Schedule

The presentation slides of the BPPF 2022 can be found here.

The Baltic Peat Producers Forum 2022
September 14th – 15th Rīga, Latvia
Peat through the ages

September 14th

18.00 – 22.00 Ice-breaking event.
Latvian Railway History Museum
in Rīga, Uzvaras bulvāris 2A (10 min walk from the Forum Conference venue).
18.00 – 19.00 the museum exposition will be available.

Dressing style – casual.

September 15th

09.00 – 17.00 Conference. Bellevue Park Hotel, Slokas Street 1, Rīga

Translation into Latvian, English and Russian will be provided

08.15 – 09.00 Registration, Coffee
09.00 – 09.10 Introductory words – Latvian Peat Association, Member of the Board Ingrīda Krīgere
09.10 – 09.20 Welcoming speech – Artūrs Toms Plešs, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
09.20 – 09.30 Welcoming speech – Jānis Eglīts, Head of the Office of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia
09.30 – 9.50 “The progress of the regulatory framework affecting the peat industry in the European Union Sami Tulonen, consultancy company Aula Europe
9.50 – 10.10 “GME current affairs and expected regulation and situation in the European Union”Geoffrey Bennet, Public Affairs Advisor of Growing Media Europe
10.10 – 10.20  “Valtra on a Peat land” – Juris Narubins, owner of company Valtek
10.20 – 10.40  “Results of habitat mapping in Latvia”Gita Strode, Nature Conservation Agency, Director of Department of Nature Conservation
10.40 – 10.50 “Suokone equipment are over 50 years on peat fields around the world” – Tuomo Meriläinen, General Manager of Suokone
10.50 – 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 – 11.40  “Wetland GHG emissions inventory and research” – Dr.silv. Andis Lazdiņš, Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”, Senior researcher
11.40 – 12.00 “Effect of peat properties on production quality” – Dr. phil. Laimdota Kalniņa, Senior researcher, University of Latvia
12.00 – 12.20  “Opportunities for new peat products” – PhD student Kristīne Irtiševa,Riga Technical University,
12.20 – 12.30 “Experts in transportation of peat moss”Oksana Poznyakova, Export Commercial Manager, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
12.30 -12.50 “RPP updates in practice, position RPP, outlook to future” – Director Hein Boon, Executive Officer Maureen Kuenen
12.50 – 13.10 “Current in RHP”, Operational director Marco Zevenhoven
13.10 – 13.15 “JSC Soltera a new season begins with the most modern agroperlite line in Europe” – director Dainius Spirikavičius
13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 14.50  “Current in the peat sector in Sweden” – Swedish Peat Association president Pia Holmberg 
14.50 – 15.10  “Peat extraction in Germany” – Chair of IPS Commission “Peatlands and Environment” Bernd Hofer
15.10 – 15.30  “Current in the peat industry in Finland” – Bioenergy Association of Finland, Manager/Peat & Growing Media Hannu Salu
15.30 – 15.50  “Current in the peat industry in Ireland” – Growing Media Ireland Chairman John Neenan
15.50 – 16.20  “Peat production industry in Estonia in 2022. The role of the peat industry in the economy and climate change” – Estonian Peat Association, Managing Director, board member of engineering office Steiger Erki Niitlaan
16.20 – 16.40  “Peat production industry in Lithuania 2022” – Lithuanian Peat Producers Association, President Giedrius Kavaliauskas
16.40 – 17.00  “Peat production industry in Latvia 2022” – Latvian Peat Association, Member of the Board Ingrīda Krīgere
17.00 – 17.20 Discussion
17.20 – 17.25 Closing speech

18.20 – 18.30 Departure for the Gala dinner, buses at the Bellevue Park Hotel, Slokas Str. 1,

19.00 – 23.00 Gala dinner at Secret Spot, Sporta Str. 2 (entrance from Hanzas Str.), Riga.

Dressing style – smart casual.