Presentations & Speeches


Plenary Session


Political Welcome Address H.E. Anja Karliczek, Minister of Education and Research, Germany

Emerging Trends in Bioeconomy Policies Christian Patermann, International Bioeconomy Advisor

Biosphere and the Global Crises of Unsustainable Resource Utilization John Schramski, Professor, University of Georgia

Role of Bio-Innovation and Biodiversity for Africa H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Former President, Mauritius

Tropical Agriculture and Rural Development in the Emerging Bioeconomy Mauricio Lopes, President, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)

Frugal Innovation: A Catalyst for a Conscious Bioeconomy Navi Radjou, Author and Strategist

Building the Bioeconomy Rob Carlson, Managing Director, Bioeconomy Capital

Political Address H.E. Julia Klöckner, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Germany

Welcome Address Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Strengthening the Climate Agreement and Energy Security Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute

Science and Technology Policy & Regulation for an Expanding Bioeconomy Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, Berkley Lab

Strengthening Trade and Investment Agreements for Inclusive Development with Bioeconomy Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute

Reporting from Workshop Tracks Derrick Williams, Fabio Fava, Johannes Vogel, Ben Durham




 Bioeconomy of World Regions - Africa

Industry - What Works and Why - Successful Implementations of Industrial Bioeconomy

Innovation and Environment – Biodiversity for a Thriving Bioeconomy

Policy – Measuring and Monitoring the Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy of World Regions – Europe and North America

Industry (1) - Bioeconomy Financing – Bringing Innovation to Market

Industry (2) - Bioenergy and Biorefineries: Innovations and Futures

Innovation and Environment - Blue Growth: Seizing New Opportunities for a Sustainable Future

Policy – Transformative Science and Communication

Bioeconomy of World Regions - Asia

    Bioeconomy of World Regions – Latin America and the Caribbean

    Industry – The Great Convergence: Digitalization, Biologicalization and the Future of Manufacturing

    Innovation and Environment – Bioeconomy, Health and Climate change

    Policy - International Cooperation in Education and Training