Karlstad Market Conference 2022

On 16 and 17 November, the wood industry will once more be meeting in Karlstad, in a tradition that dates back over 50 years. Like the past few years, 2022 has been an exciting time for the industry on many fronts, so we are particularly looking forward to seeing everyone in person again in Karlstad. This year the main focus is on topical forestry issues and the market for sawn wood products. Swedish Wood is organising a seminar on November 17, no registration required. On November 16, our exhibition is open.

You can watch the event afterwards.


Welcome to Karlstad Market Conference 2022.

On November 16 you are welcome to visit our exhibition.

Preliminary programme

Swedish Wood’s seminar at the Karlstad Market Conference on 17 November 2022

The morning seminar will be held in Swedish

  • 10.00-10.30 A world economy in turmoil – consequences for the forest industry, Kerstin Hallsten, Chief Economist, Swedish Association of Industrial Employers/Swedish Forest Industries
  • 10.30-12.00 What does the future supply of raw materials look like for the Swedish sawmill industry?
  • Presentation and discussion about the forestry impact analysis SKA 22, with Herman Sundqvist, Director General, Swedish Forest Agency and Erik Brandsma, CEO, Sveskog.
    The discussion will be moderated by Lotta Möller.

12.00-14.00 Break

The afternoon seminar will be held in English

  • 14.00-16.15 The market for sawn wood products.
    Christian Nielsen, Market Analyst Sawmill Industry at Swedish Forest Industries gives his perspective on the market
  • 14.40 The wood market today, tomorrow and in the future – discussion.
  •  Participants:
    • David Hopkins, Chief Executive, Timber Development UK
    • Jukka Vornanen, Global Wood Supply Manager, IKEA of Sweden
    • Katarina Levin, CEO, Setra Group 
    • Per-Ragnar Bergkvist, Head of Sales, Mayr Melnhof Holz Group
  • Announcement of the Knights of the Order of the Wood Market 2022
  • 16.15 – Networking event. Take the opportunity to meet our speakers and mingle with industry professionals

If you are unable to attend in person, you can follow the seminar via link online.

The seminar is free of charge and no registration is required. You make your own hotel reservation if you want to stay over night. Book your room here Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad

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