The main conference day, 14 December takes place in Finlandia Hall.

Our themes include:

Session 1: A new paradigm for a new era
Session 2: Investing in the bioeconomy - from niche to norm
Session 3: Bioeconomy in action - smart, sustainable, inclusive and global business
including a global panel on Building the international bioeconomy market

>>View the full programme.

On 15 December, you have the possibility to choose from a variety of sessions and workshops hosted by our collaborators. Information on these will be announced later.

On 13 December there will be an invitation-only media workshop.


We are proud to have Eithne Treanor as our Master of Ceremonies. Session chairs include Göran Persson, EFI ThinkForest President (former Prime Minister of Sweden); Christian Patermann, Former Director European Commission; Sasja Beslik, Head of Sustainable Finance, Nordea; Alok Jha, ITV news; Glenn Mason, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service, Canada and Mari Walls, President and CEO, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE).

Our globally recognised speakers include:

Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland
Catia Bastioli, CEO, NOVAMONT
John Bell, Director for BioEconomy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Robert Costanza, Australian National University
Mathieu Flamini, co-founder of GFBiochemicals
Frank Goebel, Member of the Board, B.R.A.I.N Aktiengesellschaft
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
Kari Jordan, President and CEO, Metsä Group
Christine Lang, Chair, Global Bioeconomy Summit, German Bioeconomy Council
Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute
Simão Soares, CEO, SilicoLife Portuguese
Alexander Stubb, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Martin R. Stuchtey, founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ
Birgitta Sundblad, Head of the Bioeconomy division, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken