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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 break

Day II

8 September 2022

Lunch break

Closing of the Forum 2022

Conclusion
Annual awards 2022
Declaration 2022

Day I – 7 September 2022

Times expressed in EET – local time in Finland

08:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcoming words

Jukka Kantola, Word BioEconomy Forum

Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finnish government

John Bell, Director Healthy Planet, DG Research & Innovation at European Commission

Nils Torvalds, Member of European Parliement

Helder Barbalho, Governor of the state of Pará, Greetings from the World BioEconomy Forum 2021 host       

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

Overview on recent biostrategies worldwide

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

Keynote: Governing the Bioeconomy: Some international perspectives

Stefan Bößner, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI

Keynote: Carbon management – the bioeconomy cannot do it alone

Ole Jørgen Marvik, PhD, Special Adviser Life Sciences, Innovation Norway

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 break

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      

Ben Vickers, Land Use, Forests and Ecosystems Senior Specialist, Green Climate Fund

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               

Fernando Leite, CEO, Lipor

Marco Eikelenboom, CEO, Sappi Europe

Catia Bastioli, CEO, Novamont Group

Petri Rasinmäki, Vice President, Board and Paper Mills Business Unit, Valmet

17:00

End of the day I

Day II – 8 September 2022

Times expressed in EET – local time in Finland

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), Professor Emeritus at Antwerp University, Chair of the Advisory and Programming Group of Processes4PlanetT

09:00

Keynote speech: How to get to net-zero carbon by 2050

Jim Philp, Science and Technology Policy Analyst, OECD

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

Philipp Morgenthaler, Head of Manufacturing, Circa Group

Elias Junker, Area Sales Manager, ANDRTZ Laroche

Karolien Vanbroekhoven, Lignovalue plant VITO

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Keynote speech: Recycling of bio-based plastics

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs, Bioplastics Europe

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

My Hanh, Natural Science University HCMC

Petro Lahtinen, CEO and Founder, Woodio

Lynette Chung, Chief Sustainable Officer, Covestro

12:30

Lunch break

Looking to the Future​​
Looking to the Future​

13:30

Introduction of the theme by the session head

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

13:45

Keynote speech: The importance of the IPCC report and the Climate Resilience Development in bioeconomy strategies

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

14:00

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

Moderated by Flora Ismail Tibazarwa, Programme Director, Southern African Innovation Support Programme (SAIS)

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

Arne Tobian, Planetary Boundaries

15:15

Coffee break

15:45

Keynote speech: Developments of Carbon credit markets

Jim Hourdequin, CEO, Lyme Timber

16:00

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

Jim Hourdequin, CEO, Lyme Timber

17:30

Closing of the Forum 2022

Conclusion
Annual awards 2022
Declaration 2022