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MEDIA ADVISORY: MDARD Director Gary McDowell, DNR Director Daniel Eichinger & MEDC CEO Quentin L. Messer, Jr. Welcomes Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles, Ambassador Okko-Pekka Salmimies to Michigan
May 12, 2022
For planning purposes: 05/12/2021
Director McDowell and Consul General Salmimies will spend three days touring Michigan’s food and agricultural trade opportunities and exploring international partnership prospects in bioeconomy and smart shipping
The following tour stops on the visit are open for media to attend.
To RSVP, please email: Chelsea Lewis-Parisio with the event and date you plan to attend. RSVP’s due by Friday, May 13th at 12:00 p.m.
EVENTS FOR: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
WHAT: Tour of Finnish American Heritage Center
WHERE: Finnish American Heritage Center, Finlandia University, 435 Quincy Street Hancock, MI 49930
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 9 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking is available at the Heritage Center.
WHAT: Roundtable Discussion
WHERE: Michigan Technological University (Noblet Building), 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 PM
WHAT: Tour of Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University
WHERE: 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3:15 p.m.
EVENTS FOR: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
WHAT: Tour of USCGC MACKINAW Icebreaker
WHERE: 632 Coast Guard Drive Cheboygan, MI 49721
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Tour of Michigan State University Mass Timber STEM Building
WHERE: 642 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3:15 p.m.
WHAT: Michigan State University Tour of Mojgan Nejad Lignin Lab
WHERE: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 4:10 p.m.
WHAT: Evening reception at the State Capitol, sponsored by Team Finland & MEDC
WHERE: Capitol Rotunda, 100 N Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 5:45 p.m.