Paper Province now has the opportunity to invite companies, academia and the public sector to a pleasant tour through Värmland’s industry for forest bioeconomy with a focus on industrial timber construction. The destinations focus on technical study visits, but it also invites the participants to the food and cultural offerings of Värmland.
The tour takes place on 16-18 June and is organised in collaboration between Paper Province, Region Värmland, Business Region Värmland, Visit Värmland and Nifa. The programme is designed to showcase our joint Värmland offer with the ambition to establish new contacts between both international and national parties.
The tour is a pre-event to the World Conference on Timber Engineering, which takes place in Oslo on 19-22 June, and the participants therefore include representatives from universities around the world.
We now want to give you and your organisation the opportunity to take part in the tour and the contacts it provides. This offer goes out to companies in the forest bioeconomy, municipal and regional officials and politicians as well as universities in Sweden and Norway.
During the tour, we will meet the people and businesses behind innovations such as paper joists and the new era of modular wooden walls! We will also find ourselves in the middle of a staggering theatre rehearsal on a unique theatre stage. During the days we will get a taste of the culinary Värmland with food and ingredients from local producers served in packaging from local pulp and paper mills. In addition to the food, we will also experience both coffee and beer tasting!
In Europe’s only indoor arena with a timber frame, we will meet the companies behind the construction and there is of course the opportunity to lace up your running shoes to be one of the few who can tick this activity off your bucket list. We can also promise forest bathing in our magical forest landscape, which we combine with the latest in digitalisation and a presentation with the company behind the project that is currently pushing the boundaries of industrial timber construction at an international level. The content of the tour is presented in full in the attached programme.
Overlooking the river Klarälven, the Elite Stadshotellet in Karlstad is the meeting point for the tour and here we will be able to enjoy breakfast together before our busy days start. Stadshotellet dates back to the 19th century and the wood market still gathers here today to create business.