification and Finnish nature.

For lunch, we will enjoy traditional Finnish made from local materials at Varjola restaurant!

Then it will be time for the highlight of the field trip, a visit to the brand new Äänekoski mill, the first next-generation bioproduct mill Aanekoski mill in the world.

Totalling 1.2 billion EUR, the investment in Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill is the largest in the history of the Finnish forest industry.

Production at the mill is designed to be resource efficient. Annual pulp production in Äänekoski, which currently totals around 0.5 million tonnes, will increase to 1.3 million tonnes.

The bioproduct mill will diversify the structure of the Finnish forest economy and bioeconomy and expand their product selection through high-added-value products.

Important information

Arrival in Helsinki: We will leave the mill at around 14:30 and head back to Helsinki. We will stop off at Helsinki airport on the way (about 18:30) before arriving at the Scandic Park Helsinki hotel at 19:00.

Clothing: As it is November in Finland, the weather may be both cold and wet. Please make sure you bring warm clothes (including hat, scarf and gloves), a waterproof jacket and outdoor shoes (we'll be walking in a forest, and there won't be any paths!).

Don't delay, register now!

Register Now 2The cost of the fieldtrip is included in the Stakeholder Dialogue Pass (200 EUR, plus 9.90 EUR registration). This includes one night in the Verso hotel (with breakfast), dinner Thursday evening and lunch on Friday.

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