Programme, 15.11.2016

Building an innovative and resilient forest bioeconomy

15 November 2016
International Press Center, Brussels

Chair: Göran Persson, ThinkForest President

Host: Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP

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13:30 Welcome

Marc Palahí, Director, EFI

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP
Göran Persson, ThinkForest President

 13:40 The Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU message on forest bioeconomy

Anton Stredák, State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic

 13:50 Innovative bioeconomy development
  Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President, Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

 14:10 Role of EU forest sector in sustainable bioeconomy ( presentation)
  Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI

 14:25 Discussion
 14:40 Needs and innovation in monitoring resilient bioeconomy development: A new EFI study ( presentation)
  Bernhard Wolfslehner, Head of Office, Central-East and South-East European Regional Office

 15:00 Panel discussion: “Innovative and resilient forest bioeconomy”  

Moderator: Göran Persson, ThinkForest President


John Bell, Director, Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation
Fredrick Federley, MEP

Elisabeth Köstinger, MEP
Bart Muys, Prof., Forest Ecology and Management Research Group, KU Leuven

 15:50 Concluding statement
  Göran Persson, ThinkForest President

16:00-17:00 Networking event with wine and snacks