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Wind Finland 2018 -seminar gathers the top experts in Finnish wind power industry to share great deal of topical information and creates a platform for networking and discussions. The full day can be followed in English. The seminar is followed by Cocktail Hours dedicated for networking.


This year Wind Finland is all about Energy Transition. We have the best specialists in the field talking about energy market change, big technical changes, demand response and about FWPA’s vision 2030. In the afternoon we’re going to have an overview about Finnish wind power situation and PPA session at the end. And off course we have arranged once more great time and opportunities to network. Wind Finland team is looking forward to see you in Nuuksio!


Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre is located in the Nuuksio National Park. Only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki gets visitor surrounded by the spectacular views of Nuuksio and Lake Pitkäjärvi. Tickets include complimentary bus service.

Announced speakers

Sten Lillienau has a broad background within the green and renewable industry sector. Apart from his position at Neas Energy he has worked for Thermia/Danfoss heat pumps, Metso Paper and has been Sector Expert Energy & Environment at the Danish Trade Council.

Key Account Manager, Neas Energy A/S

Pentti Itkonen is passionate about promoting clean energy and works as a Sales Manager for the wind power pioneer ENERCON in the Finnish market. Former positions in wind project development (Ilmatar Windpower Plc), manufacturing (Metso Automation) and international sales (ABB) grants Pentti a broad view on the wind industry.

Chairing the Future Committee of the FWPA, which consists of Finnish wind industry leaders and researchers, he is able to stay on the edge of the latest technology advancements and market developments. The aim of the committee is to provide solutions for the changing energy landscape.

Sales Manager Finland

Karoliina Auvinen, M.Sc. (Tech.) has more than 15 years of experience in clean energy and climate change mitigation work in new business sector development, market creation and societal change promotion. Her expertise consists of economical profitability analysis of clean technologies, policy recommendations, co-creation methods and public affairs. Currently, she works at Aalto University School of Business in various market creation projects promoting new energy solutions and smart energy transition towards carbon-free society.

Stakeholder Relations Director and Researcher Karoliina Auvinen, Smart Energy Transition project

Mr. Jukka Kotovirta (M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering) is a founding partner of Gearshift Group, a business consultancy specialized in increasing customer value through innovative business models, strategies and M&A. He has witnessed the deregulation of the telecommunications sector in Europe both as a business manager at an operator (Sonera) and at an equipment vendor (Cisco Systems EMEA). At Gearshift Group he has conducted a multitude of strategy assignments, helping companies in the ICT, energy, media, cleantech, retail, and engineering sectors embrace and capitalize the new opportunities presented by digitalization. He is a popular lecturer on disruptive innovation.

Partner, Gearshift Group Ltd.

Ville Väre works as senior engineer at Energy Authority`s market development team. He is mainly focused on electricity market development issues such as smart grids, demand flexibility, security of supply (markets) and European electricity market.

Ville acts as expert secretary of Finnish Smart Grid Working group of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Besides of that acting as a chair of demand flexibility working of NordREG (Nordic Energy Regulators) and team leader of demand flexibility working group at Energy Authority makes him quite involved in demand flexibility issues. The target of these groups is to improve security of supply, increase customers alternatives, enable reasonable energy price and environmentally energy system.

Senior Engineer, Markets, Energy Authority




350 € + VAT 24%
Normal price 500 € + VAT 24%

Seminar + Cocktail Hours

425 € + VAT 24%
Normal price 575 € + VAT 24%

All tickets include:

  • Wind Finland 2018 seminar pass
  • Full catering
  • Bus connection from Helsinki City Center and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

FWPA Members: 10% discount from Seminar Ticket with code “FWPA”.

For Partners

Saara Jalkanen
Finnish Wind Power Association
+358 40 134 3336

Haltia gives a great opportunities for partners. Companies can have visibility for e.g. via videos on large screens and banners. There is also possibilities to make valuable contacts by booking a conference room or a stand.

We want to make sure with our partners that companies can make the most of Wind Finland, so please feel free to contact if you want be part of the biggest wind power event of the year!

Each year we design partner packages in all shapes and sizes. Variety can be from a small stand to 16 metres wide screen and from partner lounges to products to share.

Haltia is an innovative building and were always looking for more innovative ways to make the most of it with our partners.

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Past seminars


26th of October in Haltia, Nuuksio


  • Anni Mikkonen
  • Kimmo Tiilikainen
  • Giles Dickson
  • Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen
  • Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen
  • Pasi Vainikka
  • Maiju Seppälä
  • Kimmo Ollikka


26th of October in Energia 2016, Tampere


  • Jarno Limnéll
  • Robert Speht
  • Anja Liukko
  • Jan Hagen
  • Andrew Garrad
  • Valtteri Hongisto
  • Hannele Holttinen
  • Leena Sivill


29th of October in Ruoholahti, Helsinki

Speakers (including sessions):

  • Jason Staines
  • Christopher Stanley
  • Pasi Vainikka
  • Anja Liukko
  • Valtteri Hongisto
  • VTT, Etha Wind & Puhuri Oy
  • Sten Lillienau
  • Heidi Paalatie
  • Sanna Uski
  • Ville Vyyryläinen
  • Aleksi Nordlund
  • Sami Haapanala
  • Anni Mikkonen
  • Aimo Halonen
  • Minna Haapsaari

Contact Us

Wind Finland 2018

Finnish Wind Power Association
Kauppakatu 19 A 9
40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Contact for partnership
Saara Jalkanen
Finnish Wind Power Association
+358 40 134 3336 

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