Welcome to The Next Era of Growth – an official Nordic Business Forum side event!

Time: 10.10.2019, 08:30 - 10:15
Place: Messukeskus, Congress Wing Siipi, Room 208

During the last years forerunner companies have started to adopt circular economy in the core of their business and strategies. Why the most visionary leaders from all business sectors see circular economy as a source of growth, new innovations and sustainable business?

Sitra and Business Finland have the pleasure of inviting you to The Next Era of Growth – an official Nordic Business Forum side event, where leaders of large companies and rising SMEs reveal how they have created global circular economy success stories. Sitra and Business Finland will also share insight on their funding and tools on how to get started and boost your growth with circular economy.

The real leaders don’t just recycle the plastic and biowaste at their workplace. They adopt circular economy in the core of their business. Come and get some inspiration and tools to start your circular economy journey!

This in an invitation-only event! Please sign up below ASAP since the space is limited, but no later than Tuesday 8th of October. You don’t need to have a ticket to the Nordic Business Forum to be able to attend this side event



Networking, breakfast and registration


Why circular economy is essential for every company?
Paula Laine, CEO, The Finnish State Development Company


From strategy to action – how Fortum has adopted circular economy?
Heli Antila, Vice President, Biobased Solutions, Fortum

9:25 Pitch please! The most interesting circular businesses in Finland!
  • Betolar, Juha Pinomaa, CEO
  • Konecranes, Nathalie Clément, Corporate Responsiblity Director
  • Reima, Shahriare Mahmood, R&D and Sustainability Director
  • UPM, Tuomo Wall, Director
  • Uros, Pekka Puolakka, CLO

Tools for your company - get a head start to the circular business

Growth funding for circular economy companies
Jutta Kauppi, Program Manager, Business Finland

Design your steps with Circular Economy Playbook
Jyri Arponen, Senior Lead, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra



Program ends, opportunity for networking



Contact person:
Sanna Nuutila
Business Finland


Contact person:
Riku Sinervo