The Conference Program, Day 1

Day 1 Wednesday 24 August 2022

15:00 -15:30 Registration


15:30 -15:45 Welcome and Official Opening of the Conference

Welcome, Kjell Skoglund, CEO Finnish Swedish Chamber of Commerce and INTERTRAN, Ellen Eftestøl, Professor of Civil and Commercial Law, University of Helsinki

Official Opening, Ambassador Nicola Clase, Sweden´s Embassy to Finland


15:45-16:30  How do we reach the Net Zero Carbon goal? The EU Fit for 55 proposals relevant for shipping and logistics (Chair: Ellen Eftestøl)

Annika Kroon, Head of Unit, Maritime Transport and Logistics, European Commission DG Mobility and Transport

Claes Berglund, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Stena AB. Former president of European Community Shipowners´ Association ECSA



16:30 -17:15 How to make the fleet fit for 55? Technological challenges for the Nordic shipping industry. (Chair: Béatrice Schütte, University of Helsinki)

Sinikka Hartonen, Head of Environment and Technology Finnish Shipowners association

Jacob Norrby, Deputy Technical Director and Head of Newbuilds & Projects, Stena Teknik

Harald Rokke, Director, Nordic Investment Bank



17:15 -17:45 COFFEE and TEA


17:45 -18:15 “Fit for 55” - Challenges and opportunities for maritime trade (Chair: Anu Bask, University of Turku)

Antti Kiilakoski, Head Of SCM, SSAB

Matti-Mikael Koskinen, CEO of ESL-Shipping



18:15-18:45 Nordic logistical challenges (Chair: Inge Vierth, VTI Stockholm)

Håkan Enlund, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Rauma Marine Constructions, Finland

Stig Gustavson, Industrialist and Finnish representative on NextGen Icebreakers.



18:45-19.00 Are the Nordics at the Helm? Closing of Day 1 Final remarks (Chair: Ellen Eftestøl)

Eero Hokkanen, Ministral Advisor, Climate and Environment Unit, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications

Tiina Tuurnala CEO, Finnish Shipowners´ Association


19:15 -21.00 Conference drinks and walking dinner. Wines presented by Tom Blomqvist, Vinolentus.