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Berlin, Germany 21.11.2023

Sustainable Wood Construction from Finland & Germany

An exclusive networking event


Date: Tuesday 21 November, 2023 at 9:00-14:30 (UTC +1)


Venue: The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin 


This event is free of charge but requires registration via the link below. Kindly note that there is a limited number of spots.  

Register here

Further Information 

Ms. Hannele Halmetoja

Senior Advisor, Business Finland Germany

hannele.halmetoja (at)


Mr. Alexi Wahlroos

Advisor, Business Finland Germany

alexi.wahlroos (at)

Get inspired by architectural trends from Finland and Germany, learn about frameworks and conditions for wood construction from Finnish and German experts, and meet key players in the field of sustainable wood construction.

EU directives and government targets for carbon neutrality have created new requirements for sustainability in buildings. Consequently, wood – and its potential climate-friendly and resource-efficient construction – is increasingly receiving attention in the building and architecture sectors.

The event will feature

  • Keynotes: Wood Construction: Challenges and Chances. Learn about regulatory frameworks and conditions for wood construction in Finland and Germany from Finnish and German experts.
  • Best practice: Current architectural trends and outstanding wood construction projects will be presented by selected Finnish and German keynote speakers.
  • Networking lunch: Get to know stakeholders of the wood construction sector in an exciting venue: The Felleshus, the cultural center and event venue of the five Nordic embassies (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) in Berlin.
  • Exclusive 1:1 meetings: You will have the chance to speak directly to participating Finnish companies. We offer the option to book individual short meetings to take place after the lunch. You can choose this option when registering for the event.


  • 09:00 Registration and coffee
  • 09:30 Opening words from the Finnish Embassy and Business Finland: : Ms. Katariina Tanhua-Tyrkkö, I. Embassy Secretary, Economic and Trade Policy, Embassy of Finland in Berlin
  • 09:35 Keynote presentations on regulatory frameworks and conditions for wood construction in Finland and Germany (“best policy”)
    • Ms. Barbara Pfister, Dipl. Ing., Architect, Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection, Baden-Württemberg
    • Mr. Petri Heino, Program director, Ministry of the Environment: From national policies to European Collaboration
    • Dr. Matti Kuittinen, Professor of Sustainable Construction at Aalto University, Helsinki: Wood and climate policies in construction
    • Mr. Josef Egle, Dipl.-Ing., Sachverständigenbüro Josef Egle: Cycle of materials in solid woodhouse construction - properties and obstacles
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Keynote presentations on current architectural trends and inspiring projects from the field of wood construction (“best practices”)
    • Ms. Aylin Lundius, M. A. Architecture, Scharabi Architects, Berlin
    • Mr. Anssi Lassila, Architect, Founder and Director of OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, Professor of Contemporary Architecture (POP), Oulu School of Architecture
  • 11:40 Company presentations (participating Finnish companies)
  • 12:15 Networking lunch
  • 13:15 Pre-arranged one-to-one meetings
  • 14:30 End of event

Moderator: Ms. Katharina Metz, EINSATEAM

Finnish participants