2021-11-02 15:00 to 2021-11-03 19:00

Expo 2020 Dubai: Building With Wood – Bold Buildings

Photo: Expo2020.se

Welcome to this event on wooden construction, sending live from Dubai and Stockholm!

As part of the Swedish Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, Smart City Sweden is inviting you to an event on wooden buildings and construction.

During two days, you will get the chance to learn more about wooden construction, the benefits of building with wood and the technology behind it. You will be able to listen to and interact with some of Sweden’s top experts in the area and get inspired to build with wood.

The theme of the event is ‘Bold buildings’ and experts will demonstrate the best examples from Sweden when it comes to industrial wooden buildings in Sweden, including the highest wooden building in the world.

It is possible to join the event live at the Expo 2020 Dubai or digitally. In the registration form, kindly choose whether you want to receive a link to the digital event or if you will be present in Dubai.

Please note that the times below are in GST (Dubai time) and CET (Swedish time).

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


2nd of November

15.00-16.30 GST/12.00-13.30 CET – Wood: the climate-smart alternative
Circularity and climate declarations of buildings

Jan Agri, Senior Advisor, RE:source
Åsa Thrysin, Project Manager, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Magnus Wålinder, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

16.30-17.40 GST/13.30-14.40 CET – Implementing wood: Municipal wooden strategies
Municipal Wooden Strategies from Växjö and Skellefteå

Lars Hedqvist, Skellefteå Municipality
Fredrik Lindblad, Växjö Municipality
Helena Kylin, Varberg Municipality

17.40-19.00 GST/14.40-16.00 CET – Bold Buildings: Best practices from Sweden
Best Practices: the Climate-neutral pre-school Hoppet, one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world: Sara Culture House

Elsa Fahlén, Innovation Leader, City of Gothenburg
Oskar Norelius & Robert Schmitz, Architects, White Arkitekter
Staffan Schartner, Head of Construction, Swedish Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

3rd of November

15.00-16.20 GST/12.00-13.30 CET – Smart & Safe Buildings
Fire safety

Johan Granström, Market Segment Lead Smart Cities, ABB
Thomas Bengtsson, CEO, Woodsafe
Fredrik Hiort, Senior Partner, Briab

16.20-17.40 GST/13.30-14.40 CET – Healthy & Sustainable Buildings
Indoor quality

Karin Löfgren, Architect and sustainability- and wood strategist, AIX arkitekter
Frida Tjernberg, Wood Constructor, BTB

17.40-19.00 GST/14.40-16.00 CET – The Future of Wood
Panel discussion: What’s next? Latest technologies and looking forward

Karin Sandberg, Section Manager Wood Building Technology, RISE
Johan Granström, Market Segment Lead Smart Cities, ABB
Karin Löfgren, Architect and sustainability- and wood strategist, AIX arkitekter

Register here.

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