Programme

Bioregions Facility launch event


9 March 2020, Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, Spain

 

Programme

 
9:00

Registration and coffee

Opening session

 
9:30

Welcome & opening
Arantxa Tapia Otaegi, Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructure of the Basque Government 
Marc Palahí, Director of European Forest Institute

European context

Chair: Marc Palahí, Director of European Forest Institute

9:45 Introduction to forest-based circular bioeconomy
Peter Wehrheim, Head of the Bioeconomy and Food Systems Unit in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
10:00 Private-public partnerships for the bioeconomy
Philippe Mengal, Director of Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
10:15 Investing in the Circular Bioeconomy 
Adrian Enache, Forestry Sector and Rural Development Specialist at European Investment Bank
10:30 Moving forward innovation in the bioeconomy: lessons learnt from an angel investor 
Nick Lyth, CEO of Green Angel Syndicate Ltd
10:45 Institutional opening
Iñigo Urkullu, Lehendakari (President) of the Basque Government 
10:55 Coffee break

Regional perspectives

Chair: Diana Tuomasjukka, Principle Scientist at the Bioeconomy Programme, EFI
11:15 The role of regions to achieve the circular bioeconomy
Ulrika Landergren, Chair of the Commission for Natural Resources (NAT) of the European Committee of the Regions
11:30 Introducing the Bioregions Facility
Inazio Martinez de Arano, Head European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility
11:45 Basque bioeconomy experience and plans
Arantxa Tapia Otaegi, Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructure of the Basque Government 
12:10 North Karelian bioeconomy experience and plans
Risto Poutiainen, Regional Mayor of North Karelia, Finland 
Harri Palviainen, CEO of Business Joensuu
12:35 North Rhine Westphalian bioeconomy experience and plans 
Hubert Kaiser, Head of the Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation and Head of State Forestry Administration, North Rhine-Westphalia
13:00 Discussion and closing words 
13:15 Photo
13:20 Networking lunch

Programme (PDF - EN)

Programa (PDF - ES)

Programa (PDF - EU)

Excursion