Live Blog: UPM’s Annual General Meeting 2015

Antti Ylitalo
Antti Ylitalo
Manager, Publications and Content, Brand and Communications, UPM
9 April 2015

In this blog you can follow how UPM’s Annual General Meeting goes on 9 April 2015. The event takes place at Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Finland. The meeting will start at 2 pm EET.


10:00 Most of the staff arrives at the venue, sound checks and final preparations in the main hall


10:30 First briefings on the way as well as quite a few preparations, especially on the enrollment counter.



11:00 Full staff briefing under way




11:30 Staff meeting over, lunch time

11:40 Product exhibition in place




13:00 Doors to the venue have opened and shareholders start to arrive.

Korpeinen-AGM  Lobby    Ovaska-AGM    Product-exhibition-4 Product-exhibition-5 Product-exhibition-with-shareholders

13:20 The doors to the main hall have been opened. Here’s the view just before the doors opened.

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14:00 The Annual General Meeting is under way. The main hall is fully packed. Chairman of Board Björn Wahlroos opens the meeting.

14:12 Chairman of the Board finishes his opening remarks and the meeting can begin. 

14:18 President and CEO Jussi Pesonen starts his review of 2014.


14:26 You can follow Jussi Pesonen’s presentation highlights from UPM’s Twitter account. Annual General Meeting’s official hashtag is #UPMAGM. 

14:40 Here’s how UPM’s Twitter account looks at the moment. Main highlights from Jussi Pesonen’s presentation:

AGM tweets

15:02 President and CEO Jussi Pesonen concludes his presentation. 

15:03 A new UPM Biofuels video was released after the presentation. Will be available for public a bit later. Follow our YouTube channel to see the video in the future.

15:04 Q&A session with the CEO begins.

15:29 Our tweets are getting noticed in Finland. Trending big.


15:47 Q&A session still on-going. 


15:57 Q&A session finished. Time for other matters.

16:22 And we’re done. Chairman concludes the meeting. Shareholders head for coffee and cakes. 

16:26 Jussi Pesonen’s presentation can be found from UPM’s investor relations section. Here’s the link.

16:33 Stock exchange release of meeting’s decisions is out now. Here’s the link to the release.

16:48 Stock exchange release: Björn Wahlroos continues to chair the Board of Directors of UPM-Kymmene Corporation. Read it here.


Mon 13 April. Here are some more pictures from the meeting taken by photographer Juha Rahkonen.

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