Result seminar and e-learning seminar in Vuokatti on February 2020 - save the dates!

FOBIA project organises two seminars within the final meeting of the project on 4-5 February 2020 in Vuokatti, Finland. 

On Tuesday 4th Feb TTS hosts concluding seminar on digital platforms. See the programme below. More information from Arto Kettunen and Henna Hurttala (

Concluding seminar on digital platforms, hosted by TTS
13:00 Greetings from the NPA Programme Paula Mikkola, the national contact point, Regional Council of Lapland
13:15 E-learning in adult education today. Keynote speaker: Päivi Rasi, associated professor in adult education, Univeristy of Lapland
14:00 Digital and virtual learning strategies at TTS. Mia Mäentausta & Joel Ronimus, e-learning specialists, TTS
14:45 Digitality and BOOST Site Portal – learning experiences within Fobia. Arto Kettunen & Henna Hurttala, TTS
15:15 Round Table. Guests and moderator from TTS
16:00 End of the seminar

On Wednesday 5th Feb FOBIA project hosts a result seminar (speeches in Finnish, simultaneous English interpretation). See the programme below. More information from Laura Eskelinen and Paula Jylhä (

Result seminar

9.00 Registration & coffee
9.30 Opening of the seminar Paula Jylhä Project coordinator, Luke
9.35 Greetings from the funding program Paula Mikkola, the national contact point, Regional Council of Lapland
9.45 The status of wood harvesting enterprises in Finland Timo Makkonen the Trade Association of Finnish Forestry and Earth Moving Contractors
10.00 The status of wood harvesting enterprises in Sweden Mattias Granqvist Granens Skog och Konsult AB
10.15 Greener grass on the other side? Business models and profitability of wood harvesting enterprises in Finland, Sweden, Scotland and Ireland Thomas Kronholm, Postdoctor, SLU Commentary: Timo Tolppa, CEO, Metsäkonepalvelu Oy 10.45 New skills through e-learning, independently of time and location Arto Kettunen & Henna Hurttala, TTS Commentary: Anni Korkalainen, Koneurakointi S. Kuittinen Oy
11.15 Information systems as business management tools Timo Komulainen, CEO, Tietohippu Oy Commentary: Marko Pyykkönen, CEO, Metsä-Pyykkönen Ky
11.45 Wellbeing and efficiency by developing working methods. Results from operator audits. Anssi Kattelus, Riveria; Heikki Korpunen, Luke Commentary: Markku Heikkinen, automation specialist, John Deere Forestry Oy
12.15 Lunch
13.00 The people responsible for harvesting of “green gold” – between bark and stem? The relations of contractors and clients through the ages of Finnish forest industry Teemu Keskisarja, historian
13:45 Success factors of wood harvesting enterprises in the light of project’s findings Pasi Rikkonen & Paula Jylhä, Luke Commentary: Asko Piirainen, CEO, Metsäurakointi Piirainen Oy
14:15 Is a harvesting contractor allowed to succeed? Customer’s view Esa Korhonen, Senior Manager UPM
14:30 Sustainable contracting in the pressure of public procurement rules Heikki Kääriäinen, Director, Wood Supply, Metsähallitus
14.45 Final disucssion
15:00 Closure of the seminar Jori Uusitalo, Principal Scientist, Forest technology and logistics, Luke