FBI DAY 2023 - Growing New Branches in Forest-based Industry

FBI Day is back!

The popular FBI Day (Forest-based Industries) brings together the current and future forest industry professionals, this time in Radisson Blu, Oulu on January 25th, 2023. The practical arrangements will be taken care by Oulu University’s Process Engineering Guild.

Preliminary programme:

12.30 Welcome words
Antti Lindqvist, Managing Director, Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association

12.35 Novel solutions for sustainable future: The role of wood-based products
Marjaana Suorsa, Manager, Innovation policy, Finnish Forest Industries’ Federation

13.00 Innovation case studies: Chairs and buildings from mountains of lignin: Case LignoSphere
Alexander Henn, Head of R&D, LignoSphere, Aalto University

It’s time for the textile industry to lose its virginity: Case Infinited Fiber Company
Raimo Kaunismäki, Project Director, Infinited Fiber Company

13.45 Keynote: Renewable Growth Begins in the Forest
Annica Bresky, President and CEO, Stora Enso

14.15 Coffee and networking

15.30 Wood U Innovate – Innovation contest for university students
Donika Morina, Project Manager, Finnish Forest Products Engineers' Association

15.45 Panel discussion on future competence needs in forest industry
Moderator: Simo Kekäläinen

Raili Koponen, Development Director, Metsä Fibre
Airi Antikainen, Product Owner, ANDRITZ
Päivi Viitaharju, Head of Bioproduct Engineering Degree Programme, TAMK
Erkki Laitinen, M.Sc. student, Oulu University

16.30 Exhibition and networking

18.00 Buffet dinner

20.30 After party

The program is in English and the event is free of charge. Join us for a productive career day full of networking! 

Registration is now closed.

Tapahtuma on jo alkanut ja ilmoittautuminen tapahtumaan on päättynyt.


25.1.2023 12:30 – 25.1.2023 21:00


Radisson Blu, Oulu