Save the date - Prospects and Developments of Forest Industry in Brazil and Finland
8:30 AM08:30

Save the date - Prospects and Developments of Forest Industry in Brazil and Finland

Time:                 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 08:30 - 11:00 hrs

Venue:              Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Helsinki Hall, Kalevankatu 12, 2nd floor, Helsinki
Registration:    Via this LINK, the latest on Friday, August 24 at 12 noon - register now!

The event is offered free of charge but requires pre-registration. The seminar language is English.

Please join us to discuss the prospects and developments of forest industry in Brazil and Finland with specialists from both countries. We are happy to have in our event as a keynote speaker, a respected forest industry expert from Brazil, Dr. Ivan Tomaselli, President of STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda and Vice President of Technology and Development of the Brazilian Association of the Mechanically Processed Timber – ABIMCI. In his presentation, Mr. Tomaselli will highlight e.g. the current and future plans and needs of forest cultivation and plantation in Brazil, and potential cooperation with Finnish forest industry operators and companies.  Please find enclosed the CV of Dr. Tomaselli.

Draft program:

  • Remarks by Ms. Kirsi Seppäläinen, Chair of the Finnish-Latin American Trade Association
  • Economic outlook of Brazil by H.E.  Mr. Antonio Francisco Da Costa e Silva Neto, Ambassador of Brazil to Finland
  • Future outlook of the Brazilian forest sector by Dr. Ivan Tomaselli, President, STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda
  • Presentation by Mr. Petteri Pihlajamäki, Director, Pöyry Management Consulting Oy

The event is co-organized by the Finnish-Latin American Trade Association, Business Finland, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network and Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Anne Hatanpää, Liaison Manager, Finland Chamber of Commerce,
Ms. Johanna Marin-Hyppönen, Senior Advisor, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce,

Ms. Leena Sipilä, Senior Business Event Specialist, Business Finland,


Ivan Tomaselli - STCP
Mr. Ivan Tomaselli has a BSc and MSc in Forestry from the Federal University of Paraná - Brazil, and a PhD from Melbourne University - Australia. Currently he is the President of STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda, a consulting, engineering and management firm, and Vice President of Technology and Development of the Brazilian Association of the Mechanically Processed Timber – ABIMCI.
As a consultant, he works with aspects related to the forest industry, market, energy, strategic developments and policies. His work has supported companies, governments and international organizations including FAO, ITTO, UNFF, World Bank, BID, ITC and  others. 
Has over 250 papers published in Brazil and other countries, and recently published a book on Project Management. He was responsible for the CB31 (Timber Products Committee) of the Brazilian Standards Association – ABNT and a Professor of the Forestry Faculty of the Federal University of Parana from 1977 to 2010. During this period was involved with the BSc, MSc and PhD programs. At the University, he also coordinated the Post-Graduation Course in Forestry and the BSc Course of Industrial Wood Industry Engineering.

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Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise: 27 septembre et Monsieur Marcus Rantala


Jeudi 27 septembre 2018

Nous avons le grand plaisir de vous annoncer que nous organisons un déjeuner avec Monsieur Marcus Rantala le jeudi 27 septembre à 12h30 au Cercle Suédois.

Notre invité nous parlera de l'avenir de la Finlande et des développements attendus à Helsinki, de sa vision sur l'Europe et la France.

Quelles sont les possibilités pour une coopération plus profonde entre la France et la Finlande ? 

Le débat sera modéré par Monsieur Jean-Pierre Beaudoin

Marcus Rantala  est un politicien finlandais qui fait partie du Conseil municipal de Helsinki où il  représente le Parti du peuple suédois. Sa carrière lui a permis d'acquérir une large perspective sur la vie politique finlandaise : depuis 2001 il a été successivement Conseiller politique pour le gouvernement finlandais, Secrétaire d'État au Ministère de l'Education et de la Culture ainsi qu'au Ministère de la Défense.

Il est actuellement associé chez Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Company. Dans l’attente de vous retrouver à cette occasion, nous vous souhaitons un très bel été, avec, bien sûr, des vacances bien méritées !

Bien Cordialement,

Chambre de Commerce Franco-Finlandaise
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Organiser: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Co-organiser: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Supporter: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Finland-USA Business Roundtable 2018


9:00AM-9:30AM - Registration and Social

9:30AM-9:45AM – Introduction of participants

9:45AM-12:00 AM - Speakers

  • Welcome from our co-host Claned
  • Welcome from our Host - xEDU
  • Minna LeVine, Chamber of Eco Commerce
  • Tana Torrano, SMART Community Exchange Co-Founder
  • Martti Blomberg, Ceriffi
  • Ilkka Homanen, Cleantech Business Finland
  • Pekka Ollikainen, Digitalization Business Finland
  • Tuomi Lauri, Education Finland
  • Aaron Held, US Embassy, Sr. Commercial Officer

12:00 Noon - 1:00PM - Business Roundtable and Working Lunch

1:00PM - Adjourn


  • Share and learn from other participants
  • Implement SMART Trade with USA program in your city, region, organization
  • Meet influencers from Business, Government, Finance, Research, Academia, NGO, and Non-Profits
  • Enter/expand your business effectively in the U.S.
  • Attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Reach U.S. consumers and investors
  • Join SMART research projects, partner projects in USA, and U.S. funded projects worldwide
  • Become a testbed for new technology
  • Scale your technology, products, services globally
  • Host and participate in international Trade Missions, Partner Projects, Business Roundtables, Summits, Hackathons, Challenges, Meetups, and more
  • Consult with SMART USA team of experts
  • Discover SMART Export/Import opportunity
  • Locate your business in a SMART Gateway City
  • Participate in SMART USA Trade Program

Tickets by clicking this link:

The event is hosted by xEDU - Fontellin Talo, Siltavuorenpenger 7, 00170 Helsinki, FINLAND

More information, please contact

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Register now or by March 20, 2018

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