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The Next Era of Growth
Say goodbye to the business that thrives on overconsumption. The next era of growth is circular.

This is an invitation-only event for business leaders.

The forerunner companies have started to adopt the circular economy in the core of their business during the last few years. Why the most visionary leaders from all business sectors see the circular economy as a source of growth, new innovations and sustainable business?

At Sitra’s and Business Finland’s official Nordic Business Forum side event you can find out why the circular economy has become essential for every successful company. Yup, it’s essential for your company too.

The leaders of large companies and rising SMEs reveal how they have created global success stories with the circular economy. We’ll also give you the tools on how to boost your growth with the circular economy – and share tips for getting funding from Business Finland.

Program

8:30

Networking, breakfast and registration

9:00

Why circular economy is essential for every company?

Paula Laine, CEO, The Finnish State Development Company

9:10

From strategy to action – how Fortum has adopted circular economy?

Heli Antila, Vice President, Biobased Solutions, Fortum

9:25

Pitch please! The most interesting circular businesses in Finland!

Betolar, Juhani Pinomaa, CEO

Konecranes, Nathalie Clémet, Corporate Responsiblity Director

Reima, Shahriare Mahmood, R&D and Sustainability Director

UPM, Tuomo Wall, Director

Uros, Pekka Puolakka, CLO

10:00

Tools for your company – get a head start to the circular business

Growth funding for circular economy companies
Jutta Kauppi, Program Manager, Business Finland

Design your steps with Circular Economy Playbook
Jyri Arponen, Senior Lead, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Q&A

10:15

Program ends, networking

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