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The Registration for Kostomuksha Business Forum 2018 is Open

Presentations, Discussions and Exhibition Booths

A regional, Finnish-Russian Business Forum has been organized already twice in Kostomuksha. The third event is scheduled for 17th -18th May 2018. The event program will be built around the theme "Green Technology".

The programme of Kostomuksha Business Forum 2018 on the first day (Thursday the 17thMay) begins at 13:00 local time with a seminar. From 15:30 on there is a chance to visit exhibition booths or participate round table discussions. On Friday the 18th May, site visits to a local business and the visitor centre of Kostomuksha nature reserve  will take place.  

Thursday the 17th May 2018

4:00 The transportation leaves from Oulu bus station


7:00 The transportation leaves from Kajaani (Kauppakatu 1)

  • According to need the bus will stop at Neste service station in Kontiomäki and Raja-Kontti in Vartius.

12:00 Lunch, restaurant Richard


13:00 Opening of the event

  • Maksim Vorobjev, Chief Executive Officer at AO Karelsky Okatysh and AO Olkon
  • Anna Bendikova, Mayor,  Kostomuksha Urban District
  • Tarvo Nieminen, Head of office, Petrozavodsk office of the Consulate General of Finland
  • Pentti Malinen, Regional Mayor of Kainuu


  • Establishing the Biotechnology Cluster to the Republic of Karelia: Opportunities for Companies and Municipalities/ Yuri Saveljev, Adviser to the Head of the Republic
  • Supporting the Finnish-Russian Trade/ Jaana Rekolainen, CEO, Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC)
  • Kostomuksha in the Frontline of Green Technology/ Anna Bendikova, Mayor, Kostomuksha Urban District
  • Developing Waste Management Development in Kainuu/ Tatu Turunen, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Kainuu 
  • Neronov Valery Mikhailovich, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Committee for the UNESCO Program "Man and the Biosphere", the topic to be specified
  • Managing the Nutrients and Contaminants of Urban Runoff Waters, Benefits and Business Opportunities/ Kaarina Prittinen, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences


15:00–16:30 Coffee service at the lobby


15:00–17:30 Exhibition stands at 1st floor


15:30–17:30 Round table negoatiations in meeting rooms 


Theme 1: From energy efficiency to "Smart City"
Moderator Alexey Petrov, technical director of PK "Energosberezhenie" Ltd.
(for 25-30 people)

Theme 2: Green technologies - potential for attracting investments
Moderator Yuri Saveliev, Advisor to the Head of the Republic of Karelia
(for 25-30 people)

Theme 3: Experiences and new possibilities of environmental projects
Moderator Dmitri Bazegski, Karelia CBC Programme Branch Office in Petrozavodsk
(for 25-30 people)

Klo 17:30–18:00 Summary of the day


20:00 Dinner with cultural programme


Friday the 18th May 2018

9:00 Business visits

According to the participant's own choice, either:

  • The visitor centre of Kostomuksha nature reserve or
  • a local business, Laplandia Trans Ltd. 

11:30 Lunch at participants' own cost


12:00 The return trip to Finland begins

Participation Fees 

Seminar package 1 from Finland, price 280 €

The price includes transportation, lunch, the seminar with coffee service, accommodation and dinner.

Seminar package 2 from Finland, price 260 €

The price includes the seminar with coffee service, accommodation and dinner. 

Seminar package 3 from Finland, price 180 €

The price includes the seminar with coffee service



The party responsible for practical arrangements related to Kostomuksha Business Forum 2018 in Finland is Northern Finland District of Finland-Russia Society. Online registrations shall be done via an electronic booking system.

Russian participants shall registrate directly to the city administration.

Registrations before Monday the 16th April 2018  

The registration link for travel packages 1 and 2

The registration link for travel package 3

ATT: you may also book your own exhibition booth free of charge! 

If interested in an exhibition booth, please contact:

Regional Development Manager Katja Sukuvaara
Regional Council of Kainuu or +358 44 410 0732

Contact Details

The event details, for example the participant lists of round table discussions, sre updated on the event page by the Regional Council of Kainuu in Finnish, Russian and in English

Visit the event VK page at:


Kostomuksha city administration
Galina Potapova, chief specialist or +79 11 6608 502

The Northern Finland District of Finland-Russia Society, Manager Marja Malmi or +358 400 683 983

The Regional Council of Kainuu, Regional Development Manager Katja Sukuvaara or +358 44 410 0732