The event is free of charge and will be webcast live. Welcome to FRUSH 2021!

Please note that most speeches will be given in Finnish. For English program tune in at 1pm and 3pm.


Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, congresswoman, ex-minister
Opening speech (FI)


Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade
Keynote speech “Green Growth” followed by a panel discussion (FI)

  • Katriina Virtanen, Voglia Oy
  • Jan Hulshof, Biotus Oy
  • Petri Jakonen, Eerikkälä Sport & Outdoor Resort


Business representative interviews (FI)
FRUSH pitch competition (FI)


Esko Valtaoja, Professor of Astronomy
Keynote speech followed by a panel discussion (FI)

  • Mika Tuomisaari, CleanPlastic Finland
  • Mia O’Neill, Sykli
  • Atte Ahokas


Guest speakers from the Netherlands (EN)

Andrea Orsag, Co-founder and partner, MissionC
“Circular Economy for Sustainable Future – Examples and insights from the Netherlands”
Laura Dib, Senior Analyst, Internationalisation, Trademill Finland
“Internationalisation of Circular Businesses – the Netherlands”


Business representative interviews (FI)

  • Sauli Hakala, Coolcenter Forssa Oy
  • Tuomo Kauha, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
  • Juha Strandberg, Envor Group and Pasi Kaskinen, LHJ


Ilkka Halava, Futurist, Foresight Coach
Keynote speech followed by a panel discussion (FI)

  • Markus Salomaa, Matimek Oy
  • Henna Sjöman, FM-Haus
  • Niko Järvi, Autokeidas Forssa / Hotel Fabrik


Guest speakers from Canada (EN)

Seppo Rantala, Trade Commissioner at Embassy of Finland in Canada & Seppo Tossavainen, Senior Advisor Canada, Business Finland Toronto
“Business Opportunities of Circular Economy in Canada”

Summary in Finnish


Guest speaker from Italy (EN)

Gianmarco Bressanelli, Post-Doctoral researcher, University of Brescia
“Moving towards Circular Economy in manufacturing companies – where to start from?”

Summary in Finnish


Saara Vauramo, Program Director, City of Lahti
The latest news on the European Green Capital 2021 Lahti & closing speech (FI)

Learn more about the Envitech Area here!

FRUSH 2019 Program