Koli National Park, Finland 11.-15.2.2013

This years WES2013 conference is the fourth international event in the Koli national park offering a practical approach to forest energy, district energy and bioeconomy solutions.

Koli - The venue and location

The conference venue is in Visitor Centre Ukko in Koli. In Visitor Centre Ukko you can familiarize yourself with the information of Koli’s heritage landscape and Eastern Finland’s wooded hills and culture in the exhibition space.

Koli is located 510 km North from Helsinki, the Capital of Finland. Nearest bigger town Joensuu, is 70 km South from Koli. Koli offers an opportunity to try many different winter sports on fresh air like downhill skiing, snowboarding and walking with snowshoes.

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 WES2013 -photogallery  Accommodation information
 Koli Winter Wonderland is waiting for you!  


Green business opportunities on focus:

  • Bioeconomy
  • Adding value to forest biomass
    heat entrepreneurship
  • sales and marketing of machinery and heat
  • harvesting, logistics and handling of wood fuels
  • environmental impacts of fuel harvesting

Speakers presenting case studies
from around Europe, Canada and Russia

Study tours to bio oil and energy plants, forest fuel supply chains, heat entrepreneurships

Whom is the event for?

  • forest energy enterprises
  • experts & researchers  
  • stakeholders


The conference is partly funded by the European Social Fund and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.