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7 June 2016
Helsinki, Finland


Keynote speakers: Olli Rehn, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland
Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Energy, Sweden

  • What can we learn from EU and national bioeconomy strategies?
  • What are the future prospects for the forest-based bioeconomy?

Join us in Helsinki, as we continue our ThinkForest discussions on the bioeconomy. Our event is chaired by Göran Persson, ThinkForest president and Esko Aho, EFI Strategic Advisor.

>> View the programme, and speaker biographies.

Our speakers include:

Thomas Arnold, Adviser ‘Sustainable Bioeconomy’, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Ibrahim Baylan
, Minister for Energy, Sweden
Christine Lang, Chair of the German Bioeconomy Council
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP, European Parliament
Markku Ollikainen, Professor University of Helsinki & Chair, Finnish Climate Change Panel
Olli Rehn, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland
Sofia Santos, Secretary General, BCSD Portugal

Find out more about the background to the event.


The event will take place at the Marina Congress Center, Helsinki.

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Register here.

Please note that registration closes on 2 June. 



More information

If you have any questions about events, please contact Ulla Vänttinen, European Forest Institute (ulla.vanttinen @ efi.int).

Further information is also available from Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, European Forest Institute (lauri.hetemaki @ efi.int)