World BioEconomy Forum goes to Brazil – live from Belém!

18–20 October 2021

The World BioEconomy Forum is a think-tank initiative which provides a global platform for key stakeholders of the Circular Bioeconomy 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.
Forum 2021

World BioEconomy Forum goes to Brazil – live from Belém!

Live from Belém 18–20 October 2021

There is no one fit 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, which is the capital of the state of Pará. The location is in 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 event that you cannot miss.  

The Forum program is divided into sessions as per the World BioEconomy Forum agenda

Session 1 Regulators and climate change

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies

Session 2 Global Leaders and Financial World

Global Leaders and Financial World

Session 3 Bioproducts around us

Bioproducts around us

Session 4 Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

Program will also include site visits in the Pará State.

As always program will end up with joint declaration

We have already decided that the the World Bioeconomy Forum this year 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 as an online event which will still come to you live from Belém.  

You are warmly welcome to Belém, Brazil! Onsite or online – we 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. 

Season 2021

New features for Season 2021

Interested in getting engaged with World BioEconomy Forum? You would be most welcome to join the Forum which has several opportunities available. For example the Forum provides many speaking opportunities, participation at our events and sharing in Circular Bioeconomy news. 

We are also launching the World BioEconomy Circle. Your company, organisation, institute, association or even you as an individual can now become a member of the World BioEconomy Circle and receive all benefits membership brings. By being a member, you are also clearly signaling your determination to facilitate the global Circular Bioeconomy, wherever you may live.


We have also expanding communication opportunities for the Circular Bioeconomy society by introducing World BioEconomy Roundtable. This is a new online feature where providing roundtable talks on selected themes with stakeholders of the sector. You may participate to these online. 

Host 2021

Official partners