06 Jun , 09:00–10:15
Business Dialogue
Congress Centre, conference hall D4

Finland and Russia have extensive experience cooperating in the field of ecology, which provides a good basis for exploring new cooperation opportunities in such areas as circular bio-economy and waste management. The key principles of circular bio-economy are the use of renewable natural resources instead of fossil fuels, minimizing waste, emissions, and energy inefficiency. The recycling and reprocessing of materials, waste reduction, and use of bio-materials are key elements for effective and sustainable development. What role do governments, municipalities, companies, and consumers play in providing renewable solutions? How can waste be reduced through eco-design principles and what new and innovative methods of waste recycling are available? What new opportunities do circular bio-economy and waste management offer for cooperation between Russia and Finland?

Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Senior Adviser, East Office of Finnish Industries

Denis Butsayev, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company
Jari Gustafsson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of the Republic of Finland
Sergei Ivanov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Pekka Lundmark, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation
Elisa Markula, President, Chief Executive Officer, Tikkurila Oyj
Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal
Marc Palahi, Director, European Forest Institute
Mari Pantsar, Director for Carbon-Neutral Circular Economy, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Markku Terasvasara, President, Chief Executive Officer, Outotec
Anatoliy Chubais, President, Association for the Development of Renewable Energy (ADRE); Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation

Front row participant
Aleksey Kozlov, Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR