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Programme 2022

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.

Day I

7 September 2022

Opening

Lunch

Get together dinner

Day II

8 September 2022

Lunch

Gala dinner / Annual awards

Day III

9 September 2022

Workshops​

Declaration of the Forum

Lunch

Press conference

Day I – 7 September 2022

08:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcoming words

Jukka Kantola, Word BioEconomy Forum

TBA, Official greetings                   

Matti Heikkilä, Greetings from local government

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

09:30

Introduction of the theme by the session head

Dr. Christian Patermann,”Father” of European bioeconomy, Former Director EU Commission and Advisor to the German Government on bioeconomy matter, Overview on recent biostrategies worldwide

Keynote speech: TBA

Keynote speech: Governing the Bioeconomy: What Role for International Institutions?

Research Fellow Stefan Bößner, Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Panel 1 – Latest development of national and regional biostrategies

Moderated by Dr Christian Patermann

Panelists

Paulus Mungeyi, Manager for the Biotechnology Division at the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), Namibia

Sari Tasa, Senior Advisor, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

Wataru Mizunashi, Director General, Bioeconomy Unit Technology Strategy, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

Mary Maxon, Senior Fellow, Schmidt Futures, USA

Yin Li, Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

12:15

Lunch

Global Leaders and Financial World
Corporate leaders and the Financial World

13:30

Introduction of the theme by the session head

Teresa Presas, Senior advisor World BioEconomy Forum

13:40

Keynote speech: Economy review

Rafael Cayuela, EMEAI Senior Strategy Development Director, Corporate Chief Economist & the Chair of the EU Sustainability Leadership Team, Dow

14:00

Panel 2 – Sustainable Financing

Moderated by Michael Nettersheim, Managing Partner at European Circular Bioeconomy Fund ECBEF

Panelists

Mark Wishnie, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Landscape Capital, BTG Pactual

Virginia Puzzolo, Head of Programme Bio-based industries, CBE JU      

TBA

TBA

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Keynote speech: Bioeconomy in the Industrial transformation

Adrian Leip, Head of Sector Bioeconomy in the European Commission

15:50

Panel 3 – CEO Panel

Moderated by Teresa Presas, Senior Advisor, World BioEconomy Forum

Panelists               

TBA

TBA

TBA

17:15

End of the day I

19:00

Get together dinner hosted by Kuusamo Town

Day II – 8 September 2022

Bioproducts around us​
Bioproducts around us

08:45

Wrap up Day I / Bioproducts around us

Introduction of the theme by the session head Ludo Diels, Senior advisor, Sustainable Chemistry Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Vice-chair of the Public-private-partnership SPIRE

09:00

Keynote speech

TBA

09:15

Panel 4 – Role of processing technologies in enhancing sustainability and mitigating the climate change

Moderated by Tiina Nakari-Setälä, Head of Business Development at VTT

Panelists

Peep Pitk, CDO, Fibenol Biorefinery

Pasi Vainikka, CEO, Solar Foods

Amanda Keogh, GM Sustainability and Marketing, Circa Group

Elias Junker, Area Sales Manager, ANDRTZ Laroche

NN, Lignovalue plant VITO

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Keynote speech

TBA

11:15

Panel 5 – Long lasting bio-based products

Moderated by Ludo Diels, Senior advisor, Sustainable Chemistry Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Vice-chair of the Public-private-partnership SPIRE

Panelists

Ylwa Alwarsdotter, EVP Business Development, Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals AB

TBA

TBA

TBA

12:30

Lunch

Looking to the Future​​
Looking to the Future​

13:45

Introduction of the theme by the session head

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

Keynote speech

Hans Pörtner, Professor Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, AWI,Co-Chair, Working Group II IPCC

14:10

Panel 6 – The role of forests in the climate resilience development pathway

Moderated by Aida Greenbury, Co-founder World BioEconomy Forum

Panelists

Antti Asikainen, EVP Research, Luke

Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne, Team Leader, Global Forest Governance, EFI, Coordinator, Circular Bioeconomy Alliance

Hans Pörtner, Professor Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, AWI

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

Keynote speech: Developments of Carbon credit markets

Jim Hourdequin, CEO, Lyme Timber

16:10

Panel 7 – The bioeconomy role in the climate change mitigation

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

Panelists

Philip Osano, Centre Director SEI Africa               

Jeff Nuss, Founder and Former President & CEO, GreenWood Resources, Inc.

Rainer Häggblom, Chairman of the Board, Häggblom & Partners

Michael Jenkins, CEO, Founding President, Forest trends association

17:30

Closing of the Day II

19:00

Gala Dinner

Annual awards

Day III – 9 September 2022

09:00

Wrap up Day II

09:15

Workshops for in-person participants

Sharing ideas for upcoming events

10:15

Presentations of the workshops

11:30

Conclusions and declaration of the Forum 2022

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Press conference