The Bioeconomy Celebrates Nature

The 3rd World BioEconomy Forum
September 9–11, 2020 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 3rd World BioEconomy Forum will be held at Ruka on September 9–11, 2020. World BioEconomy Forum will bring together major think tanks, regulators and operators in this famous holiday resort in northeast Finland.

Previous event was held on September 11–13, 2019 in Ruka, Finland ending with the declaration. Take a look at some comments of the event right after closing.

The program 2020 is being prepared by the Advisory Board which consists of global experts in the Circular Bioeconomy.

Forum 2020
Advisory Board

Aida Greenbury
Global Sustainability Advisor

Tjama Tjivikua
Founding Vice-Chancellor
Namibia University of Science and Technology

Matthias Zschiele
BCM BioEconomy Cluster Management

Ludo Diels
Research Manager, Sustainable Chemistry
Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Vice-chair of the Public-private-partnership SPIRE

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

Michael Carus
Founder and Managing Director

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

Marcello Brito
Brazilian Agribusiness Association (ABAG)

Mark Rudnicki, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice
Forest Biomaterials, Michigan Technological University

Jukka Kantola
CEO of NC Partnering
Chairman of the Advisory Board

Mark Rushton
Media Consultant and Senior Editor

Teresa Presas
Board Member and Senior Consultant
The Navigator Company

Mika Aalto
Director General
Chemical Industry Federation of Finland

Mario Bonaccorso
Founder and Editor in Chief
Il Bioeconomista

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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