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:  watch the recording of the webstream.

  Session chair: Göran Persson

  The need for a new global economic paradigm as a basis for a sustainable future (presentation)
Robert Costanza, Australian National University
  Redefining growth in the 21st century (presentation)
Martin R. Stuchtey, founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ
  Reflections on the future bioeconomy (presentation)
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: watch the recording of the webstream

  Moderator: Christian Patermann

  Frank Goebel, Member of the Board, B.R.A.I.N Aktiengesellschaft
Giulia Gregori, Responsible for Strategic Planning, Novamont
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: watch the recording of the webstream

  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 (presentation)
Kari Jordan, President and CEO, Metsä Group
  The importance of the policy and investment environment to unlock the potential of bioeconomy companies (presentation)
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech


Why invest in the bioeconomy? Eithne Treanor talks with Heikki Vappula, Executive Vice-President, UPM Biorefining and with James Astill, Washington Correspondent, the Economist


Coffee break 


Session III: Bioeconomy in action - smart, sustainable, inclusive and global business: watch the recording of the webstream

  Session chair: Alok Jha, ITV News

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

Wood-based materials (presentation)
Hannu Korhonen, CSO, Stora Enso



Global panel: Building the international bioeconomy market


Moderator: Judith Bossé, Director General of CANMET Energy Technology Centre.

Barriers and opportunities for development of international bioeconomy market (presentation)
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
  Jyrki Suominen, Director for Bioeconomy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute 
  Joanna Dupont-Inglis, EU Bioeconomy Panel

BBI JU Walking exhibition and networking cocktail 


Kari Karjalainen, Mayor, City of Joensuu will say a few welcoming words before the exhibition and Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, BBI JU will address the audience after the exhibition.
Networking cocktails will be served from 18:55 until 20:00.

Last updated: 19.12.2017