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World BioEconomy Roundtables

The World BioEconomy Roundtables are online events that follow the agenda of the 2021 season. Hard talk – Easy Access – Relaxed Environment.

The Roundtables are moderated by bioeconomy professionals who, together with high profile speakers, engage in hard talks on WCBEF’s cornerstone topics: The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies; Global Leaders and Financial World; Bioproducts around us; Looking to the Future. All these events will last approximately two hours and will be easy and safe to access over the Internet, regardless of the location. The WCBEF team will ensure a relaxed environment, supporting you every step of the way. Join us and be part of the world of Bioeconomy!

Roundtable

Looking to the Future

Looking to the future

15 September 2021 15:00–17:00 CEST

The Roundtable will be held on 15 September 2021 15:00-17:00 CEST with the topic What does the bioeconomy mean for Brazil and the Amazon?

Contents

  • Which are the big challenges of Amazon in terms of conciliating climate agenda and development agenda
  • What  can the Amazon offer for the global bioeconomy society?

Program

  1. Opening
  2. Presentations (10 minutes each)
  3. Panel
  4. Questions from the audience
  5. Conclusion

Moderator

José Mauro de Lima O' de Almeida

José Mauro de Lima O’ de Almeida

Secretary of State for the Environment of Pará

Speakers

Francisco Piyãko

Francisco Piyãko

Leader of Apiwtxa village, an advisor and secretary of the State Government for Indigenous Peoples between 2003 and 2010

Ana Euler

Ana Euler

Forest Engineer at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

Ana Toni

Ana Toni

PhD, Executive Director of Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS)

Camille Bendahan Bemerguy

Camille Bendahan Bemerguy

Director of bioeconomy, climate change and environmental services from Environment and sustainability Secretariat of Pará

Hosts

Jukka Kantola

Jukka Kantola

Founder, World BioEconomy Forum

Mark Rushton

Mark Rushton

Co-Founder, Advisory Board

Global Leaders and the Financial World

18 May, 2021 15:00–17:00 CET

The Roundtable will be held on 18 May 2021 15:00-17:00 CET with the topic “Bio-based Investments – it takes 3 to tango” Roles of private – public – institutes to facilitate investments to circular bioeconomy.

Contents

  • How do the triangle public – private – institutes works to facilitate investment into circular bioeconomy
  • What are the drivers – what are the obstacles
  • Any success stories
  • What are currently the fastest growing sectors

Program

  1. Opening
  2. Presentations (10 minutes each)
  3. Panel
  4. Questions from the audience
  5. Conclusion

Moderator

Michael Nettersheim

Michael Nettersheim

Founding Partner, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Speakers

Jório Veiga

Jório Veiga

Secretary of State for Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation Government of Amazonas

Dr. Sergey Malkov

Dr. Sergey Malkov

President, Association of the Specialists of the Pulp and Paper Industry (ASPPI) Russia

A.J. (Sandy) Marshall

A.J. (Sandy) Marshall

Executive Director Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Philippe Mengal

Executive Director, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

Hosts

Jukka Kantola

Jukka Kantola

Founder, World BioEconomy Forum

Mark Rushton

Mark Rushton

Co-Founder, Advisory Board

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies

4 February, 2021 15:00–17:00 CET

The Roundtable will be held on 4 February 2021 15:00–17:00 CET, with the topic “Biostrategies overview” – status on the programs in various parts of the world.

Contents

  • Status of biostrategies in that specific region
  • Focus areas on biostrategies? Any action plans?
  • How are the bioeconomy programs implemented?
    Eventual new priorities?
  • What kind of role does the bioeconomy
    play on the national level?
  • Any indications about the value of bioeconomy?
  • Incentives programs to enhance circular bioeconomy?
  • Fastest growing sectors related to circular bioeconomy?

Program

  1. Opening
  2. Status on Biostrategies by Christian Patermann
  3. Presentations (10 minutes each)
  4. Panel
  5. Questions from the audience
  6. Conclusion

Moderator

Dr. Christian Patermann

Dr. Christian Patermann

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

Speakers

Carolina Balian

Carolina Balian

Advisor in Natural Resource Economics and Climate Change in the Office of Agricultural Planning and Policy of the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) of Uruguay

Dr. Mary Maxon

Dr. Mary Maxon

Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Monica Rauh

Monika Rauh

Head of Division, Industrial Affairs, Chemical, Textile, Woodworking and Paper Industry, Bioeconomy, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Germany

Professor Fang Chen

Dr. Fang Chen

Ph.D., Director of Information Research Department and Executive director of Center for Strategic Studies on Bioscience and Biotechnology (CaSBIO), Chengdu Library and Information Center Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hosts

Jukka Kantola

Jukka Kantola

Founder, World BioEconomy Forum

Mark Rushton

Mark Rushton

Co-Founder, Advisory Board

Bioproducts around us​

Bioproducts around us

25 November, 2020 13:00–15:00 CET

The first Roundtable will be held on 25 November, 2020, 13:00 – 15:00 CET, with the theme “Bioproducts around us” – Lessons from various value chains

  • How do the corporates incorporate sustainability, recyclability, traceability in their value chains they are in?
  • How do they include climate change mitigation measures in their value chains?
  • How do they present/ communicate their bio products/services/processes to their markets? Is there appetite for them?
  • Is there anything to learn from each other?

Program

  1. Opening
  2. Presentations
  3. Panel discussion
  4. Q&A
  5. Conclusions and closing remarks

Registration

Moderator

Ludo Diels

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

Speakers

Giulia Stellari

Director, Sustainable Sourcing, Digital and Carbon Solutions, Unilever

Dr. Josef Innerlohinger

Dr. Josef Innerlohinger

Head of Monitoring and Funding, Global R&D, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

Michael Duetsch

Michael Duetsch

Vice President, UPM Biochemicals Business

Martin Clemesha

Martin Clemesha

Technical Sales Manager, Braskem

Hosts

Jukka Kantola

Jukka Kantola

Founder, World BioEconomy Forum

Mark Rushton

Mark Rushton

Co-Founder, Advisory Board

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