Programme 2021

The programme is based on four theme areas of the World BioEconomy Forum. The programme will consist of presentations and high level panel discussions. The programme planning is under way in the Advisory Board.

The dress code for the event is business casual.

Day I

18 October 2021

Opening
The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies
The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies
Lunch​

  

Global Leaders and Financial World
Global Leaders and Financial World
Get together dinner

State of Pará

Day II

19 October 2021

Bioproducts around us​
Bioproducts around us​
Lunch

  

Looking to the Future​
Looking to the Future​​
Gala dinner

Annual awards

Day III

20 October 2021

Workshops​

for in-person participants​

Declaration of the Forum 2021 ​
Lunch
Press conference

Day I – 18 October 2021

08:30

Opening ceremony

Jukka Kantola, Founder of the Word BioEconomy Forum

Helder Barbalho, Governor of the State of Pará

Marcello Brito, President of ABAG

José Carlos Fonseca, Executive Director, Ibá

Alexandra Moreira, ACTO Secretary-General

Gov. Flavio Dino, Governor of the state of Maranhão

Hamilton Mourão, Vice President of Brazil, Chairman of the National Council of Legal Amazonia

09:30

Coffee break

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies
The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies

10:00

Introduction of the theme: The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies

Overview on recent biostrategies worldwide by Dr Christian Patermann

Keynote speech: Bioeconomy in Brazil

Dr. Izabella Teixeira, Former Minister of Environment for Brazil

Keynote speech: Bioeconomy in the Amazon

Mercedes Bustamante

11:00

Panel 1 – Biostrategies worldwide

Moderated by Dr Christian Patermann

Panellists:

Dr. Arturo Luis Luna Tapia, ICGEB Liaison Officer, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Colombia

Ignasi Rodríguez Galindo, Responsible for External Relations, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food, Government of Catalonia

Julius Ecuru, Programme Manager, BioInnovate Africa

Nur Hygiawati Rahaya, Director of Forestry and Water Resource Conservation, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia (BAPPENAS)

Marisa Lameiras da Silva, Adviser to the Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Portugal

12:30

Lunch

Global Leaders and Financial World
Global Leaders and Financial World

13:30

Introduction of the theme: Global Leaders and the Financial World

Hosted by Teresa Presas, Senior Advisor, World BioEconomy Forum

13:40

Keynote speech: Status of the global economy

Joaquim Vieira Ferreira Levy, Director of Economic Strategy and Relations with Markets of Banco Safra in Brazil

14:00

Panel 2: Sustainable Financing

Moderated by Michael Nettersheim

Panellists:

Gustavo Montezano, President of the Brazilian development bank BNDES

Mary Lystad, Global Sector Lead, Forest Products Investments
The International Financing Corporation IFC

Ana Yang, Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre at Chatham House

Sergio Rial, CEO Latin America, Santander

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Keynote speech: Role of leadership in the Bioeconomy

Onno van den Heuvel, Global Manager of UNDP’s Biodiversity Finance Initiative BIOFIN

15:50

Panel 3:  CEO Panel

Moderated by Teresa Presas

Panellists:

Joachim Schönbeck, Board Member, Andritz

Cristiano Teixeira, CEO, Klabin

Celso Tacla, Area President South America, Valmet

Dr. Sara Boettiger, Head of Global Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science Division

Dr. João Paulo Brotto Gonçalves Ferreira, CEO, Natura

17:15

End of the day

19:00

Get together dinner with the Government of Pará (by invitation)

Day II – 19 October 2021

Bioproducts around us​
Bioproducts around us

08:30

Wrap-up Day I / Introduction of the theme: Bioproducts around us

Teresa Presas, Senior Advisor, World BioEconomy Forum

08:45

Keynote speech: Building a sustainable and circular bioeconomy with forests and forests products: status and trends

Sven Walter, Team leader, Forest products and statistics, FAO

Keynote speech: Trillion Tree Campaign

Dr. Constantin Zohner, Lead Scientist, Crowther lab, ETH Zurich

09:15

Panel 4: Feedstocks & Services provided by bioeconomy

Moderated by Aida Greenbury, Co-founder, World BioEconomy Forum

Panellists

Grant Rosoman, Global Forests Solutions Senior Advisor, Greenpeace

Georg Buchholz, Program Manager, Forest and Climate Change Program (FORCLIME)

Dr. Robert Nasi, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Hannu Hämäläinen, Sales Director, Chempolis

Dr. Joice Nunes Ferreira, Researcher of Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Brasília

Fernanda Mourão Arruda, Ateliê Xibé

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Keynote speech: Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)

Michael Carus, Founder and Managing Director, nova-Institute

Keynote speech: Status of bio-based plastics and materials

Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director, European bioplastics

11:20

Panel 5: Bio-based alternatives for materials

Moderated by Ludo Diels

Case textiles

Bibiana Rubini, R&D&I Executive Manager, Suzano

Dr. Janne Poranen, CEO, Spinnova

Case consumer materials

Roberto Werneck, Technical expert, Open Innovation, Braskem

Nelleke van der Puil, Vice President of Materials, LEGO Group

Case Car Industry

Alper A. Kiziltas, Technical Expert, Ford Motor Company

12:30

Lunch

Looking to the Future​​
Looking to the Future​

13:30

Introduction of the theme: Looking to the Future

Teresa Presas, Senior Advisor, World BioEconomy Forum

13:35

Keynote speech: 

Dr. Nísia Trindade Lima, President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Ministry of Health, Brazil

13:50

Keynote speech:

Puyr Tembé

14:10

Panel 6: Tropical Bioeconomy in a Global Context

Moderated by Dr. Ricardo Abramovay

Panellists:

Valmir Ortega, Former State Secretary in Pará

Roberto Waack, Concertación for the Amazon, FSC

Tatiana Schor, Executive Secretary, Executive Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation Amazonas, Professor at the Federal University of the Amazon

Dr. Flora Tibazarwa, Program Director at Southern African Innovation Support Programme II

Dr. Gabriela Bianchi dos Santos, Mahá Biocosméticos

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

Keynote speech: Health and the Bioeconomy

Ahmed Fahmi, Programme Specialist, Chief of Section, UNESCO
                   

16:10

Panel 7: Health and the Bioeconomy

Moderated by Mark Rudnicki, Professor of Practice, Forest Biomaterials, Michigan Technological University

Panellists:

Dr. Vivian Camacho, High Level Commissioner Alma Ata, PAHO, Peoples’ Health Bolivia (Bolivia)

Zulay Poggi, Researcher and university professor in the area of Innovation, Central University of Venezuela, Center for Development studies CENDES

Alison Mears, Co-Founder and Director Parsons Healthy Materials Lab

Dr. Yu Yuan, Executive Vice President of Association of Bio-industry Experts, Chengdu High Tech Zone

Dr. Lian Thomas, Scientist, University of Liverpool and the International Livestock Research Institute

17:30

Closing of the Day II

19:00

Gala Dinner

For the Forum participants (by invitation)

Annual awards

Day III – 20 October 2021

09:00

Wrap-up Day II

09:15

Workshops

for in-person participants​

10:15

Presentations of the workshops

11:30

Conclusions and Declaration of the Forum 2021

12:30

Lunch

13:00

Press conference

The organizer reserves the right to amend the programme shown above.