Join the Forum 2021

World BioEconomy Forum goes to Brazil – live from Belém!

18–20 October 2021

The World BioEconomy Forum is a global platform for circular bioeconomy stakeholders to share ideas and promote bio-based solutions. The Forum’s fundamental purpose is to encourage the replacement of non-renewable based industries, products and services to facilitate a more sustainable economy while mitigating climate change. The 2021 season will provide several new features and opportunities to get engaged with the Forum and its many members and followers. One of these new features includes World Bioproduct Day. Post on Twitter or LinkedIn with the hashtag #bioproductday with your bioproduct for the chance to win a ticket to World BioEconomy Forum 2021!

Forum 2021

World BioEconomy Forum goes to Brazil – live from Belém!

Live from Belém 18–20 October 2021

There is no one-size-fits all bioeconomy, but several bioeconomies based on their own strengths. That is one of the key reasons we will be heading to Brazil for the World BioEconomy Forum 2021. The Forum will be held in Belém, the capital of the state of Pará. The location is at the mouth of the Amazon River – again at the heart of a particularly important ecosystem. The World BioEconomy Forum would like to present Belém and the state of Pará as a real hot spot of the circular bioeconomy in 2021, and share its narrative with the global circular bioeconomy society. Walking the talk – we can learn from Brazil and the Amazon region at the same time as sharing our lessons from the other parts of the world. 

The Forum is co-hosted by the state of Pará with partners the Brazilian Agribusiness Association (ABAG) and The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá). Together we will offer an unmissable event.


Day I

18 October 2021

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies


Hosted by ABAG

Global Leaders and Financial World

Get together dinner

Hosted by the State of Pará

Day II

19 October 2021

Bioproducts around us


Hosted by Iba

Looking to the Future​

Gala dinner

Annual awards


20 October 2021


Declaration of the Forum 2021


Press conference

Latest speakers published

Dr. Lian Thomas

Dr. Lian Thomas

Scientist, University of Liverpool and the International Livestock Research Institute

Alison Mears

Alison Mears

Director and Co Founder, Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School of Design, The New School

Dr. Sven Walter

Dr. Sven Walter

Senior Forestry Officer, Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

As always, the programme will end with the joint declaration

The World Bioeconomy Forum 2021 will be a hybrid event. We all are looking forward to the time when the pandemic no longer effects our hugely popular onsite event, but in the meantime we are also making preparations for an online event which will still come to you live from Belém.  

You are warmly welcome to Belém, Brazil! Onsite or online – we will be live and the Forum will take place as usual.

The Launch Event was held jointly in Belém, Brazil and Helsinki, Finland. In the event the organiser, host and partners deliver their greetings, followed by prestigious keynote speakers from Brazil including Nobel Laureate Dr. Carlos Nobre. 

Host 2021

Official partners