Thursday 11 September

Seminar on Future of Bioeconomy in Europe

Room: Auditorium Baroja

Spanish and Basque interpretation available

9:00–9:40

Welcoming words

Welcome to the European Forest City 2014
Aurresku (Basque traditional ceremonial dance)

Mr. Ibon Areso Mendiguren, Mayor, City of Bilbao
Ms. Irene Pardo, Provincial Council of Bizkaia
Ms. María Luisa Poncela García, General Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
Prof.Dr. Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza, Vice Chair of the Board, EFI
Mr. Iñigo Urkullu Renteria, President of the Basque Government

Moderator
Dr. Marc Palahí, Interim Director, European Forest Institute (EFI)
9:40–10:00
Future of Bioeconomy in Europe
Mr. Göran Persson, President of EFI ThinkForest and
The former Prime Minister of Sweden

10:00–10:15
Discussion

10:15–10:35

The sustainable business opportunities for forest industry
Mr. Peio Gorroño, Manager, EGOIN Basque Country

10:35–10:50

Discussion

10.50–11.20

Coffee

11:20–11:40

Towards environmentally sustainable economy
Dr. Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

11:40–11:55

Discussion

11:55–12:15

Future of forest-based sector in Europe ( presentation )
Prof. Dr. Lauri Hetemäki, Head of Foresight & Policy Support, European Forest Institute (EFI)

12:15–12:30

Discussion

12:30–14.00

Lunch

Moderator

Dr. Eeva Hellström, Sitra - The Finnish Innovation Fund / Member of EFI Board ( presentation )

14.00–15.40

New opportunities for forest-based bioeconomy products and services: Panel discussion

Panellists: Dr. Pentti Hyttinen (Regional Council of North Karelia, Finland), Mr. Ladislaus Döry, (European Panel Federation), Mr. Peter Axegård (Innventia AB), Mr. Denis Sens (Tembec Innovation), Ms. Ana Belen Noriega (PEFC Spain)

15:45–16:15

Coffee

16:15–16:35

Implications of bioeconomy to forest management ( presentation )
Prof. Margarida Tomé, Instituto Superior de Agronomia

16:35–16:45

Discussion

16:45–17:00

Concluding remarks
Ms. Leire Salaberria, Executive President, The Union of Southern European Forest Owners (USSE)
Mr. Bittor Oroz Izaguirre, the Vice Minister of Agriculture, Basque Country

19:30
Gala Dinner: Pre-programme containing wood carvings spectacle and music with wooden instuments at Plaza Pío Baroja ( map)

20:00

Gala Dinner at Asador Zuria restaurant ( map)