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Wind Finland 2021 on 8th of Dec.

Wind Finland 2021 will be organized on the 8th of Dec 2021 in Musiikkitalo, Helsinki.

Doors open at 8:30am Finnish time and the seminar starts at 9:20. Cocktail Session starts at 5pm and the Networking Evening at 6pm. We’ll close the doors at 10pm.

» Getting to Musiikkitalo

Cocktail Session

We invite all our seminar and evening guests to enjoy and network at Cocktail Session right after the seminar. Cocktail session will be held at the Exhibition area form 5pm to 6pm.

Networking Evening

Networking Evening begins at 6pm in the upstairs restaurant and downstairs Exhibition area. Together we enjoy company, good food and drink as well as a musical program. The doors close at 10pm.


Here are some nice hotels in walking distance from the Musiikkitalo.

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100, Helsinki
+358 20 1234 608

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Asema-Aukio 2, 00100, Helsinki
+358 20 1234 610

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Elielinaukio 5, 00100 Helsinki
+358 9 54255 000

Musiikkitalo, Helsinki

This year the event will be held in Musiikkitalo (Helsinki Music Centre). Musiikkitalo is a beautiful venue in the center of Helsinki, just a few minute walk from the Central Railway Station (local trains from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport).

In Musiikkitalo we use Seminar Hall called Paavo with a nearby access to the Exhibition hall and Restaurant. Exhibition hall will also be used for breakfast, lunch, breaks and Networking Evening. In the Networking Evening we have also the upstairs Restaurant in our use.

Virtual Event Platform & Networking App

Seminar- and livestream guests will receive a link to the Virtual Event one week before the event. Virtual Event can be accessed with mobile devices and helps you to network with other guests. It connects people with the same interests and allows livestream viewers to virtually meet companies in the Exhibition area.


Registration takes place at the seminar entrance – no tickets needed. The cloakroom and lockers can be found in the entrance hall. Registration opens at 8:30am and the service desk serves you until 6pm.

Ticket changes and cancellations

If you need to change the name on the ticket or cancel your attendance, please contact Saara Jalkanen:, +358 401343336.

The Covid-19 safety measures

EU Digital COVID Certificate
Finnish authorities have placed new COVID19-restrictions to Helsinki-area. Therefore we ask our guests to prepare to show their certificates at the entrance. Please note that the only approved certificate is an official EU certificate with a readable QR-code (UK: NHS Travel Pass). The certificate is mandatory for all guests, speakers and partners.

Travel Restrictions
Please read the official information provided by the Finnish authorities.

Safety measures
We are doing our best to ensure that your visit with us will be as carefree as possible. At Musiikkitalo, we follow all instructions given by the Finnish authorities. In addition, we have a few additional precautions in place. We pay special attention to clearly and visibly instruct all our visitors about our safety measures. You will find our instructions below. Please acquaint yourself with them before arriving at Musiikkitalo.

Stay at home if ill
Please stay at home if you have even the slightest symptoms of flu. Participant on the ticket can be changed even at the event day.

Usage of face masks
We strongly recommend using a face mask Wind Finland 2021. If you don’t have a your own mask with you, you can find masks free of charge at the info desk.

Let’s avoid overcrowding
Please keep a sufficient distance to other guests. Pay special attention to safe distances when queueing.

Pay attention to hand hygiene
Use the hand sanitizer dispensers by the entrances. Signs will guide you to the nearest place where you can wash your hands. If you need to sneeze or cough, please do so into your sleeve or a disposable tissue.


Wind Finland on the 8th of Dec. 2021

8:30 Doors open and breakfast is served

9:20 Start of the seminar day

9:30 First session

Jan Hagen, Senior Vice President, Regional CTO NCE, Vestas – Seminar Opening

Karoliina Joensuu, Responsible leader of the VN TEAS study on wind power – Ways to advance wind power construction in Finland

Riku Huttunen, Director General for Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment – Finland’s Pathway to Net-zero  

Peter Lund, Professor in Advanced Energy Systems at Aalto University – Prospects of wind energy for reaching carbon-neutrality and beyond 

11:10 Networking lunch

12:40 Second Session

Petteri Laaksonen, Dr Sc. (Tech), Research Director LUT School of Energy Systems – Electrification and Hydrogen Economy – The Role of Affordable Electricity

Matti Rautkivi, Head Of Market Development, Ren-Gas Oy – Decarbonizing transportation sector with wind based renewable gas

Leena Sivill, Principal, AFRY – Hydrogen economy in Finland: opportunities and limitations – views from an ongoing project

Magnus Korpås, Professor, NTNU, – The role of wind energy in hydrogen futures – Examples from the Nordic area and the US

14:10 Networking break & coffee

14:45 Third Session

Juha Känkänen, Investment Director, Ålandsbanken Funds Ltd.
Johannes Brunila, Transactions, OX2 – Money Talk – Change in investment climate?

Harriet Lonka, PhD, R&D Specialist at the Laurea UAS – Resilience and Finnish work life

15:30 Networking break

15:50 Fourth Session

Matti Sirkkola, Senior Staff Officer, Ministry of Defence – Co-existence of wind power and defense

Ville Lehtomäki, Managing Director, Kjeller Vindteknikk Oy – Validation of 4 different wind atlases for Finland

Anni Mikkonen, CEO, Finnish Wind Power Association
Heidi Paalatie, COO, Finnish Wind Power Association – Advocacy update

17:00 Cocktail Session (open for all seminar guests)

17:00 Cocktails in the exhibition area

18:00 Networking evening (with evening ticket)

18:00 Networking evening in the restaurant & exhibition area

Seminar area

Musiikkitalo, Helsinki

1. Floor

Restaurant (part of Networking Evening)

-1. Floor

Exhibition hall (lunch, breaks, Cocktail Session, Networking evening)
Seminar hall

Exhibition hall

1. Vestas

2. Intelligent Employment

3. Alpiq

4. Despro

5. Labkotec

6. Nordex Finland Oy

7. Kiwa Inspecta

8. Sitema

9. Peikko Finland

10. Skarta Energy

11. AFRY

12. HPP Attorneys

13. Omexom

14. Ramirent

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