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Helsinki 5.6.2019

Sustainable Materials Changing the World

Amanda Meeting Venue
Eteläesplanadi 8
00130 Helsinki

Register to "Sustainable materials changing the world" 14-15.45

Register to "Circular forerunners - don't miss this!" networking event 16.00-18.30


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Pia Qvintus
pia.qvintus (at)

World Circular Economy Forum presents the world's best circular economy solutions and will bring together the key thinkers and doers from around the world.

Sustainable materials offer huge business potential in solving the global challenges. The Networking Afternoon showcases Finland's most promising sustainable materials including innovative bio-based materials replacing plastics and new solutions for textiles and packaging. 


14:00 Doors Open

14:15 Revolution of Circular Economy - Mr. Pertti Korhonen, Chairman of the Board, Business Finland; Board Professional, Industrial Advisor, Investor

14:25 Bright Future of Sustainable Materials - Mr. Jussi Manninen, Executive Vice President, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

14.35 Why Finland, great potential for bio and circular economy - Mr. Antti Aumo, Executive Director, Invest in Finland, Business Finland

14:45 Sustainable Materials - company pitches

  • Fortum Bio2X biorefinery – high value products from biomass
  • Metsä Group Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill concept
    • Case: Textile Fiber Manufacturing
  • Paptic – New material to replace paper and plastics in packaging
  • Spinnova – The sustainable Fibre company
  • Biodegradable and microplastic free Sulapac© materials – unlimited design possibilities from packaging to hangers
  • Infinited Fiber Company – the change agent of good fashion business

15:45 Event ends

Circular forerunners - don’t miss this


15:45 Registration
16:00 Keynote; As climate change becomes a climate emergency, Zero Waste Scotland chief executive Iain Gulland describes how we can help to avert the crisis by accelerating progress on the circular economy from local level to national and global

16:15 Networking

  • One-to-One meetings (via Brello app which will be opened two weeks prior the event)
  • Thematic areas for open networking hosted by: 
      • Funding & investing: Jussi Hattula and Matti Kangas, Tesi; Nikki Kapp, Circularity Capital; Helvi Väisänen, Ilmari Absetz & Heini Günther, Business Finland 
      • Circular Business Tools: Jyri Arponen, Sitra; Leena Huotari, Petri Lehtipuu & Maija Vaismaa, Laatukeskus
      • Startup acceleration: Frederik van Deurs, Green Innovation Group
      • Platform and sharing economy: Maria Antikainen, VTT 
      • Sustainable materials: Maija Pohjakallio, VTT ; Pia Qvintus, Business Finland
  • Background music by Circular Economy DJ OW 
  • Food and drinks

18:30 Event ends