Programme 2017

Languages of the event are English and Finnish. In the Seminar I at the main stage of the Oulu City Theatre we offer simultaneous interpretation option.

Seminar I & II presentations will be videotaped and available for Industry Summit 2017 participants after the event.

B2B Matchmaking: Location: Piki Hall of the City Theatre – Timing: 5th Oct 10.00 – 16.00, 6th Oct 10.00 – 15.00. Follow up your personal schedule and show up in time please.

Exhibition area is open throughout the event including the Evening Event on 5th Oct.

Coffee & water served nonstop you find in the Piki Hall area as well as in the Exhibitor zone 1st floor.

5th OCT

Seminar I

Location: main stage of the City Theatre

8.00 Registration & Morning kick off shot, Exhibition area opens

8.45  Opening show

9.00 Welcome to Oulu, the capital of Northern Scandinavia. Päivi Laajala, City of Oulu

9.15  Finland one hundred years from now. Markku Wilenius, Turku School of Business

9.55  Autonomous driving is changing the world drastically. Marcus Rothoff, Volvo Car Group

10.25 Sustainable systems benefit both the city’s residents and the climate. Per Österström,  Business Region Gothenburg Sweden

10.55  Circular economy – new drive, new business for the Arctic. Hannele Pokka, Ministry of the Environment

11.15  Innovative energy efficient silver mine. Timo Lindborg, Sotkamo Silver 

12.00 Networking lunch – Meet your future business partner!


13.00 Fennovoima – a gateway to international markets. Toni Hemminki, Fennovoima

13.25 Fast track to become the number one and forerunner of circular economy. Daniel Kaufmann, Sitra

14.00 China & Finland Ecosystem realities – Why do we have a synchronization challenge, how do we capture opportunies? W. John Hoffmann, XRG Exceptional Resource Group & Jari Hietala, Asia Sales Channels Ltd

14.40  Networking coffee break –  Exhibition area open

15.10  Platform economy – a threat or a possibility? Pia Erkinheimo, Nordea Startup & Growth / SOLVED The Cleantech Company

15.40  Your business potential in the Arctic Russia mining. Andrey Kletrov, Arctic Mining

16.00  Boosting Arctic Economic Growth. Anu Fredrikson, AEC Arctic Economic Council Secretariat

16.30  Green industry in the northern part of Norway. Susanne M. Nævermo-Sand, Sintef Helgeland AS

17.00 End of the seminar

Seminar II 

Location: Small stage of the City Theatre

13.00 100% smart circular economy, Saara Kankaanrinta, Soilfood Oy

13.25 New business through sustainable material recycling – Results from Material Value Chains program. Pirjo Kaivos, CLIC Innovation Ltd 

14.00 Ash returned back into the cycle of nature as a result of successful cooperation – End of Waste Criteria. Oulun Energia Oy, Heikki Karppimaa & Rakeistus Oy, Sakari Kiviniemi

14.40 Networking coffee break –  Exhibition area open

15.10 Creating new business out of the box – lessons learned. Mia Suominen, Vapo Oy

15.40  New business from circulation of materials. Outotec Oyj, Juhani Anhava

16.00  The winner takes it all – strong R&D co-creation enabling world-class innovations. Virpi Leinonen, SFTec Ltd.

16.30  End of the seminar


5th OCT Evening Event 

Dresscode Smart casual

Exhibition area open

18.00 – 21.00 Evening buffet, cool entertainment & informal networking,


18.00  Welcome. Juha Ala-Mursula, BusinessOulu

Being oululainen with arctic attitude. Lauri Salovaara

Connecting The Arctic. Ole Øvretveit,Arctic Frontiers

18.15 Stand up Magic Show. Magician Joni Pakanen

18.30 Buffet dinner



6th OCT

8.30 Registration & Morning kick off shot, Exhibition area opens

Seminar I

Location: main stage of the City Theatre

9.30 Closing the loop of a digital value chain with MindSphere IoT. Ilmari Veijola, Siemens

10.00 Circular economy & digital transformation key enablers of Arctic sustainable development. Sirpa Pietikäinen, European Parliament

10.30  Value creation by  industry maintenance digitalization – No buzzword but practical examples and future vision. Kaj Råtts, Efora

11.00   Circular economy in steel industry. Marko Mäkikyrö, SSAB Merox

11.30   New business models capturing value from digital technology and innovation. Tapani Tilus, Konecranes

12.00 Networking lunch – Meet your future business partner!


13.00 Knowing Norwegian business culture – key to success in Norwegian markets. Torbjørn Amundsen, KPMG Oy Ab Norway

13.30 The Future X Network: Building the digital fabric for making cities smarter and better together. Seppo Yrjölä, Nokia

14.00  Brand creation & Brand Management on Industrial sector. Antti Porkka, Porkka & Kuutsa Oy

14.30  Home of 5G. Matti Latva-Aho, University of Oulu

15.00 Creation of new business with Industrial IoT. Marko Lepola, Telia

15.30 Seminar ends 

Seminar II

Location: Small stage of the City Theatre

9.30 How to attract investors? Are markets for cleantech different from other markets? Nick Lyth, Green Angel Syndicate

10.00 Innovations and Science behind seizing Market Opportunities on the field of Bioenergy and Waste Management. Mikko Ahokas, MACON

10.30 A hard day’s night: increasing productivity of farming business with ICT. Ykä Marjanen, Grainsense

11.00 Wood-Based Bioeconomy – Potential Future in Creating Value by New Way of Thinking. Hannu Kokko, Ekopine Oy.

11.30 Finnish innovations for sustainable board and paper packaging. CH-Polymers Oy, Tapani Niskanen & Pekka Tervonen, CEE Centre for Environment and Energy

12.00 Networking lunch – Meet your future business partner!


13.00 Circular design – a key  to a circular economy. Anne Raudaskoski, Ethica

13.30 Cyber risks and how to insure them. Panu Peltomäki, Marsh Oy.

14.00 Less is more – how Lean Thinking can help you to improve your company´s success every day. Matti Torkkeli, Lean5 Europe Oy Ltd.

14.30 Seminar ends

The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the event programme.


Event catering consists of traditional finnish food & drink with some regional northern flavours & Finland 100 afters.