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Online 3.10.2023

How to tackle maritime decarbonisation: Overview on French–Finnish cooperation

Date: Tuesday 3 October, 2023 at 9:30-11:30 (Helsinki time) // 8:30-10:30 (Paris time)


Venue: Teams

Register by 2 October

Further Information 

Ms. Marine Devos

Senior Advisor, Business Finland France

marine.devos (at)



Ms. Daphne Wang

Project Manager, Business Finland (at)

Maritime transport is globally increasing and accounts for a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions: 1,056 million tonnes of CO2 in 2018, or around 2.89% of total global anthropogenic CO2 emissions for the same year.

Like in many other countries, French and Finnish marine industries are therefore committed to decrease emissions as well as to contribute in reducing their logistics and industrial ecosystems’ footprint.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about both countries’ roadmaps towards decarbonisation within the maritime industry,
  • Hear about ongoing projects in France and in Finland, which may become opportunities for potential collaborations,
  • Listen to Finnish and French maritime companies’ feedback and experience in providing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Preliminary program

  • Introduction to Finnish road map and Finland’s commitment towards maritime decarbonization
  • Introduction to French road map and France’s commitment towards maritime decarbonization
  • Project mapping in France
  • Project mapping in Finland
  • Feedback from Finnish and French companies
  • Q&A


  • Mr. Matti Anttonen, Ambassador of Finland in France
  • Mr. Eero Hokkanen ,  Ministry of Transport and Communications - Ministerial Adviser
  • Mr. Kenneth Widell , Wärtsilä – Sr. Project Manager, Smart Technology Hub
  • Ms. Sveta Ukkonen, Neste – Head of Marine Fuels
  • DGAMPA: French Under Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs
  • GICAN: French Maritime Industry Federation
  • Sofresid Engineering – Sales Director, Mr Pascal Gaior
  • Dreamteam Aero – Electro Solar Aluminium Shipbuilding, Mr Alexis Synodinos
  • Oria Marine Technology (Zodiac Milpro group) – CEO, Mr Aymeric de Cagny
  • Neste - change of speaker, Venla Luomanen, Account Manager, Neste
  • Auramarine OY, CEO John Bergman
  • DGAMPA, Head of Maritime Transport innovation and decarbonization project Emmanuel Vullierme

This webinar is arranged by Business Finland in cooperation with GICAN (French trade Association representing the shipbuilding sector).