Bioeconomies in Finland & Canada – We’re Not So Different

Jenn O'Donnell May 26, 2017

June 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent St
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6
Jennifer O'Donnell
Bioeconomies in Finland & Canada - We're Not So Different @ Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre | Fredericton | New Brunswick | Canada

Join us for a public presentation that will inspire progressive policies for sustainable economic growth in New Brunswick.

Jussi Manninen of the VTT Technical Research Centre in Helsinki, Finland is crossing the pond to deliver his message: “We’re Not So Different, You and I: Comparing Bioeconomies in Finland and Canada.”

Mr. Manninen was employed by the Finnish government to build and execute their National Bioeconomy Strategy. His presentation will focus on the parallels between Finland and New Brunswick, both forestry-based economies that have had to innovate in order to thrive, and how Finland implemented a bioeconomy strategy that transformed its natural resources sector that ultimately led to increased economic growth. Finland’s experience can serve as a model for New Brunswick’s economic development and how our region can build a bioeconomy by cross-pollinating our traditional industries with transformative technologies.

Enjoy the public presentation in the K. C. Irving Theatre at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre. Stay for a drink and a bite to eat.

No RSVP required.

This presentation is part of the 2017 Atlantic Biorefinery Conference. Visit

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