Field Trip

DANA is delighted to have joined with the respected Russian information Company Whatwood to hold our inaugural Russian Forest Industry Sector Outlook Conference in Helsinki, Finland on 26 and 27 May 2020. The event will take place at the Hilton Helsinki Strand Hotel.


DANA Director Dennis Neilson and Moscow based Whatwood Director Igor Novoselov are collaborating to ensure the topics and speakers for this conference will be first class. Dennis was the lead author of the 2019 Fast Markets RISI 500 page, PowerPoint style Report:  Russian Timber: A Growing Force in World Trade see prospectus here.


Immediately after the conference a two day optional Field Trip is planned, with visits to harvesting and wood processing equipment manufacturers who sell to Russia (and in fact to the rest of the world); and to mills using some of this equipment.


We have chosen Helsinki to be the conference venue location as:

It makes it easier for international delegates to travel to largely visa-free Finland

Helsinki is only 3 ½ hours by frequent fast train to St Petersburg and Moscow and other Russian cities.

It is much easier to complete a two day post-conference field trip in Finland to visit several equipment manufacturers of forest harvesting and wood processing equipment, and to mill using that equipment

With all of these companies also exporting equipment to the world – so of interest to international as well as Russian delegates.


We welcome and encourage all potential delegates to register for both this major international conference on 26 and 27 May, and the field trip on 28 and 29 May


Russian Delegates please see here 



Информация для российских делегатов на сайте WhatWood   Здесь