The Bioeconomy Celebrates Nature

The first World BioEconomy Forum
11–13 September 2018 in Ruka, Finland

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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 very first World BioEconomy Forum will be held at Ruka on 11–13 September 2018. World BioEconomy Forum will bring together major think tanks, regulators and operators in this famous holiday resort in northeast Finland.

Ruka 2018
Speakers

We are delighted to welcome some of the world’s most influential bioeconomy stakeholders, policymakers, researchers and innovators as speakers at World BioEconomy Forum 2018. Program is arranged by well-established Advisory Board (AB) of circular bioeconomy advocators.
Below some major contributors (either speakers or AB-members).

Waldemar Kütt
Head of Unit D RTD FI Bioeconomy Strategy
EU Commission

Aida Greenbury
Global Sustainability Advisor
Greenbury & Associates

Tony Duncan
CEO
Circa Group, Most innovative Bioeconomy CEO (by Il Bioeconomista readers)

Nils Torvalds
Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

Event
Highlights

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: 

  • Evolving bio-strategies
  • Forests' role in mitigating climate change
  • Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstocks
  • Circular bioeconomy – minimizing losses
  • In the middle of the forest – tourism and forest industry coexist

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

Partners engaging in the forum include industrial operators, forest operators, institutes, regulators as well as media. 
A round forum exhibition will be arranged.

Major partners

Venue
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.

Takeway 
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.

Expert team

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, Forest industry, Associations

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