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Top Pulp, Paper, Biochemicals and Forest Investment industry leaders join the World Bioeconomy Forum, 10th September


04 Jun 2020



The CEO panel at the third World Bioeconomy Forum (WCBEF), to be broadcast live from Ruka, Finland on September 10, will be include top pulp, paper and biochemicals industry leaders, Annica Bresky (Stora Enso), Walter Schalka (Suzano), Pasi Laine (Valmet), and Mercedes Alonso (Executive VP, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste). The discussion will be moderated by Teresa Presas, Senior Advisor of World BioEconomy Forum.

The CEO Panel is part of the Global Leaders and Financial World session at the event. Recent additions to the Sustainable Financing Panel to be held in the session include David Brand (CEO of New Forests Asset Management) and Courtney Lowrance (Head of EMEA Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group, Citibank).    

As well as leadership and finance, the full day event will cover important advancements taking place in the circular bioeconomy globally, with additional sessions covering Regulators and Climate ChangeBioproducts Around Us, and Looking to the Future. The programme also includes keynote addresses from prominent bioeconomy stakeholders, including Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth from the European Commission), Petteri Taalas (Secretary General, World Meteorological Organisation), Mette Wilkie (Director of Forestry Policy, Resources Division, FAO) and Jim Philp (Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD).

As this is a virtual event, access to the Forum this year is available to all stakeholders in the circular bioeconomy across the globe, and represents an excellent opportunity to hear from political, business and scientific leaders and experts as we approach a post COVID-19 world. The programme will also include plenty of networking opportunities via a virtual networking platform created for the event.   

The full programme and joining instructions can be found at

More information:                      Jukka Kantola


                                                          +358 40 552 8880

Feelings from the previous event (World BioEconomy Forum 2019)

Photos from the World BioEconomy Forum 2019


The World BioEconomy Forum (WCBEF) was born in Finland in 2018. The founders of the forum are a team of global experts - including experts in technology, marketing, stakeholder engagement and sustainability in forestry, pulp and paper industry - who realised that sustainable, circular, forestry bioeconomy is our future. In the last two years, WCBEF has been providing the global platform for Circular Bioeconomy stakeholders to get together, exchange views and come up with a joint agenda on this increasingly important topic. 




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