Programme 7.11.2017

Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy

7 November, 2017 
International Press Center, Résidence Palace, Brussels

Draft programme

Morning session
A new strategy for a circular European bioeconomy

08:30 Registration
Chair: Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
09:30 Welcome & Opening

Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
Marijana Petir, Member of the European Parliament

09:45 The outlook for bioeconomy in the EU
John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
10:10 Strategic requirements for circular bioeconomy
Esko Aho, EFI Strategic Advisor (former Prime Minister of Finland)
10:25 Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy
( presentation)
Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI
10:45 Panel discussion: "Cities and regions role in circular bioeconomy"

Moderator Christian Patermann, former Director, European Commission 
Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia
Hanna Kosonen, Member of Parliament Finland & Member of EFI Board (Finland)
Marc Palahí,
Director, EFI Marc Palahí, Director, EFI
Janez Potočnik , Co‐Chair of UN International Resource Panel ( presentation)
Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP

11:50 Concluding remarks
Christian Patermann, former Director, European Commission



Afternoon session:
Outlook for a circular European Bioeconomy

13:00 Welcome
Knut Øistad, Chairman, EFI Board

Outlook for European forest bioeconomy ( presentation)
Georg Winkel, Head EFI Resilience Programme


Panel discussion: “European regional outlook for circular bioeconomy”

Moderator: Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Chair, The EU Bioeconomy Panel

Confirmed panelists include:

Leire Barañano , General Manager, Neiker-Tecnalia, Basque Country, Spain
Daniela Kleinschmit, Professor, University of Freiburg (Germany)
Joachim Kreysa, Adviser for Bio-economy, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Mårten Larsson, Deputy director general, Swedish Forest Industries Federation


Concluding remarks
Joanna Dupont-Inglis , Chair, The EU Bioeconomy Panel

15:00-16:00 Networking event with wine and snacks