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Helsinki 22.5.2024

Latin America's Sustainable Future: Mining & Energy

Date: Wednesday 22 May, 2024 at 9:00-11:00 (EEST)


Venue: Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, 00180 Helsinki


This event is free of charge but requires registration via the link below.


Register by 21 May

Further information

Natalia Araujo
Senior Advisor, Brazil
natalia.araujo (at)

Roberto Requejo
Senior Advisor, Andean Region
roberto.requejo (at)

Daphne Wang
Project Manager, Delegations (at)

Join us for "Latin America's Sustainable Future: Mining & Energy," an insightful event delving into the dynamic landscape of sustainable practices in the mining and energy sectors across Latin America.

The event will serve as a platform to explore the intersection of industry innovations, environmental considerations, and economic opportunities in the region.

This event brings together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss key topics shaping the region's sustainable future. From the reasoning behind Neste's strategic entry into the Latin American market to a thorough presentation about energy trends, delivered by one of Brazil’s leading energy companies, participants will gain valuable insights into the region's evolving landscape. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to connect with Business Finland’s network of Senior Advisors in Latin America and the other event participants.


  • 9:00 Opening words and updates from Latin America, Heidi Virta, Director and Head of Region Latin America – Business Finland
  • 9:10 Keynote speech – why and how Neste decided to enter Latin American market speaker, Aino-Maria Pöyhiä-Koskinen, Business Development Manager, Feedstock & Asset Development at Neste
  • 9:20 Energy trends in Brazil, Bruno Noronha, Executive Manager, Energy Planning – Auren Energia, Thomás Botelho, Executive Manager, Valuation, Portfolio and RDI – Auren Energia
  • 9:35 Q&A
  • 9:50 Mining Panel discussion, Finnish companies & Stakeholders (TBC), Moderated by Mikko Salonen 
  • 10:30 Networking  

Who should attend?

This event is targeted for Finnish companies of all sizes on the mining and energy sectors.