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Posted: June 9, 2010

TAPPI nanotechnology conference features Suominen as a keynoter

(Nanowerk News) Jyrki Suominen will make a keynote presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. The event is presented by TAPPI and co-hosted by VTT. It will occur September 27-29, 2010 at the Dipoli Congress Centre in Espoo, Finland. The theme of this year's event is "Getting Down to Business with Nanotech Products."
Suominen will present "The European Commission's Approach to Development in Nanotechnology and the Road Ahead", on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. He is Programme Officer, Principal Administrator for the European Commission, DG Research, Industrial Technologies Directorate. Suominen joined the European Commission in 1996 and since July 2008, he has worked in the Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies unit in charge of work programme development and international cooperation.
Prior to joining the European Commission, he served as a business analyst for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, England and as an information technology/systems analyst for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy.
This Nanotechnology Conference brings together leading researchers, industry experts, government representatives and other stakeholders. In technical sessions and face-to-face meetings, they share advances, perspectives and discuss new ideas and breakthrough concepts on nanotechnology-based advances. Visit www.tappi.org/10nano for additional keynoters and presentation updates.
Registration information is available online and through TAPPI's Member Connection Center, 1-800-332-8686 (US), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada), +1-770-446-1400, memberconnection@tappi.org.
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Visit www.tappi.org.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multi-technological contract research organization. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. Its aim is to increase the competitiveness of its customers' businesses, promote the creation of new business, and improve and speed up the productivity of R&D.
VTT offers access to the cross-disciplinary expertise of 2,900 professionals, unique research infrastructure, and comprehensive partnership networks. Its technological focus areas are applied materials, bio- and chemical processes, energy, ICT, industrial systems, microtechnologies and electronics, services and the built environment, and business research. Visit www.vtt.fi.
Source: TAPPI
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