2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit 14.12.2017

Venue: Finlandia Hall

Master of Ceremonies
: Eithne Treanor



  Session chair: Göran Persson

  Opening address
Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland

Session I:  A new paradigm for a new era

  Session chair: Göran Persson

  The need for a new global economic paradigm as a basis for a sustainable future
Robert Costanza, Australian National University
  Redefining growth in the 21st century
Martin R. Stuchtey, founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ
  Reflections on the future bioeconomy
Marcus Wallenberg, Chair of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
  The bioeconomy: the new concept that Europe needs
Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland
  Q & A 

Coffee break


Panel discussion: The bioeconomy paradigm - opportunities and challenges

  Moderator: Christian Patermann

  Catia Bastioli, CEO, NOVAMONT
Frank Goebel, Member of the Board, B.R.A.I.N Aktiengesellschaft
Pentti Hyttinen, Director General, Metsähallitus

Teresa Ribera, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations

Lunch break


Session II: Investing in the bioeconomy - from niche to norm

  Session chair: Sasja Beslik, Head of Sustainable Finance, Nordea

  Placing bioeconomy in the heart of the European Investment Agenda
Alexander Stubb, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  The largest bioeconomy investment in Europe: towards the bioproduct mill
Kari Jordan, President and CEO, Metsä Group
  The importance of the policy and investment environment to unlock the potential of bioeconomy companies
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
  Why invest in the bioeconomy?
Mathieu Flamini, co-founder of GFBiochemicals

Coffee break 


Session III: Bioeconomy in action - smart, sustainable, inclusive and global business 

  Session chair: Alok Jha, ITV News

  Key emerging innovations in forest bio-based materials and products
Birgitta Sundblad, Head of the Bioeconomy division, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  Industrial biotechnology as a basis for a new generation of bioeconomy sectors
Simão Soares, CEO, SilicoLife
  The role of cities in bringing the bioeconomy to action
Janna Puumalainen, Director of Strategy, City of Joensuu
  Wood-based materials and chemicals
Hannu Korhonen, CSO, Stora Enso

Global panel: Building the international bioeconomy market


Moderator: Glenn Mason, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service

Barriers and opportunities for development of international bioeconomy market
Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director of Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate, OECD


  Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Director, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
Bernardo Silva, President, Brazilian Industrial Biotech Association
Andrei Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Wang Yuhang, Vice-President of CAMCE (China CAMC Engineering Co. Ltd) 

Closing session and concluding remarks 

  Session chair: Mari Walls, President and CEO, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  John Bell, Director for Bioeconomy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission 
  Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute 
  Joanna Dupont-Inglis, EU Bioeconomy Panel
  Christine Lang, Chair, Global Bioeconomy Summit, German Bioeconomy Council 

BBI Exhibition and networking cocktail 

  Closing Speech
Kari Karjalainen, Mayor, City of Joensuu 

Last updated: 03.11.2017