Welcome to Wind Finland 2023!
Wed. 4th of October in Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
Arriving to Wind Finland
Our doors swing wide at 8:30 AM (UTC+3).
This year’s Wind Finland event will be held at Kaapelitehdas, with access through The Glass Courtyard lobby. Look out for the distinctive violet Wind Finland flags marking the entrance.
Location: Kaapeliaukio 3, 00180 Helsinki.
This year the event will be held in “Kaapelitehdas”. Situated in Helsinki’s Ruoholahti district, Cable Factory was the biggest building in Finland when it was completed in 1954. Initially it was a production site for marine cables. Later on, Finland’s first supercomputer was located here. Nowadays, Cable Factory is a place of culture, events, and museums. Cable Factory is easily reachable by metro or tram.
At the moment, Finland does not impose any restrictions on entry to the country because of the COVID-19 epidemic. All restrictions on entry have been lifted.
Helsinki Airport has multiple transport connections to Helsinki metropolitan area and around Finland. Whether you arrive at the airport by car, train, taxi, bus, or bike, you will have an easy access to the terminal.
Metro: Ruoholahti (600 m)
Tram: line 8 (stop Kaapelitehdas)
Buses: lines 15, 21, 21N, 22, 112N, 192T (nearest stop Salmisaari)
You can find routes and timetables from the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority’s Journey Planner.
The closest taxi rank is at the Ruoholahti metro station. If you book a taxi from Cable Factory, ask to be collected on Kaapeliaukio 3 or on the Tallberginkatu side.
Here’s a good hotel with walking distance to Kaapelitehdas:
Holiday Inn Helsinki West – Ruoholahti
Sulhasenkuja 3, 00180 Helsinki
Tel: +358 300 308484
We also recommend these hotels with easy access to metro and trams to Kaapelitehdas:
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
At the Kaapelitehdas
1. Please store your coat in the cloakroom
2. Your sign-in will be under the company name, no tickets needed
3. Please help yourself to some breakfast
4. Relax and enjoy
Our service desk is open all day, you’ll find us from the center of Exhibition area.
If you need to change the name on the ticket or any other assistance, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that according to our cancellation terms, all the tickets and partnerships have 14 day return policy. Cancellations must be made two weeks before the event. However, you can change the name of the ticket or follow the event and network via live stream.
Program and Venue
Wind Finland comprises two primary areas: the Seminar Hall and the Exhibition Hall.
The Seminar Hall serves as the venue for our seminar program during the day and transforms into the setting for the Taaleri Karaoke Evening.
The Exhibition Hall is the epicenter of networking activities and features dining areas and a bar for your convenience.
Upstairs, you’ll discover a tranquil space suitable for meetings and relaxation.
Dining is situated at the far end of the Exhibition area, where we have eight buffet lines, including a designated station for special dietary needs. You have the option to savor your meal while standing or taking a seat. Additional seating is available on the upper level for your convenience.
Throughout the day, our offerings include a delightful breakfast, coffee breaks, a coffee-accompanied lunch, a special treat in celebration of Cinnamon Bun Day, and as the day winds down, a selection of cocktail bites and sparkling wine.
For dinner, we present an buffet accompanied by a couple of glasses of wine.
Our cuisine showcases the flavors of local Finnish ingredients, featuring fish and game.
Our bar offers a variety of beverages, including mild, strong, and non-alcoholic options. The bar officially commences service at 5:00 and remains open until 00:30. We only accept card payments.
Networking in Wind Finland
We’ve allocated much time for networking, including breaks, an extended lunch, a dedicated cocktail hour, and the entire evening.
You can leverage our Networking App to discover new contacts and schedule meetings.
Additionally, our spacious partner area offers plenty to see, and right in the heart of the exhibition area, you’ll discover the Meeting Point.
If you’re searching for a peaceful space, we recommend exploring the rooms on the upper floor.
Between four and six o’clock, we extend a warm welcome to participants of the Recruitment event. Feel free to join us and connect with the participants near the Finnish Wind Power Association booth.
Seminar and livestream attendees will receive a link to the Networking App on September 29th. This app is accessible on mobile devices and facilitates networking with fellow guests.
It connects individuals who share common interests and enables participants to virtually engage with companies in the Exhibition area.
How to join the Recruiting Event?
A Recruiting Event will be organized beside the seminar to attract new talents to the wind power industry. The recruitment event will take place at 16-18 o’clock in the networking area of the Wind Finland event. There, job seekers can meet companies within the sector.
At the beginning of the side event, the job seekers can tour the partner booths. You’ll recognize a job seeker from their green badge. If you’re a partner, make sure you have material about your vacancies and career opportunities available in your booth!
At 17 o’clock, after the seminar has ended, we all gather in the networking area for a cocktail speech given by Fortum.
If you’re not a partner but would like to meet the job seekers, please take some material about your vacancies and career opportunities with you and come to the Finnish Wind Power Association’s booth from 17.30-18, where we’ll organize Recruiting Speed-Dates. There, the employers and applicants have the chance to meet and discuss.
The Recruiting Event ends at 18, and we’ll continue the evening program with our Wind Finland guests.
You will find a large Meeting Point sign on the ceiling in the corner of the exhibition area. This makes it easier to find your colleague in a crowd.
Other useful information
In this section you will find other useful information related to the event.
If you hold a ticket exclusively for the seminar, we extend an invitation to join us for a Cocktail gathering following the seminar, scheduled from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
For those with evening tickets, you are also cordially invited to join the Cocktail event starting at 5:00 PM.
If you are uncertain about the type of ticket you possess, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no official dress code at our event. You can come as you are. However, as a tip, most of our guests wear business casual.
We contribute speaker gifts in the form of monetary donations to Ukraine through the Finnish Red Cross. Furthermore, for each feedback we receive from you, we donate one euro as well.
Wind Finland Oulu
1st of Feb, 2024 | Tullisali, Oulu
A seminar focusing on the construction and production phases of wind power. This event will be held in Finnish.
Registration and Partnership-packages available on the 4th of Oct.
Wind Finland Offshore
14th of May, 2024 | Pikku-Finlandia, Helsinki
Wind Finland Offshore brings together specialists in the wind power industry. Come and discuss with the top speakers about offshore development in Finland, share your experiences, and network with colleagues and service providers of the offshore industry.
Registration and Partnership-packages available on the 4th of Oct.
Wind Finland 2024
1st of October, 2024 | Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
Wind Finland is the most significant event in Finland dedicated to wind power. With over 700 participants from over 12 countries, the event provides an opportunity to meet other people in the industry and learn from the latest winds. Cocktails and an Evening Event with dinner and entertainment follow the seminar day, making it a full day of wind power and networking within the industry.
Save the date!
FWPA supports the development and growth of the Finnish wind power industry.
Finland has the potential to increase wind power capacity considerably. FWPA is expecting that we will have approximately 100 TWh of annual onshore wind power production and 100 TWh of annual offshore wind power production in 2040 in Finland. Study more about wind power in Finland: fwpa.fi
Customer Service: email@example.com
Aino Herranen / FWPA
+358 40 772 3519
Anne Heinonen / FWPA
+358 40 134 3336
Vilppu-Valtteri Johansson / Producer
+358 400 783 293
Program – Wind Finland 2023
Program 3rd on Oct.
- 15:00-17:00 Business Finland Networking Reception (registration)
Program 4th on Oct.
8:30 Doors open & breakfast is ready
9:30 First seminar session
- Seminar opening
– Hannele Holttinen, Clic Innovation
- Key note
– Giles Dickson, WindEurope
- How industry will deliver on Wind Energy ambitions in Europe
– Anna Schlasberg Wachtmeister, Vestas
- What’s up, Finnish Wind Power?
– Anni Mikkonen & Heidi Paalatie, Finnish Wind Power Association
11:20 Second seminar session
- Finnish strategy for hydrogen economy boosting wind power
– Simo Säynevirta, ABB & H2O Cluster
- Hydrogen – Aspects of Safety
– Satu Tuurna, Kiwa
- Maximizing wind farm revenues through electricity storage
– Claudia Hain, Wolf Energetik Gmbh
12:35 Networking lunch
14:00 Third seminar session
- Quicker connections of wind with dynamic line rating
– Vivi Mathiesen, Heimdall Power AS
- Enabling faster integration and less curtailment of wind power with dynamic line rating
– Antti Harjula, Fingrid
14:50 Coffee break
15:40 Fourth seminar session
- Flexible, competitive new demand to unlock the renewables potential
– Tapio Melgin, McKinsey & Company
- How not to repeat the Swedish wind mistakes
– Fredrik Bodecker, Bodecker Partners
- Kai Mykkänen
– The Finnish Parliament
16:00-18:00 Recruitment Event
17:00 Cocktail Session & Bar opens
18:00 Evening Event
- 18:00 Networking Evening
- 19:00 Dinner – Live music
- 21:00 Entertainment – Taaleri Karaoke
- 01:00 Doors close
The exhibition area is the heart of our event and is open all day.
CEO – WindEurope
Giles Dickson is the CEO of WindEurope. WindEurope is the voice of the European wind industry. It represents the whole value chain of onshore and offshore wind across Europe and has more than 500 members. It engages Governments and other stakeholders on policy and regulation. It organises industry exhibitions, conferences and workshops. And it coordinates publicly-funded R&D in wind.
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change – The Finnish Parliament
Kai Mykkänen is the Minister of Climate and the Environment of Finland since June 2023. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party. Mykkänen has worked as the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development 2016-2018 and as the Minister of Interior 2018-2019. He was also in response of the National Coalition’s energy policy under the previous government. Mykkänen has also worked for instance at Sampo Bank in Russia, at the East Office of Finnish Industries in St. Petersburg and at the Confederation of Finnish Industries in Helsinki.
Mykkänen describes himself as a pro-market, pro-environment reformer. Finland has decided to ban the use of coal by 2030. Mykkänen took the initiative, and he was also in response of National Coalitions’ energy and climate issues.
CEO – Finnish Wind Power Association
What’s up, Finnish wind power?
Anni Mikkonen is the CEO of the Finnish Wind Power Association since 2009. During her time the association and the importance of wind power in the Finnish energy sector have increased significantly. Anni is leading wind power experts in Finland. She holds a master’s decrees in Environmental Sciences (MSc) and in Corporate Environmental Management (M. Econ).
VP Regulatory Affairs – Heimdall Power AS
Quicker connections of wind with dynamic line rating
Vivi Mathiesen has more than 20 years’ professional experience from the Nordic and European electricity markets, i.a. as Head of wholesale markets for the Norwegian Regulatory Authority, and as project manager for the Nordic Council of Ministers championing the integration of Nordic electricity markets. In Heimdall Power, Vivi is responsible for regulatory affairs and represents the company in CurrENT, the European association for innovative grid technologies.
Heimdall Power is a leading technology company who delivers real time observability and situational awareness for grid operators, coupling software and advanced sensor technology to optimize operations.
Head of ABB Green Electrification System & CEO of H2 cluster
Finnish strategy for hydrogen economy boosting wind power
Simo Säynevirta has over 30 years track record of innovation in energy sector, manufacturing, process industry and industrial digitalization. Currently Säynevirta heads ABB’s Green Electrification ecosystem program and serves as the chairman of the Hydrogen Cluster Finland. In 2022, Säynevirta was elected as the “CTO of the Year” in Finland
Head of Power System Engineering Unit – Fingrid
Enabling faster integration and less curtailment of wind power with dynamic line rating
Antti Harjula works in Fingrid as manager of Power System Engineering unit. Antti has over 15 years of experience with power system planning, wind power integration studies and system technical performance analysis. He was project manager of the dynamic line rating (DLR) pilot project in Fingrid and has steered the work on DLR also after the project.
RDI Lead, Energy Systems – Clic Innovation
Dr Hannele Holttinen is currently RDI Lead, Energy systems at CLIC Innovation Oy. Through her own consultancy Recognis Oy she is coordinating international research on grid integration at IEA WIND (Task 25), and at G-PST (Global Power System Transformation Consortium).
She has her MSc and PhD from Helsinki Technical University (Aalto), where she is Docent since 2014. She worked previously at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in different fields of wind energy and energy system integration research, active at international networks of IEA Wind and European Wind Energy Platforms ETIP and TPWIND as well as Nordic energy research.
Managing Director – Wolf Energetik GmbH
Maximizing wind farm revenues through electricity storage
Claudia Hain is managing director and co-founder of the storage technology company Wolf Energetik GmbH, based in Dresden/Germany. The engineering specialists develop large-scale electricity and hydrogen storage systems for diverse applications in the energy system. As a lawyer trained in environmental and administrative law and municipal economics, she has been supporting the patent holding company bw-energiesysteme in the serial development of technology companies (SunCoal Industries, thermea.Energiesysteme, Sunfire) based on patented key technologies since 2010. The Berliner is passionate about the transition of technologies into industrial use for the conversion of the energy industry to renewable energy.
CEO and Partner – Bodecker Partners AB
How not to repeat the Swedish wind mistakes
Fredrik Bodecker is an expert in European energy trading and the founder of Bodecker Partners, a consultancy firm specializing in renewable energy and environmental markets. His extensive knowledge and experience in energy markets, particularly in the European context, enable him to provide valuable insights into the industry’s trends and challenges.
Under his leadership, Bodecker Partners advises clients on various aspects of renewable energy projects, such as Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), renewable energy certificates, and carbon markets. Fredrik Bodecker’s expertise is instrumental in helping companies navigate the complexities of the evolving energy landscape, including the shift towards sustainable energy sources and the impact of new technologies and regulations on energy trading.
Chief Operating Officer – Finnish Wind Power Association
What’s up, Finnish Wind Power?
Heidi Paalatie, M.Econ. in Corporate Environmental Management, is Director of Operations in Finnish Wind Power Association. She has been with the association over ten years with wide range of responsibilities within public relations, advocacy, and communications. FWPA is the leading industry association for wind power in Finland. The association is a key player, when it comes to providing information and forming the future of the industry in Finland.
Partner – McKinsey & Company
Flexible, competitive new demand to unlock the renewables potential
Tapio Melgin is a partner at McKinsey’s Helsinki office and a leader in McKinsey’s Sustainability and Global Energy and Materials practices. He also co-leads the Firm’s global sustainable fuels service line (advanced biofuels and e-fuels). Tapio works across green materials, renewable energy and cleantech on strategy and business building with clients in the Nordics, Europe and North America. He has significant experience on new green value proposition commercialization, including bioeconomy innovations, hydrogen derivatives, battery value chain, circularity, industrial decarbonization and cleantech machinery. Before joining McKinsey, Tapio co-founded a start-up.
Anna Schlasberg Wachtmeister
VP Sales North and Western Europe – Vestas
How industry will deliver on wind energy ambitions in Europe
Anna Wachtmeister has over 15 years’ experience in renewable energy and has worked on wind across Scandinavia and the British Isles. Anna joined Vestas in 2008 and is Vestas’ Sales Vice President for the Nordic countries, Estonia, UK and Ireland.
Product Manager – Kiwa
Hydrogen – Aspects of safety
Satu Tuurna works in Kiwa Inspecta as product manager of lifetime assessment and root cause analysis. Her professional interests over 20 years include materials, degradation and failures in high temperature equipment of power and process plants, and life and risk assessment for industrial facilities.