Russian Regions Are to Learn about Finland’s Circular Economy



Russian Regions Are to Learn about Finland’s Circular Economy

Russian Regions Are to Learn about Finland’s Circular Economy

On 16–17 September 2019 with the support of the Roscongress Foundation, a delegation of the Russian regions will visit Finland.

Participation in this event will allow representatives of the Russian regions to study Finnish cutting-edge techniques of circular economy in such sectors as waste management and renewable energy. It is also planned to discuss the prospects of bilateral cooperation in these industries, considering the needs of the Russian regions.

“An active business dialogue has long been going on between Russia and Finland. It is supported by traditional top and high-level meetings that regularly take place as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the International Arctic Forum and the events of the Arctic Council. Finland is a pioneer of economy that is based on resource recovery and ecosystem conservation, while technical solutions used for this are science-intensive, rational, profitable and, importantly, adapted to our climate. I am sure that the Finnish-Russian technology seminar, which will take place as part of the visit, will open new vistas for joint initiatives and attracting investment to Russian regions, as well as promote creation of new strategic projects that reduce man-made impact on the environment,” noted Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov.

In addition to the Finnish-Russian technology seminar that will take place in a business dialogue format, one of the central events of the two-day business programme will be a presentation of the investment potential of Russia’s regions in Finland.

In the course of the visit, the delegations of the Russian regions will visit the energy company Fortum, the Viikinmäki wastewater treatment plant, the manufacturer of automated solid waste collection systems and vacuum conveying systems MariMatic in Helsinki, Lassila & Tikanoja waste center and others.                        

The event is organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Business Finland, the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in Finland and the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, the Roscongress Foundation, the Embassy of Finland in Moscow, the East Office of Finnish Industries and the Ministry for Environment of Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

You can take part in the event and register here.

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