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7 April 2022

WALCC and MEX Finland host a breakfast webinar on Industrial Resilience; April 21st (8:00-9:00EET)

The next webinar on “Industrial Resilience” will be on Thursday, April 21st, 8:00-9:00 (EET).

When the European Union launched the Resilience and Recovery Facility (RRF) its aim was to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient, and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions. Today, the interpretation of resilience is different from when the RRF was formed.

With the “Industrial Resilience” webinar, the WALCC and MEX Finland want to open a discussion on how the new industrial landscape appears from the perspective of Finland’s resilience. Together with its partners, MEX Finalnd is now cooperating to rapidly build new collaboration models and technological capabilities to deal with the increasingly volatile industrial context. This will also be discussed in the webinar.



8:00 Opening of the webinar – Juha Päivike, Chairman, MEX Finland
8:05 What is resilience?

  • The national perspective – Juha-Matti Lehtonen, Professor of Defence Acquisition, Finnish National Defence University (FNDU)
  • The regional perspective – Magnus Qvant, Chairman, Resilient Regions Association

8:35 Industrial resilience, panel discussion, moderated by Johan Wallin, managing partner, Synocus

  • Resilient materials – Ilari Kinnunen, CEO, Sacometal
  • Comments by Juha-Matti Lehtonen and Magnus Qvant

8:50 Next steps, how to build resilience in our ecosystems? – discussion
9:00 Webinar ends

The webinar is free of charge and open to all

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Attendees can join the webinar using this MS Teams link.

Brief introductions of the speakers

Juha-Matti Lehtonen
Juha-Matti Lehtonen is the Professor of Defence Acquisition in the Department of Military Technology at the Finnish National Defence University. In his research on national defense, Lehtonen has focused on logistics and virtual factories.

Magnus Qvant
Magnus Qvant is the Chairman of the board of the Resilient Regions Association, based in Sweden. He has over 20 years of experience in training and practice in civil security and emergency management, both nationally and internationally.

Ilari Kinnunen
Ilari Kinnunen is the CEO of Sacometal, the leading bronze manufacturing and material resiliency company. The ambition of Sacometal is to be at the forefront of technology innovation in material science.