Lahdella on vahva asema ympäristöteknologian sekä ympäristöalan koulutuksen ja tutkimuksen keskuksena. Kotimainen ja kansainvälinen ympäristöliiketoiminta esittäytyy lokakuussa, kun CleantechExpo -messut avataan Lahden Messukeskuksessa. Lahden Messut järjestää CleantechExpo -tapahtuman yhteistyössä Cleantech Finlandin, Lahden tiede- ja yrityspuiston sekä Pietarissa toimivan messukeskus LenExpon kanssa.
TOP CLEANTECH COMPANIES AND OPINION LEADERS MEET AT LAHTI
Lahti is the leader of the Finnish environment cluster and the head of several international cleantech forums and workgroups. Lahti is a globally renown meeting place for cleantech opinion leaders, top companies and researchers of the sector, and venture capitalists.
Lahti will yet again be the meeting place for the sector’s most influential parties at the CleantechExpo at Lahti Fair Centre on 12–13 October. The sponsor of CleantechExpo is the President of Finland Tarja Halonen.
VODOCANAL MEETS PARTNERS Participants of CleantechExpo include leading Finnish cleantech companies and organisations. The main focus areas are the water sector, waste management, green energy and environmentally friendly processes.
Non-Finnish companies include, for example, Vodokanal, the water company of the city of St. Petersburg. With nine water supply plants and 21 water treatment plants, Vodokanal provides potable water for more than 4.5 million people. Vodokanal works in close cooperation with several Finnish companies and comes to CleantechExpo to meet some of its partners.
TOP SEMINARS WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
CleantechExpo also includes top-class global cleantech seminars providing new perspectives on the current and future outlook of the sector. Here are some examples of the seminars:
- An EU Commission ETAP (Environmental Technology Action Plan) forum with Working with Developing Economies for Green Growth as the main theme. 150 participants from the EU as well as top level government bodies and representatives of major companies are expected to participate.
- Autumn Seminar of the Confederation of Finnish Industries with key Finnish cleantech actors from the private and public sector; a total of more than 200 participants.
- International invitation seminar Cleantech Solutions to Global Environmental Challenges, a global forum for companies and opinion leaders. Accredited Finnish ambassadors, missions and leading companies have been invited to the seminar. This seminar is a continuation of the global Lahti Cleantech Conference of 2009 that included almost 200 valued guests from more than thirty countries. Preliminary roster of speakers includes Vodokanal of St. Petersburg and ambassadors Bruce Oreck (USA), Huang Zingin (China) and Dongsun Parkin (South Korea).
- International water sector seminar, a continuation of the morning’s international invitation seminar. The seminar is arranged in cooperation by Lahti Science and Business Park, Vodokanal St. Petersburg and Finnish Water Forum. You will hear the opinions and goals of leading companies and representatives of several countries on resolving global water challenges.
COME AND JOIN CLEANTECH EXPO!
There are still some stands available for CleantechExpo. Please contact CleantechExpo as soon as possible to attend the most important cleantech event of the year in Finland! Exhibition manager: Lasse Heikura, tel. +358 400 811 310, firstname.lastname@example.org