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Virtual pre-PulPaper forestry industry event introduces six themes and offers four keynote speeches on April 29

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Virtual pre-PulPaper forestry industry event introduces six themes and offers four keynote speeches on April 29

March 18, 2021 - 04:20
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HELSINKI, March 18, 2021 (Press Release) -The forest industry’s PulPaper rescheduled to March next year and Virtual pre-PulPaper will be organised this spring on 29 April 2021. The online event, free for visitors, interestingly opens up the themes of next year’s event and offers four keynote speeches.

At the virtual pre-PulPaper, stunning keynote speeches are given and forest industry topics are opened up through six themes. The themes are: IT and Automation, Environment and Sustainability, Safety and Risk Management, New Products from Biomass, Efficiency and Packaging Solutions. PulPaper 2022 will return to these themes.

The event will be opened by AFRY’s keynote speech Towards sustainable biorefineries with increased efficiency and digital solutions. The second keynote speech at the event, CircleToZero, will be given by Director Lauri Pehu-Lehtonen from Andriz. The event will also feature a keynote speech by Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group, on Kemi bioproduct mill strengthening Metsä Group’s forerunner position in sustainable bioeconomy and ABB Ability™’s Global Product Manager John Schroeders Data Optimization Strategies for Enhanced Analytics Applications and Advanced Controls for Papermaking.

In addition to the keynote speeches, each theme has a few speeches, among others in the IT and Automation theme Valmet Vice President Jari Almi’s Intelligent Control Space, in the Environment and Sustainability theme Kemira Vice President Sampo Lahtinen’s Sustainable Chemical Platform for Paper and Board and in the New products from biomass theme Business Development Director Pia Qvintus’ presentation Spinnova - Sustainable Textile Material Company.

In connection with the event, the annual meeting of the Forest Products Engineers Association will also be organised and the winner of the New Wood competition will be announced. The competition seeks wood-based solutions to global challenges. Six finalists have advanced to the finals of the competition. Pre-PulPaper will launch the Pulpaper Award competition of the Finnish Fair Foundation. The award will be given in the autumn.

The online event highlights internationality

Messukeskus and its partners now offer a virtual meeting place for companies and professionals in the field. In 2018, the international PulPaper event was attended by exhibitors from 28 different countries and visitors from 50 countries. The scheduling of an international virtual event takes into account participants following the program globally in different time zones, who can participate in the discussion via the message wall. The online event allows appointments to be arranged between companies and clients. There will be a lot to learn from the international online event this year and the lessons will be put to good use in the 2022 event.

” The big leaps in organising online events will certainly be visible next year, so that in addition to the event held at Messukeskus, the event can also be followed online in some respects. In the future, professional events will be hybrid events,” believes Marcus Bergström, in charge of the event, from Messukeskus. “Online events are not a substitute for face-to-face encounters and networking on site but allow for easy participation from around the world.”

The Virtual pre-PulPaper will be organised as an online event on Thursday, 29 April, 2021.Visitors can register for the event free of charge at

Messukeskus’ partner in organising PulPaper is the Forest Products Engineers Association.

PulPaper 2022 will be held at Messukeskus on 29-31 March, 2022 at the same time as ChemBio Finland and the Helsinki Chemicals Forum, an international expert seminar on chemical safety.