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online 27.5.-2.6.2021

Nova Scotia – Finland Forestry Bioeconomy Online Trade and Study Mission

This event is free of charge but requires a registration no later than May 27, 2021.



Further information


Seppo Rantala
Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Finland to Canada
seppo.rantala (at)


Annika Lipsanen-Brito
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland
annika.lipsanen-brito (at)

Business Finland in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland in Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia invite you to attend this two-day event focused on opportunities within the forest bioeconomy.

Goals of this online event include:

  • Expanding Finnish companies’ knowledge of the forestry sector and forest bioeconomy opportunities in Nova Scotia
  • Expanding Nova Scotia’s knowledge of best practices in forestry and exploring innovative technology applications and products in the forest bioeconomy of Finland
  • Exploring potential collaborations and business opportunities in 1-to-1 meetings
  • Creating a network to intensify trans-Atlantic business linkages.

Join us to learn about the forestry sector in Nova Scotia and its future transition plans. Learn also how Finland’s transition from traditional pulp and paper and wood manufacturing to a world-leading forestry bioeconomy has been made possible by co-operation of all stakeholders of forest value chain, and how factors from woodlot owners and research institutes to government and private companies have committed to reinventing the forestry sector.

In addition to the webinar, 1-to-1 meetings are organized between the participants to facilitate more direct discussions. We encourage you to use this unique opportunity and schedule meetings on the event platform for initial conversations that can lead to new cooperation.


Day 1 - Thursday, May 27, 2021
15.00-16.30 (EEST) Webinar: Finland as a Model of Success for Nova Scotia’s Forest Economy

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 2, 2021
15.00-16.30 (EEST) – Webinar: The Transformation of Nova Scotia’s Forestry Sector
16.30-18.00 (EEST) – The day will continue with online B2B matchmaking between Finnish and Canadian participants designed to continue knowledge transfer, as well as explore potential collaborations and business opportunities.

The webinar agenda will be updated on the event platform.