FiSTT recently unveiled Perti Leppänen as its new Chair, replacing Timo Kyntäjä who had been in the position since early 2020. FiSTT started life in 1999 as the Association for Unearthed Technology in Finland and was founded by a keen group of developers, contractors and designers. FiSTT is proud to be an economically independent and non-profit-making association that is also a member of the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) and aims to promote the use of innovative methods and good practice in the field.
The Finnish Society for Trenchless Technology has greatly developed its operations in recent years to the extent that they have been entrusted with the organisation of the 2022 ISTT International No-Dig Conference which takes place in Helsinki between 3 and 5 October. Details of the programme can be found on the website https://www.nodighelsinki.com/.
Pertti Leppänen, new Chair of FiSTT, says of his appointment: “I have been involved in the work of FiSTT’s Board of Directors in previous years as a Vice Chair and I am now grateful to serve as Chair of FiSTT’s Board of Directors for the next two years. This year is going to be spectacular for our Society. As many of you will know, we are holding the International No-Dig 2022 Conference & Exhibition in Helsinki when the members of FiSTT are looking forward to meeting all of the delegates arriving from around the world. At the moment, we are preparing a new kind of visitor experience for the event which we are calling ‘Trenchless Week’.
I am convinced that we are putting together a great event that will offer new contacts, new information and new ideas for all the delegates.”