PulPaper 2022 to enable networking with paper manufacturers

About 250 exhibitors will participate in the three-day PulPaper 2022, to be held on 7-9 June 2022. The programme for the leading international event for the forest industry consists of the PulPaper Conference, the new Green Economy Business Summit, and a wide range of presentations.

30 Mar 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

The theme of PulPaper 2022 is Building Tomorrow’s Bioeconomy. At the event, free of charge for professionals in the field, forest industry companies such as Stora Enso, Metsä Group, UPM, and Sappi will meet their customers and present their products.

“The events are very important for professionals within the trade. After a long break, we want to organise a meeting place where the visitors have the possibility to study the development within the branch, new products, and information,” Marcus Bergström, business manager from Messukeskus, said. “The event was postponed from March to June to make networking opportunities better. We are now looking forward to the upcoming event.”

The themes of the PulPaper Conference are IT and automation, environment and sustainability, safety and risk management, new textile products, efficiency, and packaging solutions. The conference will open with three keynote speeches. The first keynote will be presented by Hannu Kasurinen, executive vice-president, packaging materials division at Stora Enso. The topic of the second keynote is sustainability leading company strategy and will be presented by Riikka Joukio, director corporate responsibility and public relations at Kesko. Executive vice-president, head of management consulting Roland Lorenz from AFRY is the third keynote speaker on the topic of changes in consumer behaviour following the Covid pandemic. After the opening speeches, the conference will continue in two parallel sessions with three topical expert presentations on each of the six themes. 

The Green Economy Business Summit on 8 June is targeted towards corporate management and stakeholders. The programme has been compiled in co-operation with the forest-based and chemical industries. The keynote circular bioeconomy – a sustainable source of growth will be presented by president of Sitra, Jyrki Katainen. 

The startup competition on 8 June 2022 looks for the most promising and potential growth companies in the forest bioeconomy field. The PulPaper Award will be presented to a Finnish company that has developed an innovation that produces a positive image for the forest bioeconomy industry and from which an internationally significant product or service can be developed. At its best, the solution also opens up new perspectives in the forest bioeconomy sector. The winner receives a 5000 euros award funded by the Finnish Fair Foundation.