According to the Chilean National Statistics Institute (INE), wood is a relevant material in the construction industry in Chile. In 2016, 17 % of all the construction, was predominantly made of wood. Wood construction was 80 % of housing buildings and 20 % commercial or service buildings. Chile is recognized world widely for having one of the best infrastructures and great potential to innovate in the use of wood in constructions and it´s no surprise that Chile will be the first in Latin America country to host the next World Conference on Timber Engineering in 2020.

The event is co-organised by the Finnish-Latin American Business Association and Niina Fu, Business Consulting in Latin America.

Time:            Monday, 3RD JUNE 2019 from 08:00 to12:00

Venue:          WTC HELSINKI, Marski Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 17, Helsinki

Opening words
Kirsi Seppäläinen, Chair
Finnish-Latin American Business Association

Introducing the Chilean Delegation Members
Niina Fu, Consultant

Wood – the material of the future                                                                 
Antti Tahvanainen, Innovation Manager, Finnish Forest Industries Federation

Your future without plastic
Timo Heikka, VP Stakeholder Relations, Stora Enso

National Wood Construction Program: Finland, leader in the use of wood 

Petri Heino, Program Manager, Ministry of Environment

Coffee break

Export Factory – Export program for small bio-companies
Niina Sjöholm, Project Specialist, Finnish Forest Center

Wood Vision 2025: Assessing growth prospects and future export opportunities of Wooden Multi-store Construction
Heini Vihemäki, Postdoctoral Researcher,University of Helsinki Anna Lilja Research Assistant, Univeristy of Helsinki  

Rainer Häggblom, Chairman of the Board, Vision Hunters Ltd. Oy

The seminar closes with a workshop on the future of the forestry sector led by the futurist Niko Herlin.


The seminar is free of charge, but needs registration by 31st May 2019 using this link