The 2022 season will consist of online roundtable talks and the annual conference in September 2022. The programme is based on a four-pillar structure to ensure broad engagement of the circular bioeconomy stakeholders.

Day I – 7 September 2022

Times expressed in EET – local time in Finland

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies


Introduction of the theme by the session head

  • Dr. Christian Patermann

Overview on recent biostrategies worldwide

  • Dr. Christian Patermann, “Father” of European bioeconomy, former EU Commission director and advisor to the German Government on bioeconomy matters

Keynote: Governing the Bioeconomy: Some international perspectives

  • Stefan Bößner, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI

Day II – 8 September 2022

Looking to the future


Panel 7 – The bioeconomy role in the climate change mitigation

Moderated by Dr. Mark Rudnicki, Professor of Practice, Forest Biomaterials, Michigan Technological University


  • Philip Osano, Centre Director SEI Africa
  • Jeff Nuss, Founder and Former President & CEO, GreenWood Resources, Inc.
  • Rainer Häggblom, Chairman of the Board, Häggblom & Partners
  • Michael Jenkins, CEO, Founding President, Forest Trends
  • Jim Hourdequin, CEO, Lyme Timber
The World BioEconomy Forum agenda

Agenda. Graphic: World BioEconomy Forum .