IUFRO WG 5.10 Conference 27.9. – 29.9.2020, Asikkala, Finland

“Pathways of forest bioeconomy – past, present and future?”

Photo (c) Lehmonkärki

Due to coronavirus pandemic in Europe, we regret to tell that we have decided to postpone Meeting from 10-12 May to 27-29 September, 2020. The Meeting is planned to happen in the same venue as earlier announced i.e. Lehmonkärki Resort, Asikkala, southern Finland.

The connection between the IUFRO 5.10 Conference and the SSFE Meeting is maintained, and the programme of the week remains the same (IUFRO: Sunday-Tuesday 27.-29.9.; SSFE: Tuesday-Thursday 29.9.-1.10.

All so far submitted abstracts and registrations will stay valid, and we will inform about the new deadlines for the registration and new opportunity to abstract submission, which will be in August 2020. The same all inclusive registration package is valid. If you cannot join us and have already registered with payment, please be in contact with us about how we can arrange reimbursement.

Updated information will be available later on this page. Thank you for your understanding.

Program outline

Conference program includes keynotes, plenary session and scientific sessions.

The final program will be published later.

More information about SSFE meeting available via this link.

Important deadlines

Deadline for abstract submission February 29th, 2020 via this link.

Notification of acceptance in early March, 2020.

Registration deadline April 1st, 2020. The registration by the deadline is prerequisite for keeping your presentation in the final schedule.

Photo (c) Lehmonkärki

Registration and accommodation

Register for the conference by April 1st, 2020 via e-form.

Payment information:

Fee: 300€ (+ all possible currency payment costs from the payer)

Name and address of the bank: OP pankki, Gebhardinaukio 1, FI-00510 Helsinki, Finland


IBAN: FI63 5000 0120 3825 92

Reference (can be added to the message field): wbs 7820161

The conference fee includes: the scientific program, all meals and coffee during the conference, accommodation*, and if you are staying for the SSFE, sauna world on Tuesday night (bring your bathing suits).

The registration fee covers the pre-scheduled transportation between the conference venue and Lahti railway station 10-12.5.2020. See section Venue and arrival for more information.

*Accommodation is included in 2 person’s room for 2 nights (10-12.5.2020). The rooms are assigned upon arrival at Lehmonkärki, when it is also possible to make arrangements to share a room with your colleague. Otherwise, your roommate will be assigned to you.

Photo (c) Lehmonkärki

Photo (c) Lehmonkärki

Venue and arrival

The conference will be organized in Asikkala, which is a small municipality located 45 minutes (41 km) up north from the Lahti railway station. Detailed information on the transportation will be provided in April for the registered attendants.

The conference venue is Lehmonkärki, which is a beautiful lakeside resort providing opportunities for scientific discussions and recreation.

Photo (c) Lehmonkärki

Keynote speakers May 11th from 2 pm

“Past, current and future trends of bioeconomy”, Professor Eric Hansen, Oregon State University, USA.

Eric is Professor of Forest Products Marketing and Department Head of Wood Science and Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU). He is co-author of the textbook Strategic Marketing in the Global Forest Industries and Editor of BioProducts Business, a journal published by the Society of Wood Science and Technology.

“The role of partnerships in building bioeconomy”, Associate professor Silja Korhonen-Sande, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway.

Silja is an associate professor in business strategy at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Her current areas of research interest are the role of inter-organizational co-operation and competition in industry development (buyer-supplier relationships, competitor relationships, relationships between start-ups and established firms, etc.), and implementation of customer-oriented strategies.

Organizing committee and contacts

Head of organizing committee Professor Anne Toppinen

Chief of the scientific program dr. Riitta Hänninen

Chief of logistics Professor Katja Lähtinen

Chief of communications dr. Jaana Korhonen, dr. Arttu Malkamäki (as of April 14th)

Other committee members dr. Arttu Malkamäki and Assoc. professor Berghäll

Questions regarding the conference or problems with registration or webpage?

Please contact Jaana Korhonen at jaana.e.korhonen@helsinki.fi, +358414309724 or Arttu Malkamäki at arttu.malkamaki@helsinki.fi, +358503361645.

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