World BioEconomy Forum Program

World BioEconomy Forum Program

Welcome to Ruka on September 11–13, 2018
Program is based on themes

  1. Biostrategies are evolving
  2. Forests role mitigating climate change
  3. Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstock
  4. Circular Bioeconomy – mitigating losses
  5. In the middle of the forest – tourism and forest industry head to head

Themes will be covered in panel sessions.

Besides panel sessions there is practical field trip to Finnish boreal forest to see in practise – how wood is harvested and how forests are renewed. This has been a practice in Finland for decades resulting all time high growth rates and most healthy forests among boreal zone.

For the participants there will open invitation to participant for the dialog. During the days participants are able to communicate joint manifest proposal in the small groups.

Seminar program outline

Day 1 - Tuesday September 11, 2018

16:00 Seminar opening and first panel discussion at Ruka Conference Center
Panel 1: Biostrategies are evolving
19:30 Get together dinner at Kammi Restaurant

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9:00 Seminar continues
Panel 2: Forests mitigating climate change
Panel 3: Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstock
11:30 Lunch
13:00 Panel 4: Circular Bioeconomy
14:30 Field trip – from harvesting to renewing
19:00 Gala Dinner at Restaurant Pohjanseita
Panel 5: In the middle of the forests

Day 3 - Thursday, September 13, 2018

9:00 Small group Discussions
10:00 Steps forward – Manifests from Boreal zone
11:00 Lunch

Spouse program outline

Day 1 - Tuesday September 11, 2018

16:00 Visit reindeer farm
19:30 Get together dinner at Kammi Restaurant

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9:00–15:00 Hiking in Oulanka National Park
9:00–15:00 River rafting
19:00 Gala Dinner at Restaurant Pohjanseita 
Panel 5 In the middle of the Forests

Day 3 - Thursday, September 13, 2018

9:00–11:00 Hiking/Beauty treatments and spa