International forest sector leaders gather in Rovaniemi

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European Forest Week 2013 will be held in Rovaniemi, Northern Finland, from 9 to 13 December 2013. At the same time, Rovaniemi hosts the UN’s regional forest event, Metsä2013, which will be attended by hundreds of experts and high-level officials from Europe, Russia, Central Asia and North America.

The principal theme of the Metsä2013 meeting is the forest sector as the forerunner of the green economy. The meeting is held in the northern boreal region, and in Finland, for the first time. During the week, forest sector transformation will be discussed. The changes taking place in the sector require the participation of all stakeholders, state governments, the private sector and the UN.

The Finnish Forest Industries Federation takes part in the forest week event and offers participants and stakeholders the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Finnish forest industry and bioeconomy products manufactured from renewable natural resources.