The Bioeconomy Celebrates Nature

The 2nd World BioEconomy Forum
11–13 September 2019 in Ruka, Finland

The Bioeconomy Celebrates Nature

Bringing leading edge bioeconomy face-to-face with one of the world’s unique areas of outstanding natural beauty and biodiverse forests. The 2nd World BioEconomy Forum will be held at Ruka on 11–13 September 2019. World BioEconomy Forum will bring together major think tanks, regulators and operators in this famous holiday resort in northeast Finland.

Ruka 2019 

We are delighted to welcome some of the world’s most influential bioeconomy stakeholders, policymakers, researchers and innovators as speakers at World BioEconomy Forum 2019. Program is arranged by well-established Advisory Board (AB) of circular bioeconomy advocators.
Below are some major contributors (either speakers or AB-members).

Christian Patermann
"Father" of European bioeconomy
Former Director EU Commission and Advisor to the German Government on bioeconomy matters

Aida Greenbury
Global Sustainability Advisor

Berry Wiersum
Sappi Europe

Michael Carus
Founder and Managing Director

Freya Burton
Chief Sustainability and People Officer

Antti Asikainen
Executive Vice President, Research
Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke

Teresa Presas
Board Member and Senior Consultant
The Navigator Company

Rainer Häggblom
Häggblom & Partners Ltd


The World BioEconomy Forum at Ruka gathering coincides ideally with the EU’s latest bioeconomy strategy update, and will offer an opportunity to discuss its ramifications in depth with relevant experts in several panel sessions – preliminary heading being: 

  • Implementing bio-strategies
  • Forest bioeconomy and climate change
  • CEO Panel
  • Circular bioeconomy – Enterprise Panel
  • Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstocks - Case Plastics

World BioEconomy Forum seeks to inspire public and private sector bioeconomy stakeholders to explore innovative ways of harnessing the unique bio-resources of Europe’s northern region in pursuit of a sustainable and economically meaningful northern bioeconomy.

Partners 2019

Partners engaging in the forum include industrial operators, forest operators, institutes, regulators as well as media. 

Some of the partners for 2019

The Bioeconomy in action

Ruka is located in the heart of Boreal area next to Russia and is an example area of a flourishing Bioeconomy. It offers a thriving community committed to ensuring the success of the event and luxurious resort where delegates can also enjoy the relaxing environment of the senic northern Finland, beautiful sceneries and various activities.

A chance to shape the future of the evolving Bioeconomy

An opportunity to work together now and take actions to set a wider example on how to deliver a sustainable future.

Advisory Board

Comprising think tanks, Forest industry and regulators who will frame the debate and ensure an insightful dialog between audience and panelists

Target audience

Bioeconomy stakeholders: Policy makers, Bioindustry, Forest Industry, Chemical Industry, Institutes, Associations

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