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Webinar 16.01.2023

Smart Forestry from Finland

New date for the event: 16 January 2023 9:00-10:45 (EET) // 15:00-16:45 (MYT)


Venue: Teams

Join us for an opportunity to hear and learn about wood from Finland and how Finnish smart forestry could transform the sector through precision forestry.

Register by January 15 2023

Further Information

Mr. Mohamed Farid 
Senior Advisor, Business Finland
mohamed.farid (at)

Ms. Anni Ståhle

Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland

anni.stahle (at)



Ms. Daphne Wang

Project Manager, Business Finland (at)

Business Finland, the Embassy of Finland in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian Timber Council organize a webinar introducing Smart Forestry from Finland on 16 January 2023. 

Finland is one of the global superpowers in digitalization and forestry. The new, digital innovations are offering new solutions for the transformation of the industry – to increase the efficiency and safety as well as to offer real-time, accurate and evidence-based decision-making tools.


9:00 (15:00 MYT)  Welcome Remarks by H.E. Sami Leino, Ambassador of Finland in Kuala Lumpur

9:05 (15:05 MYT) Remarks by Noraihan Abdul Rahman, CEO of Malaysia Timber Council

9:10 (15:10 MYT) Presentation by Azhar Ahmad, Director of Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia 

9:15 (15:15 MYT) Presentation by Dr Wan Mohd Shukri, Director of Forestry and Environment, FRIM

9:25 (15:25 MYT) Presentation by Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) – Eero Mikkola

9:40 (15:40 MYT) Finnish Smart Forestry – Sakari Karppinen, Business Finland

9:55 (15:55 MYT) Smart Forestry Export Booster 2023-2024 – Elina Puszkarzewicz, Business Finland

10:00 (16:00 MYT) Presentations by:

  • Arbonaut  – Tuomo Kauranne, President
  • Risutec  –  Henri Syvänen, Sales Manager 
  • VTT  –  Jukka Miettinen, Senior Scientist
  • Avant Wood – Matthias Gelber, Brand Ambassador
  • AFRY  – Jussi Rasinmäki, Head of Smart Forestry

10:40 (16:40 MYT)  Q&A

10:45 (16:45 MYT) End of Program

The success of the forest industry is important for Finland, as forest industry products account for about a fifth of Finland’s exports. The forest industry’s existing products will continue to be the basis for business operations for years to come, as new generations of paper, packaging and wood products are continuously developed. New bioeconomy products and new business will be created alongside existing products. The bioeconomy generates new companies, jobs and prosperity.