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