Speakers 2021

The World BioEconomy Forum 2021 features prestigious speakers, all representing different areas of expertise within the bioeconomy. The programme is based on four theme areas of the World BioEconomy Forum. The program will consist of presentations and high level panel discussions.

Arturo Luna

Dr. Arturo Luna

Coordinator of the Colombia BIO Program at the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation

Zulay Poggi

Zulay Poggi

Professor in Innovation, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Roberto Waack

Roberto Waack

Chatham House Fellow, Member of the Board of Marfrig, Wise Plastics and Arapyau Institute

Dr. Sara Boettiger

Dr. Sara Boettiger

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science Division

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

Sven Walter

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

Ana Yang

Ana Yang

Executive Director at Hoffmann Centre, Chatham House

Dr. Robert Nasi

Dr. Robert Nasi

Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Ignasi Rodríguez Galindo

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

Dr. Tatiana Schor

Executive Secretary at the Executive Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation

Dr. Christian Patermann

Dr. Christian Patermann

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

Ludo Diels

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