World BioEconomy Forum Program

World BioEconomy Forum Program

Welcome to Ruka on September 11–13, 2018
Program is based on themes

  1. Biostrategies are evolving
  2. Forests mitigating climate change
  3. Circular Bioeconomy – minimizing losses
  4. Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstock
  5. In the middle of the forest – tourism and forest industry head to head

Themes will be covered in panel sessions.

Besides panel sessions there will be a practical field trip to Finnish boreal forest to see in practice how wood is harvested and how forests are renewed. This has been a practice in Finland for decades resulting in all time high growth rates and most healthy forests among boreal zone.

The dress code for the event is Smart Casual. Please note that the field trip is outdoors, and thus all the participants are encouraged to bring outdoor clothing for this part of the program.

For the participants there will be an open invitation to participate in the dialog. At the end of the event, participants are able to communicate in small groups and present their proposals for the event summary.

Seminar program outline

Day 1 - Tuesday September 11, 2018

14:00 Registration opens
16:00 Seminar opening at Ruka Conference Center
17:00 Panel 1: Biostrategies are evolving
19:30 Get together dinner at Kammi Restaurant

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9:00 Seminar continues
Panel 2: Forests mitigating climate change
10:30 Panel 3: Circular Bioeconomy
11:45 Lunch
13:00 Panel 4: Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstock
14:45 Field trip – from harvesting to renewing
19:30 Gala Dinner at Restaurant Pohjanseita
Panel 5: In the middle of the forests

Day 3 - Thursday, September 13, 2018

9:00 Small group Discussions
10:15 Steps forward – Seminar conclusions
11:30 Lunch

Spouse program outline

Day 1 - Tuesday September 11, 2018

16:00 Visit reindeer farm
19:30 Get together dinner at Kammi Restaurant

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9:00–13:30 Hiking in Oulanka National Park
14:45–17:30 Possibility to join for the field trip
19:00 Gala Dinner at Restaurant Pohjanseita 
Panel 5 In the middle of the Forests

Day 3 - Thursday, September 13, 2018

9:00–11:00 Beauty treatments and spa