The Marcus Wallenberg Prize Symposium

The Power of Forest Sector Modelling in Times of Changes

November 14, 2023, 09.00-12.30 CEST

Welcome to the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Symposium 

The 2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Drs Darius Adams, Joseph Buongiorno, and Richard Haynes for their original and groundbreaking development of the forest sector economic models TAMM and PAPYRUS and its extension to the global forest products model GFPM. Their work laid the foundation for the development of global forest sector modelling and numerous national and regional forest sector models from the 1980s and onwards.

Very welcome!

Marcus Wallenberg,
Chairman of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

Event details

Date: November 14, 2023, at 09.00-12.30 CEST

The digital symposium attendance is free of charge and open for everyone.

Registration to be made by November 13, 2023.

A recording of the symposium will be distributed to registered persons after the event.

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.
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Prof. Darius Adams,
USA, co-recipient of the 2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Oregon State University

Prof. Joseph Buongiorno,
USA, co-recipient of the 2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Richard W. Haynes,
USA, co-recipient of the 2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR, USA.


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Moderator: Prof. Orlando Rojas, Member of the Prize Selection Committee, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mr. Marcus Wallenberg,
Chairman of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

Ioncell and Its Possible Place in the Textile Industry Given the Particular Challenges of Climate Change

Prof. Herbert Sixta,
Austria, co-recipient of the 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Viable Fibre Raw-materials and Their Impacts on Dissolution of Cellulose for Man-made Fibre Spinning

Dr. Frank Meister,
TITK, Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastics Research, Rudolstadt, Germany

Announcement of Winner of the Young Researchers’ 3MT presentations

Prof. Joris Van Acker,
Member of the Prize Selection Committee, Ghent University, Belgium

Break 1 hour

For participants at Grand Hotel: YOUNG RESEARCHERS’ POSTER SESSION  
For participants online: Break 

H&M Group Circular Innovation Lab – Future Material Need in the Textile Industry

Mr. Martin Ekenbark, 
Lead – Circular Innovation Lab, H&M Group, Stockholm, Sweden

The New EU Textiles Strategy and Its Impact on Wood-based Textiles

Director Dirk Vantyghem,
EURATEX, Brussels, Belgium 

Technoeconomics and Scale-up

CEO Niklas von Weymarn, 
Metsä Spring Oy, Helsinki, Finland

Questions and Answers

Speakers interact with the audience

For more information

Shiva Telavari, Executive Assistant of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Mail: Tel: +46 72 5725850.