The Finnish Forest Economics Forum, operating under The Finnish Society of Forest Science, organised the 20th anniversary jubilee seminar ”Future Wealth from Forests” on Tuesday 28th of April 2009 at Metsätalo in Helsinki.
With the support of Indufor Oy, Finnish Forest Economics Forum had invited Professor Jeffrey R. Vincent from Duke University, USA, to be the Key Note Lecturer. He has a MSc (Forestry) from the Michigan State University and completed his doctoral thesis in the Yale University in 1988. Professor Vincent has specialised in the economics of natural resource management and policy in developing countries and is an internationally well-known forest economist.
During the Indufor lecture Professor Vincent spoke about different forms of forest use and possibilities to integrate the production of non-timber forest products to the industrial forest management. The growing demand for different forest products causes global changes in land use patterns. The competition for land affects also international timber flows and the operating environment of forest products industries.
Indufor lecture was followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Professor Markku Ollikainen from the University of Helsinki. Panellists included Senior Researcher Alexander Moiseyev from the European Forest Institute, Director of Forest Issues Antti Otsamo from the Finnish Forest Industries Federation and Professor Jussi Uusivuori from the Finnish Forest Research Institute.
The Finnish Forest Economics Forum, operating under The Finnish Society of Forest Science, organised Indufor lecture for the second time. Indufor wishes to promote the forest economic discussion in Finland by supporting the invitation of an internationally known lecturer. Indufor is an international consulting company established in 1980, operating on the field of forestry, forest industry and environmental management.