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The German and Danish Embassies, the Finnish-German Chamber of Commerce, Germany Trade and Invest together with the Finnish Wind Power Association have the pleasure of inviting you to a forum to discuss how offshore wind and cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea region can further energy independence, green transition and green job creation in Finland and the region.

9:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Opening words from Minister for Trade and Developent, Ville Skinnari

Greetings from Denmark and Germany
Moderator: Anni Mikkonen, CEO Finnish Wind Power Association

10:15 Panel on “Strengthening cross-border cooperation to powering up offshore wind in the Baltic Sea region”

  • Matias Mäkynen, SDP
  • Kai Mykkänen, Kokoomus
  • Atte Harjanne, Vihreät
  • Joakim Strand, RKP

11:10 Panel on “Offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea basin – long-term economic benefits”

  • Anja Frada, Vice President, Stragey & Business Develolment, Energy Business, Wärtsilä
  • Matilda Machacek, VP Offshore Development Nordics, RWE
  • Lasse Sundahl, Head of Business Development, New Markets, Europe, Ørsted
  • Pekka Pokela, Team Renewable Arctic Finland/Business Director, Gaia Consulting
  • Andrew Moreland, Vice President Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

12:00 “Brown Bag Lunch”

  • 12:00 Research Director Petteri Laaksonen from LUT
  • 12:30 Peter Göpfert, Director, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH on “offshore financing”

12:00-13:00 Lunch and coffee

Please register by November 30 here.
The updated program will be published here.


Think Corner/Tiedekulma at University of Helsinki (Yliopistonkatu 4)
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the Finnish-German Chamber of Commerce
Germany Trade and Invest
Finnish Wind Power Association
Danish Embassy in Helsinki
Danish Embassy in Helsinki