2020-09-10T11:00:00+03:00
2020-09-10T19:00:00+03:00
September 10, 2020

World BioEconomy Forum

The 3rd World BioEconomy Forum streamed live from Ruka, Finland!
September 10, 2020, thursday
Start 11:00 End 19:00
Online event

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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EEST

SESSION 1 – REGULATORS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EEST

Keynote speech

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, European Commission

Greetings from the Finnish government

Jari Leppä, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finnish Government

Session moderated by Dr Christian Patermann

National Bioeconomy Strategy of Germany

Andrea Noske, Head of Division "Sustainable Economy; Bio-Economy", German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Climate change and the bioeconomy

Petteri Taalas, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Global forest resources – FRA2020

Mette Wilkie, Director of the Forestry Policy and Resources Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

SESSION 2 – GLOBAL LEADERS AND FINANCIAL WORLD

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM EEST

CEO discussion– Interview by Teresa Presas, Senior Advisor, World BioEconomy Forum

Walter Schalka, CEO, Suzano

Annica Bresky, CEO, Stora Enso

Pasi Laine, CEO, Valmet

Mercedes Alonso, Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste

Global economy review

Andrea Boltho, Emeritus Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford University

Sustainable financing panel – Moderated by Michael Nettersheim, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Felipe Ortega Schlingmann, Deputy Advisor, Agribusiness and Rural Development Division, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Joško Bobanović, Partner at Sofinnova Partners, manager of the Sofinnova Industrial Biotechnology Fund

Courtney Lowrance, Head of EMEA Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group (SCT) Citi

David Brand, CEO New Forests Asset Management PTY Limited

SESSION 3 – BIOPRODUCTS AROUND US

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EEST

Evolving biomaterials

Michael Carus, Founder and Managing Director, nova-Institute

Novel biorefinery in Germany

Christian Hübsch, Director, UPM Biochemicals Lignin

Biobased value chains panel – Moderated by research leader Ludo Diels, Flemish Institute for Technological Research

Niklas von Weymarn, CEO, Metsä Spring

Alois Kindler, Principal Scientist, BASF

Alex Michine, Founder and CEO, Metgen

Eddie Peace, Leader, Bioproduct Development, West Fraser

Bruno Gorrini, Principal Researcher in Bioforest, Arauco

SESSION 4 – LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM EEST

Future of Bioeconomy

Jim Philp, Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Education panel – Moderated by Professor Mark Rudnicki, Michigan Technological University

Ahmed Fahmi, Chief of the Section of Innovation and Capacity Building, UNESCO

Jyrki Kangas, Professor of Forest Bioeconomy, Head of the School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland

Carol Ibe, PhD, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Ricardo Abramovay, Professor in the Department of Economics, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Takanori Nagano, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics, Kobe University

AWARD SELECTION AND CLOSING REMARKS

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EEST

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